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Swingnuts Jazz
Wild Dream It's a wild ride through the color-saturated dreams of singer-songwriter Peggy Wendel. The music swings and sambas through nights full of stars, lives full of love, and markets full of vegetables. Swingnuts Jazz' first CD "Wild Dream" features 12 original jazz tunes written by Peggy, who also created the cover art. The recordings were made from late 2014 to early 2015 at Quacky Studios in Mount Vernon, WA. Original and Classic Jazz with Natural Repercussions Swingnuts Jazz plays upbeat original and classic jazz, high-spirited swing, and Brazilian rhythms, all for fun, listening, and dancing. Peggy is an expressive, good-natured performer and a talented, quirky songwriter. Each 'nut is a seasoned, accomplished professional. Peggy Wendel loves singing and cheap theatrics, and is saving up for some really expensive ones. Mark Dodge has been playing in bands since the sixth grade, and can pack more stuff into a station wagon than you can. Pete Smith was a regular performer on Seattle's Bongo Corral television show. Cool. Philip Nakano plays flute, sax, and congas that he built himself, including the hardware! Andy Carr swings so hard, he has to wear seatbelts on stage. The lineup on the CD: Peggy Wendel, vocals, percussion Andy Carr, keyboards, vocals Mark Dodge, bass, vocals Philip Nakano, percussion, sax, flute, vocals Pete Smith, guitar The band is available as a three- four- five-, or 6-piece. For live performances, we're pleased to welcome some of the top musicians in Western Washington, including but not limited to: Jim Bergquist, keyboards Arthur Knapp, guitar Grant Wilson, drums Jack Stafford, sax Elena DeLisle, guitar Brad Spangler, drums John Anderson, sax Brian Steiner, percussion Matt Sircely, mandolin Terry Nelson, keyboards No matter what the lineup, great tunes are always the common denominator. And moderately-priced theatrics. Contact Peggy Wendel 360-474-7321 or 817-932-0295 swingnutsjazz@gmail.com The Music In jazz, improvisation is the most honored tradition. In each song, every time it is performed, the interpretations of talented musicians keep even the most vintage jazz tunes forever in style. Swingnuts Jazz performs crafty originals, and breathes new life into old classics. Peggy's jazz stories explore the nuances of life, love, drivers, farmer's markets, airports, bees, global economics, shooting stars ... Partial Songlist Rhythm (Peggy Wendel 2014) Walk Along the Water (Peggy Wendel 2011) TSA (Peggy Wendel 2011) Free to Be(Peggy Wendel 2012) Farmers Market (Peggy Wendel 2011) Idaho Nights (Peggy Wendel 2010) Bees in my Bed (Peggy Wendel 2014) Dip (Peggy Wendel 2014) Salmon Dream (Peggy Wendel 2013) My Hat (Peggy Wendel 2011) Steve (Peggy Wendel 2013) Turn Out the Light (Peggy Wendel 2011) Distracted Drivers (Peggy Wendel 2016) O Pato (Teixiera-Hendricks 1964) Wave (Jobim 1967) That's a Plenty (Pollack-GIlbert 1914) Joy Spring (Brown 1954) My Attorney Bernie (Frishberg 1982) Gravy Waltz (Steve Allen) A Night in Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie) Dream a Little Dream (Schwandt-Andree-Kahn 1931) Nature Boy (Ahbez 1947) Comes Love (Brown, Stept, Tobias 1939) Gone at Last (Paul Simon 1975) Watch What Happens (Gimbel-Legrand 1964) Bye Bye Blues (Hamm et. al. 1925) I Thought About You (VanHeusen-Mercer 1939) I'm Beginning to See The Light (Duke Ellington, et. al. 1954) Hernando's Hideaway (Adler-Ross 1954) Corcovado (Lees-Jobim 1962) Bye Bye Blackbird (Dixon-Henderson 1926) Manha de Carnaval (Black Orpheus Theme) (Bonfa-Sigmand) If I Were a Bell (Loesser 1950) Dance Me to the End of Love (Leonard Cohen) Song for my Father (Horace Silver) Darkness on the Delta (Neiberg, Livingston, Simes 1932) The Girl from Ipanema (Jobim-Moraes) Desafinado (Jobim, Cavanaugh 1959) Take the "A" Train (Ellington/Strayhorn) How High the Moon (Hamilton-Lewis 1940) Peggy Wendel, vocalist and songwriter, calls upon her vaudeville past as she sings each song’s story. Her vocal stylings invoke a bygone era. In the 1970s, she sang, tap-danced and performed dangerous feats of legerdemain in a vaudeville troupe. Now she performs her favorite songs; her choices are happy, hip, romantic, wild and fun. Her original compositions are upbeat and whimsical while maintaining a classic jazz sensibility. Contact Peggy Wendel ~ 817.932.0295 ~ Stanwood, WA ~ peggy.wendel@gmail.com Find us on Facebook Listen to Wild Dream Swingnuts Jazz Photo Gallery

 

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