North Bend Blues Walk

Sponsored by JazzClubsNW.

September 24, 2016

Valley Center Stage

The North Bend Blues Walk is a one-day blues festival in historic Downtown North Bend, Washington, organized and sponsored by JazzClubsNW, a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and other sponsors.

Tickets: http://bit.ly/2cl9Iau
Adult - $25 in advance, $30 the day of the event
Youth (under 15) - $12.50 in advance, $20 the day of the event

The advance ticket discount ends at 11:59pm on Friday, September 23rd! Online ticket sales close Saturday, September 24th at Noon. Tickets may be purchased in-person Saturday after 4pm at Cook Real Estate, 102 W North Bend Way, North Bend, WA.

Performing at Valley Center Stage are the Elnah Jordan Experience and McTuff.

6:00-9:00: ELNAH JORDAN EXPERIENCE

Elnah Jordan, vocals; Frank Seeberger, guitar; Beth Wulff, keyboard; Charles Mack, bass and Jamael Nance, drums

Elnah Jordan

Vocalist Elnah Jordan, a well-seasoned performer specializing in jazz, gospel and blues, commenced her career in the streets of San Francisco and was awarded 1983 Jazz Vocalist of the Year! She performed the role of the legendary Bessie Smith for 2-1/2 years in “The Evolution of the Blues” written and produced by Jon Hendricks of the scat team of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross. Later, she starred in “Street Dreams”, an Off Broadway musical drama which afforded the prestigious Cabaret Gold awards for her performance. Elnah has had the honor to open for Gil Scott Heron and Bobby Blue Bland in the San Francisco Club forum. Elnah moved to the Seattle area in the early 90s, which landed well for re-introduction of her roots in gospel music, the very essence of her inspiration!

9:00-Midnight: MCTUFF

McTuff

Hammond organist Joe Doria brings together some of the best of the NW music scene to create a powerful and jaw-dropping funk and jazz sound like you’ve never heard, exhibiting a mix of stellar musicianship, seasoned songwriting and deep groove where no musical stone gets unturned. McTuff is a movin’ and groovin’ adventure that you will not soon forget, featuring the impeccable Andy Coe on guitar and the incredible Tarik Abouzied on drums. McTuff began in 2008 as an ode to jazz organ greats Jimmy Smith and Captain Jack McDuff, and has since evolved into a versatile and exciting group that has performed across the nation. The band has two albums under its belt, their 2009 release McTuff Vol. 1 and their 2011 follow-up McTuff Vol. 2: After the Show, with a third slated for release in Spring 2015. McTuff has performed at Bumbershoot, the New Orleans Jazz Fest, as well as festivals and venues all over the US. The band has also held a residency at Seattle’s legendary Seamonster Lounge for over five years. Their Tuesday night show has become regular stop for local and traveling musicians including Skerik, Allen Stone, Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), G Love (and Special Sauce), Blake Lewis, Kevin Sawka, and many others. The members of McTuff have performed and toured with an impressive list of world-renowned groups and artists including Carlos Santana, Stanton Moore, Ravi Coltrane, Bobby Previte, Michael Shrieve, Mike Stern and many others.

For more info, visit www.mctuffmusic.com


Sponsored by the Boxley Music Fund.