Hardimans set for cruise-in stage
Rebecca and Ray Hardiman will bring something musically unique to this year's Cutsforth's Cruise-In with their tribute to Karen Carpenter.
The pair have a long-standing relationship with music in the Pacific Northwest and will bring that to the stage Saturday, Aug. 28.
Rebecca Hardiman embarked on a solo career, quickly becoming a favorite vocalist with jazz musicians in the Portland/Metro area.
Rebecca, along with her husband, Ray Hardiman, are co-founders of the North Willamette Valley Friends of Music. Their annual Friends of Music Jazz Festival showcases local jazz musicians who join together to raise money for scholarships given to music students wishing to begin or continue their music education.
Rebecca performs throughout the Pacific Northwest, both as a regular and guest artist at several venues. She is frequently invited to perform at jazz clubs, festivals, restaurants and other venues across the country including: Hawaii, California, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Colorado, Washington D.C., and Tennessee.
In 2018 she started the Karen Carpenter Tribute Band.
Ray Hardiman is an accomplished jazz pianist and with his jazz trio, performs all over the area as well. He is also the pianist with the band, Conversation, which is fronted by Mike Winkle, and serves as the pianist and arranger for the Karen Carpenter Tribute Band.
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