Dennis Hastings will retake the stage at Rhythm and Rye for another great night of vocal jazz. He is joined by David Joyner on piano, Osama Affifi on bass, and Steven Bentley on drums, Dennis' group will perform a wide variety of jazz and blues standards, including arrangements from his upcoming album.
Dennis Hastings has been singing in the Pacific Northwest for over 25 years and has a reputation as a hard working musician with style and grace. A background in rock and R&B has led Dennis to evolve as a singer with one foot in the blues and his eyes on the horizons of jazz and the songbook of great American standards.
Mr. Hastings has performed with The Fleetwoods as ‘Mr. Blue’, on the same billing as The Marcels and The Platters, and has been on stage with such luminaries of the blues as John Lee Hooker and James Harmon. He has also been featured in concert with jazz vocalists Cleo Lane and Nina Frelon, as well as with Northwest singers Greta Matassa and Gail Pettis at major venues, including Jazz Alley, Jazzbones and the northwest music festival, Bumbershoot.
Dennis’s rare gifts are on display regularly at a variety of local clubs and theaters. Music lovers consider him a gem of the Puget Sound area.
$5 Suggested Donation. Sponsored by Olympia Jazz Central.