BLUE HAWAIIAN: Vintage & International Jazz… with a Tropical Twist!
Versatile, multilingual, Hawaiian jazz vocalist Nikki Dee will “knock your Aloha shirt off” with a seamless blend of styles and languages that will transport you around the world, from Brazil to Hawaii to the French Caribbean and beyond.
In a single evening you’ll travel back in time to the boisterous speakeasy’s of 1920s New York; sip cocktails in a small café in 1950′s Paris or Rome; samba the night away in present-day Rio de Janeiro; and feel a lovely hula girl (or beach boy!) slip a lei around your neck in old Waikiki.
Nikki Dee on vocals, ukulele & percussion
Matt Wexler on upright bass
Tim Tacket Brown on drums & percussion
Rotating guest musicians on piano, guitar, accordion, vocals & more!
Brazil Novo recreates the era of classic Bossa Nova for fans of Tom Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, and Stan Getz. Led by Puerto Rican trumpeter Michel Navedo singing in Portuguese and improvising with his mellow, soulful tone, the group strives to stay true to the roots of Brazilian urban music. Featuring instrumentation reflective of the time, the Classical guitar and upright bass offer a sublime acoustic atmosphere, while subtle; samba infused percussion recreates the seductive groove that made Bossa Nova famous. Relive the exotic ambience of the “New Sound” of Brazil with Brazil Novo.
Join us along with the Seattle Humane Society on Sunday, September 7th from 11am – 1pm on the Piazza to help raise awareness and funds for our four-legged companions. While human guests may enjoy selections from the Hunt Club brunch menu, Chef Dan Gilmore has created a special Bow Wow Menu for pups to enjoy: a Doggie Pastry and Egg & Avocado Salad to start, followed by a choice of entrée: Wild Salmon and Sweet Potato Hash or Lamb & Quinoa. Pups can then wash it all down with a Bowser Beer. The Bow Wow menu is $15 per pooch and all proceeds will be donated to the Seattle Humane Society.
To cap off the event, local band Shaggy Sweet will perform an acoustic set.