Past Gigs & Performance Dates.

 Friday, July 26th Jazz in the Valley Clymer Museum 8:00 pm I am pleased to announce that I am back at the Ellensburg Jazz Festival. Jazz in the Valley is will be celebrating their 22nd festival and it should be a good one.

 If you did not know I love East of the Mountains where people are polite and traffic is light. I will be playing at Clymer Museum at 8:00 pm with John G. Sanders on piano, Osama Afifi on bass and Mark Ivester on drums.

Jazz in the Valley is a nonprofit music festival in downtown Ellensburg, Washington. 2019 is our 22nd festival. We are excited to bring 28 performances to 8 downtown venues with great artists playing all kinds of music. We also focus our beer and wine garden on unique local craft beers from Iron Horse Brewery, Whipsaw Brewery, Roslyn Brewery, and Gard Vintners. JIV festival passes are now on sale for an early-bird purchase discount. Make sure you purchase your pass prior to July 1, 2019! New for 2019, we extended the free child pass to 12 years old or younger, too. Any kiddo 12 or under can attend at no charge if they attend with a paid ticket holder. Fun for the whole family!

The mission of the Clymer Museum and Gallery is to collect, preserve, research, and interpret the art and life of John Clymer, the art and life of his contemporaries, and the art of preceding and ensuing generations that depict and focus on the culture, life and country of Clymer’s America.

In 1988, the idea to build a museum to honor John Clymer was proposed. Several community members approached the existing Western Art Association about establishing a museum in honor of John Ford Clymer. His family was longtime members of this community. He graduated from Ellensburg High School. A Clymer Committee was established which developed into the Clymer Foundation. The Clymer Foundation successfully applied independently for non-profit status. John Clymer was living at the time the museum plans began, and he and Mrs. Clymer indicated their willingness to participate in the museum project. The Clymer Foundation purchased the historic Ramsay Building, built in 1901, as the site for the museum and proceeded to develop the plans for the museum.
The museum is possible through the vision and hard work of the early Board of Directors who spent many hours planning and putting in place the Clymer Museum. Without them, the museum would not have been possible. The donation of original paintings by the Rasmussen Family contributes to our excellent collection of work by John Clymer. The Clymer Family and other generous donors have given paintings to make possible the collection which illustrates the varied career of John Clymer. This generosity of the donors of paintings and the support of the museum has made it possible for the life of John Clymer to be honored in his hometown. 

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