Original Jim Live – ‘Beatbox Soul’

Saturday, March 21, 2015 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Original Jim Live – ‘Beatbox Soul’

Whidbey Island singer/songwriter, actor and professional cook, Jim Castaneda, performs his music at WICA as part of their Local Artist Series. The Local Artist Series fosters local talent by giving the artists free rental, marketing and production assistance for their concert, allowing performers to collect the profits on ticket sales for the evening.

Featuring music from Jim’s debut album, ‘Beatbox Soul’

This unique performance will feature songs from Jim’s debut solo album, ‘Beatbox Soul’; a groovy and eclectic mix of some of Original Jim’s most recent work. This modern one man band creates live multi-looped full-form musical arrangements of his repertoire, utilizing his guitar, voice, natural sense of rhythm and the ancient art of vocal percussion (beatbox), to present an aural spectacle that has genuinely never been heard before.

Saturday, March 21sth, 2015

7:30 pm

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts

Langley, WA

Michael Nutt Mainstage


$15 all seats

7th Annual Swing Dance

Saturday, February 6, 2016 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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7th Annual Swing Dance

Sat., Feb. 6, 7-9:30 pm

Depot Arts Center, 611 R Avenue, Anacortes

Jazz fans, mark your calendars and save the date for our 7th Annual Swing Dance! From New Orleans via Seattle, the Old and the New, the six-piece Good Co band plays twenties-style Hot Jazz and modern Electro-Swing, guaranteed to warm up the winter night down at Anacortes’ Historic Depot.


Wednesday, July 13, 2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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STILLY RIVER BAND Performing together for decades, the Stilly River Band delivers an exciting range of music, from bluegrass to progressive folk, Latin, Irish, rock and rhythm 'n blues. Their bluegrass arrangement of Sam & Dave's soul classic, Hold On, I'm Comin' will put a smile on your face for the rest of the day. Known by some as "the bad boys of bluegrass", the Stillys play and eclectic mix of music from traditional bluegrass to other less conventional styles played in a bluegrass format that the band labels "rude grass." The band features John Amber-Oliver on lead vocals and guitar, Jonathon Schneider on tenor harmonies and banjo, Stuart Torgeson on dobro and accordion, John Daugherty on vocals and stand up bass, Steve Stolpe on vocals and mandolin and Mike Schway on fiddle. The Stilly River Band delivers accomplished musicianship, excellent vocal harmony and an always entertaining and unpredictable show. Looking for a cross between Earl Scruggs and the Tempations? These are your guys!

At the Rockfish Grill

Trish Hatley

Thursday, July 14, 2016 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Vocalist Trish Hatley is one of the most beloved and enduring figures on the Northwest music scene. 

Known for her easy sense of swing, beautiful tone and innate sensitivity to the music, she effectively balances technical mastery with genuine accessibility, making her extremely popular among jazz fans everywhere she performs. 

Hatley is also one of the hardest working musicians around. She performs and records with her own band, the Trish Hatley Quintet, as well as the vocal jazz trio Trish, Hans & Phil. She has appeared in several Pops concerts with the Everett Symphony and has also been a frequent guest vocalist with Jim Kerl’s Swing Session Big Band. 

Trish has recorded five CD’s to date and has also produced four shows: “A Fifth of Jazz,” “Women in Song”, “Isn’t It Romantic” and “The Great American Songbook.” Her latest CDs, “I Remember” was released in January 2010, and released in March 2010, “Sing, Ask and It Is Given,” a collection of affirmations set to original jazz melodies that she composed. 

Trish performs regularly at festivals, nightspots and concerts throughout the Northwest. Showtime for Trish's Rockfish performance is 6PM. 

At the Rockfish Grill

Jesse Taylor

Friday, July 15, 2016 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Jesse Taylor is a true American original. An authentic rodeo cowboy, Jesse’s passion for singing and songwriting has taken him to dive bars and honky-tonks throughout much of the West. 

His poetic lyrics and haunting melodies capture the flavor of rodeo life with a soulful authenticity. His songs speak powerfully of the American West, of its timeless values and virtues. And they do so in ways that remind us all of the ups and downs in our own lives. 

Jesse was born and raised in Arlington WA. With his Mom named after a Johnny Cash song and his Dad a team roper and songwriter, Jesse grew up with rodeo -- and music -- in his blood. He began roping at age 3, was given his first guitar at age 4 and rode his first bull at 14. He began writing songs at 16 and two years later went on the road in his pick-up truck with his dog, Sandy. 

Jesse spent the past 2 years working on the Hawaiian island of Lana’i. During the day, he led trail rides for resort guests and tended the horses. At night, he’d entertain guests with his singing at The Four Seasons Lodge at Ko’ele. He counts Chris LeDoux, George Strait, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra and Jimi Hendrix among his music influences. 

Jesse recently recorded his first studio album, Out Here In The Country, at Blackbird Studio in Nashville. Through hard work and lean living, Jesse Taylor is living his dream.

At the Rockfish Grill. Check for time.

Eugenie Jones with Time3Jazz

Friday, July 7, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Eugenie Jones is described as a performer that makes audiences feel jazz. Vocally described as possessing, “A voice that covers words like pieces of silk covering precious stones,” Jones is an emotive, engaging song stylist that entertains, dazzles and decisively wins over audiences. (Charles Mudede) 

Reminiscent in style and sophistication of iconic vocalists of the past, Jones sings and scats her way vivaciously through mainstream jazz, but also draws listeners inside contemporary storylines, sharing original tunes that have earned her recognition as a cleverly gifted lyricist. 

Born and raised in West Virginia to parents who loved gospel, jazz and soul, with older siblings who were into the Motown sound, and having a mother who sang lead in the church choir, exposed Jones to a variety of musical foundations before making her professional debut as a singer/songwriter in Seattle, WA. 

With an MBA and a career in marketing, however, it wasn’t until she lost her mother to cancer that she felt drawn into the world of music.

“I can only describe my beginnings in jazz as a time of missing my mom, missing hearing her voice singing around the house and wondering within myself if I could do that – if I could sing and carry on that part of her?” With her original “A Good Day” downloaded on All About Jazz more than 9,000 times, critics and fans have answered Jones query with a resounding, YES! 

As a national recording artist, Jones has self-produced two primarily original vocal jazz projects earning her ranking on Jazz Week Review Top-50 , #1 spots on CMJ charts, favorable reviews from Down Beat, Jazziz, All About Jazz, and numerous other industry mediums. 
“In that overcrowded arena known as “female jazz singers”, Seattle-based Eugenie Jones manages to stand apart from the crowd. Ms. Jones has filled both of her outstanding albums with her own engaging compositions. This fact alone differentiates her as she is one of the very few African-American women singer-songwriters in jazz today. And finally, the lady can sing as well as she can write. She is an intelligent, thoughtful composer in the tradition of Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone. Fans of true jazz singing, it’s time for you to sit up and take notice.” (C. Davenport/Curt’s Jazz).

At RockFish Grill or Anacortes Brewery. Time not listed, we picked 6pm.