Candlelight Concerts
2023 tickets

Jazzin with the Classics in Seattle

Seattle performance:
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2023 at 7:00 PM

  • Gail Pettis ~ special guest vocalist!
  • Jeffrey Cohan ~ flute
• Martin Lund ~ piano, clarinet and flute
  • Paul Gabrielson ~ bass

Also on Whidbey and Orcas and San Juan Islands and in Stanwood in 2023;
please see below.

For the sixth year, artists and friends from classical and jazz realms meld their musical perspectives in this unusual collaboration and festive celebration of the Yuletide season that is guaranteed to generate an abundance of Christmas cheer - in a brand new program (as always) for 2023! 

For centuries instrumental musicians have "jazzed up" familiar melodies in the style of their day, and this team's virtuoso improvisations on Yuletide favorites, and their renditions of classical standards will bridge contemporary improvisational jazz and art music of the Baroque and Renaissance by way of the joyous melodies of the season, bringing together the best of jazz and classical worlds.

Gail Pettis

    SEATTLE • Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 7:00 PM  - Faith Lutheran Church at 8208 - 18th Ave, NE in Seattle • (206) 523-9636 •
    FRIDAY HARBOR • Wednesday, December 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM - House Concert! Please email for info and to RSVP •
    STANWOOD • Thursday, December 28, 2023 at 7:00 PM  - Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center in Stanwood (27130 –102nd Ave. NW) • (360) 629-6110 •
    WHIDBEY ISLAND • Friday, December 29, 2023 at 2:00 PM - Trinity Lutheran Church at 525 & Woodard Road in Freeland • (360) 331-5191 • with special guest baritone Karl Olsen •
    ORCAS ISLAND • Saturday, December 30, 2023 at 4:00 PM - Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Eastsound • (360) 376-2352 •
  Suggested donation $15 to $30
(a free will offering ~ everyone welcome!)
•  Youth 18 and under FREE  •
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The eleventh annual Candlelight Concerts in memory of George Shangrow continues a tradition which George initiated with candlelight evenings of chamber music and holiday favorites over many decades.  Chamber music both familiar and new is performed by some of the Northwest’s prominent soloists.


~ updated December 11, 2023 ~