LONG BEACH, Wash. — Bre Gregg — the powerhouse jazz and blues singer of Bre Gregg + The Brotherhood — will perform with the trio at the Peninsula Arts Center 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Gregg is wildly soulful. When she opens her mouth, you hear a rich musical history of back-alley clubs filled with smoky jazz, visceral blues and deeply authentic swamp soul. Her voice is technically superb after years of study and performance, but her ability to connect with the music and her audiences makes her performances profoundly intimate.
Born into a family of musicians, Gregg was singing before she could talk. After earning a degree in music, followed by study and performance in Italy, New York and California, she moved to Portland and spent the next few years entering the music scene and releasing her first CD, “On the Wind.”
Bre focuses on two main projects: Bre Gregg + The Brotherhood and Midnight Honey.
Bre Gregg + The Brotherhood features Gregg’s original music and her signature vocals combined with the mind-bending lead-guitar virtuosity of Northwest treasure Dan Gildea.
The Peninsula Arts Center (peninsulaartscenter.org) is located at 504 Pacific Ave. N., Long Beach, Washington.
Tickets are $15 and available on Brown Paper Tickets, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling Bill Svensen at 360-901-0962.
Wine, beer, and other refreshments are available for purchase.
The arts center holds an open mic the Friday night before each concert. Sign-ups start around 6:30 p.m.; the music begins at 7 p.m.
Singers, instrumentalists, poets, spoken-word artists, stand-up comedians and dramatists are all welcome. Or, just come to listen, and be amazed by the breadth of talent in the region.