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Vendredi's Bag comprises a group of musicians who love Django and Jobim right along with Irving and Miles. They draw songs from across continents and ages, incorporating jazz standards, Latin grooves, bebop, and gypsy swing into their performances. The group is based in Olympia, WA and includes mandolin, flugelhorn, electric piano, upright bass, and drums. Featuring: Danielle Westbrook - flugelhorn/vocals Theo Ragan - keys/accordion Austin Cooper - drums James Schneider - mandolin Nick Rawson - bass
The Joe Mailhot Jazz Duet plays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Fridays at Basilico Ristorante 507 Capitol Way South in Olympia. The Jazz Duet plays an eclectic mix of original jazz inspired by the work of the masters including Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman, as well as originals from some of our local composers. Call[masked] for reservations.
The Makedonians play the traditional music of the Balkans and Near East, inflected with a hint of American jazz. The Maks are not so much a band as a community of musicians. Based in Tacoma, Washington, members travel from as far away as Portland, Oregon and Bellingham, Washington to join in the fun. Their performances typically include eight musicians, sometimes more. Sometimes many more. Instruments can include any combination of the klarino, flutes and saxophones, the recorder, gajde, oboe, zourna, tambura, bouzouki, baglama, guitar, accordion, fiddle, viola, cello, mandolin, bass violin, tapan, dumbek, tambourine, and zills. They also make excellent use of the many fine singing voices at their disposal, with spine-tingling harmonies sung in the traditional languages. http://www.themakedonians.com/about.htm $5 -$25 suggested donation. Sponsored by Olympia Jazz Central.