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Brian Monroney Quartet

October 8, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

$20
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Brian Monroney Quartet (BMQ) –
After over three decades as busy sideman and session musician, guitarist Brian Monroney leads his first band as featured artist and composer. Brian has toured, performed and recorded with likes of Tom Jones, Gloria Estefan, Natalie Cole, Barry Manilow, Nelson Rangell, Ilan Chester and many others. As a guitarist, Brian is influenced by a broad spectrum of music and musicians and takes delight in combining it all freely with an emphasis on melody and groove.
The quartet includes powerhouse saxophonist Alexey Nikolaev and the illustrious rhythm section of Dean Schmidt (bass) and Brad Boal (drums). In addition to Monroney original compositions which evoke a wide range of modern and straight ahead jazz, and classic fusion from the 70’s and 80s, the quartet plays favorites penned by artists such as Michael Brecker, Don Grolnick, Pat Metheny and John Scofield.
Alexey Nikolaev, tenor saxophonist, has earned a reputation in the Seattle music scene as a “monster sax-man.” Alexey graduated in 1993 from Gnesin’s Music Academy of Russia with a B.A. in saxophone and arrangement. In 1994, he completed his studies in Dublin, Ireland with saxophonist Dave Liebman.
He has performed globally at such prestigious events as the Montreux Jazz Festival, Black Sea Jazz Festival, Victoria Jazz Festival, Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Portland Jazz Festival (USA), and the San Francisco Balboa Jazz Festival (USA), among others. Since 2000, Alexey lives in Seattle and is currently a faculty member at Edmonds Community College.
Brad Boal picked up his first pair of sticks at age ten and hasn’t stopped playing since!
Brad has performed, recorded or toured with: The Count Basie Big Band, Benny Green, Bob Brookmeyer, Sam Rivers, Anne Hampton Callaway, Nancy King, Vincent Herring, and others.
Brad also keeps a busy schedule as a versatile freelance drummer based out of the greater Seattle area. Through his drumming, Brad has also gigged and traveled internationally as well as throughout the US. His superb musicianship and steadfast professionalism have made him one of the Northwest’s most in demand musicians.
Dean Schmidt is one of the most sought after bassists in the Northwest, well versed in all styles of music. He grew up in Seattle absorbing the music played around the household, mostly rock and roll, his father having been a big fan of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Dean studied at the prestigious Musicians Institute of Technology in Los Angeles, and after 6 years in LA was hired by legendary guitarist James Burton for a one-year stint in Hawaii. After returning to Seattle he became a fixture on the local scene.

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Date:
October 8, 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost:
$20
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Tickets, reservations, and proof of vaccination are required to attend any music events.

Bistro dining & take out for Wednesday 4-7 • Thursday 4-8:30 • Friday & Saturday:4-9:30

Wine Shop Hours: Wed-Sat— 12p-close
Open some Wednesdays at 2pm, so please call ahead

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Bill Ray (BillRayDrums)
Bill Ray (BillRayDrums)
November 3, 2021.
Thanks to Ray and Sharon for providing a great place for so many talented artists to do their thing. The music is always top notch, the food is incredible (Scallops w/ Risotto is my favorite), and it's always a great time.
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Hanna McElroy
Hanna McElroy
October 31, 2021.
Monica Jones de Borges
Monica Jones de Borges
October 27, 2021.
We went to see some live music. There's a pricey cover charge but the music was really good. The food was excellent. Delicious pork loin with cream sauce. Good portion size of antipasto. Wonderful cheeses and salami. Very delicious seafood pasta. The prices were reasonable. We picked a great Italian Amorone wine off the shelf. The corkage was pretty steep, 12.00 given we had appetizers, full dinner and 20.00 cover. But the wine was fantastic and a fair price. Lots of wines from most important wine regions. The shelves are full and the prices fair. We'd definitely return. Service was very good especially given it was a full house. Small venue, quaint and enjoyable.
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Kevin Starkey
Kevin Starkey
October 24, 2021.
Close, tightly packed room, but comfortable. Soft lighting, exceptional wine selection. The wonderful, smooth vocalizations of Gail Pettis backed by her talented quartet. Hot and delicious shrimp fettacini paired with a perfect chardonnay. Fantastic. A winner all the way.
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Lee Schroth
Lee Schroth
October 8, 2021.
Great spot, love the small plate options. Outdoor seating was a great option. My favorite this time was flatbread with goat cheese, figs and balsamic glaze. Yum
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Daniel Torres
Daniel Torres
October 6, 2021.
Lisa Weller Ashton
Lisa Weller Ashton
August 27, 2021.
They helped make our 8th wedding anniversary so special. Amazing food, excellent cocktails, and such a fun and classy wine shop. I will be coming here more often, and hopefully have time to go see some of the live music soon.
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Chris Lapins
Chris Lapins
August 8, 2021.
Diane Howerton
Diane Howerton
August 1, 2021.
I almost hate to post as this is small and exquisite and I really don't want to share! However, everyone should have this experience; toothsome menu choices just right sized for visiting and music listening. And live music! First time out post covid and I felt like I'd been nervous system detoxed; hallelujah for establishements that are here for us all in the transition time. Thank you to the owners and the musicians!! And saftey is top notch with vaccine proof required; another thank you!
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David Johnson
David Johnson
August 1, 2021.
Delicious cuisine and great drinks. Wonderfully supportive of musicians, with a killer lineup of talent throughout the year. Highly recommend you check it out!
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