Join Saxophonist Kate Olson and her trio for a mix of original jazz, French cafe music, and Ukrainian folk songs! This performance will be a very special and intimate show at The Manor House.

Kate Olson is an improvising saxophonist and music educator based in Seattle, WA. Since moving to Seattle in 2010, she has done her best to infiltrate the local, regional and international improvised music scenes. She can be heard performing with her own projects KO SOLO and KO ELECTRIC, and as a collaborator with Syrinx Effect, Ask the Ages, the Seattle Rock Orchestra, the Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble and Electric Circus (led by Wayne Horvitz), the Seattle Jazz Composer's Ensemble and with such Seattle staples as the Seattle Men's and Women's Choruses and cabaret producers Can Can Presents and Verlaine & McCann. Kate has a BA in Music (Jazz Emphasis) from the University of Wyoming and an MM in Improvisation from the University of Michigan.

Kate’s international resume continues to grow, including performances in Russia, Latvia, Turkey, Switzerland, South Korea, Cuba, and Slovakia. She has appeared on stage with Terry Riley, Stuart Dempster, Pauline Oliveros, Allison Miller, Bobby Previte, Skerik, Patricia Barber and pop music icons Elvis Costello, Brandi Carlile, Sir Mix-a-lot, Matt Cameron, and Big Star's Third (featuring members of REM, the Posies, and Nada Surf) among others. Kate was nominated in 2011 and 2013 for the Earshot Golden Ear Award in the Emerging Artist category, and in 2014 and 2016, she was nominated for the Best NW Instrumentalist Category, and in 2016 her band KO Ensemble was also nominated as best NW Alternative Group.

SHOW FAQ:

  • Seating: Theater Style seating - on a first come first serve basis.
  • Food/Drink: We have a full service bar available for attendees. We wanted to let you know that Joe’s Restaurant is open at 4pm for drop-in dining (no reservations taken) with tables seating up to 4 guests. If you’re seated by 5:30 and let our staff know you’re attending the performance, we will make sure you have plenty of time to enjoy Joe’s appetizers, pastas, pizzas, salads and desserts before the event. There will also be a full bar and snacks available at the Manor House starting at 6:30 before the concert, and during intermission. No service during show time. Thank you for choosing to spend a musical evening with us. After the performance, Joe's will be open later for attendees for drinks.
  • Covid Policy: In an effort to ensure the health & safety of our staff and patrons from the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, all patrons will need to show proof of full vaccination (card or photo of card) or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours from the time of entry to the venue in order to attend concerts at The Manor House. Masks are required for admittance, and only removed for eating/drinking. We follow the Covid policy guidelines of Washington State and Kitsap county. More information can be found here at:https://kitsappublichealth.org...
  • ADA Compliance: The Manor House is ADA compliant. We kindly ask guests to come in through the main entrance in the upper parking lot for easy access. We can easily accommodate wheel chairs, and other specific needs. Please contact us directly at music@pleasantbeachvillage.com if you have any special requests.

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