Emerald City Jazz Kings 2016-17
My Lucky Star
Merlin Showalter
Merlin Showalter's experience spans the musical gamut from rock to jazz, country to hip-hop, funk to salsa, breakbeat and beyond. Graduated from the University of Oregon School of Music with a Bachelor’s Degree in Percussion Performance, he is classically trained in addition to having performed with a variety of bands throughout the Pacific-Northwest. Merlin has performed in cruise ships around the Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas, and has performed in over 20 musical theatre and ballet productions. He has been a featured soloist with the Oregon Jazz Ensemble, Oregon Percussion Ensemble, the Emerald City Jazz Kings, and more. Merlin has also won awards for drumming in events such as Guitar Center’s Drum-Off and the Sabian Cymbal Award in the Reno Jazz Festival. In addition to performing around the West Coast, Merlin is also an active studio musician and percussion instructor.
2012
May 18-20SP 2011-12Siri Vik: Where or WhenJaqua
Oct 11-19Jazz Kings 2012-13The Very Thought Of You
Nov 1-4SP 2011-12Shirley Andress: When The Sun Comes OutJaqua
Dec 6-13Jazz Kings 2012-13Let it Snow
2013
Feb 7-15Jazz Kings 2012-13Flying Home
Mar 6-17SP 2011-12Siri Vik: My Funny Valentine
May 9-17Jazz Kings 2012-13You Made Me Love You
Oct 10-19Jazz Kings 2013-14At The Jazz Band Ball
2014
Feb 13-22Jazz Kings 2013-14Give Me A Song
May 2-11Jazz Kings 2013-14Bésame Mucho
Aug 7OFAM 2014Over The RainbowJaqua
2015
May 7-10Jazz Kings 2014-15Why Don't You Do Right?
May 30-31SP 2014-15Hear My SongJaqua
Oct 22-25Jazz Kings 2015-16Goody Goody
Dec 10-17Jazz Kings 2015-16Swinging On A Star
2016
Jan 29-Feb 7Jazz Kings 2015-16In The Mood
May 19-22SP 2015-16Fever: Remember Peggy LeeJaqua
Aug 11OFAM 2016Follow The BoysJaqua
Aug 12OFAM 2016Keep The Home Fires BurningJaqua
Dec 8-14Jazz Kings 2016-17Happy Holiday
2017
May 4-7SP 2016-17Evynne Hollens: Who Tells Your Story?Jaqua
May 18-21Jazz Kings 2016-17My Lucky Star
Aug 3OFAM 2017If I Were A BellJaqua
Aug 4OFAM 2017Star DustJaqua
Aug 4OFAM 2017They All LaughedJaqua
Aug 5OFAM 2017My Funny ValentineJaqua
Aug 10OFAM 2017Star DustJaqua
Aug 11OFAM 2017They All LaughedJaqua
Aug 11OFAM 2017My Funny ValentineJaqua
Aug 12OFAM 2017That Old Black MagicJaqua
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