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Robin Bessier and Sollatí Play for the Olympic Peninsula Dance Club at the Port Townsend Elks November 21st
The Olympic Peninsula Dance Club is thrilled to present Robin Bessier and her new band Sollatí (pronounced Soul La TEA) at the Port Townsend Elks on November 21st. The dance starts at 8:00pm.
Sollatí is composed of Robin Bessier on vocals, Kurt Festinger on saxophone, clarinet & flute, George Radebaugh on piano, Ted Enderle on bass, and Kurt Bischoff on drums. All are professional musicians who have played in bands across the Northwest and the country including Porto Allegre, Redshift, the "Other Side of Forever Band" backing Bessier on her CD of the same name, Pies on the Run, the Chuck Easton Quartet, Impulse, and Opus Fluke. Enderle was princial bassist with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
As Bessier says, "Sollati's repertoire has been customized specifically to create a perfect mix of dance tunes. From East Coast Swing to Night Club 2-Step, Foxtrot to Cha-Cha, Waltz to Salsa, East Coast Swing to an occasional Tango and Bossa thrown into the mix, Sollati' will get you up on the dance floor and keep your feet happy all night long. ... Their mission in coming together and creating Sollati is to provide the best possible experience for dancers with a mix of swing, Latin, R&B, pop, and soul. Their growing repertoire spans generations of the best dance music, from the 1920s to current and original tunes, and everything in between. Sinatra to Stevie, the Duke to Marvin, Benny to Ray."
A free (with admission) Cha-Cha workshop will be offered by Janice Ekland at 7:00 p.m. Experienced dancers are encouraged to come help beginners. Couples and singles are welcome. No partner or registration is necessary.
This is a smoke-free dance open to all ages.
From Jeannette Wilson:
Blues... Cajun... Zydeco...
Music and dancing 7:30pm until 10:30pm
$12 cover with a discount for children.
Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona, Port Townsend
Snacks are appreciated.
Questions? Contact Jeannette Wilson at 360-385-1667 or jeannettewilson0005gmail [dot] com.
Eduardo will teach an all-level class before practica from 6:30pm to 7:30pm on November 25th.
Cost is $20.
For more info, contact Robin Nye at (260) 385-9611.