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The Island Gallery
100-106 Madison Avenue N,
Bainbridge Island, WA. 98110
Tel. 206-780-9500,
www.theislandgallery.net
Contact Susan Swannack-Nunn, Owner
ssn@theislandgallery.net


July 3, 2008. For immediate release.

2008 SUMMER JAZZ SERIES AT THE ISLAND GALLERY

Jazz and Extraordinary Art

July 19: The Geordie Kelly Quartet




The Island Gallery introduces its new Summer Jazz Series with the third of six evenings of smooth, hot jazz on Saturday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Featured Performers July 19: The Geordie Kelly Jazz Quartet. A member of Navy Band Northwest, Poulsbo resident Geordie Kelly leads his group through the Great American Songbook - Gershwin & Hammerstein – and such jazz greats as Ellington, Parker, Coltrane, & Miles Davis.



Please Note: Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended.

Location: The Island Gallery, 100-106 Madison Avenue N., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Upcoming: Featured Performers July 12 & August 30 – Bainbridge Island’s Ranger and the Re-Arrangers. Information to follow.

Artists:

Geordie Kelly, guitarist, composer, and recording artist - began playing guitar at age 12, and by age 15 he was playing in local rock bands and later shared the stage with artists such as Ray Charles, Bobby Shew, Ritchie Cole, Bob Bowman, Frank Mantooth, Von Freeman, Ed Calle, Maureen McGovern, Grady Tate, Ray Codrington, Miles Osland, Phil DeGreg, Little Anthony and the Imperials, and the Turtle Island String Quartet. Currently, Geordie lives in Poulsbo, WA, and is a member of Navy Band Northwest.

Tom Brooks, bassist. Tom plays mostly acoustic string bass in Jazz & Blues combos. Previously he has worked with The Pete Lira Band, the Chris Bayman Quartet, the Malcolm Clark Band, and the Mike Nelson Trio. Tom brings a strong sense of "swing" to any stage and clearly enjoys his role in the rhythm section. Tom lives in Tacoma, Washington.

Charles Gaines, drummer, is a native of Richmond, Va. Charles developed his passion for music at two years old when he was given his first set of drums. He soon participated in local groups playing the popular soul music and Motown sounds of his day. Predominately self taught, Charles has freelanced as a drummer, produced his own jazz concert series (The Charles Gaines Experience) and promoted many local talents. Since his move to the Pacific Northwest, he has continued to promote jazz as a viable, living part of American culture. Charles envisions music as … “The FIRST wonder of the world”.

Jim Trefethen, saxophone, was born and raised in Rye, New Hampshire, and began his professional jazz career at the age of fifteen. He plays soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxes and is a versatile artist in all music scenes, but his especially lithesome style exhibits his emotional and professional commitment to jazz. He has played with various artists including Jimmy Mosher, Phil Wilson, Mike Turk, Kent Clark, T.J. Wheeler, Mike Migliori, Bobby Militello, Fred Haas, Neil Larson, Tom Gallant, and Paul Broadnax, as well as several Blues bands including the Movers and Unlimited Blues, and has backed Chuck Berry.