Ian Hendrickson-Smith at Tula’s – September 19

Posted 17 September, 2012 in Seattle Jazz Scene Presents - Comments Off comments

Saxophonist Ian Hendrickson-Smith, who has been to Seattle a number of times with the wildly popular soul group Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and well as jazz gigs with his own group, returns to Seattle for a show at Tula’s Jazz Club on Wednesday, September 19.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
TULA’S JAZZ CLUB

2214 Second Avenue, Seattle
7:30pm
$10 / All Ages

with:
Chris Davis (trumpet)
Ian Hendrickson-Smith (alto saxophone)
John Hansen (piano)
Nate Parker (bass)
Matt Jorgensen (drums)

Alto, Tenor, Baritone Saxophonist and Flutist Ian Hendrickson-Smith has been and continues to be one of the most sought after musicians in New York City. Mostly noted for his remarkable tone, soulful approach and blues driven melodies he’s been reaching audiences world-wide through numerous recordings and live appearances. Born in New Orleans, Ian Hendrickson-Smith began his professional music career in 1996, after four years of studies at the Manhattan School of Music.

From 2004 to 2010 Hendrickson-Smith maintained an intense recording and touring schedule as a member of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. He’s performed on virtually every major US late night TV show and has played the worlds premier stages. Ian is currently working towards opening a jazz club in NYC.

Hendrickson-Smith has worked and/or recorded with: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse, Al Green, Rufus Wainright, The Roots, Bob Dylan, Mofro, Robbie Williams, Boyz 2 Men, St Vincent, The Heavy, Michael Buble, The Charles Mingus Big Band Workshop, Phillip Harper, Etta Jones, David Hazeltine, Danny Moore, The J.B.’s (Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis), Adam Scone, Lee Fields, Mark Ronson, David Sanborn, The Hotpants, The Macktet, The Uptown Quintet, The Night Crawlers, and more.

 

Sept 22: John Coltrane Birthday Celebration

Posted 4 September, 2012 in Seattle Jazz Scene Presents - Comments Off comments

Drummer Matt Jorgensen will lead a group on Saturday, September 22, celebrating the music of John Coltrane (Coltrane’s birthday is the following day, September 23rd).

The group will feature saxophonists Rob Davis and Mark Taylor, pianist John Hansen, bassist Phil Sparks and Jorgensen on drums.

The show will be a reunion of sorts. Davis and Taylor have a long history together going back to their days at the University of Washington. Davis was active on the Seattle jazz scene before moving to Portland a decade ago.

The night will be comprised of classic Coltrane compositions from throughout his recording career. Make your reservations now to make sure you have a seat for this great night of music.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
JOHN COLTRANE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB
2214 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA
3 sets of music starting at 7:30pm
$15.00, All Ages

Reservations: 206-443-4221

Tonight! Eric Alexander at Tula’s Jazz Club

Posted 20 August, 2012 in Seattle Jazz Scene Presents - Comments Off comments

Saxophonist Eric Alexander returns to Seattle for a special show at Tula’s Jazz Club tonight, Monday, August 20.

The NYC saxophonist, who is originally from Olympia, will be in town for a family reunion and has organized a quartet featuring George Colligan (piano), Chuck Deardorf (bass) and Matt Jorgensen (drums).

The group will perform two shows — 7:30 & 9:30pm — and reservations are recommended.

MONDAY, AUGUST 20 – ERIC ALEXANDER QUARTET
TULA’S JAZZ CLUB
2214 2nd Ave
Seattle

Sets at 7:30 & 9:30
Tickets: $15/set or $25/both sets

Call 206-443-4221 for reservations

Human Spirit with George Colligan

Posted 2 August, 2012 in Seattle Jazz Scene Presents - Comments Off comments

Human Spirit, featuring Thomas Marriott (trumpet), Mark Taylor (saxophone) and Matt Jorgensen (drums), with special guest George Colligan (organ) will perform in the Seattle area over two nights this month.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17 – CEDARBROOK LODGE
performing outdoors on the lawn with dining and drinks available
18525 36th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98188
(206) 901-9268
6:30 – 9:30pm

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 – EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE
performing one set only at 7:00pm
1707 NW Market Street
Seattle, Wa 98107
(206)789-1621

July 31 – Ben Wolfe Trio

Posted 14 June, 2012 in Seattle Jazz Scene Presents - Comments Off comments

SEATTLE JAZZ SCENE PRESENTS

The Ben Wolfe Trio

update: due to a scheduling conflict this show has been cancelled.

Seattle Jazz Scene is proud to welcome bassist Ben Wolfe and his trio to Seattle for a one-night only performance at the CMA Gallery.

Orrin Evans – piano
Ben Wolfe – bass
Alan Jones – drums

TUESDAY, JULY 31
CMA PERFORMANCE GALLERY
4501 Interlake Ave N #9
Seattle WA 98103

Tickets: $12 (advance); $15 (day-of-show)

Tom Guarna / George Colligan Quartet – April 4

Posted 1 April, 2012 in Seattle Jazz Scene Presents - Comments Off comments

SEATTLE JAZZ SCENE PRESENTS:

Tom Guarna / George Colligan Quartet

Tom Guarna – guitar
George Colligan – piano
Phil Sparks – bass
Matt Jorgensen – drums

Wednesday, April 4

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE
1707 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107
Sets at 7:00 & 9:00pm

Tickets available at the door.

Guitarist Tom Guarna has been busy performing with a wide range of artists including, Lenny White, Jimmy Herring, Blood Sweat and Tears, Mark Turner, Branford Marsalis, Randy Brecker, Helen Sung, John Benitez, Mulgrew Miller, Billy Hart, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Greg Hutchinson, Javon Jackson, Les McCann, Victor Bailey, Gary Bartz, Fred Wesley, Mike Clark, Tim Hagans, Greg Tardy, Bob Dorough, Craig Handy, Uri Caine, Chris Minh Doky, Buddy Defranco, Gary Smulyan, The Yellow Jackets, Joe Locke, E.J. Strickland, Billy Drummond, and the Mingus Orchestra.

Since 2005, Tom Guarna has recorded four CDʼs as a leader on the Steeplechase Records Label, Get Together (2005), Out From The Underground (2007), Wingspan (2008), and Major Minor (2009).

George Colligan is a pianist, organist,drummer, trumpeter, teacher, and bandleader – now based in Portland, OR – who is one of the most original and compelling jazz artists of his generation. An award-winning composer (Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation grant recipient) and player (winner, Jazzconnect.com Jazz Competition), Colligan is highly in demand as a sideman, having worked with players like Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Buster Williams, and Lonnie Plaxico, both on the bandstand and in recording sessions (appearing on over 100 CDs). He has released 21 recordings full of his intelligent writing and impressive technique. His latest CD on the Piloo Records Label and entitled Pride and Joy. Colligan’s musical style incorporates everything from showtunes to funk, from free improvisation to 20th century classical music. His performances include dazzling technique as well as mature restraint. Colligan was on the faculty of the Juilliard School for two years and is currently an Assistant Professor at Portland State University. He is currently a member of Jack DeJohnette’s New Quintet.Recently, Colligan started playing the Hammond 44 Melodion(melodica). He also started a popular blog called jazztruth(jazztruth.blogspot.com).

Spin Quartet at CMA Gallery – March 23

Posted 13 March, 2012 in Seattle Jazz Scene Presents - Comments Off comments

SEATTLE JAZZ SCENE PRESENTS:

The Spin Quartet

Trumpeter Chad McCullough welcomes three of Chicago’s first-call musicians to Seattle for a series of gigs including a special show at the CMA Gallery on Friday, March 23rd.  Joining Chad is saxophonist Geof Bradfield, bassist Clark Sommers (Kurt Elling) and drummer Kobie Watkins (Sonny Rollins).

FRIDAY, MARCH 23 – CMA Gallery, 7:30PM
4501 Interlake Ave N #9
Seattle WA 98103
206-706-1034
all ages

Tickets online through Brown Paper Tickets
$15.00, 7:30pm

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