Bebop Co-op to rock Longbranch club house Saturday

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Slivers of sunlight soaking through the silver clouds over the Longbranch Marina.

It is pleasant out today with the cloud cover cooling things off a bit. It is still summer weather, with the high pegged in the mid 80s — so say the weather geeks.

Slivers of sunlight were seen soaking through the silver clouds over the Longbranch Marina early this morning on my drive to Tacoma.

This weekend ought to be nice and sunny, if the weather geeks are to be believed. This is good news for the folks bringing you the Jazz Cabaret featuring Bebop Co-op at the Longbranch Improvement Club house.

This is not the first time the local jazz quintet has played in Longbranch.

“Bebop Co-op’s recent foray into the lower Key Peninsula proved to be a fun evening of live jazz on an old ferry boat,” ringleader Mark Runions said.

“Many… got a kick out of the evening,” Runions said.

So they’re back.

They play again from 8-11 p.m. in the LIC club house Saturday. Their song list includes music from jazz greats Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, John Coltran, with a little Miles Davis thrown in. Admission is $10 and can be bought at the door, the Blend or Sunnycrest Farm.

According to Runions the evening “will be a sort of cabaret-style… with a no-host bar and lots of local friends to schmooze with in the coolest building on the (Key) Peninsula.”

Don’t expect a tuxedoed maître d’ to show you to your table, he said. “But the jazz will be hot and tasty, with even a few numbers to dance to if the spirit moves you.”

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