Next Up: Birthday Show!

Mike O Birthday ShowVery excited to play some music and share a night of music, friends, food, and drink with you. We’ll be playing an assortment of original tunes and arrangements of fun music from TV, video games, and Americana.

With Jacques Willis-vibraphone, Nate Omdal-bass, and Max Wood-drums.

Saturday, Sept. 20, 9pm at Egan’s Ballard Jam House, 1707 NW Market Street in Ballard.

$5-$15 sliding scale, all ages until 10pm.

Next Up! Sailing, Writing Music, and Loving Life!

Taking a little break until my Sept. 20th Quartet show at Egan’s. Enjoying the summer and all the wonderful things Seattle has to offer. Then back to business with the premiere of my first string quartet in November (funded by a grant from 4Culture), writing music for my forthcoming record, and playing gigs with the incredible musicians we have here. See you on the lake and on the bandstand!

Next Up! June 11 to July 13

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I am very excited to be music director, composer, and a musician for Book-It Repertory Theater’s production of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay!

In 1939 Joe Kavalier smuggles himself, Houdini-style, out of Nazi-occupied Prague and reappears in New York to live with his cousin, Sammy Clay. It’s the golden age of comic books and the ambitious pair—the storyteller and the artist—invent the perfect superhero for America on the brink of the Second World War. Chabon’s tale of escape, transformation, magic, and moxie is a modern-day epic­—Book-It will present this novel as a theatrical event complete with dinner break.

It is an epic piece of theater with an original score (by yours truly) that draws on the music of the era: Jazz, Klezmer, Art music, and the sounds from the Golden Age of Radio.

Performing with me is the formidable Beth Fleenor on clarinets and voice.

Tickets and more info at www.book-it.org

 

 

Next Up! Wed. 5/7/14

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Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble celebrates 5 years of community events and collaborations
with an anniversary party at the Royal Room. The first set will feature music from SJCE’s col-
lection of original works, commissioned throughout the life of the ensemble. The second set will
be a reading of new tunes by SJCE contributing composers.

Wed. 5/7/14, 8pm at The Royal Room. All ages, Pay what you can.

Featuring music by: Samantha Boshnack, Beth Fleenor, Kate Olson, Michael Owcharuk, Josh Rawlings, Jim Knodle, Tim Carey, Evan Flory-Barnes, Charlie Smith, Naomi Siegel, Paul Kemmish, and more.

The band:  Beth Fleenor (clarinet); Samantha Boshnack (trumpet), Kate Olson, Brian Bermudez, Chris Credit (woodwinds); Michael Owcharuk (piano), Tim Carey(bass), and Kyle Doran (drums).

Made possible by the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture’s Civic Partners program.