Tribute to Jazz Legend Miles Davis at the Sudden Valley Dance Barn Saturday, November 10, 2018


The salute to jazz legendary trumpet player, Miles Davis, has added another all-star musician for the November 10th concert at the Jazz Barn in Gate 2 in Sudden Valley. Seattle pianist, Bill Anschell, will be joining a group that already includes Kevin Woods on trumpet; tenor sax man, Josh Cook; bassist Roger Yashamita and Judd Sherwood on drums.

The band will heavily feature the music that Davis played for Columbia Records in the 60’s under the direction of Gil Evans and with Davis’ own small jazz group that included John Coltrane. Woods plays the Davis parts and Josh Cook is an admirable stand-in for Coltrane. Some of the pianists who worked with Davis included Red Garland, Wynton Kelly, Bill Evans and Herbie Hancock and Anschell fits nicely in that niche.

The concert also features the Sudden Valley premiere performance of a new, 8 piece vocal group called PNWVoices that sings in the style of the Hi-Lo’s and Manhattan Transfer.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased on-line at, Village Books, the Sudden Valley Association Office or by contacting K.C. Sulkin at 360-671-1709. The concert is at 3pm on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Dance Barn, 8 Barnview Court, Gate 2, Sudden Valley.

Tickets for next year’s series, an $80 value, will be sold for the special advance price of $60 during the concert.