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Extend the Day Rooftop Party.

As the temperature cools the music scene on Bainbridge Island is still as hot as ever.  Come along to this rooftop party atop of one of Bainbridge Islands newest buildings, July 19.  Amazing folk musicians will be serenading party goers into the sunset.  March to May ( and Benjamin Doerr from St. Paul de Vence ( will fill the air with soothing tunes as you drink on a cold refreshment and nibble on a light snack.  Another main focus for the evening will be Extend the Day ( presenting and explaining a little bit on what's new. There is a new project just starting up in Kenya and we want to share how and what we are up to with that. There will be pictures and maps up so you can check it out yourself. This is a benefit most of the proceeds will be going to Extend the Day's lights and shipping costs for this project. Also if you are feeling more generous, there may be other opportunities for donations.

Harbor Market Building
500 Winslow Way, Bainbridge Island.

July 19th 2014
Starting at 7pm.

Tickets are $15 or $20 at the door.  Click here to purchase online



Fill your heart with Jazz this Valentines Day


Fill your heart with Jazz this Valentines day at the beautiful Bloedel Reserve with Katie King Jazz Trio. Katie has performed for 25years in the Seattle area and is known as one of the region’s best and most versatile jazz singers.

Bainbridge Island holds a special place in her heart, as this is where she got her start. The trio also features Bill Anschell on piano and Chris Symer on bass.

Tickets are $26 for members, $29 for non-members (includes one glass of champagne and dessert; additional beverages available for purchase).

Doors open at 7pm., show from 7:30pm-9:15pm.

For more information and tickets, visit:

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A Jazzy Good Time Celebrating Django's Birthday


Gypsy jazz musicians from around Puget Sound will celebrate Django Reinhardt’s 104th birthday with an evening of music on Saturday, February 1st at the Treehouse Cafe on Bainbridge Island.

The party, from 8 to 11pm, will be hosted by local gypsy jazz band Ranger and the ‘Re-Arrangers’ and will feature several guest soloists including Chris Laughbon on trombone, Tony Kahn on guitar and Amanda Grzadzielewski on Harp.

Django, born in 1910, was an itinerant Gypsy who earned international acclaim in the 1930’s. Many of his compositions became jazz classics and he is considered one of the top guitar soloists of all time. Duke Ellington referred to Django as “the most creative jazz musician to originate anywhere outside the United States.” Decades later, Jerry Garcia said “(Django’s) technique is awesome! Even today, nobody has really come to the state that he was playing at…nobody plays with the whole fullness of expression that Django has.” Django passed away in 1953.

Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” have performed about 500 times since coming together in 2007, including a concert at North America’s foremost gypsy jazz event, Djangofest Northwest. The evening will feature songs from their repertoire of swing standards, traditional gypsy melodies, and of course, Django’s compositions. According to violinist and bandleader Ranger Sciacca: “Our goal is to make this a really fun event, with tons of amazing guest musicians and different instruments”. There is no cover charge for this event, but donations will be accepted. 

Treehouse Cafe
4569 Lynwood Center Rd. NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110



Authentic African Beats with Anzanga Marimba Ensemble


In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, stop by Bainbridge Performing Arts to enjoy the lively and beautiful melodies of Anzanga Marimba Ensemble.  There is only one show on Friday Jan 11 @ 7pm.

For over 25 years, the Seattle-based ensemble has toured nationally and internationally and appeared regionally in the Northwest Folklife Festival and Bumbershoot.  Anzanga Marimba Ensemble brings the electrifying and energizing music of African marimba to festivals, cultural events, schools, and more.  The troupe’s repertoire is primarily from Zimbabwe, with influences from Mozambique, South Africa and Gambia, in addition to original compositions. This special public performance is part of Bainbridge Performing Arts Cultural Outreach Program.

Anzanga plays using eight marimbas, three sopranos, three tenors, a baritone, and a bass and hoshos, or gourd shakers. The marimbas are hand-crafted and their xylophones are made from various hardwoods.

The instruments are tuned to bring out the authentic tonalities found in Zimbabwean Music. Each key sits above a resonator with a vibrating membrane to amplify the sound and add a unique “buzz” to the music.

Click here to listen to more music and find out more about Anzanga Marimba Ensemble

Adults: 12
Senior, Youth, Students, Military, Teachers: $8

Call Bainbridge Performing Arts at 206.842.8569