Check out facebook.com/marychavezband and facebook.com/pinktango for video and news about the upcoming CD release.
The Pink Tango Trio is composed of Mary Chavez, Chris Grant and Kevin Jones. Here's some info on each band member:
Mary Chavez is a jazz vocalist, pianist and composer who began performing professionally at age 17. Her blend of jazz with other genres captures a wide audience. She performs frequently as both a soloist and in combos. She also teaches piano.
Her song list & influences include American & global jazz - traditional & contemporary, Brazilian & Cuban, Americana, American folk, Jamaican reggae, pop, blues, country, & classical. In other words there's a lot of music she likes to play.
Really nice soft Diana Krall goes Norah Jones style piano and vocals. - Tim Nodland - Club Owner - Nodland Cellars
This Lady, is one of the hardest working jazz musicians in town, and it really shows, with her ability to embrace many genres, and make it uniquely her own, she always uplifts in her music and her personage!! Theresa Carel - singer, songwriter, Maui, Hawaii
Mary is an excellent talent and one of the nicest individuals you will ever meet! ~ Bravo! - Leanord Volpe - Replay Music, Spokane, WA
Chris Grant is an in-demand performer, educator, composer and arranger from Spokane Valley, WA. Chris is a versatile player from jazz to classical to rock, Latin, you name it, Chris can do it. Chris plays percussion with the Spokane Jazz Orchestra, conducts the Spokane British Brass Band, plays with the Coeur d’Alene Symphony, Pink Tango, Carey Brazil and the Kustoms, and Kari Marguerite & the 76. Chris is also an active composer/arranger for the school band, drum corps and percussion idioms. His works have been played by many schools throughout the United States, by Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Cascades Drum & Bugle Corps, Spokane Thunder Drum & Bugle Corps as well as the Spokane Youth Symphony.
Kevin Jones is an accomplished guitarist, bassist, composer and arranger. In addition to his bass work with Pink Tango, Kevin's resume includes roles in jazz, rock, blues, R&B/soul, Celtic and Hawaiian groups. He credits the Spokane-area jazz community with training him to be a real musician, and includes as influences all of the great players he's shared a stage with in his eighteen years of performing. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys hanging out with his wife, Julie, and racing his sailboat, BackBeat, out of Port Townsend.
First Friday at Leftbank Winebar
21 and over - full dinner menu and wine bar.
Michael and Mary will be performing at the Maryhill Winery for a four hour show. Time TBA.
Mary and Michael at Leftbank Winebar
Parisian style venue with a full menu and wine bar located in an historic building downtown on Washington.
Holiday Jazz at Leftbank
An evening of holiday jazz with Mary Chavez & Michael Lenke. No cover. 21 & over only. Full dinner menu and amazing wine selection in a cozy historic Parisian atmosphere.
Jazz at Prohibition Gastropub
All ages - Full dinner menu - All original jazz No cover
Jazz at Prohibition Gastropub
All ages - Jazz on the Patio - No cover
Jazz at Huckleberrys
Mary Chavez & Chris Kohut All ages - Birthday Bash
Jazz at Leftbank Wine Bar
Live music, wine, food - wonderful atmosphere and staff in a cozy Parisian style wine bar. What could be more fun?
Garland Street Fair
Main Stage, Garland Street Fair, Mary Chavez & Pink Tango.
Jazz at Left Bank
Jazz a t Left Bank Wine Bar - Age 21 + - I'll be singing originals and standards.
Jazz on the Patio
All ages, no cover, Jazz on the Patio with special guest percussionist Chris Kohut and saxophonist Larry Weiser.
Pink Tango on the Patio
All ages - award winning food - family friendly pub with great jazz and ambience! No cover!
Jazz at Leftbank Winebar
Jazz with Mary Chavez - no cover - 21 & over
Jazz Jeans & Jewels the 2nd Hearts & Arts Valentines Event
Jazz, Jeans & Jewels, is the theme for the second annual Hearts & Arts Valentines Event. Doors open at 5:30 for a no host bar and dance lessons with Walt & Delia. Local artists, Ginger Oakes & other fine area artists, will exhibit and offer demonstrations and work for sale that evening. An art drawing will give one lucky winner a masterpiece! The Mary Chavez Band and other local musicians will be on hand to provide a blend of jazz, Latin, and pop dance music. This is a 21 & over only event. Dinner tickets available for advance purchase and discount at eventbrite.com.