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Wild Dream

It's a wild ride through the color-saturated dreams of singer-songwriter Peggy Wendel. Swingnuts Jazz' first CD "Wild Dream," featuring 12 awesome original jazz tunes, is now available.

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Peggy not only wrote all the songs, but she also created the cover art for the DigiPak CD, which was manufactured with certified green components. The recordings were made from late 2014 to early 2015 at Big Quack studios in Mount Vernon, WA.



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Original and Classic Jazz with Natural Repercussions

Upbeat original and classic jazz, high-spirited swing, and Brazilian rhythms, all for fun, listening, and dancing. Peggy is an expressive, good-natured performer and a talented, quirky songwriter. Each 'nut is a seasoned, accomplished professional.

Repeat Performances at:

Peggy WendelAngel of the Winds Casino - Arlington
Third Place Commons - Lake Forest Park
The Rockfish Grill - Anacortes
13 Moons Restaurant - Anacortes
Skagit River Brewery
- Mount Vernon
Lobsta Mania - Camano Island
Crab Fest - Camano Island
The Conway Muse - Conway
Under the Red Umbrella - Everett
Washington Sips - La Conner
Padilla Bay Estuarine Research Reserve - Mount Vernon
The Lights of Christmas - Stanwood
Skylark's Hidden Cafe - Bellingham
The Harvest Jubilee - Stanwood
Cyndy's Broiler - Stanwood
Blackbird Bakery Cafe - Stanwood

The Band
Swingnuts Jazz Quintet - Pete Smith, Mark Dodge, Peggy Wendel, Andy Carr, Philip Nakano
Pete Smith, guitar

Mark Dodge, bass

Peggy Wendel, vocals, percussion

Andy Carr, keyboards

Philip Nakano, percussion, sax, flute


Peggy Wendel 360-474-7321 or 817-932-0295

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We're pleased to welcome special guests from time to time, including pianist Jim Bergquist, guitarist Arthur Knapp, sax man John Anderson, Brian Steiner on percussion, and maybe Matt Sircely mandolin! No matter what the lineup, great tunes are always the common denominator!

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The Music

Jazz is an all-American art form in which improvisation is the most honored tradition. In each song, every time it is performed, the improvisational interpretations of talented musicians keep even the most vintage jazz tunes forever in style. Swingnuts Jazz performs crafty originals, and breathes new life into old classics.

Peggy's songs cover topics as diverse as life: love, farmers markets, airports, bees, global economics, shooting stars ...

Some Great Songs
This is, of course, only a partial song list!

Original songs from the CD Wild Dream
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  1. Rhythm (click to listen)
    (Peggy Wendel 2014)

  2. Walk Along the Water
    (Peggy Wendel 2011)

  3. TSA
    (Peggy Wendel 2011)

  4. Free to Be
    (Peggy Wendel 2012)

  5. Farmers Market
    (Peggy Wendel 2011)

  6. Idaho Nights
    (Peggy Wendel 2010)

  7. Bees in my Bed
    (Peggy Wendel 2014)

  8. Dip
    (Peggy Wendel 2014)

  9. Salmon Dream
    (Peggy Wendel 2013)

  10. My Hat
    (Peggy Wendel 2011)

  11. Steve
    (Peggy Wendel 2013)

  12. Turn Out the Light
    (Peggy Wendel 2011)

Favorites and Jazz Classics

  1. O Pato (click to listen)
    (Teixiera-Hendricks 1964)

  2. Wave
    (Jobim 1967)

  3. That's a Plenty
    (Pollack-GIlbert 1914)

  4. Joy Spring
    (Brown 1954)

  5. My Attorney Bernie
    (Frishberg 1982)

  6. Gravy Waltz
    (Steve Allen)

  7. A Night in Tunisia
    (Dizzy Gillespie)

  8. Dream a Little Dream
    (Schwandt-Andree-Kahn 1931)

  9. Nature Boy
    (Ahbez 1947)

  10. Comes Love
    (Brown, Stept, Tobias 1939)

  11. Gone at Last
    (Paul Simon 1975)

  12. Watch What Happens
    (Gimbel-Legrand 1964)

  13. Bye Bye Blues
    (Hamm et. al. 1925)

  14. I Thought About You
    (VanHeusen-Mercer 1939)

  15. I'm Beginning to See The Light
    (Duke Ellington, et. al. 1954)

  16. Hernando's Hideaway
    (Adler-Ross 1954)

  17. Corcovado
    (Lees-Jobim 1962)

  18. Bye Bye Blackbird
    (Dixon-Henderson 1926)

  19. Manha de Carnaval (Black Orpheus Theme)

  20. If I Were a Bell
    (Loesser 1950)

  21. Dance Me to the End of Love
    (Leonard Cohen)

  22. Song for my Father
    (Horace Silver)

  23. Darkness on the Delta
    (Neiberg, Livingston, Simes 1932)

  24. The Girl from Ipanema

  25. Desafinado
    (Jobim, Cavanaugh 1959)

  26. Take the "A" Train

  27. How High the Moon
    (Hamilton-Lewis 1940)

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