Jazz concert set Tuesday

PORT ANGELES — The PC Jazz Ensemble Spring Quarter Concert will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Maier Performance Hall on the Port Angeles campus of Peninsula College.

Admission is free to the concert on the campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

The concert features Robbin Eaves (of Joyce) on vocals and a 15-piece jazz band. It is one of the largest bands fielded since before the COVID epidemic lockdown with five woodwinds, six brass and a full rhythm section.

The band will perform music from the repertoire Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Joe Zawinul, Eddie Harris, Weather Report, Giacomo Rossini and three world premieres by David P. Jones

Eaves, accompanied by a smaller version of the band, will sing Joe Zawinul’s classic, “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” as well as tunes by Rodgers & Hart and Van Heusen & Burke.

Performers are ftom across the North Olympic Peninsula.

From Port Angeles are Kevin MacCartney (tenor sax), Jim Bradbury (trumpet), Joel Ricci (trumpet), Ken Young (trombone), Arisa Tone (piano) and Jones (keyboards/director). From Sequim are Jayne Morrison (alto/soprano sax), Anton Hilmisson (alto/baritone sax), Jeff Fox (tenor sax), Dan James (trumpet), Tom Hartig (trombone),Terry Smith (drums) and Kendall Melton (bass) while John Adams (alto sax ,clarinet and bass clarinet) hails from Port Townsend and Dan Powell (trombone) makes the twice weekly trek from Marrowstone Island.

Vaccinations, masking and social distancing are not required to attend the performance.

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