Ballard Jazz Walk performance by Marina Albero Quartet next on Jazz Northwest, 88.5 KPLU, June 5 at 2 PM

The Marina Albero Group performs at the NY Fashion Academy during the 2016 Ballard Avenue Jazz Walk. The Walk features performances in ten venues on or near historic Ballard Avenue. Marina Albero, piano and hammered dulcimer; Ben Thomas, vibes; Chuck Deardorf, bass; Mark Ivester, drums

Spanish pianist Marina Albero brought a new quartet and two sets of new music to the Ballard Jazz Walk in May as part of the 14th annual Ballard Jazz Festival.  The SRO performance was recorded for broadcast and will air on Jazz Northwest on Sunday, June 5 at 2 PM Pacific on 88.5 KPLU, and streaming at kplu.org.  Joining Marina Albero at the piano are Ben Thomas, vibes, Chuck Deardorf, bass and Mark Ivester at the drums. Marina Albero also plays hammered dulcimer on one selection.

Born in Barcelona, Marina Albero’s early musical experience including playing traditional music in her family’s band and formal music studies at musical conservatories in Spain and later in Cuba.  She moves easily between Spanish, Cuban and jazz styles, improvising with classical technique.  She first appeared in Seattle playing vibes in a duo with pianist Chano Domínguez at the Ballard Jazz Festival in 2014.  Music in this concert includes an opening song by her father Mariano Albero and original music by Marina and Ben Thomas.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and kplu.org.  After broadcast, programs may be streamed at jazznw.org.

More info:
marinaalbero.net/en/
ballardjazzfestival.com
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Tonight – Ballard Jazz Walk


Note: Today is the last day to buy discounted advance tickets.

Jazz will take over the streets of downtown Ballard again on Thursday, November 20th, beginning at 6:30pm as The Ballard Jazz returns featuring 15 groups in 11 venues for a single ticket ($18 advance / $25 day-of).

This edition of the jazz walk will feature performances by a stellar roster of Northwest jazz musicians including: Hadley Caliman, Greta Matassa, Thomas Marriott, Wayne Horvitz, Matt Jorgensen and Jay Thomas.

Cities from the north, south and east are represented by The Bridge Quartet (Portland), Cory Weeds (Vancouver), Brent Jensen (Boise) and Geof Bradfield (Chicago).

With a earlier start time than previous years – 7:00pm – this year’s Jazz Walk is the perfect after-work event.

Visit the Ballard Jazz Walk website for more information and to buy tickets.

BALLARD JAZZ WALK LINEUP:

Wayne Horvitz Quartet (8:00pm); Speak (11:00pm)
THE SUNSET TAVERN (21+)
5433 Ballard Avenue NW

Andy Clausen Group (6:30pm); The Bridge Quartet (8:00 – Midnight)
EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE (All Ages)
1707 NW Market Street

Todd Bishop’s Pop Art 4 (7:00 – 10:00pm)
SONIC BOOM RECORDS – BALLARD (All Ages)
2209 NW Market St.

Fu Kun Wu (8:00 – 11:00pm)
THAIKU (21+)
5410 Ballard Ave NW

Jay Thomas Quartet (7:30 – 11:30pm)
RESOLUTION AUDIO AND VIDEO (All Ages)
5459 Leary Avenue NW

Greta Matassa Quartet (8:00 – 11:00pm)
BAD ALBERT’S TAP & GRILL (21+)
5100 Ballard Ave NW

Hadley Caliman Quintet (8:00pm); Matt Jorgensen Quartet (9:30 – 12:00)
CONOR BYRNE PUB (21+)
5140 Ballard Ave NW

Cory Weeds with the Joe Doria Trio
(8:00 – 12:00)
LOCK & KEEL TAVERN (21+)
5144 Ballard Ave NW

Ben Thomas Trio (7:00 – 10:00pm)
THE COLLECTIVE (All Ages)
5323 Ballard Ave NW

Brent Jensen Quartet (7:30pm); Geof Bradfield Quartet (9:00pm)
NEW YORK FASHION ACADEMY (All Ages)
5201 Ballard Ave NW

Chad McCullough Quartet (7:30 – 10:30)
BOP STREET RECORDS (All Ages)
5219 Ballard Ave NW

Friday Jazz

BALLARD JAZZ FESTIVAL:
For complete line-up, ticket and venue information, visit http://ballardjazzfestival.com
Ballard Jazz Walk:
15 groups in 12 venues in beautiful downtown Ballard in Seattle, 8:30pm.
Mainstage Concert:
Hadley Caliman Group and the Hal Galper Trio, Nordic Heritage Museum, 7:30pm

In addition to the Ballard Jazz Festival,
there’s even more great music happening tonight:

JAZZ ALLEY: Billy Cobham Spectrum Band

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Gary Shutes Quartet

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM:
5:30pm- James Baumgart Trio
9pm- El Bapa Jason Parker (trumpet), Nathan Spicer (keys), Dave Elvin (drums), and special guests.

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE: Ballard Jazz Walk  http://ballardjazzfestival.com

SERAFINA: Fred Hoadley Trio

BERKSHIRE GRILL: Milo Peterson

HIROSHI’S: Buddy Catlett International Quartetlette

Seattle meets L.A.

Trumpeter Thomas Marriott, and Drummers John Bishop and Matt Jorgensen have the perfect way to beat the N.W. winter weather…

Go to Los Angeles.

Tonight the guys will perform at the first ever “L.A. Origin Records Jazz Party.” Hosted by 425 Productions, the event will feature several artists from the record label in a jam session-style hang. Grammy-nominated artists Chris Walden and Kim Richmond will be joined by tenor saxophonists David Sills, Rob Lockart and Matt Otto, with Seattle native Gary Fukishima on piano as well as several other guests.

After the recent success with the Ballard Jazz Walk, and a 10th Anniversary pin, the Origin boys haven’t even thought about taking a break. “When we get back to Seattle, it’ll be time to get to work on our trip to Toronto for the IAJE in early January…” says Bishop, “and then another Ballard Jazz Festival.” The coming Ballard Jazz Festival (the 4-day event) is scheduled to run April 23-26.

Since most of this site’s readers live in Seattle, you’ll want to tune in Friday morning (through the web) for an on-air interview with Matt, Tom, and John. Visit 88.1 KKJZ for more info.

The L.A. Jazz Party is a project of former Origin Intern Jeff Watkins, a music business student at the University of Southern California. The event will be held at the Pasadena Jazz Institute, at 8pm. Tickets are available at the door.

Ballard Jazz Walk this Friday

The Ballard Jazz Walk returns this Friday, November 30, with 16 groups performing in 11 venues all for a single ticket price ($15 advance / $20 day of event).

Coinciding with 10th anniversary of Origin Records, nearly all the artists performing have recent or up-coming releases within the next year.

Some of the featured artists include:

Northwest saxophone legend Hadley Caliman recently finished his debut recording for Origin Records featuring Joe Locke on vibes. He will perform at the NY Fashion Academy with Thomas Marriott on trumpet, Doug Miller on bass and Byron Vannoy on drums.

Chicago guitarist John McLean leads a group in Seattle for the first time performing music from his new CD “Better Angels“. He is joined by Mark Taylor on saxophone, Ryan Burns on keyboards, Phil Sparks on bass and Matt Jorgensen on drums.

Greta Matassa will perform music from her new CD “The Smiling Hour” at Bad Albert’s.

New to the Jazz Walk this year, Egan’s Ballard Jam House, will host an early dinner set at 6:30pm, Portland’s Upper Left Trio at 8:30pm performing music from their new CD “Three“, at at 11:00pm Chad McCullough will host an after-hours Jam Session where all musicians are welcome to come and sit in.

Other performers include: Sonando, Thomas Marriott’s Willie Nelson Project, Ben Thomas Trio, Collier and Dean, Brent Jensen, John Stowell, Randy Halberstadt Trio, Tad Britton / Marc Seales / Jeff Johnson, and more!

DATE: Friday, November 30th
TICKETS: $15 advance; $20 day of event
WEBSITE: http://ballardjazzfestival.com

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