Tom Grant and vocalist Shelly Rudolph perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Astoria Golf and Country Club. Their set highlights an evening of music and fine dining, with an opening performance at 5:30 p.m. by North Coast jazz standouts R.J. Marx and John Orr.
The event is open to the public and is $50 per person.
A buffet dinner prepared by the club’s executive chef, Gehrett Billinger, and his culinary team, follows the opening set. Purchase tickets at bit.ly/2ItzHP3
Grant, a master instrumentalist, talented singer and natural entertainer nimbly walks the line between jazz tradition and modern pop. This soft-spoken Oregon native’s inspired songwriting produces propulsive R&B grooves, infectious melodic hooks and stylish ballads with equal ease. He plays jazz piano with the harmonic sophistication and deep sense of swing that only comes from more than four decades on the bandstand.
Rudolph has been singing, performing and composing for more than 20 years. Her projects have embraced soul, jazz, blues, R&B, reggae and pop. She is currently among the busiest vocalists in Portland, performing every week in her own projects as well as with Grant.
Marx and Orr have play top venues on the Coast with their soulful renditions from the American Songbook and notes of swing, bebop and modern jazz.