The Emerald City Jazz Kings 2015-16
Swinging On A Star
Merlin Showalter
  • Biography
  • Shedd Appearances
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.
2008
Oct 16-24JK 2008-09It's A Great Feeling!
2009
Feb 12-19JK 2008-09The Gang's All Here!
Apr 30-May 10JK 2008-09Hold That Ghost!
Oct 15-23JK 2009-10That Old Black Magic
2010
Jan 29-Feb 7JK 2009-10Heart and Soul
Apr 30-May 9JK 2009-10'S Wonderful
Oct 22-31JK 2010-11Time After Time
2011
Oct 13-21JK 2011-12Jukebox Saturday Night
2012
Feb 2-10JK 2011-12Pick Yourself Up
Mar 8-18JK 2011-12Here Come The Blondes
May 4-13JK 2011-12On The Road with Jimmy Van Heusen
May 18-20SP 2011-12Siri Vik: Where or WhenJaqua
Oct 11-19JK 2012-13The Very Thought Of You
Nov 1-4SP 2012-13Shirley Andress: When The Sun Comes OutJaqua
Dec 6-13JK 2012-13Let it Snow
2013
Feb 7-15JK 2012-13Flying Home
Mar 6-17SP 2012-13Siri Vik: My Funny Valentine
May 9-17JK 2012-13You Made Me Love You
Oct 10-19JK 2013-14At The Jazz Band Ball
2014
Feb 13-22JK 2013-14Give Me A Song
May 2-11JK 2013-14Bésame Mucho
Aug 7OFAM 2014Over The RainbowJaqua
2015
May 7-10JK 2014-15Why Don't You Do Right?
May 30-31SP 2014-15Hear My SongJaqua
Oct 22-25JK 2015-16Goody Goody
Dec 10-17JK 2015-16Swinging On A Star
2016
Jan 29-Feb 7JK 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 8-14JK 2016-17Happy Holiday
2017
May 4-7SP 2016-17Evynne Hollens: Who Tells Your Story?Jaqua
May 18-21JK 2016-17My Lucky Star
Aug 3OFAM 2017If I Were A BellJaqua
Aug 4OFAM 2017Star DustJaqua
Aug 4OFAM 2017They All LaughedJaqua
Aug 10OFAM 2017Star DustJaqua
Aug 11OFAM 2017They All LaughedJaqua
Merlin Showalter appears in these The Jazz Kings 2015-16 events:
Thursday Oct 22
7:30 pGoody Goody 1935-38
Friday Oct 23
7:30 pGoody Goody 1935-38
Saturday Oct 24
2:00 pGoody Goody 1935-38
Sunday Oct 25
2:00 pGoody Goody 1935-38
Thursday Dec 10
7:30 pSwinging On A Star
Sunday Dec 13
2:00 pSwinging On A Star
Wednesday Dec 16
7:30 pSwinging On A Star
Thursday Dec 17
7:30 pSwinging On A Star
Friday Jan 29
7:30 pIn The Mood 1939-42
Saturday Jan 30
2:00 pIn The Mood 1939-42
Thursday Feb 4
7:30 pIn The Mood 1939-42
Sunday Feb 7
2:00 pIn The Mood 1939-42
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