The new schedule of spring Hollywood House Concerts just came in and it looks like there is a plethora of great music to choose from. All concerts are on Sundays, and the ticket price of $30 includes a light seasonal buffet by chef Sasha Kaplan. The March concert will start at 5 pm, and the rest begin at 6 pm (it shifts with daylight saving time...sensible!). Reservations are required and seating is limited, so e-mail your ticket request soon.
Mar. 2: Tim Ellis and Jim Walker, with Will West. Tim Ellis, a mostly unsung hero of Portland music, has worked with Spencer Davis, The Platters, The Ink Spots and Mac Davis. With his songwriting partner, Jim Walker, they comprise JVA. Will West opens.
Apr. 6: Michael Sheridan, RedRay Frazier and Lara Michel. Singer-songwriter Sheridan is a NYC transplant and leads the touring band National Flower. Another New Yorker, RedRay Frazier (pictured) and Dirty Martini vocalist Lara Michel join him.
May 4: Roz Corral with Dan Balmer and Phil Baker. In her only Portland stop on a tour of the Northwest, jazz singer Corral will be joined by Portland guitar legend Dan Balmer and Pink Martini bassist Baker.
May 25: Benny Green and Belinda Underwood. Green is just back from gigs in Europe and Japan and is paired with young singer-songwriter Underwood.
June 8: Jenna Mammina, a San Francisco-based singer who became a Portland favorite at the Mt. Hood Jazz Festival a few years back.