This month on May 5, 5 p.m., Jazz LIVE at Marine View presents a special edition with two featured acts for the first time in the series.
Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints is a popular Northwest band that performs extensively on the west coasts of the U.S. and Canada with recurring gigs in New York City, New Orleans and Los Angeles. In 2016, their first album, “Dream Man,” won Earshot Jazz Society’s “Northwest Jazz Recording of the Year” and in 2017 and 2018 and Birch was nominated as “Vocalist of the Year.” Their second album, “Western Soul,” which features western-tinged jazz and soul originals, was released in March 2018 and received enthusiastic reviews in many genres and steady airplay on a diverse array of stations in the Northwest and beyond.
Featuring front man Birch Pereira’s “old soul” tenor voice and his skilled bass playing, the Gin Joints offer captivating arrangements of well-crafted originals and well-chosen covers. The band features skilled and versatile musicians who share the same love of the American song traditions and the desire to offer fresh interpretations. Appearing with Birch will be Adrian Van Batenburg on drums, Jason Goessl on guitar and Rex Gregory on saxophone with Kate Voss sitting in on vocals. Tune in, fasten your seatbelts and prepare to be transported.
The husband and wife duo of Sundae + Mr. Goessl (www.sundaeandmrgoessl.com) puts on a vintage inspired show that blends blues, swing, country and Latin sounds. Performing hits from the roaring ’20s to modern classics and originals, they utilize technique, technology and unique instrumentation to give this little band its big band sound. Goessl’s mesmerizing finger-style guitar dazzles and inspires while Sundae’s sultry vocal interpretations drip with charm and nostalgia.
Kate Voss and Jason Goessl are the region’s own “Les Paul-Mary Ford” combo. The celebrated newlywed couple has been providing entertainment to music-lovers since 2014 and has left quite an impression – from the casual listener to critics alike. With five albums, with national tours, two sponsorships and more than 700 shows, this industrious duo is sure to put a smile on your face.
Don’t miss an outstanding evening of music in the beautiful confines of Marine View. Admission, as always, is free to all ages.
Marine View Presbyterian Church is located at 8469 East Side Dr. N.E., Tacoma. Learn more at http://www.marineviewpc.org/jazz-live.