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Peggy WendelOriginal and Classic Jazz
with Natural Repercussions

Swingnuts Jazz plays 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:

The Rockfish Grill - Anacortes
13 Moons Restaurant - Anacortes
Third Place Commons
- Lake Forest Park
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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Jim BergquistBrian Steiner
 Randy K. JohnsonMatt SircelyTerry Nelson

We're pleased to welcome special guests from time to time, including pianist Jim Bergquist, sax man John Anderson from the Magic Skagit, Junior Cadillac's Brian Steiner on percussion, Matt Sircely of New Forge/Hot Club Sandwich on mandolin, and Terry Nelson or Randy K. Johnson on keyboards. No matter what the lineup, great tunes are always the common denominator.

Swingnuts Jazz - Halloween 2011 - Cyndy's Broiler, Stanwood, WA

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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!)

  1. Idaho Nights (original)
    (Peggy Wendel 2010)

  2. TSA (original)
    (Peggy Wendel 2011)

  3. My Hat (original)
    (Peggy Wendel 2011)

  4. Turn Out the Light (original)
    (Peggy Wendel 2011)

  5. Bees in my Bed (original)
    (Peggy Wendel 2014)

  6. Dip (original)
    (Peggy Wendel 2014)

  7. Steve (original)
    (Peggy Wendel 2013)

  8. Rhythm (original)
    (Peggy Wendel 2014)

  9. Salmon Dream (original)
    (Peggy Wendel 2013)

  10. Farmers Market (original) (click to listen)
    (Peggy Wendel 2011)

  11. Walk Along the Water (original) (click to listen)
    (Peggy Wendel 2011)

  12. Free to Be (original) (click to listen)
    (Peggy Wendel 2012)

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

  14. Joy Spring
    (Brown 1954)

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

  16. Wave (click to listen)
    (Jobim 1967)

  17. My Attorney Bernie
    (Frishberg 1982)

  18. Gravy Waltz
    (Steve Allen)

  19. A Night in Tunisia
    (Dizzy Gillespie)

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

  21. Nature Boy
    (Ahbez 1947)

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

  23. Gone at Last
    (Paul Simon 1975)

  24. Watch What Happens
    (Gimbel-Legrand 1964)

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

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

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

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

  29. Corcovado
    (Lees-Jobim 1962)

  30. Bye Bye Blackbird
    (Dixon-Henderson 1926)

  31. Manha de Carnaval (Black Orpheus Theme)

  32. If I Were a Bell
    (Loesser 1950)

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

  34. Song for my Father
    (Horace Silver)

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

  36. The Girl from Ipanema

  37. Desafinado
    (Jobim, Cavanaugh 1959)

  38. Take the "A" Train

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

Peggy Wendel ~ 817.932.0295 ~ Stanwood, WA ~


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