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Jazz-Infused Rock & Blues

About the Band

Beyond a precious cache of original tunes, this band of seasoned pros cuts a wide swath through genres and decades of music; from rock, pop, and country classics, to jazz/pop instrumentals, to the great American songbook. Born in the studio and forged in front of a dance floor, this band can entertain a listening crowd or a street full of mad dancers. It's acoustic-electric rock jazz, featuring the wizardry of Vancouver’s Jack Stafford on sax and flute, and Camano Island’s Andy Carr on keyboards; backed up by veteran bassist Walt Burkett from Bellingham, Stanwood’s rock-solid Don Kellogg on drums, and Mount Vernon's Mark Dodge on guitars. The Band: - Spent three years in regular rotation at Angel of the Winds casino. - Entertained listening crowds at the Skagit County Fair and the Sedro-Woolley Summer Concert Series. - Records regularly. - Loves working with sound engineers, but can also deploy self-contained with PA for small to medium venues. - Would love to rock your house! ,

Sometime in 2020 ... our third release:

Sometimes Thursday

About the Band

Acoustic-electric rock jazz folk funk reggae swing blues.

About the Musicians

Jack Stafford (tenor & alto sax, flute): Jack is a first-call veteran of the Vancouver, BC music scene, and has backed up some of the greats, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Michael Buble, Ray Charles, The Temptations, Diana Krall, Colin James, and OMG, Red Skelton! Jack also performs with Seabreeze Jazz Band and Swingnuts Jazz. Andy Carr (keys, vocals): Keyboardist, vocalist, one of the finest accompanists on the planet, Andy is a musical director and arranger for vocalists, choirs, and musical theater, and a first-call Seattle-area jazz pianist. He performs with Seabreeze Jazz Band, Swingnuts Jazz, the A’Town Big Band, TimE3 Jazz, and is a founding member of Tangoheart, the Northwest’s premier tango ensemble. Don Kellogg (drums, vocals): former touring country-rocker, and member of both the U.S. Navy Band and the Cascade Symphony, Don has played everywhere, man. He performs solo; plays bass, guitar, and harmonica in Cascadiacs; plays bass in Cookie and the Cutters; and plays all of the above (plus keys) on his original recordings, many of which have been played on radio and TV. Walt Burkett (bass) a stalwart of the greater Bellingham music scene, Walt is a classically-trained guitarist who swings effortlessly between bass and guitar; playing fingertyle jazz, swing, Brazilian, funk, pop, and glam-rock! He performs with the Jasmine Greene Band, Scary Monster & the Super Creeps, a David Bowie tribute band, and is a veteran member of The Walrus. Mark Dodge (guitar, vocals): Veteran multi-instrumentalist and former full-time touring musician, Mark played guitar and keyboards in MTV rock and classic country bands in clubs from British Columbia to Wyoming to Hawaii. These days, he produces recordings in his home studio and plays bass in several local bands, including Swingnuts Jazz and Fidalgo Swing.
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