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Lush and lively jazz at the Blue Heron

Kay Bailey, Kimberly Reason and Nadine Shanti will perform Saturday night. - Jerry Davis Photo
Kay Bailey, Kimberly Reason and Nadine Shanti will perform Saturday night.
— image credit: Jerry Davis Photo

The lush and lively music of Cocoa Martini will come to Vashon at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, with a concert by the Seattle jazz ensemble at the Blue Heron.

The band’s three vocalists — Kimberly Reason, Kay Bailey and Nadine Shanti — will offer up a setlist that includes jazz and Latin standards sung with a nod to pop, funk and old-school soul. They’ll be backed by Bill Anschell on piano, Chuck Kistler on bass and Brian Kirk on drums.

Since their sold-out debut at Seattle’s Triple Door in 2007, Cocoa Martini has become a Northwest jazz favorite. They have appeared on Seattle Channel TV’s “Art Zone,” won praise from The Seattle Times and received airplay on KKNW 1150 AM’s “Urban Forum Northwest.”   The group won Earshot Jazz Society’s prestigious Golden Ear Award for Best Vocalist of the Year in 2009.

Their day-after Valentine’s Day concert on Vashon is being billed as a sweetheart’s special, with libations and desserts included in the ticket price.

Tickets are $18 for Vashon Allied Arts members, $22 for non-members. They can be purchased at the Blue Heron or the Heron’s Nest, by visiting www.vashonalliedarts.org or calling 463-5131. Tickets are also now available for the Jewell Jazz Quartet — VAA’s Women in Jazz finale — set for March 16.

 

 

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