Hello, friends of Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers”

We've got a busy month, with shows in Wenatchee, Bainbridge, Poulsbo, Lake Forest Park, Port Townsend, Chimacum and Sequim, plus a couple favorite Seattle-area venues, including The Royal Room in Columbia City, and North City Bistro up in Shoreline!

Here are a few highlights:
On Thursday, May 4th at the Royal Room, we'll be joined by Jackie Schafer and Tovi Newman who arrived in 2015 from Alaska. Jackie’s soulful and improvisational singing charmed even the most gruff Alaskan fishermen--and the judges at the 2017 Seattle Jazz Vocalist Competition, where she was a finalist! Tovi studied classical and jazz guitar at the University of Alaska--he plays hard-swinging rhythm and playful solos. Our groove is never better than when Tovi is with us! See Ticket details below.

On Sunday, May 7th, we're playing a special concert in Poulsbo--our first time at the Jewel Box Theatre in Poulsbo. The Jewel Box is a small black box theatre with a 95-seat capacity. Every seat is a great one in this intimate space! We'll feature tremendous saxophone player Stephen Vail, from Port Orchard. See Ticket details below.

Friday, May 26th we'll be at the North City Bistro in Shoreline--another intimate venue, with good food and drink. We'll have a great soloist (TBA), guest Sarah Yates on bass, and probably some guest vocals from Shoreline native Monica Finney. See Ticket details below.

Finally, on Saturday, May 27th, we'll host the first of many outdoor concerts that we have planned on Bainbridge Island this summer. This one will feature Stephen Vail on saxophone--he grew up in Port Orchard, traveled the world learning and playing music, and has finally returned home! He earned a Masters degree in Jazz Performance, and in five years with Holland America, he performed 5 hours every day and visited 150 cities in 60 countries. He has a polished sound and is equally adept playing smooth and sweet or wailing away and swinging hard. Admission is free and we'll collect donations.

More shows and all the details are below--hope to see you at a show!

Ranger

------------------------- ------------------------- ------------------------- -------------------------

Apple Blossom Festival - Tuesday, MAY 2 @ 4:00PM — 5:30PM
Memorial Park, 2 S Chelan Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801

Concert with Tovi Newman and Jackie Schafer - Thursday, May 4 @ 7:30PM — 9:45PM
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle

Jackie and Tovi arrived in 2015 from Alaska, where they led the group Swing 49. Jackie’s soulful and improvisational singing charmed even the most gruff Alaskan fishermen--and the judges at the 2017 Seattle Jazz Vocalist Competition, where she was a finalist! Tovi studied classical and jazz guitar at the University of Alaska--he plays hard-swinging rhythm and playful solos. Our groove is never better than when Tovi plays with us! This event has been very popular in the past--we recommend buying tickets in advance, plus reserving a table. Tickets are $15 advance, $20 doors - https://www.strangertickets.com/events/135856211; To reserve a table--email: reservations@theroyalroomseattle.com.

First Friday Art Walk - Friday, May 5 @ 6:00PM — 8:00PM
Realogics Sotheby's International Realty, 240 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island

Concert in Poulsbo - Sunday May 7 @ 2:00PM — 4:00PM
Jewel Box Theatre, 225 Iverson Street, Poulsbo, WA

The Jewel Box is a small black box theatre with a 95-seat capacity. Every seat is a great one in this intimate space! Tickets - $20 - https://jewelboxtheatrepoulsbo.ticketleap.com/ranger-and-the-rea/dates/May-07-2023_at_0200PM

Third Place Commons - Friday, May 12 @ 7:00PM — 9:00PM
Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

As a quartet. Dancers welcome! There's usually a good crowd of dancers here, and plenty of room right in front of the stage.

Port Townsend Brewing Company - Friday, May 19 @ 5:00PM — 8:00PM
Port Townsend Brewing Company, 330 10th St, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Finnriver Farm & Cidery - Saturday, May 20 @ 6:00PM — 8:00PM
Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 124 Center Road Chimacum, WA

30 minutes before music starts, a $3 or $5/person cover charge (excluding children under 12) will be collected. All funds go to the artists.

North City Bistro - Friday, May 26 @ 8:00PM — 10:00PM
North City Bistro, 1520 NE 177th Street Shoreline WA 98155

As a quartet. $15 -- please buy tickets AND make a reservation here: https://northcitybistro.com/event/hot-club-swing-ranger-and-the-re-arrangers/

Northwest Tandem Rally - Saturday, May 27 @ 2:00PM — 4:00PM
Carrie Blake Park, 350 N Blake Ave, Sequim, WA 98382

This year's Northwest Tandem Rally is presented by the Peninsula Trails Coalition and is a fundraiser for construction, maintenance and advocacy for the wonderful Olympic Discovery Trail. The Rally is annual event that has been around for a long time and is held in different cities each year. We'll be playing music outdoors at the HUGE band shell, during the afternoon beer garden / vendor expo.

Outdoor Concert with Stephen Vail - Saturday, May 27 @ 7:00PM — 9:00PM
The Ravine, 450 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Stephen Vail grew up in Port Orchard, traveled the world learning and playing music, and has finally returned home! He earned a Masters degree in Jazz Performance, and in five years with Holland America, he performed 5 hours every day and visited 150 cities in 60 countries. He has a polished sound and is equally adept playing smooth and sweet or wailing away and swinging hard. Admission is free and we’ll collect donations. Tacos and Ice Cream available!

Photo of Ranger and the "Re-Arrangers"

About the Author

The Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” perform swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, the music of Django Reinhardt, and their own unique originals. Visit them on their site!

Read more posts from Ranger and the "Re-Arrangers"