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88 Keys Piano Club with Maureen Girard and special guest Nelda Swiggett

  • Zech Hall 565 Camano Ave Langley, WA, 98260 United States (map)

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is excited to announce our second 88 Keys Piano Club in Zech Hall featuring top jazz talent Nelda Swiggett side by side with host Maureen Girard. The show is loosely based on both the hit NPR music and chat program, “Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland”, and Maureen Girard’s very successful house concert series that she hosted and presented for 10 years at her own 88 Keys Piano Studio in Langley, which featured many of her longtime friends including:  Jessica Williams, David Lanz, Claudio Mendez, Karin Kajita, and many, many more noted pianists from the Seattle area and around of the world.

Our special guest artist will be pianist and vocalist Nelda Swiggett, an active performer on the Seattle music scene. She formed her first band in 1990 and has since performed at many of the Northwest’s leading clubs, concerts and festivals including the Earshot Jazz Festival, Bumbershoot, and a KPLU-FM Summer Jazz Cruise, among others. Nelda’s original compositions are a unique blend of her diverse musical influences. She started at the University of Washington as a classical piano performance major and left with a deep passion for jazz. She performed for several years on Seattle’s thriving late-night salsa scene, and then got up early on Sunday mornings to lay down soulful gospel riffs at her local church. Nelda’s first ever favorite jazz recording artist was the legendary jazz singer Sarah Vaughn, and she has enjoyed adding more and more of her own vocals to her arrangements over the years. 

Please join us in Zech Hall for an evening of great piano music with solo performances, performances on two pianos, conversation, and fun with fine wine and small plates available in an intimate cabaret setting.

Saturday, May 30 @ 7:30 / $20


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800.638.7631 or 360.221.8268
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565 Camano Ave, Langley, WA 98260

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Earlier Event: May 27
Short Story Smash with Chris Spencer
Later Event: June 12