Sunday Headline Bands

1:45 - 3:00 PM / Claudia Villela

​​Singer and composer Claudia Vilella was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro.  Claudia absorbed the sounds of Brazil all around her: Samba, Bossa Nova, Partido Alto, Choro, Baiao, Maracatu, as well as influences from traditional Jazz to classical to Avant Gardé.  Claudia sings mostly in Portuguese, interpreting lyrics with keen emotional insight and supple rhythmic command.  Get ready for a GREAT show – and bring your dancing shoes!


“...a remarkable, beautiful, towering voice...” - New York Times

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7:00 - 8:00 The Bottleneck Blues Band

The Bottleneck Blue Band was the 2015 Muddy Awards Winner for Best New Blues Band.  Followers of the three Kings: BB, Albert, and Freddie, their music is red, hot, funky blues.  They play the kind of music that makes people dance!

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5:30 - 7:00 PM / John Jorgenson Gypsy Jazz

​John Jorgenson is a GRAMMY-winning guitarist and multi-instrumentalist.  Known for his blistering guitar and mandolin licks, Jorgenson has collaborated with Billy Joel, Sting, Earl Scruggs, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti, Bob Dylan and others.  As a member of the Desert Rose Band, Jorgenson won the Academy of Country Music’s “Guitarist of the Year” award.  Sir Elton John invited Jorgenson to join his band for a six-year stint of tours and recordings.  His band’s style has been called “Gypsy Jazz” after the dynamic string-driven swing created by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli in 1930s Paris.


“If there was one guitar player I’d like to be, it would be John Jorgenson.” – BRAD PAISLEY

​​John Jorgenson Website: CLICK     Sponsored by The Herbery 

1:30 -2:15 PM / The Quadraphonnes

Passionate about the saxophone, its characteristics and possibilities, The Quadraphonnes are adventurous! These strong, talented, ladies break the boundaries of the saxophone quartet with their mighty chops, tantalizing grooves, soaring solos and dynamic vocals.

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Gates open at 11 AM

Sun / August 26, 2018

Sat / August 25, 2018

Gates open at 4 PM

Fri / August 24, 2018

12:30 - 1:15 PM / Jim Fischer & Friends Featuring Alyssa Schwary

​Pianist Jim Fischer is recognized by his musician peers - and audiences alike - as one of the most versatile musicians and performers in the Northwest.  He has toured and performed all over the world - but makes the Pacific Northwest his home. Sponsored by Collins Family & Implant Dentistry

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5:45 - 6:45 Triveni Ensemble - with Special Guest Bobby Torres

​The Triveni Ensemble creates original compositions that meld elements of Eastern, Western and world music, with shades of Hindustani, Jazz, Brazilian, progressive rock, French chanson, and flamenco.  Josh Feinberg is on sitar, Cameron Morgan on nylon string guitar, with Bobby Torres on percussion.

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12:30 - 1:15 PM / C-Mo Jazz Quartet

Guitarist & composer Cameron Morgan is one of the best musicians of his generation.  He has performed with artists ranging from Brian Blade to Gino Vanelli.  His music blends traditional Jazz, Fusion & World Beat to create an AWESOME and unique style.

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4:30 - 5:30 PM / Reggie Houston

New Orleans Saxophonist Reggie Houston is a modern day jazz icon.  He has performed with musicians ranging from Chuck Berry & Jerry Lee Louis to Bobby McFerrin and Harry Connick Jr.  A performer, teacher, mentor and recording artist - Reggie Houston is simply the BEST there is. 

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"...classic wry New Orleans Swagger...live, unfettered Rock 'n Roll..." The New York Times


Gates open at 11 AM

Saturday Headline Artists

2:45 - 4:00 PM / Lao Tizer Trio

The Lao Tizer Band ranges from 3 to 15 members and includes some of the BEST contemporary jazz and pop performers including: Chieli Minucci (Emmy-winning and GRAMMY Award-nominated guitarist and composer); Eric Marienthal (GRAMMY Award-winning saxophonist); violinist Karen Briggs (in the bands of Yanni, Diana Ross, Wu-Tang Clan, and Chaka Khan); and others.  Kick off your Saturday night with a hot jam session!


“Tizer’s concert was a blast for people of all ages...” – Playboy Jazz Festival

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11:30 - 12:15 PM / John Nastos Trio

​Saxophonist John Nastos is considered by his colleagues and fans alike as one of the finest young jazz musicians of his generation.  He has performed regularly with GRAMMY-winning jazz singer Diane Schuur, and leads his own groups in concerts and festival around the US and abroad.

​John Nastos Website: CLICK

3:30 - 5:00 PM / Coco Montoya

Taught by the legendary Albert Collins, Coco Montoya mixes his forceful, melodic guitar playing and passionate vocals with memorable songs. He earned his status as a master guitarist through years of paying his dues as a sideman with Collins and with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, before launching his solo career in 1993.  Years of constant touring with Collins and Mayall turned him into a monster player and dynamic performer. Coco has played clubs, concerts and festivals all over the world. Sponsored by New Vansterdam


“Coco Montoya plays stunning, powerhouse blues with a searing tone, emotional soloing, and energetic, unforced vocals.” - Guitar Player Magazine

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11:30 - 12:15 PM / Dave Lee & Sheila Wilcox

​Dave Lee & Sheila Wilcox start the day with "Sunday Morning Gospel."  Dave Lee is a consummate pianist, composer, arranger and producer - equally at home on the Hammond B3 Organ performing gospel classics, or smooth jazz, fusion or world music.  Join us for Sunday morning Gospel Brunch!

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2018 Music Theme - "The Power of Women"

7:30 - 9:00 PM / Judy Collins - American Music Legend

LEGEND - a highly overused term - but the ONLY way to describe Judy Collins.  Five decades after she began her career, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work.  Her landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers, has been entered into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame.  She has garnered numerous gold and platinum-selling albums.  Recently, major artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen honored her legacy with the recording "Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins."

Sponsored by Fournier Group


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6:30 - 8:00 PM / Tierney Sutton

An 8-time Grammy nominee, Tierney has received 7 nominations for “Best Jazz Vocal Album."  With a recording and touring history spanning 20 years and 9 CDs, her recordings are thematic and have addressed: Americana (American Road, 2011) Materialism (Desire, 2009), and the musical legacies of Bill Evans (Blue in Green, 2001) and Frank Sinatra (Dancing in The Dark, 2003).  Tierney Sutton Band composed music for Clint Eastwood’s feature film “Sully”, starring Tom Hanks.  Tierney has headlined at The Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and Jazz At Lincoln Center. She can be heard on film and TV soundtracks including the Academy Award nominated film "The Cooler.”


“A serious jazz artist who takes the whole enterprise to another level”  – New York Times

​Tierney Sutton Website: CLICK        Sponsored by New Vansterdam

August 24, 25, 26, 2018
21st Annual / Esther Short Park / Vancouver, WA USA

Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival

4:30 - 6:00 PM / Coco Montoya

Taught by the legendary Albert Collins, Coco Montoya mixes his forceful, melodic guitar playing and passionate vocals with memorable songs. He earned his status as a master guitarist through years of paying his dues as a sideman with Collins and with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, before launching his solo career in 1993.  Years of constant touring with Collins and Mayall turned him into a monster player and dynamic performer. Montoya has played clubs, concert halls and major festivals all over the world.


“Coco Montoya plays stunning, powerhouse blues with a searing tone, emotional soloing, and energetic, unforced vocals.” - Guitar Player Magazine

Coco Montoya Website: CLICK   Coco Montoya Videos: CLICK

Friday Night Headline Artist

8:30 - 10:00 PM / Marcia Ball

USA Today describes MARCIA BALL as “a sensation, saucy singer and superb pianist... where Texas stomp-rock and Louisiana blues-swamp meet.”  A brilliant Blues singer and pianist, Marcia is a GRAMMY-nominee and has won numerous Blues Music Awards.  Whether it is Rockabilly, Blues, New Orleans Roots or traditional Jazz - Marcia Ball is an internationally renowned musician and one of the most critically acclaimed entertainers of her generation.  Bring your dancing shoes! Sponsored by The Herbery


“…a blend of rollicking, two-fisted New Orleans piano, Louisiana swamp rock and smoldering Texas blues from a contemporary storyteller…” (Boston Globe)

Marcia Ball Website: CLICK      Marcia Ball Video: CLICK        NPR Radio interview: CLICK

8:30 - 10 PM / Shemekia Copeland

At age 39 Shemekia Copeland is an 8-time Blues Music Award winner and multiple GRAMMY-nominee - and sounds like no one else.  She’s performed with Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, James Cotton and many others.  She opened for The Rolling Stones and entertained U.S. troops in Iraq and Kuwait.  In 2012 she and Jagger performed at the White House for President Obama. At the 2011 Chicago Blues Festival, the City of Chicago officially declared her “The New Queen of Chicago Blues.”  Close out Saturday night with pure fun! Sponsored by ilani Resort Casino


“Shemekia captures the timelessness of the blues while spinning it forward with remarkable maturity. . .a singer with fervor and funk, power and range.”  – USA Today

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