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Music & Cocktails
Tacoma Country & Golf Club
Lakewood, WA
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Join us for a late summer evening of Music & Cocktails featuring nationally renowned and emerging artists.

Sip a hand crafted cocktail and nibble on delicious bites all while enjoying live music. Expect a new experience with classical instrumentation/musicians that showcases all elements with a fusion of classical/jazz/disco and electronic sound.  All this at the beautiful location of the Tacoma Country and Golf Club.  Dance the night away on the lawn overlooking sparkling American Lake. In case of inclement weather the event will take place inside the main dining room.
Cocktail Attire is strongly encouraged.
No Tickets will be available at the door.

Some of the featured pieces:
 Disco Cappriccio - arr. Ben Wallace
 Frank Zappa - Peaches en Regalia arr.Sam Suggs
 DoJ Carmen, Close to You - arr. Sam Suggs
 Regina Spektor - Samson - arr. Sam Suggs
 Puccini - Nessum Dorma - arr. Ben Wallace
 Punch Bros - Movement and Location - arr. Miki Sasaki
 Deadmau5 - "I Remember" mashed w/ "Pyramid Song"
                                            arr. Sam Suggs
 Earth Wind and Fire - Fantasy - arr. Sam Suggs
 Lorde - Royals - Arr. Sam Suggs


Kelly Hill is a classically trained vocalist who enjoys balancing Mozart, Bizet, and Mahler with the mixology of Music and Cocktails. As a graduate of the Yale Opera program within the Yale School of Music, memorable moments included singing the title role in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia, soloing in Beethoven's 9th Symphony, and participating in the New Music New Haven concert series. She has spent her summers working with festivals such as Central City Opera, the Santa Fe Opera, and the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Miki Sasaki is pursuing a Master's Degree in trumpet performance under the instruction of Allan Dean at the Yale University School of Music after completing his Bachelor's Degree at Juilliard. He has become an active performer of various styles in addition to his dedicated work as an educator and arranger. In addition to performances with the Yale Philharmonia, Juilliard Orchestra, and Axiom Ensemble, among others, Miki has appeared as a soloist with the Austin Symphony.

Works by composer and pianist Daniel Schlosberg have been played by the Dover Quartet, Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Yale Philharmonia, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Yale Baroque Ensemble, Lorelei Ensemble, and David Shifrin. Daniel was awarded a 2014 Charles Ives Scholarship by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a 2014 Morton Gould Young Composer Award from ASCAP. Recent theatrical work includes his chamber opera Frau Trude, arrangement/music direction of Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins (Heartbeat Opera), re-orchestration/conducting of Sondheim's Sunday in the Park With George (Yale School of Drama), and performance of a staged version of Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire (Yale Cabaret). Daniel has appeared at Chamber Music Northwest and the Phoenix Winter Chamber Music Festival, where he has performed with such artists as Fred Sherry, Ani Kavafian, Alan Vogel, and Tara Helen O'Connor. Daniel received his MM and MMA degrees from the Yale School of Music, studying with Martin Bresnick, David Lang, Aaron Kernis, and Chris Theofanidis.

Whether he is playing chamber music in Carnegie Hall, a drum set concerto in the National Theatre of Ghana, or giving a marimba recital in a castle outside Salzburg, Jonny Allen performs with a passion and mastery that enthralls audiences and draws them into even the most contemporary of soundscapes.  A strong advocate for percussion chamber music, Jonny is a member of Sandbox Percussion Quartet, an ensemble changing the face of new music through vibrant performances of new works.  As a drumset player, he performs most actively with Department of Jazz, a trio that unites disparate genres and audiences through innovative arrangements, compositions and virtuosity.  Jonny Allen has won prizes at both the International Chamber Music Competition and the International Marimba Competition in Salzburg.  He was also a recipient of the Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music where he completed a Bachelor's degree in 2011.  He is currently adjunct faculty at the Peabody Conservatory and Percussion Director at the Peabody Preparatory, Baltimore's premier community school for the performing arts.  He is also endorsed by the stick and mallet company, Vic Firth, as a part of their Young Artist Program.  Jonny holds both Masters and an Artist Diploma in Percussion Performance from the Yale School of Music where he Studied with Professor Robert van Sice and performed with the world class Yale Percussion Group.

Doug Perry is a percussionist, improviser, and educator who performs and creates many different styles of music. As a classical musician, he made his international solo debut performing as a marimba soloist with the 2012 Neue Eutiner Festspiele Orchestra in Eutin, Germany. Doug was also the instrumental division winner of the 2012 Naftzger Young Artist Auditions, in which he competed as a marimbist against many other instrumentalists, vocalists, and pianists. Doug has served as faculty for the Midwestern Music Festival in Lawrence, Kansas, and is currently adjunct lecturer of percussion at Western Connecticut State University. Doug holds degrees from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Kansas, and the Yale School of Music. Doug is a member of the Baltimore-based rock band Medicine Lake, a founding member of the New Haven-based jazz trio Department of Jazz, and a core member of the mixed chamber ensemble Cantata Profana.

Tacoma-born tubist Jens Peterson resonates with his personal belief that music has no limits and is a vivid, endless experiment. His dexterity, adaptability and ability to channel the distinctive character of the diverse roster of composers and artists that have inspired him throughout his already impressive career allow him to fluidly navigate every genre, from jazz, to orchestral/classical, to contemporary. His playful yet wise style pays homage to his most powerful influences, which include Anton Bruckner, Claude Debussy, Dave Brubeck and even Daft Punk and the French band Air.  Jens has been the Principal Tuba in numerous prestigious orchestras, bands and ensembles, including the Yale Philharmonia, Indiana University Orchestra/ Opera/ Ballet and  David Baker's Jazz Band. He has won numerous solo competitions and recently received Honorable Mention in the Woosley Hall Concerto Competition at Yale. Jens has been a guest soloist with the Northwest Sinfonietta, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and Tacoma Concert Band.  Other highlights include performances at Kennedy Center and  a duet with Christopher O'Reilly on NPR's "From the Top" at Jordan Hall in Boston, MA. He is the founder of Music and Cocktails of New Haven, CT.  He holds a BA in Tuba Performance from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music along with a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music.   He currently is pursuing his Artist Diploma in Tuba Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where he is a Fellow in the Mancini Institute.

Ben Wallace, originally hailing from Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a New England based composer, percussionist, keyboardist, and conductor.  He received his BM in composition and percussion from the University of Cincinnati where he studied with Joel Hoffman and Allen Otte.  He then received his MM in composition from the Yale School of Music where he studied with Martin Bresnick, Chris Theofanidis, and David Lang.  Ben has had his music performed at venues in New Haven, New York, Albuquerque, San Francisco, and twice at the MusicX festival in Blonay, Switzerland.  During the summer of 2013, Ben served as the music director and piano accompanist for Musical Theatre Southwest's production of The Pajama Game.  During the fall, he served as a composer and location manager for The Rite Now Project in New Haven.  Ben currently performs regularly with and coordinates the Music and Cocktails series as well as the video game band The DiscoCactus, both of whom are wholly dedicated to our loves of dance, disco, games, cocktails, and above all else, music.

Praised as "a unique musical voice" (Dustin Soiseth, The Loose Filter Project), Brendon Randall-Myers is a composer and guitarist whose work encompasses experimental rock, classical music, and free improvisation.  He is a co-founder of the punk- and math rock-inflected composing/improvising groups Grains and Marateck, and his compositional output includes works for 100 guitars, screaming orchestras, and distorted bass clarinets. Brendon grew up home-schooled in rural West Virginia, and holds degrees from Pomona College and the Yale School of Music, where he studied with David Lang and Martin Bresnick.

Matheus Garcia Souza is a Brazilian violinist, instructor and conductor with an eclectic musical background. His early interest in Brazilian popular music, also known as Choro, gave him tools to go beyond the strict classical training imposed in most violinists. His latest performances range from orchestral soloist in Brazil, with the Londrina State University Symphony Orchestra, to soundtrack recordings in the United States for franchises such as Tomb Raider and Kingdom Hearts. He holds Masters of Music Degree from the Yale School of Music.

An omnivorous chamber musician, Samuel Suggs has worked closely and performed with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, saxophonist Paul Lieberman, and steel-drum virtuoso Andy Akiho. A 2014 Protégé Artist of Chamber Music Northwest, Suggs has performed at Carnegie Hall with members of the Chamber Music Society Lincoln Center and is a regular member of the New York Chamber Soloists.
A 2014 Presser Fellowship Scholar, Suggs is also the only bassist to win a prize at the Beijing International Music Festival and has performed concertos at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and Northwestern University- including his own compositions.  While serving as the youngest principal bassist of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and playing under the batons of Riccardo Muti and Esa-Pekka Salonen, Suggs earned honors in music theory and cognition at Northwestern University. He holds a MM from the Yale School of Music where he is currently pursuing his DMA.

"Molly Netter enlivens complex and beautiful music with a voice described as "crisp and clear, white yet warm" (Seen and Heard International).  As a soprano soloist, she has performed with Julliard415 at Lincoln Center and toured internationally in Japan, Singapore and Burma under Masaaki Suzuki.  She has also toured Germany with the Department of Jazz and Italy with the Yale Voxtet.  Hailed for her "command of the stage" (Early Music America), Ms. Netter has performed at the Boston Early Music Festival and with the Yale Schola Cantorum under Nicholas McGegan, David Hill and Simon Carrington.  Ms. Netter has premiered works at The Kennedy Center, Yale School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, and the Stuttgart Festival under Helmuth Rilling.
A student of James Taylor, Ms. Netter holds degrees in composition, contemporary voice and early music voice from Oberlin Conservatory and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Between degrees, she taught English in Kyoto, Japan."
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Tacoma Country & Golf Club (View)
13204 Country Club Drive SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
United States

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Music > Classical
Music > Jazz
Music > Pop & Top 40

Minimum Age: 15
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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