3 Singers + Love Songs


Beth Winter, Katy Bourne, Gail Pettis, Jim Wilke (who didn’t sing)

Three singers took turns singing love songs on Valentine’s Day at the Art of Jazz Concert at Seattle Art Museum. Beth Winter, Katy Bourne and Gail Pettis are all active jazz singers in the Seattle area and shared the bill on this special concert presented by Earshot Jazz at SAM on February 14. The concert was recorded by Jim Wilke for Jazz Northwest and will air on 88.5 KPLU at 1 PM PT on Sunday, Feburary 24 and streams simultaneously to the internet at kplu.org . It will also be available as a podcast from kplu.org after the air date.

Matt Jorgensen +451 Live In Portland (con’t)

Download the Second Set from Matt Jorgensen +451 performing at the Portland Jazz Festival on Friday, February 15th.

The performance featured:

Mark Taylor – saxophone
Thomas Marriott – trumpet
Ryan Burns – keyboards
Phil Sparks – bass
Matt Jorgensen – drums

Click the link below to play the mp3 file.

The download of Set One was posted yesterday, click here to read that post.

Tuesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Roberta Gambarini with Hank Jones

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Roadside Attraction Big Band

THE NEW ORLEANS: Holotradband

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE: Penelope Donado (vocals) with Randy Halberstadt (piano) and Chuck Kistler (bass)

SERAFINA: Josh Hickman, solo guitar

UGLY MUG COFFEEHOUSE: Norm Bellas & Bob Antolin
11425 Rainier Ave S, 772-3151

Gary Hobbs at Tula’s this Friday

It is always a treat when drummer Gary Hobbs performs in Seattle.

This friday he’ll be leading a trio with Marc Seales on piano and fellow Portlander Dave Captein on bass. Make sure you head to Tula’s on Friday because this will be a great show!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22
THE GARY HOBBS TRIO

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB
2214 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA
206-443-4221
http://tulas.com

Roberta Gambarini with Hank Jones at Jazz Alley

February 19-20, 2008
$26.50

JAZZ ALLEY
phone: 206-441-9729
http://www.jazzalley.com

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents vocalist Roberta Gambarini and legendary pianist Hank Jones for two nights only, touring in support of their new CD You Are There. Band members joining Roberta and Hank Jones are Neil Swainson (bass) and Willie Jones III (drums). Set times Tuesday & Wednesday are at 7:30pm. Doors at 6pm on Tuesday & 5:30pm on Wednesday.

Touring in support of their brand new recording, You Are There, (Groovin’ High/Universal) Italian jazz vocalist Roberta Gambarini in duo with Hank Jones take the stage for two nights at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley!

A fairly new singer on the jazz scene, Roberta Gambarini was born in Torino, Italy and in 1998 moved to the USA, where she won third place in the Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocal Competition and was more recently voted No. 1 talent deserving wider recognition in Down Beat’s 2007 Critics’ Poll. She is, “…a true successor to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae.” – Boston Globe
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Andrew D’Angelo Update

Posted from Andrew’s blog about his recent seizure, brain surgery and tests:

Fuck this is not easy because it’s not good news folks. I have brain cancer. Oligodendroglioma. Is the form. They grade these aggressive tumors on a scale from 1 to 4, (4 being the most aggressive), mine is a 3. Poopshit. The better side of the news is, that for now, they feel they got enough in the retraction so there will be no immediate surgery. That’s a bit of a relief for my head. For sure. Down side is, I have to start figuring out how to attack this thing and shrink it. That is where you can help me…..

Click here to continue reading Andrew D’Angelo’s blog.

Click here to read our previous story about Andrew.

Monday Jazz

It’s a holiday so one last chance to catch some live music before heading back to work …

JAZZ ALLEY: Open World Russian Jazz All Stars

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Vocal Jam with Greta Matassa

THE NEW ORLEANS: The New Orleans Quintet

LA SPIGA: Ray Baldwin & Sam Chambliss

SERAFINA: The Piper Olson Duo

Matt Jorgensen +451 Live In Portland

Download the first set of Matt Jorgensen +451 performing at the Portland Jazz Festival on Friday, February 15.

Their new CD, Another Morning, will come out in March and they will be performing at The Triple Door on Thursday, March 27. Call 206-838-4333 to make reservations.

Click the link below to play the mp3 file.

Sunday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Mindi Abair

TRIPLE DOOR:
MAINSTAGE: SEATTLE SYMPHONY AT THE TRIPLE DOOR: THE TRIUMPHANT RETURN OF THE 4 CELLOS feat. JOSHUA ROMAN & WALTER GRAY
MUSICQUARIUM: Sunday Night Salsa: Rhythm Syndicate

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB:
4:00pm: Jay Thomas Big Band
8:00pm: Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra

GRAZIE: Reuel Lubag Trio Jam Session

SERAFINA: Jazz Brunch with the Conlin Roser Duo (11am – 1:30pm); Jerry Frank, solo jazz piano (6:30 – 9:00pm)

LA SPIGA: Marco de Carvalho

DOCKSIDE BISTRO (Olympia): Gail Pettis Trio
501 Columbia St. NW, Olympia

Saturday Jazz

Our recommendations for the Portland Jazz Festival:

HOTEL DE LUXE: Ben Darwish

EMBASSY SUITES: Brent Jensen with Bill Anschell and John Bishop

NEWMARK THEATER: Classical Jazz Quartet

WINNINGSTAD: Tim Berne

for more information:
http://pdxjazz.com/festival/sch.php?#schedule

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SEATTLE …

BAKE’S PLACE: Rebecca Parris

JAZZ ALLEY: Mindi Abair

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Jay Thomas Quartet

LA SPIGA: Greta Matassa

HENDRIX LOUNGE: Big Neighborhood

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Pocket Change

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Michael Cosgrove – CD Release Party!
9pm – John Young solo show
11pm – Jessica Lurie Ensemble – ISHKABIBBLE, with Jim Knodle (trumpet), Jessica Lurie (saxophone), PK (Paul Kemmish) (bass), John Ewing (drums), Chris Stover (trombone) plus special guests!

SERAFINA: Sue Nixon, jazz trio

GRAZIE: Quiet Fire

SORRENTO HOTEL: Gail Pettis

Friday Jazz

A big weekend of jazz … what are your plans?

PORTLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL: A ton of music beginning tonight including a concert by Ornette Coleman, Myra Melford and the SF Jazz Collective … but there are a bunch of great NW jazz groups to check out.

EMBASSY SUITES: Matt Jorgensen +451 with special guests Upper Left Trio

SALTY’S: Mel Brown

WILF’S: Andre St. James

ART BAR: John Stowell & Dan Gaynor

HOTEL DE LUXE: Drew Shoals

for a complete schedule:
http://pdxjazz.com/festival/sch.php?#schedule

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JAZZ ALLEY: Mindi Abair

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: James Baumgart Duo (5:30 – 7:30pm)

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Hadley Caliman Quintet w/ Rob Scheps

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Karin Blaine – Love and Other Considerations post-Valentine show
9pm – Muse Pagoda – funkalicious grooves
11pm – Tena DuBerry – jazz/R&B/funk sensation, with Eugene Bien (piano), Dean Schmidt (bass) and Ronnie Bishop (drums)

BAKE’S PLACE: Rebecca Parris

SERAFINA: Kiko de Freitas, Brazilian duo

LA SPIGA: Greta Matassa

BERKSHIRE GRILL: Fred Hoadley Trio

GRAZIE: Haley Blackwell-Olsby

HIROSHI’S JAZZ AND SUSHI: Pete Petersen & Travis Ranney

Seattle artists at PDX Jazz

The Portland Jazz Festival kicks off this weekend and will feature a couple of bands from Seattle.

Origin Records Presents:

FRIDAY, FEB 15, 9:00pm
MATT JORGENSEN +451

with special guests Upper Left Trio

SATURDAY, FEB 16, 9:00pm
BRENT JENSEN with Bill Anschell, Dennis Caiazza and John Bishop

THE EMBASSY SUITES
319 SW Pine Street
Portland, OR 97204

This is a free show presented by Origin Records … see you at the show!

Seattle Times: Roberta Gambarini at Jazz Alley

from Paul de Barros’ Friday column:

At the Umbria Jazz Festival two summers ago, in Italy, the great pianist Hank Jones strolled into the lobby of the illustrious Brufani Hotel one afternoon.

“You know,” said the piano master, now 89. “I’ve worked with a lot of singers over the years. But Roberta Gambarini is the best since Ella Fitzgerald.”

Excuse me?

“Yes,” he said. “Absolutely.”

Click here to read the entire article.

Up-Coming: Jack Gold-Molina at Sureshot

The Jack Gold-Molina Group
Featuring Chris Pugh – guitar, Michael Monhart – saxophone, Paul Kemmish – bass, Jack Gold-Molina – drums

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 – SURESHOT
4505 University Way NE
(NE 45th Street and University Way NE in the University District)
2:00-4:00 PM
No Cover, All Ages

Come and join the Jack Gold-Molina Group for an afternoon of intense, hard hitting free jazz. If you want to see and hear real quality creative music, ground breaking free improvisation that burns, we will have it for you as part of Sureshot’s ongoing Sunday afternoon live music series. The music goes from 2:00-4:00 PM, it is all ages, and there is no cover charge. The recently released CD by Chris Pugh and Jack Gold-Molina, “Penumbra/Heqat”, has been receiving international acclaim, and there will be copies on sale for $10 at the venue.

Midge Lanphere

Word has come that Midge Lanphere, wife of the late saxophonist Don Lanphere, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, at her home in Wenatchee.

No details yet on a memorial service but we will post details as they come in.

Valentine’s Day Jazz

Lots of music to take that special someone to.

Boston vocalist Rebecca Parris will be beginning a three night run at Bake’s Place in Issaquah with Randy Halberstadt on piano, Gary Hobbs on bass and Jeff Johnson (having just returned from Texas) on bass.
Call 425-391-3335 for reservations.

EARSHOT ART OF JAZZ: “My Funny Valentine”
Vocalists Katy Bourne, Gail Pettis and Beth Winter with Randy Halberstadt on piano and Job Hamar on bass.
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle, WA 98108, 206-654-3137, 5:30pm

Jazz Alley is hosting smooth jazz saxophonist Mindi Abair for a four-night run beginning on Valentine’s Day.
Call 206-441-9729 for more information.

The Triple Door is featuring Jim Kerl’s Swing Session performing the music from Frank Sinatra and the Count Basie Orchestra “Live At The Sands”. Last Valentine’s Day this show sold out so if you are planning on attending get your reservations now.
Call 206-838-4333 for reservations.

Vocalist and jazz flutist Andrienne Wilson and her quartet will be performing at Tula’s Jazz Club. Look for Wilson to perform a number of her excellent original compositions and her backing group is always top notch.
Call 206-443-4221 for reservations.

Serafina on Eastlake will be featuring a performance by The Karyn Schwartz Trio.
Call 206-323-0807 for reservations.

If you are looking for a deal, check out the intimate Egan’s in Ballard with their 9:00 show, Eleanor Fye’s “Fool for Love.” Couples get in for only $10.
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As always, The Ham Carson Quintet will be performing at The New Orleans.

Anything we’ve missed? Post a COMMENT and we’ll add it to the list.

Thomas Marriott CD Review

Trumpeter Thomas Marriott will celebrate the release of his new CD, Crazy: The Music of Willie Nelson, on Wednesday, February 27th at the Triple Door.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 7:30pm
THOMAS MARRIOTT, CRAZY: THE MUSIC OF WILLIE NELSON

THE TRIPLE DOOR MAINSTAGE
216 Union Street
Seattle, WA
206-838-4333

Tickets: $15
This is an All Ages Show

featuring:
Thomas Marriott – trumpet
Mark Taylor – saxophones
Ryan Burns – keyboards
Geoff Harper – bass
Matt Jorgensen – drums

And the reviews keep coming in for the disc. Look for a review in the May issue of JazzTimes in addition to the one just published at All About Jazz.com:

The disc closes with “On the Road Again,” probably Nelson’s most familiar melody. Marriott and company change the original’s quiet country charm into an expansive, lush, electric wash of sound that seems as if it could have been issued from the underbelly of an alien spacecraft that has picked up an errant Willie broadcast out in space, and is now hovering in a starry sky, broadcasting its otherworldly renditions down to an awe-struck earthly crowd.

Click here to visit Thomas on the web.

Kelley Johnson on Tour

Kelley Johnson is currently on her Jazz Ambassador Tour through Central America. She has been posting some updates to her blog:

We are performing and teaching this time as part of Danilo Perez’ Panama Jazz Festival and that makes the first leg of our ambassadorship different than anything we’ve done before. This has to be the biggest, most organized grass roots jazz festival of all time. The last few days has been pure pleasure and ease and it’s been wonderful being involved.

You can follow the details of the tour by clicking here.

Wednesday: What’s happening tonight?

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: BCC Jazz Orchestra w/ Hal Sherman

THAIKU: Ron Weinstein Trio

THE NEW ORLEANS: The Legend Band w/ Clarence Acox

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
6pm – Timothy Beauchamp
8pm – Vocal Jam with Carrie Wicks

SERAFINA: Jerry Frank, solo jazz piano

WHISKEY BAR: Eric Verlinde & Friends

VICTORY LOUNGE: Joe Doria Trio

JAZZ ALLEY: Eliane Elias with Marc Johnson and Adam Nussbaum