All rejoice … jazz coverage has returned (momentarily) to The Seattle Times. From their blog post today:
There was a time, decades ago, when every city in America boasted a ‘hot jazz society” — Seattle still has one devoted to early traditional jazz — in which aficionados gathered, usually monthly, to pore over new records or present concerts for their members.
In Bellevue, a good old-fashioned jazz society still exists. It’s called the Eastside Jazz Club and it’s run by the estimable South African swing drummer Lioniel Kramer and his wife, Cooksie, a pianist, who present monthly concerts by local musicians with an almost quaint air of devotion.
Every year, the club presents an “extravaganza” featuring local musicians. On Saturday, the ninth extravaganza features vibraphonist Susan Pascal and vocalist Stephanie Porter.
The Eastside Jazz Club presents their annual Jazz Extravaganza Saturday at 7:30 at the Bellevue Courtyard by Marriott.
Saturday, September 21
Marriott Courtyard Hotel
11010 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue
(425-828-9104 or www.brownpapertickets.com).