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Pegasus Art Gallery, at the corner of Holly and Bay Streets, has two ﬁne jazz acts to round out its February calendar and then will pause until the early spring in their musical presentations. Heidi Wood, gallery owner feels that sunshine and clear weather is more conducive to the cameo-jazz performances that she’s booked.
To end the winter series, Pegasus is presenting noted local jazz pianist, Steve Rudy and Tom Anastasio on bass. They will be appearing at the gallery on Tuesday, Feb. 13th from 7-9 pm. Admission is free.
The ﬁnal act this season is an interesting duo featuring Mark Ashworth on guitar and vocals accompanied by Mark Kelly, who, in addition to his duties as leader of Bellingham’s Youth Jazz Orchestra, is also a ﬁne sax, clarinet and ﬂute player. The two Marks will be appearing at the Pegasus on Tuesday, February 20th from 7 to 9 pm.
Stay tuned for further information about the reopening of this cameo jazz series in the spring. Naturally, the Pegasus Gallery remains open at its usual hours year round.
For further information, contact Heidi Wood at 360-599-7731 or K.C. Sulkin at 360-671-1709.
Pianist, Scot Ranney, featured at Pegasus Gallery on Tuesday, Jan. 30th
The cameo jazz series at Pegasus Art Gallery at 301 W. Holly St. continues on Tuesday evening Jan. 30th, from 7-9pm with the jazz piano stylings of Bellingham’s Scot Ranney. Scot has been playing and teaching jazz and jazz piano since the late 1980’s. Scot also lived in East Asia where he played music and led bands in places like Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, and other Paciﬁc Rim cities. Scot moved to Colorado after that and soon became the house pianist at the Ritz-Carlton in Aspen for several years.
Admission to the gallery, which is situated next door to the old Blue Horse Gallery, is free and beverages and light refreshment is provided. For further information, contact Heidi Wood at 360-599-7731 or K.C. Sulkin at 360-671-1709.
The owner of the Pegasus Art Gallery, Heidi Wood, loves art and loves jazz and always wanted to combine the two. Starting Tuesday evening, Jan. 23rd she’ll be featuring small jazz groups, ranging from soloists to trios, at her gallery from 7-9 pm. The gallery is located at the corner of Holly and Bay in downtown Bellingham in the building that used to feature another jazz/art gallery, The Blue Horse.
All concerts are free to the public and there will be light refreshments available. Opening night will feature the vocal/piano duo of Kirk Roa and Sage Romey to be followed on Tuesday, Jan. 30, by the solo jazz piano stylings of Scott Ranney.
For further information, contact Heidi Wood at 360-599-7731 or K.C. Sulkin at 360-671-1709. More information on the gallery can be found at www.gallerypegasus.com.
The Sudden Valley Jazz 2017 series has concentrated on presenting both male and female jazz singers throughout this year. Starting with Western Washington students Sage Romey and Kirk Roa, then presenting husband and wife team Greta Metassa and Clipper Anderson, followed by blues-oriented Josephine Howell and Paul Klein, it seems ﬁtting that we end with one of the ﬁnest jazz singers in the Paciﬁc Northwest, Rebecca Kilgore. She regularly performs worldwide at jazz festivals, jazz parties, and on jazz cruises. She has been a frequent guest on National Public Radio’s ‘Fresh Air’ with Terry Gross, has appeared on ‘A Prairie Home Companion’, and with Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall. Becky is honored to have been inducted (in 2010) to the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and to the Jazz Society of Oregon’s Hall Of Fame, and to have been invited to perform at New York’s Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention for three years at Town Hall and Lincoln Center. She was the guest of honor at the 2013 Roswell (New Mexico) Jazz Festival, and honored as a Jazz Legend at the San Diego Jazz Party in 2016.
In keeping with this year’s theme of honoring both male and female jazz singers, Rebecca has a wonderful singer/composer in her quartet, Los Angeles drummer Dave Tull. For thirty years, Dave Tull has been known as a world-class jazz and big band drummer. For the last ten years, he has built a reputation as a great jazz singer, songwriter and bandleader. In July 2016 Dave became the drummer for the iconic Barbra Streisand and has played three US tours, including the live recording in Miami for a soon-to-be-released Netﬂix special. For those of us who really dig Dave Frishberg, there’s a lot of Frishberg in Tull.
The Rebecca Kilgore concert happens on Nov. 11th at 3 p.m. at the Dance Barn (Gate 2) in Sudden Valley. It will be a wonderful wind-up of a memorable season.
Tickets are $20, in support of the South Whatcom Library, and can be purchased at the YMCA desk in the Dance Barn, Village Books in Fairhaven and online at Friends of the South Whatcom Library. For questions, contact K.C. Sulkin at 360-671-1709.