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Orcas Center Presents on Center Stage

Orcas Island Jazz Festival:
Martin Lund & the Off-Island All-Stars

Thursday, August 31st at 6pm – EntreMundos Big Band with the Queen and Duke of Samba (Free on the Village Green)
Friday, Sept 1st at 7pm –
 Martin Lund & The Off-Island All-Stars
Saturday, Sept 2nd at 7pm –
Sunday, Sept 3rd at 7pm –
Martin Taylor and Biréli Lagrène

Tiered Ticket Pricing: $57, $40, $25
There is an additional $2 ticketing fee

The Orcas Island Jazz Festival (OIJF), Orcas Island’s premier jazz event, lights up Orcas Center for three days every Labor Day weekend. OIJF is dedicated to celebrating and sharing the music of jazz with the Orcas Island community and visitors, to introducing this quintessential American art form to new young audiences through education and performance, and to raising appreciation for the art of jazz in all audiences. As a program of Orcas Center under the artistic direction of Martin Lund, OIJF consistently showcases superb jazz. Each year at this Festival audiences enjoy some of the most highly regarded jazz artists working today.

Partial funding for Orcas Island Jazz Festival is provided by the Washington State Department of Commerce and administered by Washington Festivals and Events Association in collaboration with the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA).

COVID Policy Update: Masks are encouraged in the theatre, but are no longer required.

Martin Lund & the Off-Island All-Stars

Friday, Sept 1st
Concert at 7pm

Martin Lund, one of the most diverse musicians in the universe, lives and breathes music in many different colors and cultures. He has played with some of the great blues artists of our time and worked in the studios of LA as a composer, arranger, and musician. He is well known for bringing great artists to this island and providing some of the best shows at Orcas Center.

This year the Off-Island All-Stars will be featuring Gail Pettis, voted best jazz-vocalist at Seattle’s Earshot Jazz Festival, to play some very sweet and sassy sounds. What will we hear? For those of you who have come to some of our concerts in the past, you know that you are in for a treat. We will be playing songs from different genres along with great standards that have endured–and will melt your heart. Word has it that Martin has a few originals up his sleeve as well as a couple of guests: Jeff “Bongo” Busch (drums), Michael Glynn (bass), Tony Foster (keys), Ollie Groenewald, (fluegelhorn), and Jay Thomas, (saxophone). And, of course, Martin will be adding his own ingredients on woodwinds, arranging and composing.


Watch the 2022 performance with award-winning vocalist Gail Pettis and  the incomparable “Ollie” Groenewald on trumpet.