The Westerlies featured on NPR’s Fresh Air

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The Westerlies perform at the Royal Room, in Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood. Fresh off recording an album of the music of Wayne Horvitz, the members of this New York based brass quartet return to their hometown of Seattle.

TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. The Westerlies is a quartet of young New York brass players, who know each other from school days in Seattle. Their debut album is a set of pieces by Seattle-based composer and improviser Wayne Horvitz. Jazz critic Kevin Whitehead says Horvitz and The Westerlies are a perfect fit.

KEVIN WHITEHEAD, BYLINE: Since Wayne Horvitz left New York for Seattle in 1989, he’s burrowed deep into the city’s musical life. He composes for the theater, for classical ensembles and his own improvising bands, and he runs his own club. He’s taught and mentored and hired lots of younger musicians, including the future members of the two trumpet, two trombone quartet The Westerlies. During that band’s second year together, Horvitz asked if they might be interested in recording some of his music, though none of it was written for brass. They were interested.

(SOUNDBITE OF THE WESTERLIES SONG, “HOME”)

WHITEHEAD: Trumpeter Riley Mulherkar on “Home” from The Westerlies’ album “Wish The Children Would Come On Home: The Music Of Wayne Horvitz.” His pieces may carry a strong whiff of folksy Americana, sometimes in a subdued minor key. Some short tunes are built on just a shapely phrase or two. Horvitz calls them miniatures with places for improvisations.

(SOUNDBITE OF THE WESTERLIES)

WHITEHEAD: The Westerlies play this music clean as a whistle, with attention to detail born of long rehearsals. And they infuse the lyrical passages with deep feeling. Wayne Horvitz’s “The Band With Muddy” was written for strings and woodwinds. But it has more punch transferred to brass.

(SOUNDBITE OF THE WESTERLIES SONG, “BAND OF MUDDY)

WHITEHEAD: Back in the 1980s, Wayne Horvitz had a rare knack for making digital synthesizer sound warm and human. The Westerlies had the good sense to have him sit in on one of those miniatures “I Wish The Children Would Come On Home.” Horvitz’s synthesizer wails like a spaghetti Western harmonica on an older version.

(SOUNDBITE OF THE WESTERLIES SONG, “I WISH THE CHILDREN WOULD COME ON HOME”)

WHITEHEAD: Wayne Horvitz also plays synthesizer on three brief interludes. You might almost wish the composer had joined in more often, but The Westerlies can sound like they’re using electronics even though they don’t.

(SOUNDBITE OF THE WESTERLIES)

WHITEHEAD: There are a few such echoes here of riffing minimalism, another music built on the cumulative power of simple riffs. It’s part of the mix alongside jazz, chamber music, small-town brass bands and garage rock. The Westerlies represent a breed of musicians rare when Wayne Horvitz was coming up, skilled interpreters who are also adept improvisers. With such versatile and well-equipped performers around, composers can expand their reach and they may all wind up in places they might not have found on their own.

(SOUNDBITE OF THE WESTERLIES)

GROSS: Kevin Whitehead writes for Point of Departure and Wondering Sound and is the author of “Why Jazz?” He reviewed The Westerlies’ “Wish The children Would Come On Home: The Music Of Wayne Horvitz,” on the Songlines label.

Tuesday Jazz

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JAZZ ALLEY: Tom Harrell
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

TRIPLE DOOR: Peter and Will Anderson Trio
216 Union Street, Seattle, 206-838-4333, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Roadside Attraction Big Band
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

BOXLEY’S: Faculty Jam – Boxley’s Jazz Camp
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

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

BAKE’S PLACE: Gotz / Lowe Duo
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue WA 98004, 425.454.2776, 7:00pm

OUTWEST BAR: Tutu Combo w/ Don Berman
5401 California Ave SW, West Seattle, 206-937-1540, 8:00pm

Ingrid Jensen, Christine Jensen concert from Jazz Port Townsend next on Jazz Northwest, KPLU August 17

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The Jensen Sisters open the 2014 Port Townsend Jazz Festival mainstage concerts on Friday night, July 25.

Sisters Ingrid and Christine Jensen were reunited in concert at Centrum’s Jazz port Townsend in July. Their concert at McCurdy Pavilion was recorded for Jazz Northwest and will be broadcast on Sunday, August 17 at 2 PM Pacific on 88.5, KPLU. The sisters grew up in Nanaimo, BC and have gone on to successful musical careers. Christine Jensen now lives in Montreal where she composes for and leads her own jazz orchestra. Ingrid is based in New York and leads her own groups and plays with the Maria Schneider Orchestra and other ensembles. Both have recorded numerous CDs and tour internationally.

Backing The Jensens in this concert are three stars in their own right… Pianist Geoffrey Keezer, bassist Martin Wind and drummer Jon Wikan. The concert features mostly original compositions by Ingrid and Christine Jensen.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke, exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and airs Sundays at 2 PM Pacific and streams at kplu.org. The program is also available as a streaming podcast after the broadcast.

Saturday Jazz

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Anton Schwartz Loft Concert: Julian Priester
via Earshot Jazz: Tenor saxophonist Anton Schwartz performs with Julian Priester in Schwartz’s popular loft concert series, August 16, 8pm. Reservations are required. To reserve seats, by requested donation, visit loftconcert.com. Requested donation is $25-$40. With Priester and Schwartz: Dawn Clement (piano), Geoff Harper (bass), Byron Vannoy (drums). Priester has been a part of countless history-making bands over the past 60 years, performing and recording extensively with the likes of Duke Ellington, Max Roach, Lionel Hampton, Sun Ra, Dinah Washington, John Coltrane, Philly Joe Jones, Ray Charles, Herbie Hancock, Abbey Lincoln, Freddie Hubbard, Art Blakey, Blue Mitchell and Woody Shaw. This concert features the members of Priester’s quartet Priester’s Cue, expanded to form a quintet with Schwartz on tenor sax. They will perform a program of compositions by Priester and arrangements of jazz standards. More at http://loftconcert.com/2014/julian-priester.

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Susan Pascal Quartet
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Marcia Ball with Special Guest Cindy Cashdollar
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

SERAFINA: Sue Nixon Jazz Quartet
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807, 9:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE: Overton Berry Trio
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621, 7:00 & 9:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Kelly Einsenhour Quartet
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

VITO’S: 6:00pm: The Tarantella’s; 9:00pm: Monty Banks
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695

SHIP CANAL GRILL: Ellis Brothers
3218 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle, 206-588-8885, 8:00pm

GRAZIE: The Christel Trio
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

NORTH CITY BISTRO: David Arteaga Quartet
1520 NE 177th St, Shoreline, 206-365-4447, 8:30pm

Thursday Jazz

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TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Lonnie Mardis and the Seattle Central College Big Band
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Marcia Ball with Special Guest Cindy Cashdollar
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

ROYAL ROOM: Garfield Jazz Jam/ Patchy Sander/ Nathaniel Talbot
5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, (206) 906-9920, 8:00pm

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

BOXLEY’S: Boxley Jazz Camp Students Jam
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

VITO’S: Jennifer Kienzie and Friends
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695, 9:00pm

BLUE MOON: Blue Moon session w/ Dave Abramson
712 NE 45th St, 206-675-9116, 4:30pm

PINK DOOR: Greg Ruby Trio
1919 Post Alley, Seattle, 206-443-3241, 8:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Legendary singer/songwriter Steve Noonan
9pm – The Arun Luthra Quartet with Arun Luthra (saxophone/konnakol), Matt Jorgensen (drums), John Hansen (piano) and Jon Hamar (bass)
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621

Arun Luthra at Egan’s tonight!

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ArunNew York saxophonist Arun Luthra is in town this week and will be performing Thursday night at Egan’s Ballard Jam House (9:00pm).

The band includes John Hansen (piano), Jon Hamar (bass) and Matt Jorgensen (drums).

Arun Luthra has been one of the premiere saxophonists and composers on New York’s jazz scene for well over a decade. He is one of the small group of American jazz musicians of Indian heritage who have continued to explore to possibilities of fusing the modern post-bop sound with elements of Indian classical music, as well drawing from a wide variety of modern & classic musical influences to create a vibrant new sound & style.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14 – 9:00pm
ARUN LUTHRA QUARTET

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE
1707 NW Market Street
Seattle
(206) 789-1621

Wednesday Jazz

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JAZZ ALLEY: Jon Cleary
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Ginger Berglund & Scott Whitfield
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

VITOS: Synthesis
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 9:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Vocal Showcase hosted by Julie Olson featuring Meg Roberts, Leah Stillwell and Ron Stilwell
9pm – Vocal Jam hosted by Julie Olson
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621

SHIP CANAL: Jay Thomas Jam Session
3218 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle, 206-588-8885, 7:30pm

BLACK ZIA CANTINA: Ryan Burns
15212 6th Ave SW, Burien, 8:30pm

BOXLEY’S: 5:00pm: Future Jazz Heads; 7:00pm: Jazz Heads
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307

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

BAKE’S PLACE: Gotz/Lowe Duo
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, 425.454.2776, 6:00pm

Dave Peck Trio at Tula’s August 22-23

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Pianist Dave Peck will celebrate his birthday with a  weekend at Tula’s, August 22-23, and this year it will feature free cupcakes! Joining Peck will be  Jeff Johnson (bass) and Byron Vannoy (drums).

Peck, who is known for his deeply introspective and passionate style, has been lauded by the jazz press for his award winning CDs. AllAboutJazz.com noted, “Peck values economy and does amazing things harmonically. It’s the circle of the complete ensemble, pianist, accompaniment, and new composition very close to each other.”

FRIDAY – SATURDAY, AUGUST 22-23
TULA’S JAZZ CLUB

2214 Second Avenue, Seattle

Music starts at 7:30pm
Cover charge: $15.00
All Ages until 10:00pm

Reservations: (206) 443-4221

Steve Griggs Ensemble Residency at Seattle Public Library

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The Steve Griggs Ensemble will perform 10 free events at branches of the Seattle Public Library beginning on Sunday, August 3. This residency is supported by the library and Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Program. Titled Songs of Unsung Seattle, the original narration and music programs will include Panama Hotel Jazz about Japanese American endurance of injustice during WWII and Cup of Joe Brazil about jazz saxophonist Joe Brazil’s community development through music in the face of civil rights injustice during the 1960’s and 1970’s. The residency will explore connections between Seattle history, original music, and the library’s collection.

Go to www.spl.org/jazz for complete schedule information.

The ensemble includes saxophonist Griggs, trumpeter Jay Thomas, vibraphonist Susan Pascal, guitarist Milo Petersen, and bassist Phil Sparks.

Panama Hotel Jazz was created through a 4Culture Historic Site Specific Grant and won an Adventurous Programming Award from ASCAP and Chamber Music America. Cup of Joe Brazil is based on biographical research into Brazil’s life supported by a 4Culture Individual Artist Project and the Jack Straw Foundation Artist Support Program.

UP-COMING PERFORMANCES:

Aug 17 @ 2:00pm: International District Branch (713 Eighth Ave. S.)
Aug 24 @ 2:00pm: Queen Anne Branch (400 W. Garfield St.)
Sep 7 @ 2:00pm: University Branch (5009 Roosevelt Way N.E.)
Sep 14 @ 2:00pm: Greenlake Branch (7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N.)
Sep 21 @ 2:00pm: West Seattle Branch (2306 42nd Ave. S.W.)
Sep 28 @ 2:00pm: Columbia Branch (4721 Rainier Ave. S.)
Oct 19 @ 2:00pm: Douglass-Truth Branch (2300 E. Yesler Way)
Dec 8 @ 6:00pm: Ballard Branch (5614 22nd Ave. N.W)

Tuesday Jazz

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JAZZ ALLEY: Jon Cleary
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Critical Mass Big Band w/ special guest Danny Quintero
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

BOXLEY’S: Boxley’s Jazz Camp Faculty Jam
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

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

BAKE’S PLACE: Gotz / Lowe Duo
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue WA 98004, 425.454.2776, 7:00pm

OUTWEST BAR: Tutu Combo w/ Don Berman
5401 California Ave SW, West Seattle, 206-937-1540, 8:00pm

Monday Jazz

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TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: David Marriott Big Band
2214 Second Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

THE ROYAL ROOM: Pearl Django
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 206-906-9920

BOXLEY’S: 5:30pm: MSHS Vocal Clinic; 7:30pm: Emily Braden
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

BLUE MOON: Andy Coe Band
712 NE 45th St, Seattle, 206-675-9116, 10:00pm

NECTAR: Mo’ Jam Mondays w/ Morgan Gilkeson
412 N. 36th St., Seattle, 206.632.2020, 9:00pm

CAPITOL CIDER: Entre Mundos jam w/ Ernesto Pediangco
818 E Pike St, 9:00pm

A show you shouldn’t miss

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Tom Harrell, “Colors of a Dream”
with Jaleel Shaw, Jonathan Blake, Ugonna Okegwo, and Wayne Escoffery

Tuesday – Wednesday, August 19-20
JAZZ ALLEY
2033 6th Avenue
Reservations: (206) 441-9729

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitiriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes Tom Harrell Colors of A Dream with special guests Jaleel Shaw (sax), Jonathan Blake (drums), Ugonna Okegwo (bass) and Wayne Escoffery (sax).
artist info

Praised by Newsweek for his pure melodic genius, Tom Harrell is widely recognized as one of the most creative and dynamic jazz instrumentalists and composers of our time. While Harrell is a master of the jazz idiom, he constantly seeks new challenges and influences. Even with a discography of over 260 recordings and a career that spans more than four decades, Harrell has managed to stay fresh and current as he continues to actively record and tour around the world. He is a frequent winner in Down Beat and Jazz Times magazines’ Critics and Readers Polls and a Grammy nominee. His warm, burnished sound on the trumpet and the flugelhorn, and the unparalleled harmonic and rhythmic sophistication in his playing and writing, have earned Harrell his place as a jazz icon to aspiring musicians and devoted fans alike. His music is at once intelligent, soulful, fresh and accessible.

In the last two years, Harrell has begun to develop new projects- In June of 2011, he premiered his own arrangements of works by Debussy and Ravel with the nine-piece Tom Harrell Chamber Ensemble. Since then the ensemble was featured on PBS’ Soundtracks and toured in the US. The TRIP quartet is a piano-less group that was formed last year after Harrell was commissioned to write new music by Dave Douglas for the Festival of New Trumpet Music. COLORS OF A DREAM, Harrell’s latest creation, released this Fall and touring currently, takes the piano-less ensemble concept one step further with a sextet featuring alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw, and quintet members Wayne Escoffery, Ugonna Okegwo and Jonathan Blake.

 

Wednesday Jazz

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JAZZ ALLEY: Curtis Stigers
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: 7:30pm: Envoy Sextet; 8:30pm: Smith/Staelens Big Band
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

VITOS: Michael Owcharuk Trio
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 9:00pm

ROYAL ROOM: Jessica Lurie & the Megaphone Heart Band
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, (206) 906-9920, 8:00pm

SHIP CANAL: Jay Thomas Jam Session
3218 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle, 206-588-8885, 7:30pm

SEAMONSTER LOUNGE: Adrian Xavier All Star Dub Jam
2202 N 45th St, (206) 992-1120, 10:00pm

BLACK ZIA CANTINA: Thomas Marriott’s Willie Nelson Project
15212 6th Ave SW, Burien, 8:30pm

BOXLEY’S: 5:00pm: Future Jazz Heads; 7:00pm: Jazz Heads
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307

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

BAKE’S PLACE: Gotz/Lowe Duo
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, 425.454.2776, 6:00pm

Wycliffe Gordon’s Jazz Port Townsend concert next on Jazz Northwest, August 3 on 88.5 KPLU

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Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon & Friends’ Jazz Port Townsend concert airs this Sunday, August 3 on Jazz Northwest at 2 PM Pacific on 88.5 KPLU. The popular and critically acclaimed brass player (he plays several brass instruments) was recently named top trombonist by the DownBeat Critics Poll for the third year in a row and top trombonist by the Jazz Journalists Association. He first came to wide attention as a member of the Wynton Marsalis ensemble but has since branched out in several directions including new styles and various brass instruments. He is a master of the plunger mute trombone (seen above). He has led over two dozen record dates and is on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music.

Joining Wycliffe Gordon on stage for this concert in the 1200 seat McCurdy Pavillion at Fort Worden are Jeff Clayton, alto sax, Terrell Stafford, trumpet, Benny Green, piano, John Clayton, bass, and Jeff Hamilton on drums. Every member of this group is also a band leader in his own right, so it is truly an all-star group. The concert is mostly original blues-based music by Wycliffe Gordon, and all totally soulful and in the pocket for this group of friends.

Thanks to the musicians, John Clayton, Gregg Miller and the staff at Centrum, and special thanks to Rick Chin and Neville Pearsall who provided house sound and assisted with recording this concert. Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU. The program airs Sundays at 2 PM Pacific on 88.5, KPLU and streams at kplu.org. The program is also available as a streaming podcast at kplu.org following the broadcast.

Wednesday Jazz

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JAZZ ALLEY: Bill Frisell and Vinicius Cantuária
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: North Sound Big Band
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

VITOS: Jerry Zimmerman
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 9:00pm

SHIP CANAL: Jay Thomas Jam Session
3218 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle, 206-588-8885, 7:30pm

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

BLACK ZIA CANTINA: Ryan Burns Trio
15212 6th Ave SW, Burien, 8:30pm

BOXLEY’S: 5:00pm: Future Jazz Heads; 7:00pm: Jazz Heads
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307

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

BAKE’S PLACE: Gotz/Lowe Duo
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, 425.454.2776, 6:00pm

Earshot Jazz Festival makes early announcement

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From The Seattle Times:

Saxophonists Pharaoh Sanders, Joe Lovano and Miguel Zenon, trumpeter Dave Douglas and pianist Jacky Terrasson are some of the headliners announced this week by Seattle jazz non-profit Earshot Jazz for its annual festival, which runs Oct. 10 through Nov. 11 at various venues around the city.

Other shows feature bassist Linda Oh, vocalist Carmen Lundy and blues men Alvin Youngblood Hart and Corey Harris.

The festival opens with a tribute to Thelonious Monk, on his birthday, with “Monk 10/10,” featuring Seattle keyboardists and a 10-piece ensemble conducted by piano man Wayne Horvitz, performing transcriptions of Monk’s famous 1959 Town Hall concert.

Earshot will post the full festival schedule Aug. 15 on its website.

Tuesday Jazz

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JAZZ ALLEY: Bill Frisell and Vinicius Cantuária
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Critical Mass Big Band w/ special guest Danny Quintero
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

BOXLEY’S: Bob Baumann and Friends
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

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

BAKE’S PLACE: Gotz / Lowe Duo
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue WA 98004, 425.454.2776, 7:00pm

OUTWEST BAR: Tutu Combo w/ Don Berman
5401 California Ave SW, West Seattle, 206-937-1540, 8:00pm

Sunday Jazz

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JAZZ ALLEY: Monty Alexander and the Harlem-Kingston Express 70th Birthday Celebration!
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Jiggs Whigham & LaJJazzO
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

DARRELL’S TAVERN: Kevin Mccarthy & Friends Jam Session
18041 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, 8:00pm

SERAFINA: 11am: Alex Guilbert Duo; 6:30pm: Ann Reynolds & Lauren Hendrix
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807

VITO’S LOUNGE: 6pm: Ruby Bishop; 9:30pm: Ron Weinstein Trio
927 9th Ave, Seattle

BOXLEY’S: Randy Halberstadt Trio
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 6:00pm

BAKE’S PLACE: Deems Tsutakawa
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, 425-454-2776, 7:00pm

Friday Jazz

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JAZZ PORT TOWNSEND: Jensen Sisters / Wycliffe Gordon & Friends
McCurdy Pavilion at Fort Worden, Port Townsend, WA 7:30

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Brian Nova Trio
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Monty Alexander and the Harlem-Kingston Express 70th Birthday Celebration!
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm - Geoff Harper’s Birthday Bash! With Kyle Scherrer (guitar), TJ Kottsick (sax), Geoff Harper (bass) and Ryan Shaw (drums)
9pm – FADE Quartet with Max Holmberg, Alex Dugdale, Keegan Harshman and Grant Neubauer
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621

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

BOXLEY’S: Chris Clark, Bob Hammer & Ray Price
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

SERAFINA: Alex Guibert Trio
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807, 9:00pm

NORTH CITY BISTRO: George Bullock Trio
1520 NE 177th St, Shoreline, 206-365-4447, 7:00pm

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Andy Coe, Evan Flory-Barnes, Tarik Abouzied
Union Street bet. 2nd and 3rd Ave, Seattle, 9:00pm

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

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

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

BAKE’S PLACE: 6:00pm: Gotz/Lowe Duo; 9:00pm: Rod Cook and Toast
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, 425-454-2776, 6:00pm

Bill Anschell Trio at Tula’s, next on Jazz NW, July 27 on 88.5, KPLU

Posted 23 July, 2014 in Seattle Jazz - Comments Off comments

Bill Anschell

Pianist Bill Anschell is a Seattle native, though he’s lived and toured around the US and internationally. Returning to Seattle to live, he quickly established himself as one of the key players through his own trio, accompanying singers and his regular appearance with Floyd Standifer at The New Orleans during the trumpet player’s last years.

On this show, Bill Anschell fronts his “Standards Trio” with Jeff Johnson on bass and D’Vonne Lewis at the drums. The trio plays fresh, free interpretations of songs from the Great American Songbook. This performance was recorded on july 19 at Tula’s in Seattle where Bill Anschell often plays as sideman and with his own groups.

Bill Anschell is also a humorist. His monthly “Mr.P.C.’s Guide to Jazz Etiquette and Bandstand Decorum” offers tongue-in-cheek advice to jazz musicians and audiences can be found on Facebook.

Next week’s Jazz Northwest will feature the first in a series of concerts by internationally renown artists recorded at this Summer’s Jazz Port Townsend.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU. The program is also available as a podcast following the broadcast.

For more info:
billanschell.com
tulas.com
jazznw.org

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