Photo courtesy of Treehouse Café 
                                Renowned trumpeter Yvonne McAllister will perform a special free concert at the Treehouse Café in Lynwood at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3.

Photo courtesy of Treehouse Café Renowned trumpeter Yvonne McAllister will perform a special free concert at the Treehouse Café in Lynwood at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3.

Trumpet legend to rock the Treehouse

Renowned trumpeter Yvonne McAllister will perform a special free concert at the Treehouse Café in Lynwood at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3.

She last visited the island in July.

McAllister has been playing the trumpet since she was 3 years old, when her mother, the first female trumpet player west of the Mississippi, put the instrument in her hands.

Originally from Ballard, McAllister has performed professionally all of her life, including at the Showbox in Seattle where she appeared with Sophie Tucker and other greats of that era.

She and her sister Jobyna worked together for many years in their band, “The Sirens of Swing.” She also famously held court regularly at the former Whiskey Creek in Keyport, and her engagements since then have continued to earn her many fans, and the admiration of other professional musicians.

Joining her at the Treehouse will be some of the musicians she has formed friendships with through the years, including Helene Smart, whose own singing has brought longtime joy to islanders; Tom Svornich (on drums); Mick Nicholson (bass); Al Harris (keyboard); Jeff Winslow (sax and flute); Bill Rappaport (clarinet); and Dale Brown (violin and banjo).

Years of working together have resulted in a broad collection of tunes ranging from blues to jazz standards from the Great American Songbook to the occasional novelty song.

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