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Olympia Jazz Senators
The Jazz Senators will perform an eclectic selection of big band music from across the decades. The Olympia Jazz Senators Big Band includes some of the finest jazz musicians in the Puget Sound area. Members are from all over, from Florida to Alaska, and graduated from top music schools like Eastman on the east coast, to Pacific Lutheran on this coast, and seemingly everywhere in between. Several Senators played worldwide with US armed forces bands including the Airmen of Note, and the Navy, Army, and Marine bands. Suggested donation, $5 to $25. 21 and over. Sponsored by Olympia Jazz Central Band Members Tracey D. Hooker, Director Gary Scott, Alto Ninee Petchprapa Wolff, Alto Aaron Wolff, Tenor Rudy Draco, Tenor Derek Nelson, Bari Peter Klinzman, Trombone Pete Plumley, Trombone Mark Stout Trombone Martin Woodruff, Bass Trombone Ben Mcdonald, Trumpet Barry Caldwell, Trumpet Rich Little, Trumpet Steve Ross, Trumpet Rick Jarvela, Bass Alek Gayton, Drums Jaysen Geissler, Piano

Rhythm and Rye

311 Capitol Way NE · Olympia, WA

What we're about

Do you know who Miles Davis is? You must also know that Bird, Trane and Cannonball are not politicians. How about Charles Mingus, Max Roach or Chick Corea? Maybe you have LP's of Oscar Peterson, J.J. Johnson or Stan Kenton or possibly Don Cherry? If this is you, you must be part of an exceptional crowd that seeks-out the solid groove or the smokin' jam session, where the sounds are cool and the standards are hot. Perhaps you are of the Latin side of jazz where Tito Puente and Poncho Sanchez moves your being. Did I see you at the Maraca and The New Collective concert at SPSCC? Or Maybe it's hearing Night and Day by Sinatra or A-Tisket, A-Tasket by Ella or perhaps Tenderly by Sarah Vaughan or Honeysuckle Rose by Joe Williams? Now you don't have to go all the way to the Lincoln Center to see Wynton Marsalis or the Village Vanguard to hear the Maria Schneider Big Band. We've got the local jazz scene right here in Olympia. Sometimes Seattle is just too far to go and I-5 can be a real headache. Sadly, the IAJE conventions are now long gone but fortunately for us, the jazz party starts here. Did you know there are about 50-Olympia based jazz musicians and vocalists who perform right here in our local community? It's time to get the word out! Come join us to create a community where the music thrives, the musicians jam and the cultured gather to support Olympia live jazz. We are your classic jazz connection in Olympia! WEEKLY JAZZ HOT SPOTS!



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