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July 17 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pmFree
Vocalist Dennis Hastings, originally from Portland, Oregon, has been singing jazz and blues in the Northwest for over 30 years, and has played on the same bill with notable talent such as Bobby McFerrin, John Lee Hooker, The Marcels, James Harmon, Howard Roberts and a host of other great acts. He was the lead vocalist for ‘The Fleetwoods’ for a concert in Dallas, Texas. His focus has recently been on producing a CD which will use some of the great talent the Northwest has to offer such as Paul Gabrielson, David Deacon Joyner, Clipper Anderson, Jack Klitzman, Mark Ivester, Steven Bentley and others.
The Mill House Rhythm Section;
David Deacon-Joyner is the recently retired Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies at Pacific Lutheran University. From 1986 to 2000, he was professor on the faculty of the renowned jazz studies division at the University of North Texas. David is a busy freelance pianist, vocalist, composer, and arranger. He has performed throughout the United States and Canada, and his compositions and arrangements have been recorded and performed by renowned artists and orchestras all over the country.
A very active musician in the greater Seattle area for over 25 years, Wayne has established himself as an in-demand bassist and guitarist. Wayne has had the privilege of working with such musical and show business legends as The Four Tops, The Temptations, Joan Rivers, Wayne Newton, Jerry Lewis, Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Doc Severinsen, The Captain and Tennille, and Rosemary Clooney. In addition to playing as a freelance bassist and guitarist, Wayne also gives clinics and lectures in schools and enjoys working with musical groups throughout the Pacific Northwest.