Kenmore concert series starts July 24

The city of Kenmore’s summer concert series kicks off with avant-garde music July 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Saint Edward State Park.

The featured musicians are 1939 Ensemble and McTuff. 1939 Ensemble from Oregon is a trio comprised of percussionists Jose Medeles and David Coniglio who switch off playing vibraphones and drums while mixing in “ominous dissonance noise to sharp bombastic beats.” Josh Thomas will be joining them on trumpet and other noises. The band’s sound has also been described as “somewhere between jazz, ambient and rock.” 1939 has recently completed a studio recording that they will play selections from at the Kenmore concert.

McTuff will provide an innovative funk and jazz sound. This Seattle-based band is led by Hammond organist Joe Doria and includes guitarist Andy Coe and drummer Tarik Abouzied. McTuff has performed across the USA from Seattle’s Bumbershoot to the New Orleans Jazz Fest. Members of the band have performed with world-renowed artist including Carlos Santana, Stanton Moore, Ravi Coltrane, Bobby Previte, and many others.

The band released their third record titled “McTuff Volume 3” this past Spring. They were also showcased in a new music show called “Band in Seattle” that aired on March 8, 2014. For the past five years, the band has held residency at Seattle’s legendary Seamonster Lounge and is currently touring throughout Washington and Oregon.

Concert Schedule:

- July 24 
1939 Ensemble /
McTuff -
A Night of Jazz & Grooves /

- July 31 
Cahalen Morrison & Eli West -
Old-timey Good Times

- Aug. 7 
Miss Tess & The Talkbacks -
Saloon Swing

- Aug.14 
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys -
Country Boogie

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the Oct 21
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates