Ann Merryfield plays classical and jazz piano regularly in Seattle. She has held the piano chair for the Critical Mass Big Band and performs frequently with her jazz piano. She has also played classical chamber music in the San Trio. At a Stage 7performance in 2017 she played Piano 1 in the two-piano version of Gershwin's American In Paris,with Steve Tanimoto playing Piano 2.
Steve Tanimoto plays jazz piano and occasional classical music. This July, he played a new music track for the movie Casablanca, and in June 2019 performed in a concert featuring the music of Billy Strayhorn. He currently performs with the Jazz Decree trio and the Colletivo jazz trio.
Dell Wade is a composer, conductor, and bassist living in Seattle. Among his compositions are twelve symphonies. During the last year, he has been performing as part of the Colletivo jazz trio, with Steve Tanimoto and Sandy Walker.
Sandy Walker is a Seattle jazz drummer. She have been a regular participant at the Centrum Jazz Workshops in Port Townsend for approximately the last dozen years. She has played with several Seattle combos including Jazz Connection and Colletivo. Sandy is also a composer who has written numerous songs.
Kaiser-Walzer, Opus. 437, by Johann Strauss II, for two pianos.
Performed by Ann Merryfield and Steve Tanimoto.
La Valse, M. 72, by Maurice Ravel, for two pianos. Performed by Ann
Merryfield and Steve Tanimoto.
December, from The Seasons, Twelve Characteristic Pieces for the
Piano, Op. 37a, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Performed by Ann
Waltz in A-flat major, Opus 69, No. 1 ("Les Adieux") by Frederic
Chopin. Performed by Steve Tanimoto.
An der schönen blauen Donau, Opus 314, by Johann Strauss II, for two
pianos. Performed by Steve Tanimoto and Ann Merryfield.
Elsa, by Earl Zindars. Performed by Steve Tanimoto, piano; Dell Wade,
acoustic bass; Sandy Walker, drums.
Emily, by Johnny Mandel. Performed by Ann Merryfield, piano; Dell
Wade, bass; and Sandy Walker, drums.
Waltz For Debby, by Bill Evans. Performed by Steve Tanimoto, piano;
Dell Wade, bass; Sandy Walker, drums.
After the formal program, members of the audience are invited to dance
for a retake of An der schönen blauen Donau.
This 1915 gorgeous unique walnut Steinway Model O has been refinished in November 2014 with a perfect Steinway style finish, including recently restrung with all new strings, hammers, and keytops.