Join us for a dazzling evening of vocal jazz. The duo of Joan Penney and Hans Brehmer will buoy your midweek blues!
Joan Penney has been an accomplished musician in the Pacific Northwest for over 25 years. With a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in music, she has enjoyed a diverse and successful career in choral music, music education, higher education arts administration and always as a vocalist.
She performs regularly around the Pacific Northwest and recently has appeared at Bertelsen Winery in Mount Vernon and North City Bistro in Shoreline, the Marysville Opera House, Rockfish Grill in Anacortes and the Conway Muse in Conway.
Hans Brehmer is an amazing musician and performer based in Seattle, WA. In addition to playing piano and singing, he composes much of his own material which he performs in an absolutely inimitable style. When God Was a Boy is a fine example of his work; except for a handful of selections on the album, Hans composed all the tunes and they showcase his sometimes irreverent, sometimes "twisted . . . bordering on the offensive" (his own description from the liner notes to the album) approach to song writing. I don't know how twisted his songs are, but they certainly are imaginative, encapsulating as they do some of Hans' own experiences into neat musical vignettes which communicate directly to the listener.