We are looking forward to welcoming the High Note Group for their first dance at the Leif Erikson Hall. The High Note Group delivers a satisfying blend of blues, funk and soul. Songs you may know, songs you may not recognize, and some great originals!
High Note Group is fronted by Joel Astley, this year’s winner of Washington Blues Society’s Best Male Vocalist award, nominee for Best Blues Performer of the year, and winner of the Best Blues Harmonica award two years running. He has collected several other nominations from the Washington Blues Society over the past three years. He has risen quickly to local favor, and can be seen playing and sitting in with multiple award-winning bands and musicians around the region.
Rafael Tranquilino is known best for his work with The Rafael Tranquilino Band, a power trio consisting of guitar, bass and drums that fuse rock, blues and funk with an alternative and fresh sound. Rafael comes from a musical family, playing music since he was ten years old. He acted as musical director for the Randy Oxford Band before branching out for himself and launching his own band.
Lissa Ramaglia, long time northwest favorite bassist with luscious vocal chops, was inducted this year into the Washington Blues Society’s Blues Hall of Fame. Add this to her already impressive list of accolades!
Tom Dostal is an accomplished musician with an impressive resume including 12 years in the percussion chair with the Andy Williams Moon River Orchestra, as well as long stints with entertainers ranging from Glen Campbell, Robert Goulet, and Petula Clark, to British blues-rock goddess Elkie Brooks.
It will be a great night of music for dancing.
Pre-dance lesson: 7pm to 8pm with John Lozano. Blues that Moves: So many Blues dances happen in very small spaces, which means sometimes you got to take it places
Dance: 8pm to 11pm
Cost: $15 general admission payable by cash or check at the door, $10 students under 23 with ID.
Location: Leif Erikson Hall, 2245 N.W. 57th St. Seattle
Parking: Through a cooperative relationship with Banner Bank, immediately east and next door to the Leif, free parking will be available at this dance in the Banner Bank lot. Parking is also available at the Ballard Health Club immediately south of the hall.
Details: Please bring a sweet or savory snack to share. Check that your shoes are clean and do not mark the floor. For the comfort and well-being of all our dancers, especially those with sensitivities, allergies or asthma, please do not wear perfume or fragrances. Thank you!
It’s Summer: While the Leif Erikson Hall is air conditioned, you might want to wear your summer best to help stay cool. Dressy shorts or a bright sundress will make you more comfortable