Maxwelton Beach Club Quintet caught in the act

Posted in Music, Spotlight

BY PATRICIA DUFF
Whidbey Life Magazine, editor
Aug. 26, 2013

Photographer David Welton maneuvers under the radar with his camera, catching the folks of Whidbey Island doing what they do best. Here he angles his lens on the gents of the Maxwelton Beach Club Quintet who play a regular gig at the Bayview Farmers Market. The qunitet includes Kirk Prindle, piano, Phil Lanahan, sax, John Barney, trombone, Jim Nevermann, drums, and Kirk Prindle, III, who plays bass and lends his mellifluous vocals to the band.

The jazz band has been together for seven years now, playing a variety of styles, including “cool,” Latin, the blues and the Great American Standards. You’ll find them having a ball improvising through songs  like “Gone with the Wind,” “Tangerine,” “All Things You Are,” “Caravan,” and “Desafinado.”

Look for the Maxwelton Beach Club Quintet at the market at Bayview Corner again from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. Here’s the shots from Welton:

 

Father and son get into it.

Father and son, Kirk Prindle younger and elder, carry on a tradition of jazz together.

Phil Lanahan on sax.

Phil Lanahan soars on sax.

John Barney adds more brassy flavor with his trombone.

John Barney adds more brassy flavor with his trombone.

The gents.

The gents improvise and then improvise some more.

A percussionists angle.

Welton snaps a percussionist’s angle.

The brass section.

No jazz band is complete without its brass.

Kirk Prindle, senior, at the piano on market day. (All photos by David Welton, www.davidweltonphoto.com)

Kirk Prindle, Daddio, at the piano on market day. (All photos by David Welton, www.davidweltonphoto.com)

The Bayview Farmers Market is at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The Maxwelton Beach Club Quintet is available for parties, weddings and other events. Inquire at prindle@whidbey.com or call Kirk Prindle at 360-579-9394.

 

 

 

 

 

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