Escape to Create artists in residence Saxophonist Matt Otto and Jazz Guitarist William Flynn will perform at 45 Central wine bar on Thursday, Jan 19 and Sunday, Jan 29 from 4-6pm. Come relax and enjoy outstanding live music by visiting artists. Enjoy the evening on the square in Seaside. Happy hour is from 4:00 - 6:00 - half off wine by the glass.
A Midwest native, William Flynn is a guitarist and composer emerging onto the contemporary jazz community with an increasingly original musical voice. William currently serves as Assistant Professor of Jazz Guitar at Wichita State University, where he teaches applied jazz guitar, jazz improvisation, and directs the Guitar Ensemble.
Composer, saxophonist and bandleader Matt Otto is Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at Kansas University and Adjunct Professor at Rutgers New Brunswick. A Los Angeles native, Otto is co-founder of the esteemed L.A. Jazz Collective, an ongoing outreach program advancing young jazz composers and performers. Otto has performed internationally with a variety of leading jazz artists including Grammy nominated Anthony Wilson Nonet and Alan Ferber Big Band. His jazz quartet performs regularly in KCMO and is attributed with elevating the level of jazz through Otto’s compositions and solos “imbued with grace and serenity.”
Escape to Create artists are in residency this January and February for the 25th year in Seaside. As a residency requirement, artists give a public performance as a contribution to the community. Their readings, screenings, lectures and performances bring outstanding cultural programs to the South Walton community. Read about the 2017 performances in the SoWal Community Forums.
45 Central is tucked away in Seaside’s bustling central square. The beautiful wine bar offers a calm and relaxing atmosphere perfect for unwinding after a busy vacation day or a long day at work. Over 45 different wines are available by the glass, bottle or case. Exclusive vintages are sold by the glass using Coravin Wine Technology. Small plates of seasonal and regional pairings are created daily by award winning chef and owner, Jim Shirley. Check out the website for wine classes, events and specials at fortyfivecentral.com. 45 Central is sister restaurant to Jim Shirley's Great Southern Cafe (Seaside), Meltdown on 30A (Seaside) and The Bay (Santa Rosa Beach).
45 Central | SoWal Dining Guide for more info and photo gallery.