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One mother of a show

Published on May 8, 2018 2:17PM

IN-HOUSE Jazz is celebrating Mother’s Day by offering all mothers free admission to its Sunday, May 13, concert, featuring internationally renowned guitarist John Stowell, tenor saxophonist Rob Davis and drummer Dave Averre.

The intimate concert, hosted by vocalist Annie Averre, will take place in a private home in Seal Rock, with a playlist featuring familiar jazz and Latin classics plus a mix of fresh, original works.

John Stowell is a unique jazz guitarist influenced as much by pianists and horn players as he is by guitarists. He began his career in the early ‘70s and went on to record and tour with bassist David Friesen for seven years, performing throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. In 1983, he joined flutist Paul Horn for a historic tour of the Soviet Union, the first time in 40 years that an American jazz group had been invited to play public performances in Russia.

Rob Davis has been considered one of the best tenor saxophonists on the Pacific Northwest jazz scene since the ‘90s, both leading his own bands and making contributions as a side-man. Davis, who holds a degree in saxophone performance from the University of Washington, is also devoted to big-band jazz, performing with the Jim Knapp Orchestra and contributing mightily to the grand efforts of the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra.

Dave Averre is an accomplished jazz drummer whose career spans more than three decades. After college, he moved to New York City and began making inroads into the jazz scene. In 1981, he traveled to Norway and performed steadily throughout Scandinavia, playing the Molde and Voss Jazz festivals each year with European and American musicians. In 2010 he was inducted into The Oregon Jazz Society Hall of Fame with the long-standing group Tall Jazz.

Sunday’s concert will begin at 2:30 pm. Admission is by suggested donation of $15 to $30 suggested, with any profits donated in support of local music education. For reservations and directions, call 360-606-7136 or email aaverre@hotmail.com.

For more information, go to inhousejazz.org.

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