Roy Knaak has a way with the saxophone! Soft smooth sounds to soothe the soul and massage the heart! Genres that he plays in are power ballads, jazz ballads and soft rock.
Roy was born in 1976 and has been a Washington resident all of his life and in Bellingham since 1995. He has been actively playing the sax for over 20 years, and it was the first instrument after the recorder that he played in grade school. He studied with professional saxophonist, Brad Mcneill, and at the young age of 18 was already doing professional studio work and radio commercials.
He says, "It has been my lifelong goal to refine my passion for each and and every note played and to tug on the listener's heart. I focus less with 'wowing' with technical feats of patterns and riffs, and a whole lot more on making the notes I 'choose' to play convey something really emotive."
Contact Roy by emailing RakSaxEasyListening@gmail.com
or call 360-441-6618
YouTube Demo :
First, his last name is pronounced 'Jih-call-yuh' (he informs us on his website!)
He was born in Florida but grew up in the grasslands of Ferndale, and spent the last 11 years in Seattle.
From childhood on, music has been his greatest passion and therapy. He bought his first musical instrument when he was 14, a piano, in exchange for mowing someone's lawn. Soon after that he picked up the acoustic guitar and have written over 70 original songs. His current work is teaching guitar, and he loves the inspiration that music instills in his students.
Listen to and buy his music on his website:
We can't say enough about how we appreciate our very own Ferndale Mayor Jon Mutchler playing the piano for us! He is so good and is a joy to listen to.
Jon has been teaching piano and playing professionally for about 35 years. He received many music awards in high school and then went on to study piano at Western Washington University with renowned teacher, Ford Hill.
Paul Klein plays piano and sings classical songs, blues, rags, jazz, Honky Tonk and good old rock and roll. He hails from Bellingham, where he founded the Atlantics, a great dance band in the Northwest tradition and successfully gigs from Vancouver BC, to Eugene, Oregon and all cities in between for 39 years and is still going strong.
For 20 years he has played weekly at the Boundary Bay Brewery in Bellingham and also the Jansen Art Center in Lynden, Conway Muse as well as France, Italy and Canada. He also plays weekly in the Belllingham Cancer Center, as well as local Senior Centers, Memory units and countless private parties.
Contact him at email@example.com