Winter jazz concert set for Tuesday

PORT ANGELES — David P. Jones and the PC Jazz Ensemble invite the community to the Winter Quarter Jazz Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The free concert will be in Maier Performance Hall at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

Robbin Eaves, in a tribute to the late Michel Legrand, will sing the Oscar-nominated song, “You Must Believe in Spring” as well as one of Sting’s lesser known songs from 1987, “Fragile.”

Olga Palenga will sing the Oscar-winning “The Shadow of Your Smile” by Johnny Mercer. She also will perform Bob Dorough’s “Devil May Care.”

Stepping out of the trumpet section for a bit, Port Townsend’s Scott Sizer will take a couple of turns at the vocalists’ mic with the popular Schwartz and Dietz swinger, “You and the Night and the Music” and Count Basie’s lesser known ballad, “Blue and Sentimental.”

The 17-piece PC Jazz Ensemble will add instrumentals by Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, George Gershwin, Nat Adderley, Oliver Nelson, Pat Metheny, John Scofield and Stevie Wonder.

It’s been a few years since PC has fielded the full standard big-band complement.

Nearly one third of this year’s horn section is either new to the band or returning after a long absence.

It is larger and more orthodox than bands of late, but every bit as thrilling, according to a press release.

The performers are all from the North Olympic Peninsula.

From Port Angeles are Palenga (piano), Bob Bailey (alto sax), Richard “Doc” Thorson (tenor sax), Ken Lorentzen (trumpet), Mike Ehre (trumpet), WesLee Laughman (trumpet) and Jones (keyboards/director).

Representing Sequim are Craig Buhler (tenor sax/flute), Jeff Dingle (trombone), Bonnie Booth (trombone), Elaine Gardner-Morales (bass), and Nicia Pfeffer (drums).

From Port Townsend are John Adams (alto sax/bass clarinet), Lorenzo Jones (bari sax) and Sizer (trumpet).

From Port Ludlow is Ron Daylo (trombone), while drummer, Tor Brandes, makes the trek all the way from the Brinnon area.

For more information, contact Jones at 360-417-6405 or [email protected]

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