"Living in the PNW I've now grown to hold dear, and even say nearly worship our precious sun. On these misty, rainy grey winter days when a patch of sky opens up and the light, scattering, produces a patch of blue, or Rainier emerges at sunset, bathed in orange light. I am lifted, and a sense of hope warms the spirit."
Hail Ra! Help celebrate the return of the sun with John Croarkin's stellar ensemble, "Scattered Light".
Featuring Jazz vocalist LaVon Hardison, with Special guest Susan Pascal on the Vibes, John Croarkin flutes/sax, 7 string guitarist Neil Slifka, Jeff "Bongo"Busch on drums/ percussion/vocals, and bassist James Schneider.
Together they will be exploring a wide range of Brazilian Jazz, Choro , Latin , & Blues. Playing music by great Brazilian, and American composers such as: Joyce Moreno, Dori Caymmi, Hermeto Pascoal, A.C. Jobim, Clare Fischer, Roland Kirk, Pixinguinha, and Egberto Gismonti.
To kick off the night, in celebration of Carnival season, Samba Olywa will be drumming ,dancing, bringing warmth, and merriment. So join the parade, shed the darkness and help us warm the Royal with night of Scattered Light.
$5 Suggested Donation. Sponsored by Olympia Jazz Central.