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Orcas Center Presents on Center Stage

Martin Lund’s Jazz Fest

Friday, August 30; 7:30pmPearl Django with vocalist Gail Pettis
Saturday, August 31st; 7:30pm
Martin Lund and the Off-Island All-Stars
Sunday, September 1st; 7:30pm
Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto

Tickets: $28 General Admission/$16 Students

New this year are Sunday afternoon workshops with Brazilian master pianist, composer and three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto and exuberant drummer/percussionist, composer and educator Jeff Busch. The September 1 workshops are free of charge and open to people of all ages, but students are especially encouraged to participate, and registration is required. The workshops will be held at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Parish Hall. To register for the piano workshop (2:00 to 3:15 p.m.) with Jovino go to: http://oijfpianoworkshop.rsvpify.com.  To register for the percussion workshop (3:30 to 4:45 p.m.) go to: http://oijfpercussionworkshop.rsvpify.com. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get one-on-one guidance from two jazz greats!

Buy all three nights and save 10%!

Martin Lund started the Orcas Island Jazz Festival in 2015, and it has grown every year. He brings first-class musicians from across the region to Orcas Island for three days of incredible jazz music.

2019’s Jazz Festival Schedule:

Friday, August 30 – Pearl Django with vocalist Gail Pettis
With a performance history spanning more than two decades, Pearl Django endures as one of the most highly regarded Hot Club style groups working today. Although the band’s roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, its extensive repertoire includes traditional jazz classics and original compositions.


Saturday, August 31st – Martin Lund and the Off-Island All-Stars

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 night will be no exception, with some of Martin’s favorite musicians and featuring jazz singer Gail Pettis.


Sunday, September 1st – Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto
Three-time Latin Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto, a master pianist, composer and arranger, is among the top Brazilian musicians working today. Jovino’s personal style is a creative blend of energetic grooves, deep harmonies, telepathic improvisation, lyrical melodies and great ensemble playing, always inspired and informed by the colorful richness of Brazilian music. Jovino brings to the island his Quinteto of masterful Seattle musicians who compliment his style.

Arrive early on Sunday for a pre-concert talk by Jovino starting at 6:45 p.m.