trish hatley vocals
trish hatley captivates and enchants her listeners with her soaring vocals and effervescent style. whenever trish performs, her unique sense of phrasing and drama absolutely fascinates all assembled. known for bringing to the northwest first-class music programs, trish has been an active part of the northwest music scene by "makin' it happen!" trish's talents as a jazz vocalist and entertainer are equaled by her history as a producer and catalyst for the local jazz scene. jazz sundays at the conway tavern, which lasted for half a decade, was trish's project. she's produced shows such as the great american songbook, isn't it romantic, a fifth of jazz and women in song. in addition to her work with trish hans & phil, trish has her own quartet that she loves to work with. a large loyal following keeps trish's music scenes warm and friendly. trish brings an exhilarating sense of showmanship to the stage, always leaving her fans wanting more.
"the thursday night fanjam (four freshmen convention) was memorable for my first in-person listen to trish hatley. i knew from her cd that she was a terrific vocalist, but seeing her perform is to see a talent to be reckoned with! in addition to being a great singer, trish has personality to spare. of course, it also doesn't hurt that she's gorgeous as well." —phil stout, music consultant, music choice, jazzradio berlin
"when i think of trish, the first word that comes to mind is dazzling. her ability to captivate the audience while inspiring the musicians has made trish one of our most requested soloists."
—dr. paul cobb, conductor, everett symphony
"trish hatley sang with terrific energy and simultaneous control, she was outstanding!"
—the everett herald
"this slim brunette does it all with a style and energy suffused with a self effacing wit and possesses a soulful soprano voice!"
—nancy wollbeck, anacortes american
hans brehmer piano, vocals
playing for over 20 years in the northwest, hans is equally at home as a solo pianist or working with everything from small combos to big bands! known for his witty and clever songs, he is a gifted composer and arranger, and has been featured on numerous cd recordings in addition to his own projects. since 1999, he has been the accompanist for the jazz vocal department at cornish college of the arts and is in high demand among singers in the area. hans has opened for the duke ellington orchestra, performed with the everett symphony, appeared at such venues as seattle's benaroya hall and jazz alley, and maintains a busy performance schedule throughout the year.
“the more you are like yourself, the less you are like someone else, and that's what makes you unique.” —walt disney
phil demaree bass, vocals
phil's been playing bass for almost 30 years. a native of boulder, colorado, he attended the university of northern colorado under gene aitken. he spent several years touring the united states and canada and appearing with such artists as ray charles, the mills brothers, dianne schuur, joe williams, and john gary.
in addition to trish, hans and phil, phil plays and sings regularly in the seattle area with roadside attraction and the jim cutler jazz orchestra (18-piece big bands), and the jim cutler quartet. he also regularly arranges charts for these bands. recently, phil has begun arranging choral pieces for the seattle choral company, including "santa through the swing years," which was performed for the first time in the seattle choral company's christmas 2004 concert.
"…a bassist to watch" —christopher delaurenti, the stranger
"bassist demaree has exceptional 'chops'…" —al merritt, jazz now
"…a monster player" —don goodwin, beecraft
"as a leader, cutler is generous with solo space for his compatriots, and they all rise to the occasion capably, with demaree being a notable standout in that regard. playing standup for the most part, demaree also shows an adept touch on the fretless electric instrument on cutler's "keep off the grass," emphasizing the tunes fusion edges without overwhelming its solid jazz underpinnings."
—shaun dale, review of jim cutler quartet on jazzreview.com