Cut his teeth on folk & rock 'n roll, but the subtleties of jazz captured his pure heart & steel- trap mind in
the 1980s. A master of the transitional chord & a nimble accompanist. He is part of the foundation on which
Jazz Connection was built. Observers often ask him for lessons, so they must be impressed. The dynamic
duo of Jyl & Chris are also founders of 'Jazz Decree' performing regularly around town.
Has spent years quietly exercising her gorgeous pipes & awes audiences wherever she goes. Our
eminently listenable singer twists phrases 'like they are pretzels' & infuses songs with heart-felt
passion. Whether she is working with the entire group or pairing up with Chris, prepare to go . . .
"Ahhhh, nice" !
Grew up near the 'Big Apple' saturated by arts & music of all types, although at present, just
saturated, & with just what, no one is quite sure, except that . . . 'cream always rises to the top'. When not
working as a PM&R physician for decades Associate Professor @ UW, he gives up the reflex hammer for
his horns & carries the nick-name 'Dancin Doc' because of his schizophrenic double major in Chemistry &
Dance-Theatre. He has played the 'licorice stick' since soon after walking & is a co-founder of Jazz
Connection, yet is also often seen 'round town performing with 'On The Rock', playing tunes from the heart
& soul of Americana including the many idioms that ensued - Dixieland, Rock & Roll, Roots, Rhythm n'
Drummer that loves sharing music & spending recess in the sonic playroom. Almost any object
within reach gets transformed into a percussive rhythmic instrument. Her own music is influenced by the
spirits of Sarah Allen, Dawn Clement, Sir John Dankworth, Dame Cleo Laine, David Friesen, William Carlos
Moore, Matt Wilson & all the sounds that life has to offer.
It's important to stay true to your roots & to live life fully. Allow us to share with you our artistry & passion for this music!
We are a Jazz collective going strong since 2005 inspired by Centrum's Jazz Port Townsend & continued involvement with Jazz Master & Bass Player David Friesen.
We want to bring you the pleasure of Jazz Standards, yet honoring special requests for your event.
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Guest Musicians . . . Have included, but not limited to . . .
Richard Kitaeff - Keyboard Carol Levin - Harp
Tony Mulia Michael Bertoglio - Percussion
Todd Lien - Tenor Sax
Peter Noy - Alto Sax & Flute
Karl Baker - Bass Robyn Rydzek - Trumpets
July 6th, 2014 'JC' with guest Harpist Carol Levin