I wish to thank the following pillars of Orcas Jazz Society for making the Orcas Island Jazz Festival a success this year: Jean Dickerson and her lovely flower arrangements, volunteer coordinator Joe Symons, Orcas Open Arts for their continuing support, Colleen Smith Armstrong from the Sounder for getting the word out, program creator Kristen Wilson, Fred Kline, Deborah Sparks, Didier Ginsig, Sadie Bailey, Geri Turnoy, Greg and Maryse Books, Marlia Starwater, Artha Kass, Mary Tanner, Michele Wiley, Jackie Daigle, Raeyna Salisbury and John Laursen. Food providers, Chantelle Hildreth, Jackie Daigle, Sarah Ross and Raeyna Salisbury, donors, aka Patron Saints, Sallie Bell, Bruce and Marty Coffey, James Connell and Susan Hull, Harvey and Gail Glasser, King and Ann Hoagland, Roy and Laura Lundgren, Win Rhodes, Hedrick and Susan Smith, Jeff and Mary Quinn. Lodging provided for these fine artists were made possible by Jim and Anne Bredouw, Jackie Daigle and Ron Claybourn, David and Susan Densmore, Dick and Anne Griot, Dale and Jane Heisinger, Roy and Laura Lundgren, Grace McCune and Greg Ripley.
Thanks also to Office Cupboard, Orcas Center and Island Market for their support. We are looking forward to next year!