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Dawn Clement and Marit Peters team up for Rainier Scholars

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JUNE 5TH, 2005, (SEATTLE, WA) – Dawn Clement and Marit Peters (piano/vocals jazz duo) will play at the L.A.B. (all ages performance space behind Seattle Drum School – 12510 15th Ave NE). The show starts at 7:30 pm. Admission is $15 for this benefit concert for Rainier Scholars. Rainier Scholars prepares kids of color from low resource schools for more rigorous academics.

Marit Peters, jazz vocalist who won the SAMMIE award for Best New Artist in 2000, joins forces with pianist Dawn Clement, hailed by Christopher DeLaurenti of The Stranger for “her prodigious talent”. Clement took the 2001 Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award in the “best emerging talent” category. Dawn and Marit will play a refreshingly underplayed set of jazz standards.

Dawn Clement is an active composer/pianist in the Seattle area. She is currently on the faculty at Cornish College of the Arts, and has toured and performed all over the country. She has performed with Julian Priester, Nancy King, Pharoah Sanders, Ingrid Jensen, and John Clayton among others. Marit Peters has been featured at Bumbershoot and has played with such notables as Jay Thomas, Steve Christofferson, Brad Houser, Arne Livingston, and Vince Frates.

“If you don’t know Marit Peters yet, you will.” –The Rocket

“Phenomenal stage presence…sensually stunning…Somewhere between Nina Simone and Jessica Rabbit, Marit Peters nails classic torch tunes that most vocalist would shy away from.” –Ron Steen, The Jazz

“Marit Peters' mature musings, sexy voice and uncompromising music will get your attention. Large audiences await her." -The Stranger

“With a soulful vocal performance that at its emotional zenith recalls Aretha Franklin,…Marit Peters is an artist who is in control of her craft and ready to take it to a wider audience.” --Michael Wells (Amazon.com)

“Peters…manages to make even familiar sentiments sound sweetly soulful." - Seattle Weekly

For further information, contact Marit Peters at (206)723-0490

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