Martinis & Mistletoe
The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Martinis & Mistletoe on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Martinis & Mistletoe is an intimate, vintage-style evening in the beautiful Stone Hall featuring cabaret jazz and holiday pops performed by the Swingtime Jazz Combo with Tamara Fouyer and Joe Hammel. The evening will include a no host full bar offering holiday cocktails and sweet treats available for purchase. Special edition bottles of Nevada City Winery wine will also be available for purchase. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 General Admission and $40 Reserved Cabaret Seating. Reserved Cabaret Seating includes a reserved cabaret table and a complimentary beverage from the bar. Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op. Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office by phone or in person.
Tamara Fouyer is a longtime Nevada County resident and lives in Grass Valley with husband, Jason Fouyer, and their two young children. As a child, she had the fortune to study classical voice and piano under Laura June Breen, who influenced her in life and in musical style. She inspired in Tamara a love of many forms of music, from classical opera, Broadway, jazz and American Standards. In college, she studied in Spain, and loves to incorporate songs of the Romance languages. She gravitates toward songs that touch the heart and possess melodies that endure. She has performed with Cabernet Duo at various local venues and now with jazz pianist, Joe Hammel and his Big Band, the Swingtime Jazz Combo.
Joe Hammel, Swingtime‘s founder and pianist, spent over fifty years in the field of education, including Secondary and University teaching, and a Deanship at Sierra College. Dr. Hammel is a songwriter, and from early lessons at age five has evolved into an accomplished pianist focused on, and enchanted with, the music and “swing” beat of the 20’s – 40’s. His band Swingtime, his entertaining at Senior Citizen residences, hours in the gym, and his newest artistic interest painting, keep him very busy!”