Dennis Hastings ~
CD Release Concert
Saturday, February 6 at Art House Designs
Although Dennis Hastings has been singing jazz and blues in the Northwest for more than 30 years, he has remained one of the region’s best kept musical secrets. This distinction is soon to change with the release of his first CD in February 2016. Come hear Dennis and band members perform selections from his new CD on Saturday, February 6 at the Art House Designs in Olympia. Tickets are $15. Low income and student tickets are available for $10. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Either stop in at the Art House to purchase a ticket or buy one online at www.arthousedesigns.com.
Art House Designs is located at 420 Franklin Street SE in Olympia, Washington 98501. Open hours are Tuesday - Friday, 10 AM - 6 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM. Phone 360 943-3377.
Respected Northwest jazz musicians Paul Gabrielson, David Deacon Joyner, Clipper Anders, Jack Klitzman, Mark Ivester, Steven Bentley, and others accompany Dennis on his long-awaited recording debut.
Dennis has played concerts with notable talents such as Bobby McFerrin, John Lee Hooker, The Marcels, and a host of other great acts. His repertoire includes compelling vocal arrangements by the late Mel Tormé, a voice known as The Velvet Fog. Dennis delights audiences with his performance of well-loved songs from the1940s, including many Sinatra hits, as well as recent compositions by Sting and Stevie Wonder.
Concert at Traditions Café
In early 2015, Dennis performed a few highlights from his upcoming CD for a sold-out crowd at Traditions Café in Olympia. Working with well-known Puget Sound jazz musicians Dr. David Deacon Joyner on piano, Wayne Bliss on bass, and Steven Bentley on drums, Dennis and the band brought the audience to its feet with ballads and up-tempo songs. Since that concert, Dennis and the musicians have been hard at work arranging and recording for the new CD.