THE SALTWATER OCTET
The Bellingham-based Saltwater Octet plays instrumental and vocal arrangements of great jazz and swing standards with a front line of 4 horns, a full rhythm section and two vocalists. Band members are alumni of such diverse groups as the Stan Kenton and Count Basie bands, Asleep At The Wheel and the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, among others.
At the Rockfish Grill you will be hearing saxophonists Mark Kelly (+ flute, bandleader) and Ray Downey (+ clarinet, some arrangements) joined by Mt. Vernon local Lanny Jacobs on trumpet and Bob Hiorns on trombone. Lummi Islander Tom Miller plays guitar, Bill MacDonough is on piano, Tom Anastasio on bass, and Blaine-based drummer Grant Wilson will be fronting the band, telling some jokes, and singing some great tunes. Come join us for three hours of lively music played by talented musicians!