Monday, February 13, 2012

A lil' Q & A ~ Jasper McCann

The Triple Door sat down with The Sophisticated Swinger himself, Jasper McCann- the only gentlemen savvy enough to jive with 7 illustrious Atomic Bombshells, to get a peek of who's really behind the mic.

The Triple Door: Name one song that's on your iTunes' "25 Most Played" playlist?

Jasper McCann: What the heck is iTunes? If you're asking what wax I've had on the hi-fi at home, it has most recently been Cal Tjader's "Breeze From the East" album, and Frank Sinatra's "Ring-A-Ding-Ding" album.

TD: Name your biggest guilty pleasure, musically?

J: I Hope this doesn't label me as a square, but I really dig Stravinksy.

TD: When you're not performing, or getting ready to perform, what are you doing?

J: When I'm not prepping for a show, I dig researching old cocktail recipes, an occasional round of golf with my pals, roasting various meats at my pad, reading "Cad" Magazine, and taking in a show here or there.

TD: What is your favorite song to dance to?

J: I NEVER dance. But when I'm forced to, I love the Cha-Cha-Cha and Calypso!

TD: If you could dance and/or sing with any artist, living or dead, who would it be?

J: Wow, that's a tough one. The list is so long. Dancer would be Gene Kelly, without a doubt. Talk about the perfect mix of artistry and athleticism. Singer would be Bing Crosby. That'd be a lot of crooning in one room!

TD: If you could perform in any city in the world, where would you?

J: Any city? RIO DE JANERO. I can't speak Portuguese, but I DIG BRAZILIANS.

TD: What's your most embarrassing on stage experience?

J: Embarrassing experience.. let's see.. don't remember. I was probably three Manhattans in.

TD: What inspires you to dance/sing?

J: My inspiration comes from my love of music (jazz and standards specifically) and trying to keep that swingin' style of the 50's alive! That, and I can drink and work at the same time.

TD: What hidden talents do you have?

J: Hidden talents? Well, I studied calligraphy when I was young and can still do a pretty good Gothic Script (helps when I send out cocktail party invites). I know a number of hand signals for football penalties. I'm a fair chess player, and make an excellent Bananas Foster (a flambe, of course). I am also a trap drummer, although I'd prefer to be singin', I can lay down a swingin' beat on the skins!

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Triple Door Goes Gauguin

In honor of the upcoming Gauguin and Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum, The Triple Door will be participiating in the Go! Gauguin program.

Created by the Seattle Art Museum, the Go! Gauguin program gives exhibit ticket purchasers the opportunity to recieve discounted coupons for various Seattle businesses- including the Musicquarium.

Present your Go! Gauguin coupon and receive 15% off your bill in the Musicquarium Lounge during the Gauguin and Polynesia: An Elisuve Paradise exhibtion at the Seattle Art Museum from February 9- April 29, 2012.

You can purchase your tickets in advance to recieve Go! Gauguin coupons here>>