Joe-Locke

Joe Locke performing at Tula’s this Friday, Feb 5

from Thomas Marriott:

Just a note to let you know the incredible Joe Locke will be performing at Tula’s this Friday evening, February 5th at 7:30 PM. Joe is one of the most intense and soulful musicians on the scene today and his performances are usually quite an experience. If you consider yourself a jazz fan or a supporter of the music scene in Seattle, please consider dropping in to hear the show. You won’t be disappointed! Joe has been keeping the bar very high for many years and as you know, the folks in the audience always make a difference. I hope you can join us for a wonderful evening.

Joe Locke Quartet
Joe Locke – vibraphone
Jeff Johnson – bass
John Bishop – drums
Thomas Marriott – trumpet

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Art Lande Quartet Reunion at Earshot Festival next on Jazz Northwest

One of the many highlights of last Fall’s Earshot Jazz Festival in Seattle was the reunion of Art Lande’s Seattle Quartet from the early 80s, when Art Lande was teaching at The Cornish Institute (now Cornish College of the Arts). An hour’s worth of outstanding original music and spontaneous improvisation from the concert will air on Jazz Northwest, Sunday, February 7 at 2 PM Pacific on 88.5 KPLU, simultaneous streaming at kplu.org .

The quartet of musical friends reassembled on the stage of Poncho Theatre at Cornish on Capitol Hill and played mostly compositions by pianist Art Lande and guitarist Dave Peterson. Art Lande has made his home in Boulder, Colorado for many years, bassist Dean Johnson has long been a mainstay on the New York jazz scene, and they were back in Seattle again with guitarist Dave Peterson and drummer Dave Coleman.

This was not a nostalgic retracing of steps, but fresh original music and spontaneous interaction for this reunion quartet, back together again after many years and having fun playing as a group.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and kplu.org. The program airs Sundays at 2 PM Pacific and is also available as a streaming podcast at jazznw.org after the broadcast. Next week (2/14) will feature an all-star septet from last Summer’s Jazz Port Townsend at the Saturday night finale. Sit Down, Hang On features Bob Mintzer, Dayna Stephens, Sean Jones, Terell Stafford, Benny Green, John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton.

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Photos: Louis Hayes at Boxley’s

Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Legacy Band featuring Vincent Herring, Jeremy Pelt, Rick Germanson, and Michael Glynn, performing earlier this week at Boxley’s. They will be performing at Jazz Alley on Monday, September 28 … and it is only $10!

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Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: John Coltrane Birthday Celebration featuring Rob Scheps
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Monty Alexander with John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton 40th Anniversary Celebration!
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

TRIPLE DOOR MAINSTAGE: Madeleine Peyroux
TRIPLE DOOR MUSICIQUARIUM: Birch Periera and the Gin Joints; Joe Doria Trio
216 Union Street, Seattle, 206-838-4333

LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio
6423 Latona Avenue NE, 5:00 – 7:00pm, No Cover, 21+

BOXLEY’S: Blues Walk Kick Off Party with Paul Green
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

SERAFINA: Frank Reynolds Duo
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807, 9:00pm

DUOS LOUNGE: Jeff Ferguson’s Triangular Jazztet
2940 SW Avalon Way, 206-452-2452, 7:30pm

GRAZIE: Michael Powers
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

VITO’S: Yada Yada Blues Band
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695, 8:00pm

THE ROYAL ROOM: Lache Cercel/ The m9/ The Gypsy Entertainers
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle

NORTH CITY BISTRO: Greta Matassa
1520 NE 177th St, Shoreline, 206-365-4447, 8:00pm

SHUGA JAZZ BISTRO: Off The Hook Band
317 Main Avenue South, Renton, 8:30pm

Spin Quartet

Tonight: Spin Quartet at Tula’s

Chad McCullough’s Spin Quartet is in town tonight performing at Tula’s. The group is finishing up a week-long tour.

Tuesday, September 22 at 7:30pm
THE SPIN QUARTET

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB
2214 Second Ave
Seattle

Chad McCullough – trumpet
Geof Bradfield – saxophone
Clark Sommers – bass
Dana Hall – drums

Check out the Spin Quartet’s music at Origin Records.

Tuesday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: The Spin Quartet featuring Chad McCullough
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Kyle Eastwood Band
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

THE ROYAL ROOM: Jimmie Herrod Sings The Carpenters/ Delvon Lamarr Trio
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 8:00pm

OWL ‘N THISTLE: Jam w/ Eric Verlinde
808 Post Ave, 206-621-7777, 10:00pm

SEAMONSTER LOUNGE: McTuff
2202 N 45th St, (206) 992-1120, 10:00pm

THE PINK DOOR: Casey MacGill Trio
1919 Post Alley, Seattle, 8:00pm

Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Stephanie Porter Quintet
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Hiromi: The Trio Project
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio
6423 Latona Avenue NE, 5:00 – 7:00pm, No Cover, 21+

BOXLEY’S: Leslie Kolke: Student Showcase
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

SERAFINA: Tim Kennedy Trio
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807, 9:00pm

DUOS LOUNGE: Jeff Ferguson’s Triangular Jazztet
2940 SW Avalon Way, 206-452-2452, 7:30pm

GRAZIE: Hook Me Up
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

VITO’S: New Triumph
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695, 8:00pm

THE ROYAL ROOM: Joe Doria Trio / Swindler
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle

SEAMONSTER LOUNGE: Funky To Death
2202 N 45th St, (206) 992-1120, 10:00pm

NORTH CITY BISTRO: Elspeth Savani Latin Jazz
1520 NE 177th St, Shoreline, 206-365-4447, 8:00pm

SHUGA JAZZ BISTRO: Peter “2Saxy” Jordan
317 Main Avenue South, Renton, 8:30pm

Bad Luck & Lorraine Lau perform “R.B.G.”

“RBG” performed by
Neil Welch, tenor saxophone / live electronics
Chris Icasiano, drums
Lorraine Lau, dance
Performed live for the Earshot Jazz Series “Jazz, the Second Century.” Recorded July 23rd, 2015 at the Chapel Performance Space in Seattle, WA.
Video Footage by Jake Knapp, Wil Morrill and Peter Daniel
Final editing for release by Jake Knapp
Audio by Hamilton Boyce
RBG composed by Neil Welch and developed with Chris Icasiano and Lorraine Lau

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Eastside Jazz Extravaganza this Saturday

The Eastside Jazz Extravaganza is taking place this Saturday in Bellevue.

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Theatre Resonance At Soma Towers
288 106th Avenue
Bellevue WA 98004

This year they are delighted to present The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra’s own QUINTET, featuring the Co-Leaders Michael Brockman & Clarence Acox, plus Bill Anschell on Piano, Thomas Marriott on Trumpet and Phil Sparks on Bass. Come and hear these magnificent Musicians perform in a Quintet setting in the wonderful new RESONANCE Theatre.

Seattle’s own songstress Stephanie Porter and her group will also be performing at the Extravaganza with Stephanie on vocals, Darrin Clendenin on piano, Dan O’Brien on bass and Steve Yusen on drums. A longtime figure in the Northwest jazz scene, Stephanie is an outstanding jazz vocalist with a clear sultry tone and a bright and appealing stage presence.

From Cooksie Kramer … here are a few details to be aware of:
1. Tickets will be available at the Door. But you should consider booking online to ensure your reservation because seating is limited and going fast.

2. Please arrive early we have a Super Trio performing in the foyer before the Concert at 7 pm, featuring Bob Hammer on the Keys (Bob Has played and arranged for Charles Mingus), Michael Barnett on Bass. (Michael has been Peter Nero’s Bassist for more than 18 years) and of course our own Lionel Kramer on his Yamahas.

3. Another reason for arriving early is that Parking in the building under the Theatre is also limited The first two hours are free, thereafter $2 per hour. However, the garage is monitored. To avoid a ticket, make certain to stop at the parking kiosk after you have parked your vehicle to print a receipt. Enter your stall number, select the appropriate time you anticipate being parked, print the receipt and leave it on the dash of your vehicle. As the Extravaganza will probably run more than 2 hours you will need to pay the extra charge of $2 per hour. There is also street parking beside and around the building

4. Finally another great reason for arriving early is that the Restaurant alongside the Theatre on the same level called La Bu La Authentic Sichuan Restaurant is offering 10% discount on your meal. Simply show your ticket and enjoy a great meal at 10% off!

 

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$10 Jazz Alley Special: Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Legacy Band on September 28

Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Legacy Band ft. Vincent Herring, Jeremy Pelt, Rick Germanson and Michael Glynn
September 28, 2015

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
2033 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98121

FALL SPECIAL – $10.00 (includes $4.00 service fee)

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes the return of Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Legacy Band for one night only. Band members are Louis Hayes (drums), Vincent Herring (alto sax), Jeremy Pelt (trumpet), Rick Germanson (piano) and Michael Glynn (bass). Show time at 7:30pm, doors open at 6:00pm.

After developing his skills in the fertile musical ground of Detroit in the 1950’s with the likes of Yusef Lateef, Kenny Burrell, Doug Watkins and others, drummer Louis Hayes found himself at the tender age of 18 in New York as a member of the great Horace Silver Quintet. His first recording with Horace, the classic Six Pieces Of Silver would introduce him to the jazz world as a new force to be acknowledge Louis continued to enhance his reputation with Horace from 1956 until 1959 when he joined Cannonball Adderley where he propelled the quintet to joyous musical heights and timeless recordings through 1965. He has had numerous honors and awards, including: The Down Beat New Star Award – 1961, State Of Louisiana Special Recognition Award -1986, State Of Michigan Special Tribute 1996, The Society of the Culturally Concerned Appreciation Award – 1996, Spirit Of Detroit Award -2004, Life Time Achievement Award From Bakers Keyboard Lounge – 2004, United States House Of Representatives Special Tribute – 2004. His current endeavors primarily involve the leadership of The Cannonball Legacy Band, which pays tribute to the gifted art form of that heritage and The Jazz Communicators which is Louis’ desire to continue bringing exciting musical alternatives to audiences around the world. His latest release Live at Cory Weeds’ Cellar Jazz Club (2014) made it to #1 on the Jazz Week Charts for two weeks.

Grammy Award winning saxophonist Vincent Herring has developed into a virtuoso with a voice that is uniquely intense and vigorous with energy and direction. He is considered one of the premier saxophonists of his generation. Vincent first toured Europe and the United States with Lionel Hampton’s big band. As he developed his musicianship he began to work with Nat Adderley a liaison that continued for nine years. In addition to the legends and peers he has worked with Vincent is inspired by a collage of diverse musical influences, which is reflected in his original band called Earth Jazz Agents. Vincent is also involved in Jazz education. He is currently on staff at William Patterson University in New Jersey.

Jeremy Pelt has become one of the preeminent young trumpeters within the world of jazz. Forging a bond with the Mingus Big Band very early on, as his career progressed, Pelt built upon these relationships and many others which eventually lead to collaborations with some of the genre’s greatest masters. These projects include performances and recordings with Cliff Barbaro, Keter Betts, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and many others.

Rick Germanson has been a highly in-demand pianist on the New York City Jazz scene for over a decade. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rick moved to New York City on the heels of winning the grand prize at The American Pianists’ Association Jazz Piano Competition in 1996. His accomplishments have garnered much adoration from the media and led to him being chosen as Best of New Talent in 2004 by All About Jazz NYC.

Born in Seattle, Michael Glynn began playing bass at the age of 11. Beginning his jazz studies with former Count Basie and Louis Armstrong bassist Buddy Catlett, Michael starting working professionally while still a student at Garfield High School. Michael graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of Washington, where he studied under Doug Miller and Barry Lieberman. He’s performed with jazz legends including Dave Grusin, Benny Green, the Cab Calloway Orchestra and many more.

Thursday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Fred Hoadley’s Sonando
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Hiromi: The Trio Project
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Boxley’s Pro-Am Big Band
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

VITO’S: Brazil Novo
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695, 9:00pm

BARCA: Phil Sparks/Adam Kessler Trio
1510 11th Ave, Seattle, 206-325-8263, 9:00pm

THE ROYAL ROOM: Leni Stern Trio/ Ben Von Wildenhaus
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 206-906-9920

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Mike Buchman and Steve Wacker
9pm – The Sky is a Suitcase
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621

SHUGGA JAZZ BISTRO: Chris James Quartet
317 Main Avenue South, Renton, 7:30pm

Saxophonist Steve Wilson leads his quintet at Tula's Jazz Club and Restaurant in Seattle.

Jazz NW from Vancouver, Seattle, Portland and Port Townsend

Each Sunday, Jazz Northwest presents music by resident and visiting musicians in the Pacific Northwest. This week’s show includes Triology from Vancouver BC, Wayne Horvitz and the Royal Room Music Collective Ensemble, Dave Frishberg from Portland, and New York based saxophonist Steve Wilson playing in downtown Port Townsend during the jazz festival in July. Jazz Northwest airs Sundays at 2 PM on 88.5 KPLU and streams at kplu.org

There’s more, of course, plus our roundup of some of the best bets for live jazz in the coming week. Next Saturday, Steve Griggs presents a new extended work Listen to Seattle featuring the words of Chief Seattle at the Duwamish Longhouse.

Next week on Jazz Northwest (9/27), a full-length concert with the outstanding Brazilian group Trio da Paz, with Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta, and Duduka Da Fonseca recorded at this summer’s Jazz Port Townsend. Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU. Programs are archived at http://jazznw.org.

Leni-Stern

Leni Stern Thursday night at The Royal Room

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Leni Stern Trio/ Ben Von Wildenhaus
8:00pm

The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave South
Seattle

Leni Stern is a traveler. Borders are not important, as she fits in effortlessly from place to place. The many languages of rhythm are her passports, her love of people fixes her destinations, and time marks her well-earned path. For over 25 years Stern has found motivation in the ever-changing world around her for the music that she plays, a sound that is equally transforming, malleable, fluid, and moving. Traveling. She came from Europe, put roots down in America, followed the winds to Africa, and her sights are always on the horizon.

Ben Von Wildenhaus
After 10 years spent deploying sonic barrages with saturnine heavy-riffers Federation X, tinnitus wasn’t the only voice in the back of Ben Wildenhaus’s head. “I had always listened to surf along with garage and punk and all the heavy and angular Olympia stuff,” he says. “But at the same time I was playing and listening to a lot of jazz—Bill Evans, Duke Ellington, Miles, especially electric Miles, and getting weird with experimental stuff.”

Sonarchy Radio schedule for October 2015 on KEXP

Sonarchy is recorded live in the studios at Jack Straw Cultural Center. Seattle. This hour long broadcast features new music and sound art made in the pacific northwest. Sonarchy is now into it’s 20th year of airing on KEXP, Seattle (90.3 fm). Listen for the broadcast every Sunday evening at midnight (PST). The show can be heard live at KEXP.org and furthermore is available in its entirety for two weeks following the broadcast in several streaming audio formats. This months shows will also be available as podcasts shortly after they air. Go to http://kexp.org/podcasting/podcasting.asp for a vast archive to choose from.

Doug Haire is the producer and mixes these live shows. Sonarchy would not be possible without the efforts and funding provided by Jack Straw Cultural Center. For more about this non-profit organization with a mission to support the sonic arts go to http://www.jackstraw.org Thanks for your interest and good music to you!

Oct 4th Seattle Phonographers Union
Creating new sonic worlds with field recordings. Mark Cooper, Pete Comley, Steve Barsotti, Suzie Kozawa and Steve Peters. (seapho.org)

Oct 11th Spontaneous Music Collective
New music from Kenny Mandell – woodwinds, percussion, Tim Volpicella – electric guitar and Curtis Dahl – piano and keys.

Oct 18th Analog Honking Device
Cynthia Mullis leads this bass – heavy band on tenor sax, Chris Symer – upright bass, Steve Kim – electric bass, Chris Icasiano – drums and Chad McCullough – trumpet. (analoghonkingdevice.com)

Oct 25th Marcus Price / Dustin Williams
A weird electric night out with Marcus on electronics and processing and Dustin on guitar and processing. (marcusprice.bandcamp.com)

Wednesday Jazz

THE ROYAL ROOM: 8:00pm: Piano Starts Here: Billy Strayhorn and Cole Porter “Lush Life”; 10:00pm: Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 206-906-9920, 8:00pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Cascadia Big Band
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Lizz Wright
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Central Washington University Jazz Band
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

THE PINK DOOR: Casey MacGill Trio
1919 Post Alley, Seattle, 8:00pm

VITO’S: Brad Gibson Presents
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 8:00pm

NORTH CITY BISTRO: Frank Kohl Trio
1520 NE 177th St, Shoreline, 206-365-4447, 8:00pm

Thursday Jazz

ART OF JAZZ: Anton Schwartz & Friends
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, 5:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Edda Glass / Max Hatt Quartet
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

NECTAR LOUNGE: Skerik/Flory-Barnes/Coe/Abouzied w/ Happy Orchestra & Fake Street Drive
412 N 36th S, Seattle, 9:00pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Tower of Power
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Shear Jazz
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

VITO’S: Seattle Collective
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695, 9:00pm

BARCA: Phil Sparks/Adam Kessler Trio
1510 11th Ave, Seattle, 206-325-8263, 9:00pm

THE ROYAL ROOM: The Rafael Tranquilino Band/ Being Lucius/ Shine
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 206-906-9920

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Out Loud!: A Cabaret – hosted by Ann Evans
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621

SHUGGA JAZZ BISTRO: Chris James Quartet
317 Main Avenue South, Renton, 7:30pm

Overton Berry and Bruce Phares

Overton Berry and Bruce Phares tonight at the Royal Room

Old friends join together once again!

From 1978 until the mid ’90s, Seattle Jazz Legend Overton Berry and bassist Bruce Phares were featured headliners at countless venues and concerts in the Northwest. Their intuitive musical interaction on stage was legendary. During their time together, they were joined at the hip both musically and as friends (OB was Bruce and Donna’s best man at their wedding), performing most notably as a duet, but also in trio, quartet and larger formats, often with some of the greatest singers in northwest and international music.

Bruce left public performing in the mid ’90s for business pursuits, with the intention of returning to the stage some day.

Overton and Bruce have performed only 3 times in the last 10 years, each sold out shows and they bring their magic once again, this time to the venerated stage of The Royal Room in Columbia City, Seattle.

Wednesday, September 9 – Overton Berry/Bruce Phares Duo
THE ROYAL ROOM
5000 Rainier Ave South
Seattle
206-906-9920
8:00pm