Tuck & Patti are back!
They’re set for Friday – here’s more from San Juan Community Theatre’s Jan Bollwinkel-Smith:
Smooth and romantic jazz shines on the Whittier stage when Tuck & Patti return on Friday, April 13 to San Juan Community Theatre for an evening of guitar mastery and magical vocals.
For more than three decades, guitarist Tuck Andress and vocalist/arranger Patti Cathcart have been working musically together (they married in 1981). Patti exudes the soft graciousness of a gospel singer while Tuck’s guitar skills bring a virtuosity and complexity to their pieces.
The duo’s discography began in 1988 with Windham Hill Jazz’s Tears of Joy. Their most recent release, I Remember You, is a selection of love songs inspired by Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass. The late jazz pianist and composer Leonard Feather said of the duo: “Not since Ella Fitzgerald met Joe Pass on stage has there been so felicitous a mating as Tuck & Patti.”
The couple first appeared in Friday Harbor—in part because of underwriters Carolyn Haugen and her daughter, Krissy Soltman—in 2009. The two are underwriting Tuck & Patti again. Haugen says the music “speaks to our hearts. I’m sure that many islanders will enjoy this magical evening of musical entertainment.”
The Business Partners for the concert are Island Inn 123 West and VanderYacht Propane. Tickets are $25 for adults, $13 for student reserved and $5 student RUSH at the door. The SJCT box office is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.