Rich Hinrichsen

Past Dates

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Anelia's Kitchen & Stage
Tango Cowboys in La Conner - 7:30 p.m.
513 S 1st ST
La Conner, WA 98257

The Tango Cowboys will make their debut in La Conner, Washington at the famous gathering place called Anelia's Kitchen and Stage. Come tango or sing along with an old cowboy song.

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

The Tango Cowboys Return! - 7 p.m.
204 1st St.
Langley, WA 98260
Price: $10



The Tango Cowboys (Rich Hinrichsen and Tom Bourne) will return to Ott & Murphy to perform tangos, cowboy songs, and boleros.

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Bell Tower Community Center
Live Music at Bell Tower Beginning Tango Class and Practica - 6 p.m.
1430 N Garden Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Price: $10



We're excited to announce that Tom Bourne and Rich Hinrichsen will be coming to our practica and providing live music the last Tuesday in November! They'll be playing classic tangos from 8-9pm, and we'll have them sandwiched between our regular DJ music. Please do bring a suggested $5 donation for these wonderful musicians! 

Come one and all to our BEGINNING TANGO CLASS, with FUN students, technique drills, and time to explore step sequences and develop your tango from the ground up. Brand new beginners come at 6-6:30 pm for a bonus intro lesson. No partner needed. 
Class: 6:30-7:30 pm, Beginner/Early intermediate level. $10. Instructors: Rebecca Niemier, David Beaumier.

Tuesdays, from 7:30-9:30 pm, for a mere $5, in the beautiful Bell Tower Studio, at the purple building where N Garden and Ellis streets intersect. The 1100 SQ FT sprung bamboo floor is wonderful, there's a great sound system, mirrors that will not lie, and even a ballet bar. Average number of dancers is holding steady at 26-30. All levels are welcome. Dance with everyone, or just your favorite partner. Work out those moves! Exquisite tango music from DJ David Beaumier will be pouring up through the Bell Tower! Save a landfill and bring a water bottle. Street parking is free. For students recommended donation is half price. Please sign in and help us keep track.

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Honey Moon Mead & Cider
Tango Cowboy Rides Again - 8:30 p.m.
9034 45th AVE NE
Bellingham, WA

Tangos, boleros, cowboy songs, & more!

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Lincoln Hall, Portland State University
Carlos Gardel: His life and music. - 7:30 p.m.
1620 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97201

At the NW Regional Conference of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), Rich will talk about the life and music of the great tango singer Carlos Gardel, present musical samples, and discuss the challenges and opportunities of including his music in a singer's repertoire. View the power point presentation here.

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Gardel In The Garden
Gardel In the Garden - 3 p.m.
Seattle, WA 98115
Price: Free


We celebrate the music of the iconic tango singer Carlos Gardel in a garden concert.  Although he died in 1935, Carlos Gardel is still revered as the greatest tango singer who ever lived. For Latin Americans, Carlos Gardel was one of the superstars of his time, starring in several movies which served as vehicles for his beautiful tango singing. Carlos Gardel co-wrote many of the great classic vocal tangos still performed today.

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Bainbridge In Bloom
3 p.m.
10535 NE Sunrise Bluff Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-4518

Rich and Tom will play a set of tangos, Italian Art Songs, and cowboy songs at a beautiful Bainbridge Island garden.

Monday, May 29th, 2017

VOCAL TANGO - 6:50 p.m.
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109
United States



Rich and Tom will perform vocal tangos from Buenos Aires at NW Folklife Festival in Seattle.

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Tango and Cowboy songs! - 6 p.m.
1924 Post Alley
United States

Rich and Tom will play Tangos and cowboy songs. Come join us!

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Michael Florentino Cellars
Wine, Dine, and Climb for the cure - 6 p.m.
19501 144th AVE NE #C1200
Woodinville, WA 98072



Rich and Tom will play an evening of music from the collection of tangos, cowboy songs, and songs from the great American songbook.

"What's better than live music, wine, food and chocolate on a Saturday evening? How about raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Washington at the same time! Join us in the Woodinville Warehouse Winery District on Saturday, March 4th. Tickets are $20 and sell out quickly every year. Stop by this weekend to get yours!" Gail Beaird Goetz

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Ott & Murphy Winery
Cowboy songs and tangos - 7 p.m.
204 First Street
langley, WA 98260
Price: Donation


Rich will present an evening of cowboy songs from the United States of America and tangos from Argentina with Tom Bourne on guitar. This will be a beautiful evening of Johnny Cash meets Carlos Gardel. 

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Old Church
Vocal Tangos, Boleros, and Italian Art Songs - 12 p.m.
1422 SW 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
Price: Free

Rich Hinrichsen will perform a program of vocal tangos by Carlos Gardel, boleros, and Italian Art Songs at the Old Church's sack lunch concert series, which is free to the public. Doug Schneider will accompany on piano.

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Ott & Murphy Wines
Twangbabies - 6:30 p.m.
204 1st St
Langley, WA

Selections from the Twangbabies country music catalog.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Illahe Country Club in Salem
Fundraiser - 6:30 p.m.
3376 Country Club Drive S.
Salem, Oregon 97302

Rich will sing "Impossible Dream."

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Egan Hall
8th Annual Beatles Sing-A-Long - 7:30 p.m.
123 N 79th ST
Seattle, WA 98103
Price: $15 adults,$10 seniors, $5 children


The 8th annual Beatles Sing-Along in support of the Elizabeth Gregory Home.

Our band plays and everybody sings and dances to three dozen Beatles tunes. The music ranges from early rockers to ballads to psychedelic production numbers. Lyrics are displayed on a tall screen, so no one is left out.  All proceeds will go directly to Elizabeth Gregory Home (

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Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Rich Hinrichsen in concert - 7:30 p.m.
1231 Vandercook Way
Longview, Washington 98632
Price: $15 adults,$10 seniors, $5 children

Rich will return to his home town of Longview to play his unique brand of globally-inspired jazz, sing tangos from Argentina, and songs from the golden age of musicals. Friends Stephen Cohen ("The King of Three Strings"), Rani Weatherby, Sherri Kingsley, and pianist Doug Schneider will join Rich on a musical romp. Rich thanks Longview music educators Spellman, Clithero, Deruyter, and Niimi for making this possible.

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

House Concert
Ravenna Woodstock
2141 NE 81st ST
Seattle, WA
United States

This is a fun popular annual event starring four Seattle artists.

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Rich Hinrichsen's globally-inspired jazz - 1 p.m.
Seattle, WA 98101
Price: Free

Rich will play his globally-inspired jazz compositions "Sheikh's Dream" (a Middle Eastern blues), "Meet Me In Guantanamo" (Cuban) and "Dance of the Sandman" (Brazilian), and others to a freedom-loving audience. Todd Strait will join on drums, Chuck Deardorf, on bass, and Jay Thomas, on trumpet and more. This will be fun! 

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

The Hearthstone
Rich Sings! - 7 p.m.
6720 E Green Lake Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
Price: Free


Rich will play songs from his CD for the first half hour. For the second half hour, he will sing, performing a tribute to Nat King Cole, and songs from the musicals "Paint Your Wagon" and "The Nervous Set." Joining Rich will be Dwight Beckmeyer on piano and Kirsten James on flute.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Lynn's Ice Cream Yogurt and More
Feet On Street with guest Rich Hinrichsen - 6 p.m.
1232 Commerce Ave
Longview, WA 98632
Price: Free

I'll be a guest on the show "Feet On Street," 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 27th, located at Lynn's Ice Cream Yogurt & More, 1232 Commerce Ave, Longview, WA 98632. My friend Ray Baker will interview me and I'll play some piano solos and sing. Make up! Thanks to Candace Benton for arranging this interview.

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Lake Union Cafe
Elizabeth Gregory Home Spring Dinner - 6:00 p.m.
3119 Eastlake Ave E.
Seattle, WA 98102
Price: $100 minimum Donation

Rich is playing solo piano at this benefit dinner. Hear the success stories. Celebrate the women. Pledge your support. Join us for our seventh annual Spring fundraising dinner at the beautiful Lake Union Cafe. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with hor d'oeuvres and wine followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m Map of Lake Union Cafe, 3119 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Bowers Down
Private Party - 7:30 p.m.
1338 Commerce Ave.
Longview, WA 98632

The evening will feature a jazz quartet with Rich Hinrichsen (piano), Todd Strait (drums), Dave Evans (tenor sax), and Dave Captein (bass).


Thursday, March 27th, 2014

CMA Gallery
Seattle CD Release Party! - 7:30 p.m.
4501 Interlake Ave N. #9
Seattle, WA 98103
Price: $5.00

Rich is releasing his brand new jazz CD "Midnight Labors" in Seattle and you are invited to attend! Rich will play several songs from his new CD with a jazz quartet and blow out 52 candles on a cake. Stuart MacDonald will join on sax, Chuck Deardorf on bass, Matt Jorgensen on drums, and Kirsten James on flute. Buy tickets here.

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

University of Washington Faculty Club
Plasticine Porters Holiday Party - 6 p.m.
Seattle, WA
Price: Private Holiday Party by Invitation Only

At this private holiday party, the Plasticine Porters will perform music of the Beatles from power ballads like "Let It Be"  to psychedlic production numbers like "Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds". This music is great for dancing and singing along! We will begin with a jazz set featuring music from "A Charlie Brown Christimas." Peace, Love, Rock.

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Walking Willows at the Electric Bean - 7 p.m.
946 Washington Way
Longview, Washington 98632
(360) 353-3160

The Walking Willows return to the Electric Bean for a night of psychedelic folk!

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Walking Willows back on Bainbridge! - 2 p.m.
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Price: Free
Mesolini glass studio- Sunday August 11 2-3pm
13291 Madison Ave NE  Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Ross studio -Sunday August 11 3-4pm
 1285 Madison Ave NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110



Friday, May 17th, 2013

Walking Willows live at the Electric Bean - 7 p.m.
946 Washington Way
Longview, Washington 98632
(360) 353-3160

Rich returns to his hometown of Longview to play double bass with the Walking Willows.

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Egan Hall
Beatles Sing-A-Long - 7:00 p.m.
123 N 79th ST
Seattle, WA 98103
Price: $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children

The 5th annual Beatles Sing-Along in support of the Elizabeth Gregory Home.

What happens?

Well, the band plays and everybody sings!

We run through about three dozen Beatles tunes, from early rockers to ballads to psychedelic production numbers.

You say you can't remember all of the words?

Lyrics are displayed on a screen, so nobody gets left out.

Except those that don't come!
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