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Jacqui Naylor & Art Khu Wed. 6/21

Upstage and Studio Bob in Port Angeles present acclaimed jazz vocalist Jacqui Naylor, accompanied by pianist and composer Art Khu, on Wednesday, June 21st, 7pm. “Naylor remains one of the most superbly arresting vocalists around” -JazzTimes. Naylor’s recordings have made the top 10 albums of the season in USA Today, Jazziz Magazine and The Washington Post. She tours regularly at esteemed venues – Birdland New York, Yoshis Oakland, Snug Harbor New Orleans, all Blue Note Clubs in New York, Milan and Japan.

Jacqui Naylor has brought new twists to the notion of melding jazz and pop tunes – without high-tech assistance. National Public Radio (NPR)

“Jacqui has a sumptuous voice, knack for scratchiness, and an ability to sweeten those bluesy bent notes. -Village Voice

“Jacqui’s ‘acoustic smashing’ of the great American songbook with the classic rock and roll songbook brings both forms to life in a way never heard before. -Ken Dashow Q-104


Naylor and Art Khu are masters of bringing genres from different generations and mixing them in fascinating and delightful ways, drawing insight and emotion from fascinating arrangements. Their signature technique of arranging is “Acoustic Smashing.” She sings the melody and lyrics of a jazz standard while the band plays a pop classic or vice versa. In superb jazz style, you’ll listen to jazz standards masterfully synced with rock classics, or stunning pop lyrics over jazz standard arrangements.

“The words are to Gershwin’s “Summertime,” but the music is Gregg Allman’s Whipping Post. Naylor has the chops and sensitivity to pull it off.” -NY Magazine.

With a wide range, eclectic influences and a rich vocal style steeped in jazz and gospel, the artist has a dedicated, worldwide following and tours regularly.

Tickets are available online now for your convenience.  Beginning 6/16, tickets will also be available in Port Angeles at Harbor Arts Gallery on 110 E Railroad Av, across from ferry terminal during business hours from. Parking and Great Dining is available within a few minutes walk from Studio Bob. The Loom Bar at Studio Bob will be selling refreshments. Doors open at 6pm on concert night, Wednesday 6/21.

April 22: Andre Feriante & Stella Rossi

Andre Feriante & Stella Rossi – An Evening of Spanish Music & Dance.  Upstage and Studio Bob invite you to an unforgettable concert of great music and astounding entertainment.  Feriante &  Rossi present an evening of virtuoso guitar, Latin Fusion, and neo-Flamenco on a sensual journey into the beauty and intrigue of Spanish music and dance.  Tickets are $20, available instantly online at the ‘Buy Ticket’ link below, or at Harbor Art Gallery on Railroad St. in Port Angeles. They perform Saturday eve, 7:30pm, April 22, in Port Angeles at Studio Bob. More information and Benaroya Hall youtube video below!

Award winning Segovia-trained guitarist/composer, Andre has brought his sensual and contemporary sound to traditional genres for thirty years. He performs worldwide. His creative blend of classical, flamenco and Brazilian styles speaks to people from all walks of life. His forays in Jazz, Pop, Rock, and Americana are legendary.

Stella Rossi was born in Paraguay. Her dynamic performance has joined many Northwest artists. She brings her authentic presentation of Spanish and South American dancing and percussion to groups such as CocoLoco. Stella also leads the flamenco-rock fusion band Deseo Carmin. From traditional to cutting edge contemporary, Stella brings her talents tailored to Andre’s, and the two present a stunning and exciting show that will move you with its passion, poetry, and sensuality.

Andre has garnered rave reviews applying his innovative guitar mastery to many instruments. He’s well known for stunning virtuosity, passion, and ability to connect with his audience on a deep emotional level. He’s released 13 solo recordings. He hopes the passionate and sometimes meditative qualities in his songs will inspire listeners  to see our similarities as humans, creating more peace and ease in our world.

“Muy bien, wonderful tone-” says Andres Segovia!  Showtime is 7:30. Doors open 6:30. Sound Engineering is provided by Tom Brown of HIYU. Studio Bob is an intimate and acclaimed venue located on 118 1/2 Front Street, across from the Gateway Transit station and one block from Blackball’s Victoria ferry terminal.