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There's always something going on at the Rockfish Grill and Anacortes Brewery. Check out our calendar for upcoming special events. Visit the Rockfish Grill for live entertainment including the best in jazz, blues and beyond.

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Saturday, September 1, 2007
Saturday, September 1, 2007

JAZZ WALK JOINT COVER


Its the Anacortes Jazz Festival Labor Day Weekend, Fri August 31 through Monday Sept 3rd. Four days of national acts on stage at the Curtis Wharf and a Jazz Walk among nine downtown clubs.

The Jazz Walk is a joint cover event on Friday and Saturday night, Aug 31 and Sept 1. $10 dollars each night allows access to all clubs. Music starts at 9 PM and runs until midnight. Here's the schedule:

Friday 8/31:
Adrift (8-11:00 PM) - Katy Bourne
Bellissima Tratoria - Julian MacDonough Trio featuring Mike Allen
Brown - Ryan Burns
El Jinete - La Rosa Trio
Majestic - Trish Hatley
Rockfish - Bill Anschell
Star Bar - Victor Noriega
Watertown - Dillinger's Calmbake

Saturday 9/1:
Aloha Paradise Grill (8-11:00 PM) -
Adrift (8-11:00 PM) - Rane Nogales
Bellissima Tratoria - Steve Korn Trio featuring Dawn Clement
Brown - Geoff Harper
El Jinete - Allen Lewis and Fidalgo Swing
Majestic - Frankly Moanin'
Rockfish - Mark Taylor Quartet
Star Bar - Lee Pence Trio
Watertown - Tim Sherman Band

Lee Pence: The Lee Pence Trio is a contemporary smooth jazz ensemble that performs throughout the Northwest. Lee's style follows in the footsteps of guitar greats Howard Roberts, Pat Martino, Johnny A, and Eric Johnson.

For more info see www.leepenceguitar.com


Rane Nogales: Singer Rane Nogales is well known for creating a rich blend of sounds in a romantic, ultra-lounge, hot summer night style of jazz. Rane leads a sophisticated performance band with hundreds of standards in their repertoire and some of the finest musicians in the region in her line-up.

For more info see www.ranenogales.com


Mark Taylor: Seattle based saxophonist, Mark Taylor, is a major voice and integral part of the Northwest jazz scene. Mark can be heard regularly around the Seattle area with the Jim Knapp Orchestra, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Mark Taylor Quartet, and various other groups led by Marc Seales, Jay Thomas, Steve Korn and others. Having performed locally with Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Quincy Jones, Maria Schneider, Bill Holman, Lee Konitz, George Cables, Ernestine Anderson, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Pete Christlieb, and others, Mark has established himself as an invaluable asset to the local music scene.

For more info see www.marktaylorjazz.com


Frankly Moanin: The Frankly Moanin' Jazz quartet, now in its 14th year, helps perpetuate the Jazz tradition with performances in local venues and events throughout the area. Founded in 1993, originally as a trio, Frankly Moanin' has evolved through the years, adding and subtracting members…the current group consists of the original trio (Warren Newton on keys, Tim Eslick on Bass and Todd Anderson on Drums), plus John Savage, a local legend on guitar.

Geoff Harper: Geoff Harper has been one of the Northwest's premier bassists for the past decade. He has performed with an impressive lineup of musicians from Herbie Hancock to Bill Frisell. Harper studied bass at both Cornish College of the Arts and the Berklee College of Music and has recorded extensively in the Seattle area.

For more info see www.lastmondays.com


Katy Bourne: Seattle vocalist, Katy Bourne, believes, among other things, that jazz should be fun and that each song has the potential to be a great adventure.
Katy swings hard and lives for the synergy of the moment. "When a tune is really cooking, there is a synergy between the players that is euphoric and profound. That's as close to heaven as it gets for me."

For more info see www.katy-bourne.com


Trish Hatley: Trish Hatley has captured a large loyal following from her many singing performances in the Northwest. She has brought Live Swinging Jazz too many venues from small intimate clubs to big productions.
Trish ceates a fun and entertaining atmosphere anytime she plays that keeps bringing people back for more

For more info see www.kissofjazz.com


Bill Anschell: Seattle pianist/composer Bill Anschell is one of the most respected jazz men in the Northwest. He is also one of the most traveled. He spent several years in Atlanta where he appeared in leading events across the Southeast including the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and the Atlanta Jazz. His trio has toured extensively in Central and South America, and as a performer and musical director, he has appeared at North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland, the Nice Festival in France, the Monterrey Jazz Festival in California, and the Kennedy Center in Washington.
His performances have been widely broadcast on radio and television including National Public Radio's "JazzSet," hosted by Branford Marsalis; Radio France; and French national television.

For more info see www.billanschell.com


Julian McDonough Trio: The Julian MacDonough Trio, specializing in swinging group interplay, features the incomparable Mike Allan on tenor sax and the always inspiring Adam Thomas on upright bass. Winners of the Western Canadian Music Award for outstanding jazz recording, this group, steeped in the tradition of the great sax trios of Sonny Rollins and with it's fresh takes on familiar tunes, is all propelled by the swinging and fiery drumming of Julian MacDonough.

For more info see www.mikeallenjazz.com


Dilinger's Clambake: Dillinger's Clambake is a "new era" swing band that mixes styles of Ballroom and Jitterbug to Rock & Roll and Funk. Their eclectic selection of American Dance Hall repertoire appeals to a wide generation of listeners. While swingin' hard like many traditional big bands, the "Clambake" cooks it up with a strong boogie-woogie, polished vocal harmonies and the steaming sound of their air tight horns.

For more info see www.dillingersclambake.com


Burns: Pianist Ryan Burns, besides being a staple on the Northwest jazz scene, has collaborated with rocker's Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden), Peter DiStefano (Jane's Addiction) and many others. Prepare for the unexpected as Burns' music swings from classic jazz standards to unconventional covers.

For more info see www.ryanburnsmusic.com


Korn: Seattle drummer, Steve Korn, is a musician's drummer, and his versatile style has made him a sought after player on the Northwest jazz scene. Korn's quintet has been featured at the Seattle Art Museum's Art Of Jazz Series, the Earshot Jazz Festival, Bumbershoot, KPLU Summer Jazz Cruises and at the University of Washington Jazz Artist Series. Korn has also performed with many jazz greats including Jon Faddis, Julian Priestser, Larry Coryell, George Cables, Jessica Williams and Ernestine Anderson to name a few.

For more info see www.stevekorn.com


Fidalgo Swing: Anacortes based Fidalgo Swing plays a brand of Gypsy Jazz designed to get people on the dance floor. They are led by founder and lead guitarist Allen Lewis and co-founder, Jake Baird on Bass. The band also features Phillip Nakano on Saxophone, Josh Rust on Guitar, and Bryan Therber on Violin. Together, these core musicians have an experience timeline of over 100 years. Along with performing on their own, the band often features many other talented performers from around the Pacific Northwest.

For more info see www.fidalgoswing.com


Sherman: One of the finest blues guitarists on the Left Coast, Tim got plugged into the Seattle scene at the Blue Monday jam at the late, great Owl Cafe in the mid-'80s. Since then, he has worked with The Slackmasters, The Bluestars, The Dick Powell Band, Stevie & the Blue Flames, Out of the Blue, The Led Jackson Band, and Annieville Blues. Fronting his own group, Sherman specializes in a jazzy blend of instrumental blues with a cool West Coast feel.

For more info see www.harmonicaplayboy.com


La Rosa Trio: Start with the inspired Latin drumming of Oscar DeLaRosa, add the seven-string jazz guitar accompaniment of Yusuf Kilgore, then include the melodic finesees of multi-instrumentalist Philip Nakano and the result is the De La Rosa Trio, a premier act specializing in a fresh and innovative Latin jazz sound.,

Noriega: With a taste for adventure and pushing the boundaries, pianist/composer Victor Noriega (2006 NW Instrumentalist of the Year - Earshot Jazz) spins a sophisticated web of emotion, intellect, and risk-taking in his music, creating a style that is all his own.


Victor has performed for a variety of audiences at jazz music festivals and top jazz venues throughout the U.S., Canada and Asia. Featured performances in North America include the Earshot Jazz Festival, The Banff International Jazz Festival, Bumbershoot, and The 2nd Annual Filipino-American Jazz Festival, as well as numerous jazz club engagements on both coasts.

For more info see www.noriegamusic.com
Monday, September 3, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007

DINNER AND A MOVIE EVERY MONDAY


Join us for Dinner and a Movie! Every Monday night stop by the Rockfish, order from our Dinner and a Movie menu and receive a ticket to the Anacortes Cinema located right across the street. Movie tickets are good for 30 days from date of issue.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007

FRANKLY MOANIN'


It's our monthly Jazz invitational hosted by Frankly Moanin'. Join us for the best in mainstream jazz with special surprise guests, 6 - 9 PM the first Wednesday of every month.
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007

MAGGIE'S FURY


Maggie's Fury combines the rousing melodies of the Irish fiddle and whistle with spirited vocal harmonies likened to Eastern Canadian Maritime traditions.

Add a touch of modern folk rock and you have the perfect recipe for Celtic mayhem pack to the kilt with harmony, passion and spirit.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007

KIDS EAT FREE EVERY TUESDAY


Don't feel like cooking? Bring the family to the Rockfish Grill on Tuesday where kids twelve and under eat free all day (One child entree complimentary with each adult entree purchased).
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007

THE DUNTONS


It's Bluegrass Nite the second Wednesday of every month. This is an old fashioned invitaional type hootenanny with your hosts, The Duntons.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007

LITTLE BILL and the BLUENOTES


Northwest legends and Washington Blues Society Hall of Fame members, Little Bill and the Blue Notes return to the Rockfish featuring the great Dick Powell on harmonica and keyboards, guitar ace, Billy Stapleton, longtime Bluenote sideman, drummer Tommy Morgan and, of course, the legendary Little Bill himself on bass, vocals and big time charisma.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007

HOMESTYLE


Homestyle featuring Jacob Navarro and William Cook of the popular group, Spoonshine, perform their own brand of home grown roots music the third Wednesday of every month.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007

FIRKIN FRIDAY EVERY WEEK


On Firkin Fridays, the Rockfish Grill offers cask conditioned versions of Anacortes ales. Cask conditioning is an English tradition that allows the beer to finish its fermentation in the barrel or "firkin" resulting in a character and complexity unique from any other beer. We'll offer a different variety every Friday served directly from the firkin with a traditional English hand pump. There's one batch a week and we pour till its gone, so get it while you can!
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007

BOBBY HOLLAND and the BREADLINE


Join us on Oyster Run eve for an appearance by Bobby Holland and the Breadline.

Their music is an up-tempo mix of traditional blues and other diverse blues based material including many contemporary originals.

In many ways, Breadline defies categorization as they move seamlessly from a standard like Muddy Water’s “King Bee” to a rockin’ version of the Buck Owens classic “Hot Dog” and onto a bluesy take of Frank Zappa’s “Cosmik Debris”. Along the way they deliver first rate original material from the songwriting team of Bobby Holland and Rick Star.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007

FIDALGO SWING


Join us for some great Django inspired tunes performed by local favorites Fidalgo Swing. Guitarist and host Allen Lewis will be joined each month by special guests to kick off our very own Djangofest right here at the Rockfish.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007

MARK DUFRESNE BAND


Multi Washington Blues Society award winner and former lead vocalist for the legendary Roomful of Blues, Mark Dufresne, brings his new band to the Rockfish for a evening of high class entertainment.
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