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Jazz Piano with Rodger Pegues

February 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jazz Pianist accepts tips in cryptocurrency
Jazz pianist Rodger Pegues will be playing piano at Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, Saturdays, 5 – 8pm, starting February 17th

Seattle, Washington, February 1, 2018, renowned jazz pianist, Rodger Pegues, will be performing eclectic piano stylings at the Capitol Hill art/performance gallery, Vermillion, Saturdays, 5 – 8pm, starting, February, 17. Uniquely, however, in addition to a regular tip jar Pegues will display, a Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ethereum receive addresses so that patrons can tip him in cryptocurrency.

On occasion Pegues will feature a second musician and performing as a duo they will explore the modal world of eclectic free jazz, where free can be as beautiful as it is haunting as memorizing as it is mindful.

Pegues, poet, philosopher and conceptual artist publishes poetry here: http://rodgerpegues.wordpress.com/ In 2006 Pegues released his bio cd recording entitled: “The historicity of Rodger Pegues” available here: https://www.amazon.com/historicity-rodger-pegues/dp/B002HMDGY6 Pegues is currently writing songs for a cd/record blues soul review with a full band named “The Blues according to Rodger Pegues” which will preview this winter of 2018.

Jazz pianist Rodger Pegues, self-proclaimed musical prophet and social visionary, released his 2010 cd “The historicity of Rodger Pegues” as a musical herald for the New Utopia, World Peace and Social Justice. Rodger Pegues, a native of Seattle, Washington, started singing solos in church at the age of 9. Inspired by the gifted music minister of Mt Zion Baptist Church, Phyllis Byrdwell, he began to study piano. In his teens he received both classical and jazz piano instruction at the Cornish School of Allied Arts. At Garfield High School, under the directorship of Clarence Acox he was awarded a superior performance award at the Reno International Jazz festival.

Later in Los Angeles, as musical director of the City Stage Theater he began to explore experimental forms of jazz and performance art, fusing jazz with poetry, drama and visual arts. But it was his one year tenure at the Jazz Club in Hong Kong where his creative expression came into its own. There he played with the great Jon Hendricks, Billy Bang, Dakota Stanton, and the legendary Jimmy Witherspoon.

Back in Seattle he formed the Rodger Pegues Trio, and continued performing as a solo pianist touring throughout the Pacific Northwest featuring his, graceful, bold and eclectic piano stylings, and repertoire of original compositions that embody a synergy of passion for the innovative against a tribute to the traditional.

Contact information

For bookings email: rodger@rodgerpegues.com


February 17
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar
(206) 709-9797


Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar
1508 11th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122 US
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