Everett Civic Music’s 82nd season includes jazz, soul and much more

It’s that time again when Everett Civic Music sells tickets for one of the best concert seasons in town.

This year, the 82nd concert season includes seven performances for a total season ticket price of $45, less than $7 a concert.

This early bird special of $45 begins April 16 and lasts until May 15. Any tickets left over after May 15 will sell for $50.

Single performance tickets are not available. Patrons must buy the season package.

All concerts are at Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave., Everett.

To obtain season tickets, send checks or money orders to Everett Civic Music, P.O. Box 665, Everett, 98206. For more information call 425-355-8125 or 425-303-0790 or 425-743-7074.

The season lineup:

• 42Five, 2 p.m. Sept. 30: This group brings a sense of humor and a set of voices that will make you start looking for instruments even though there aren’t any — every sound they produce comes only from their mouths. These five guys bring barbershop to another level, blending funk, rock and jazz.

• Terry Barber, 2 p.m. Oct. 21: Barber was once described by The Oregonian as having a “rippling tone of warm silver.” Barber is known for his broad vocal range while also delivering a wide range of musical styles, including opera, jazz or popular favorites. A classically trained singer, he has performed as a soloist at the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.

• Red Chamber, 2 p.m. Nov. 3: These four women blend the traditional with contemporary with a “plucked string” repertoire to bring a new sound to ancient instruments. Whether they are playing bluegrass or jazz fusion or pieces rarely heard in the west, this group features only a plucked string style, and can produce modern compositions or transcriptions from the Tang Dynasty.

• Yanna Reznik, 8 p.m. Jan. 11: She is a Russian-born classical pianist who delivers a passionate performance with a belief that a musician can present classical music to a broader audiences by creating an inspired program and by breaking the boundaries between the performer and the audience.

• The Vida Guitar Quartet, 2 p.m. Feb. 24: The quartet ombines a sound and skill that is mesmerizing. These four guitarists burst on the scene in 2007 at the World Youth Guitar Festival with reviewers calling their sound “magic.” Their virtuosity in chamber music can be heard on their first CD “Love, the Magician.”

• Alice Tan Ridley, 2 p.m. March 10: Ridley is a soul singer with an R&B vibe that is powerful. She became a citywide celeb after performing for 20 years in the subway stations of New York and then at 58, appeared on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in 2010. Her voice draws comparisons to Etta James and Tina Turner.

• Side Street Strutters Jazz Band, 2 p.m. April 27: This band is not your daddy’s Dixieland band. This group reworks the traditional jazz of New Orleans into masterful new pieces while adding an entertaining stage presence that includes colorful costumes, tap dancing, novelty numbers and a variety of unusual instruments. The band plays the legendary music of Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller along with the popular jazz melodies of Porter and Gershwin as well as Goodman, Duke Ellington and Count Basie.

Theresa Goffredo: 425-339-3424; goffredo@heraldnet.com.

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