Summer concerts at Hazel Miller Plaza this week: Ian Dobson, Deems Tsutakawa

The Edmonds Arts Commission is sponsoring the following free concerts this Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 16 and Aug. 18, at Hazel Miller Plaza at 5th Avenue South and Maple Street in downtown Edmonds. The concerts take place rain or shine. For information call 425-771-0230.

Noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16
Ian Dobson’s Steel Drum Party: Equal parts performing artist, teacher, and travel guide, Ian’s musical hallmark is his ability to take disparate cultural influences and mix them together. A Seattle native, Ian Dobson’s travels took him all over Europe, Asia, South and Central America, and the United States. He earned a Jazz Studies and Percussion Performance degrees, a B.A. in History and studied music at the Oberlin Conservatory and the University of Lisbon. For more information, go to

5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18
Deems and Side B: Seattle jazz pianist Deems Tsutakawa is a writer, arranger, producer and bandleader, as well as a solo pianist. With his roots planted firmly in an Asian American upbringing, Deems’ music has evolved into a blend of R&B, pop and mainstream jazz that he calls “contemporary soul jazz.” For more information, visit

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