Northwest of New Orleans

A monthly jazz variety show

Northwest of New Orleans

Hot Club of Spokane, Jenny Anne Mannan, Eric Moe, Abbey Crawford, Jace Fogleman, Patricia Bartell

Tue · May 9, 2017

7:30 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

Northwest of New Orleans
Northwest of New Orleans
A monthly jazz showcase/variety show hosted by Hot Club of Spokane
Hot Club of Spokane
Hot Club of Spokane
Hot Club of Spokane is an organization of local musicians committed to the preservation of jazz, swing, and blues, named for the famous Hot Club of France from the 1930s. Although the Quintet of the Hot Club of France is synonymous with the music of Django Reinhardt and what today has become known as “jazz manouche,” the original Hot Club was in fact an actual club or organization - not a band - begun by college students to support the preservation of jazz in the wake of the Great Depression. Hot Club of Spokane adopted a similar mission, and since its founding in 2007, the group now employs 20 musicians organized in five to eight piece ensembles that perform in and around the Inland Northwest.

Hot Club of Spokane’s most notable preservation projects have included an annual festival that brought New Orleans musicians to Spokane in the wake of Hurricane Katrina (2006-2009), and a “live music, documentary film experience” that tells of the rise from small-town childhood to national fame for Spokane’s own jazz royalty, Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, and Al Rinker. To reach younger audiences, Hot Club of Spokane has now developed a repertoire of electro-swing sets - that’s hot jazz and swing music set to hip hop and house beats.

Hot Club of Spokane has opened for The Stolen Sweets, The Portland Cello Project, Casey MacGill, The Shanghai Woolies, and The Hot Club of Cowtown, with additional collaborative appearances with Howard Crosby (Bing’s nephew), Hot Club of New Orleans, Matt Munisteri, Andreas Oberg, and Washboard Chaz Leary. Members of Hot Club of Spokane also briefly appear in the Rezolution Pictures documentary, “Rumble: Indians That Rocked The World” which tells the story of Native American contributions to American music. The film was screened at Sundance in January 2017 and will soon be available on PBS.
Jenny Anne Mannan
Jenny Anne Mannan
Northwest native Jenny Anne Mannan began her musical education at a tender age, touring with her family’s bluegrass band, The Bullas, and garnering awards at fiddle contests along the way. In 1998 she moved to Nashville with her brother Luke Bulla, where the pair co-founded a band and became fixtures in the Nashville bluegrass scene. Jenny Anne toured with country songwriter Paul Overstreet, and was often a guest of artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Chris Jones, and Jim Lauderdale. Since her return to Spokane, WA, where she currently lives with her husband, author Caleb Mannan and their 4 children, she has released a solo record, Saints and Sinners, in addition to lending fiddle and vocals to Irish band An Dochas. She has been a recurring guest of Sean and Sara Watkins on their critically acclaimed show Watkins Family Hour and has played with John Cowan at the legendary Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Her songs have been recorded by John Cowan ("Little Match Girl", Comfort & Joy) and Sara Watkins ("Lock & Key", Sun Midnight Sun). Jenny Anne’s music pays homage to her bluegrass roots as she chronicles the westward journey of a generation, a family, and a sound, in a style all her own. She is an American Songstress.
Eric Moe
Eric Moe
Eric Moe has been playing trumpet professionally since 1997. Eric's journey includes being a member of both the Colorado Symphony and the Denver Brass, sharing the stage with the likes of Natalie Cole, Renee Flemming, and the Supremes. Whether in churches or Latin Night clubs, in pit orchestras or mountaintop weddings, Eric has found playing trumpet to be a great way to experience life and connect with people.

After growing up in Spokane and graduating from Whitworth with a music degree, Eric went on to earn a masters in Trumpet Performance from Arizona State University. In 2009, he was selected to play in the first international YouTube Symphony. This orchestra drew together musicians from 30 countries for a week of rehearsals in New York City culminating in a concert at Carnegie Hall.

Eric now teaches and freelances in Spokane and is a member of the Spokane Symphony. He loves to run and bakes a mean loaf of bread.
Abbey Crawford
Abbey Crawford
A local director, actress and award winning vocalist, Abbey Crawford was trained at the prestigious Cabaret Conference at Yale University, and she is the region’s only trained cabaret singer. Abbey has been onstage locally and nationally for over 20 years. Abbey has sung with The Spokane Symphony, Hot Club of Spokane, and Floating Crowbar, and she won Best Singer/Performer in Spokane/CDA Living Magazine's Best of Reader's Poll for 2013 and 2014. She's a mama of three awesome teenagers, and is always looking for the next challenge.
Jace Fogleman
Jace Fogleman
Jace Fogleman is a South Louisiana native who currently resides in Spokane, Washington. Jace’s natural talent and love of music was apparent by the age of four. He studied at the Acadiana Symphony Conservatory for eight years then continued his studies at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Jace recalls early highlights: singing at Santa Susanna in Rome while traveling in Europe; performing at Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco’s Inauguration; entertaining his first large audience on a cruise ship; singing in an audition room used by Judy Garland at Radio City Music Hall; saddling up to the Sardi’s piano to belt out a tune; just to name a few.
Upon relocating to the Northwest, Jace was approached by a local production company for a show featuring music from the 50s and 60s. Jace then auditioned and was cast in “Songs for a New World” (2012) attended by the show’s NYC composer, Jason Robert Brown. He was also cast in “Les Miserables” (2013) for an 8 week run at Spokane Civic Theater, he was recalled for an encore in its revival which included the Spokane Symphony (2014). He continues to remain involved in different musical productions in the area.

Classically trained and honed in Broadway musicals, yet always wanting to pursue his love for jazz, Jace began singing with Spokane’s MasterClass Big Band. He performs regularly with this well-respected 19 member band at notable Spokane venues with frequent appearances in contiguous states. Jace also performs with Hot Club of Spokane, a jazz band specializing in traditional and New Orleans-style “gypsy” jazz.
Patricia Bartell
Patricia Bartell
Patricia Bartell’s accordion life began in rural Montana when she started taking lessons at the age of eight. Originally from an orphanage in La Paz, Bolivia, Patricia went on to graduate from Whitworth University with a B.A. in Music Education and Accordion Performance. She has studied under piano and accordion masters, such as Dr. Judith Schoepflin, Kendall Feeney, and Frederic Deschamps. Her training and talent have lead to her successfully competing in international accordion competitions. Now she grooms students who have the potential and desire to compete on the world stage. Patricia is recognized not only in North America, but internationally as an adjudicator, performer, and teacher.

Patricia has been teaching piano and accordion from her Spokane studio Able To Play Music since 2003. In the continual quest to improve her students' accordion skill levels, Patricia researches new techniques and methodologies from around the world to integrate into her curriculum.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she performs with Tango Volcado, an Argentine Tango Quartet; leads a young modernized accordion band, The Portatos; represents the U.S.A. as a judge for the Trophée Mondial of the World Confédération for the Accordion; has helped develop the Hohner Teacher Certified Simply Music Accordion Method; Owner and producer of one of the most comprehensive online accordion video education website, accordionlife.com.

Photo courtesy of Brook Whitney Photographs.
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
http://thebartlettspokane.com/