Sunday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Taj Mahal Trio

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM:
Sunday Night Salsa: Rumbeggae

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB:
3pm- Fairly Honest Jazz Band
8pm- Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra

SERAFINA:
11am-1:30pm Jazz Brunch: Conlin Roser / Cynthia Mullis Duo
6:30-9pm: The Piper Olson Duo

Drop us a line and let us know what else is happening tonight!

Saturday Jazz

BAKE’S PLACE: Kelley Harland

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Greta Matassa w/ Susan Pascal

JAZZ ALLEY: Taj Mahal Trio

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Baby Bok Choy
w/ Chris Spencer, Bob Heinemann, Greg Rudolf

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Ksenia Popova (soprano vocalist), with Brandon Peck (piano)
9pm – Sasson, with Keith Judelman (bass), Eli Rosenblatt (guitar), Benjamin Gown (accordion), Adam Kessler (percussion)
11pm – Cosmic Soul Feast featuring jazz violinist Michael White

SERAFINA: Jose Gonzales Trio

GRAZIE: Michael Powers Group

LOCAL COLOR GALLERY: Katy Bourne Trio
7-10pm, 1606 Pike Place, Seattle, 206-728-1717

Anything else? Drop us a note and let us know!

Kelly Harland at Bake’s Place this Saturday


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29
KELLEY HARLAND QUARTET

Bake’s Place
4135 Providence Point Dr. SE,
Issaquah, WA 98029
reservations: 425-391-3335

With the release of her new CD “Long Ago and Far Away: Kelly Harland Sings Jerome Kern“, Origin recording artist Kelly Harland brings her sweet and sensual vocal sound to the great melodies of Kern. With stellar players Nick Moore on piano, Chuck Deardorf on bass and Mark Ivester on drums, Kelly will celebrate the music of Jerome Kern as well as other great composers of the American Songbook.

As one of the top studio and background vocalists in Seattle, Kelly made a name for herself in the Northwest singing behind such great stars as Ray Charles and Etta James. After that whirlwind of success, she embarked on a career of interpreting standards, performing with a number of jazz luminaries including Don Lanphere, James Williams and Bill Mays. Her two previous CDs, produced by her husband Chuck Deardorf, have garnered airplay and glowing reviews around the world.

For more information, visit http://kellyharland.com

This Sunday on Jazz Northwest

This Sunday afternoon at 1:00pm on Jazz Northwest, we’ll hear a new CD by Vancouver singer Joani Taylor, The Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra, Greta Matassa, some songs for the season by Don Lanphere, and David Friesen and Jeannie Hoffman and more.

Next week: tenor saxophonist Cory Weeds from Vancouver and the Joe Doria organ trio from Seattle cookin’ together at the Lock and Keel during the Ballard Jazz Walk. Jazz Northwest airs every Sunday at 1:00pm from 88.5fm, KPLU and kplu.org .

Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Hadley Caliman Quintet featuring Thomas Marriott

JAZZ ALLEY: Taj Mahal Trio

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Grupo Amoroso
9pm – Red Dress
11pm – Michael Owcharuk Trio, with Mike Owcharuk (piano), Nate Omdal (bass) and Cody Rahn (drums)

SERAFINA: Fred Hoadley Trio

LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio (5 – 7pm)

SERAFINA: Michael Powers Group

EL GAUCHOS (Bellevue): Trish Hatley Trio
110th Ave NE & NE 6th St, Bellevue, 9pm

anything else happening tonight? Post it in the comment section.

Wednesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Taj Mahal Trio

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Greta Matassa Jazz Workshop

NEW ORLEANS: The Legend Band w/ Clarence Acox

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Far Corner
9pm – Egan’s Vocal Jam, hosted by Dina Blade, with the Dan Sales Trio

WHISKEY BAR: Ronnie Pierce

THAIKU: Ron Weinstein Trio

Class Tonight on Web 2.0 for Musicians at Seattle Drum School Georgetown

From Dave Marriott:

In case you haven’t heard about this via their advertising, I’ll be teaching my first class at the Seattle Drum School Georgetown about this content called, not surprisingly, “Web 2.0 for Musicians and Other Artists”. It’s only 15 dollars for this session, and if you make it tonight you’ll get a discount on all future sessions. From the advertisement:

Want to get the most exposure for your YouTube videos?

Unsure how to tackle Facebook and MySpace?

Interested in learning how to use Flickr to promote yourself?

Did you know there are hundreds of new tools online for communicating with your audience and attracting new fans?

Come to “Web 2.0 for Musicians and Other Artists” on November 25th at 7pm for a two-hour in-depth introductory session teaching you how to use these new Web 2.0 tools to promote, publicize, and sell your music, writing, film or art. Only $15, plus a discount on all future sessions! Whether you are a teenage musician or a veteran professional, this is for you, so sign up now! Call today!

If you can’t make it tonight, no problem! Just email hidden; JavaScript is required and let me know you are interested in future sessions so I can keep you informed. Tonight is some basics on the big sites, but in the future we will focus on less-common Web 2.0 sites and more musician-specific applications online. If you get a chance – come by! Only 15 bucks!

Tuesday Jazz

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Hardcoretet

DEXTER AND HAYES: Tim Kennedy Trio

JAZZ ALLEY: Taj Mahal Trio

MARTIN’S ON MADISON: Karin Kajita

MIX: Don Mock, Steve Kim & Charlie Nordstrom

NEW ORLEANS: Holotradband

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Music Works Big Band

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Jump Ensemble
9pm – Ani J Quartet, with Ani Johnson (vocals), with Scott Lyle (piano), Nate Omdal (bass) and Adam Kessler (drums)

Monday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Taj Mahal Trio

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: JAZZ JAM with the Darin Clendenin Trio

NEW ORLEANS: The New Orleans Quintet

TOST: Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder

HOTWIFE CAFE: Marc Smason Trio
17551 15th NE, Shoreline, 7:30

Taj Mahal is still doing it his way after 40 years

from The Seattle Times:

When Taj Mahal released his first album under his own name 40 years ago, he was swimming furiously against the cultural current, refusing to relinquish the blues tradition to the rock bands riding the charts.

“It was pretty simple — the next generation of bluesmen were mostly white,” says the vocalist, guitarist and promiscuous multi-instrumentalist. “But there was still a generation of young black players with no access to the national radar screen, no visibility whatsoever. Many of the songs that I brought out would never have been part of the blues or roots canon if I hadn’t recorded them, because they missed out on the transition, on moving up to Chicago from the country.”

Four decades later, Taj Mahal can rest assured that his work has provided a creative lifeline for myriad artists, from the old-time string-band sound of the Carolina Chocolate Drops to blues troubadours like Eric Bibb and Corey Harris.

Part of his enduring influence rests on his refusal to limit himself in any way, as he demonstrates on his recent release “Maestro” (Heads Up), a gloriously eclectic album featuring guest appearances by the likes of Angelique Kidjo, Ben Harper, Ziggy Marley, Los Lobos and Jack Johnson.

“What I wanted to do was make a really good dance album,” says Taj Mahal, 66, who opens his annual Thanksgiving residency at Jazz Alley today with his longtime trio featuring drummer Bill Rich and bassist Kester Smith, a tradition dating back to the mid-’90s. He plays through Nov. 30, with Monday and Thanksgiving Day off.

“It’s 40 years I’ve been doing it in my own way, following my muse, loving the music that I love,” he continues. “I’m part of all these cultures. It’s not like I go to Jamaica and steal from the Jamaicans and bring to the Americans. This is what I grew up with, jazz and gospel, reggae and bebop.”

In many ways, Taj Mahal is the closest thing we have to an American griot. His music embraces the raw energy of field hollers, the rent-party gumption of early jazz, the wit and sensuality of American songbook standards, the urbane grooves of rhythm and blues, the church-derived cadences of soul music and the rhythms of West Africa, via New Orleans and the Caribbean.

In recent years he’s often found himself sharing the bill with contemporary bands like Uncle Tupelo and Wilco, introducing the blues to a generation weaned on hip-hop and alternative rock. Part preservationist and part visionary, he uses his expressive growl of a voice to conjure an era when socializing and dancing were indistinguishable.

“What I like about a lot of the younger jam bands is that they make room for the kids to dance,” he says. “I like the feeling of not having to tell people to get up, they just find their way to the dance floor. You tell people who are coming to Jazz Alley to bring their dancing shoes.”

Sunday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Taj Mahal Trio

BAKE’S PLACE: Nancy Kelly and Houston Person
w/ Randy Halberstadt, Jeff Johnson, Gary Hobbs. Live Recording! For more information, visit http://bakesplace.org or call 425-391-3335.

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM:
Sunday Night Salsa: Tor Dietrichson and Mambo Cadillac

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB:
3pm- Easy Street
8pm- Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra

SERAFINA:
11am-1:30pm Jazz Brunch: Conlin Roser / Cynthia Mullis Duo
6:30-9pm: Jerry Frank, solo piano

LA SPIGA: Greta Matassa Trio

Saturday Jazz

BAKE’S PLACE: Nancy Kelly and Houston Person w/ Randy Halberstadt, Jeff Johnson, Gary Hobbs. Live Recording! For more information, visit http://bakesplace.org or call 425-391-3335.

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Milo Peterson and the Jazz Disciples

JAZZ ALLEY: Taj Mahal Trio

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Manghis Khan
9pm – Lucy Diamond Show, with Elise Kloter and Hans Brehmer
11pm – Jim Knodle and the Distract Band

SERAFINA: Voodoo Trio

GRAZIE: Mike Matthews Trio

CELLAR 46: Hadley Caliman

Anything else? Drop us a note and let us know!

Nancy Kelly and Houston Person to record live at Bake’s Place

Bake’s Place is proud to announce that vocalist Nancy Kelly and guest artist tenor saxophonist Houston Person will be recording a live CD on November 22 and 23.

Accompanying them are three of Seattle’s finest musicians; Randy Halberstadt (piano) Jeff Johnson (bass), and Gary Hobbs (drums).

“Nancy Kelly is the consummate entertainer and the ultimate jazz vocalist, she scats properly and with authority. I will say without the slightest degree of hesitation, that Miss Kelly is the best female jazz singer that I have ever heard, bar none….I repeat, bar none.” – John GIlbert, JazzReview.com

Wrote Gary Giddens in the Village Voice, “I have always admired Houston Person for his huge tone, bluff humor, and pointed obbligato…Person lucidly rides the beat with figures you think you’ve heard but haven’t. These are not recycled licks or clichés; they simply seem familiar, like family… gray hair aside, Person is unchanged, an unmoved mover of certain jazz essentials.”

This formidable duo combined their considerable forces once before on Kelly’s CD “Born To Swing” (Amherst, 2006), with Person proving to ” the perfect foil for [Kelly’s] sassy vocals.”

For more information, visit http://bakesplace.org or call 425-391-3335.

Friday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Taj Mahal Trio

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Randy Halberstadt Quartet w/ Mark Taylor

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM:
5:30pm: Leif Totusek
9:00pm: How Now Brown Cow

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Student Loan
9pm – Paul Harding and the JuJu Detective Agency, with Eric Barber (sax), Geoff Harper (bass), Stephen Fandrich (piano), Marc Ostrowski (drums) and Ben Hunter (violin)
11pm – Osmosis, with Daryl Bond (guitar), Mack Grout (keyboards) and Ian Borak (drums)

SERAFINA: Kiko de Freitas

GRAZIE: Sue Bell Quartet

LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio (5:00pm)

EL GAUCHOS: Trish Hatley Trio
110th Ave NE & NE 6th St, Bellevue, 9:00pm

NORTH CITY WINE AND BISTRO: Dave George
1520 NE 177th, Shoreline 206-365-4447

Thursday Jazz

BALLARD JAZZ WALK IS TONIGHT!

BAD ALBERT’S: Greta Matassa Quartet

CONOR BYRNE: Hadley Caliman Quintet; Matt Jorgensen Quartet feat. Thomas Marriott

LOCK ‘N KEEL: Cory Weeds with The Joe Doria Trio

NY FASHION ACADEMY: Geof Bradfield Quartet; Brent Jensen Quartet

THE COLLECTIVE: Ben Thomas Trio

SUNSET TAVERN: Wayne Horvitz Quartet; Speak

SONIC BOOM RECORDS: Todd Bishop’s Pop Art 4

RESOLUTION AUDIO: Jay Thomas Quartet

BOP STREET RECORDS: Chad McCullough Quartet

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE: Andy Clausen Group; Bridge Quartet

THAIKU: Fu Kun Wu + 1


TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Sonando

JAZZ ALLEY: Tuck and Patti

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM:
5:30pm: Picante Piano and Percussion
9:00pm: Das Vibenbass

NEW ORLEANS: The Ham Carson Quintet

CAFE PALOMA: Sheryl Diane

LO-FI: The Teaching

MARTIN ON MADISON: Karin Kajita

MAY: Hans Teuber and Steve Moore

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

Wednesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Tuck and Patti

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Kelley Johnson Showcase

NEW ORLEANS: The Legend Band w/ Clarence Acox

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – University Prep Combos
9pm – Egan’s Vocal Jam, hosted by Jennifer Derrick Adams, with the Bruce Barnard Trio

WHISKEY BAR: Ronnie Pierce

THAIKU: Ron Weinstein Trio

Tuesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Tuck and Patti

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Roadside Attraction

NEW ORLEANS: Holotradband

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Jeni Wren (vocals), with Michael Owcharuk (piano), Nate Omdal (bass) and Adam Kessler (drums) ($6 cover)
9pm – Steve Treseler Trio, with Steve Treseler (tenor sax), Chris Symer (bass) and Steve Korn (drums)

DEXTER AND HAYES: Tim Kennedy Trio

MARTIN ON MADISON: Karin Kajita

MIX: Don Mock, Steve Kim & Charlie Nordstrom