Tuesday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Roadside Attraction

JAZZ ALLEY: Janiva Magness

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Inauguration Jam! Celebrate this “defining moment” at Egan’s! Musicians welcome to stop by and jam…We’ll be cruising the web for the inaugural festivities and projecting in the background (NO cover)
9pm – Carrie Wicks, with Bill Anschell (piano), Jeff Johnson (bass) and Byron Vannoy (drums)

NEW ORLEANS: Holotradband

DEXTER AND HAYES: Tim Kennedy Trio

MARTIN’S ON MADISON: Karin Kajita

MIX: Don Mock, Steve Kim & Charlie Nordstrom

Seattle Times: Guitarist pushes the envelope

from The Seattle Times:

The three-week experimental jazz series “Is That Jazz?” concludes Thursday night with headliner Elliott Sharp. The New York guitarist will perform solo on a shared bill with the trio Triptet, featuring saxophonist Michael Monhart, percussionist Greg Campbell and guitarist Tom Baker, the festival organizer.

In a recent interview, Sharp said he likes the experimental format because he’s always been drawn to “sonic extremes,” be it Jimi Hendrix or Jeff Beck. In his set on Thursday, he’ll play an acoustic guitar with an internal microphone, and manipulate the sound with an electronic bow and a laptop computer.

Intrigued? Give it a listen at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle; suggested donation $15, all ages (206-234-5667 or www.isthatjazz.org).

Monday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: JAZZ JAM with the Bill Anschell Trio

TRIPLE DOOR MAINSTAGE: BELLEVUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE BIG BAND JAZZ w/ special guests THE ECKSTEIN MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND directed by HAL SHERMAN

LA SPIGA: Greta Matassa Duo

NEW ORLEANS: The New Orleans Quintet

FAIRE GALLERY CAFE: Brendan ODonnell Trio
1351 E Olive Way, Seattle, 206-652-0781

TOST: Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder

Sunday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: David Grisman Quintet

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM:
Sunday Night Salsa: Rhythm Syndicate

EDMONDS CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Gabriel Allegra Sextet, Peruvian Jazz
410 Fourth Ave. North, Edmonds, WA. www.ec4arts.org

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB:
3pm- Jay Thomas Big Band
8pm- Jim Cutler Big Band

SERAFINA:
11am-1:30pm Jazz Brunch: Conlin Roser / Cynthia Mullis Duo
6:30-9pm: Ann Reynolds and Tobi Stone

LA SPIGA: Greta Matassa Duo

LUCID: Hardcortet Jam Session
5241 University Ave NE

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

Saturday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: David Grisman Quintet

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Hadley Caliman w/Thomas Marriott

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Alma Villegas Latin Band, with Alma Villegas (vocals), Ben Verdier (piano), Steve Okimoto (bass) and Ricardy Guity (congas)
9pm – Tony Grasso Saxophone? Quartet!, with Tony Grasso (trumpet), Dan Blunck (alto saxophone), Brian Kent (tenor saxophone) and David Johnson (baritone saxophone)
11pm – Bill Evans and Megan Lynch, Bill Evans (banjo/guitar/vocals) and fiddlestar Megan Lynch (fiddle/vocals) on a Northwest tour!

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Absolut Funk Night

SERAFINA: Leo Raymundo w/ Sue Nixon

BAKE’S PLACE: Piano All Stars
w/ Bill Anschell, Randy Halberstadt, John Hansen and Darin Clendenin

GRAZIE: Michael Powers Group

PAMPAS ROOM: Brian Nova Quartet

EL GAUCHO BELLEVUE: Trish Hatley Trio
555 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, 425-455-2734

LOCAL COLOR: Benjamin Doerr

Sunday on Jazz Northwest


Chuck Deardorf, Marc Seales, D’Vonne Lewis at SAM
(photo by Jim Wilke)

The Marc Seales Trio played the January Art of Jazz Concert at The Seattle Art Museum and highlights from the concert will air on Jazz Northwest Sunday January 18 at 1 PM (Pacific) on 88.5 KPLU. Marc Seales has spent recent Summers in Paris and has composed a suite of music reflecting Paris neighborhoods which will be the focus of his next CD to be issued shortly. Three pieces from the suite are included in this concert.

Pianist Marc Seales is a Professor of Jazz Studies at The University of Washington, bassist Chuck Deardorf heads the Jazz Department at Cornish College, and D’Vonne Lewis is a fast rising jazz star and one of the most in-demand jazz drummers in Seattle.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88-5 KPLU. The program airs Sundays at 1 PM (Pacific) and is simultaneously streamed to the internet. It is also available as a podcast following the airdate.

Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet
1st show 8pm, 2nd show 10pm, $20 each show

JAZZ ALLEY: David Grisman Quintet

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Identity Crisis, “Mosaic” CD release party, with Jean Mishler (vocals), Charlie Hiestand (piano), Sura Charlier (woodwinds/vocals), Nate Parker (bass) and Jamael Nance (drums), with special guest artist Bob De Dea (vocals)
9pm – Tim Lerch Trio, with Tim Lerch (guitars/vocals), Patrick McDanel (bass) and Frank Heye (drums)
11pm – Blues To Do Jam, post TV-show performance, hosted by the Gunnar Roads Band from Vancouver, WA.

SERAFINA: Kiko de Freitas

HIROSHI’S JAZZ AND SUSHI: Carolyn Graye & Karen Shivers

LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio

GRAZIE: Michael Powers Group

LOCAL COLOR: Leah Stillwell

PAMPAS ROOM: Brian Nova Quartet

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Hardcoretet

Seattle Times: Irvin Mayfield to deliver New Orleans-style jazz

from The Seattle Times:

The young, jazz trumpet player Irvin Mayfield has loaned his tutelage to colleges, major orchestras and arts organizations. He founded the Institute of Jazz Culture at Dillard University in his hometown of New Orleans. For six years, he’s been his city’s official “Cultural Ambassador,” an appointment made by Louisiana’s governing bodies.

An accomplished composer, band leader and academician, Mayfield turned out to be a far better teacher than student. Getting into school was never a problem. Staying there was the challenge. Juilliard offered him a scholarship, which he turned down to attend the University of New Orleans, whose jazz- studies program was led by Ellis Marsalis. After about a year, Mayfield dropped out.

“I’d go to class and the instructors wouldn’t be there,” said Mayfield, 31, who performs next week in Seattle. “They’d be on the road, touring. I thought, ‘OK, that’s an interesting concept.’

“A degree is an asset, but it doesn’t mean anything by itself. It’s just another asset. So is being persuasive, having good personality, being smart.”

Mostly, Mayfield just played, forming an Afro-Cuban jazz group when he was 21. He listened and learned. Recording contracts came along. And eventually, people figured they could learn something from him. He has worked for years to make “the academy and the workplace meet each other,” he said. To that end, he formed the 16-member New Orleans Jazz Orchestra when he was 25.

Continue reading at The Seattle Times.

Thursday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Smith-Staelens Big Band CD Release

JAZZ ALLEY: David Grisman Quintet

NEW ORLEANS: The Ham Carson Quintet

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Jacob Stickney Quartet, with Jacob Stickney (tenor sax), Mack Grout (piano), Devin Lowe (bass) and Adam Kessler (drums)
9pm – Jovino Santos Neto and Paul Meyers. NY Guitarist Paul Meyers pays a rare visit to Seattle to play some Brazilian standards with JSN (piano), Chuck Deardorf (bass) and Mark Ivester (drums)

THAIKU: Jon Alberts, Jeff Johnson, Tad Britton

AMA AMA: Ron Wienstein, Reade Whitwell, Thomas Marriott
4752 Califonia Avenue SW, West Seattle

MAY: Hans Teuber Trio

LO-FI: The Teaching

THE SORRENTO: Katy Bourne w/ Nick Moore & Doug Miller

THE CHAPEL: Is that Jazz? w/ Krispen Hartung & Radiosonde

Wednesday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Hal Sherman and the BCC Jazz Orchestra

JAZZ ALLEY: Kenny Garrett Quartet

NEW ORLEANS: The Legend Band w/ Clarence Acox

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Beckley/O’Donnell Quartet, with Brendan O’Donnell (guitar), Ryan Beckley (guitar), Devin Lowe (bass) and Adam Kessler (drums)
9pm – Vocal Jam with Katie King

TUTTA BELLA: Djangomatics

COMET TAVERN: OWCHARUK 5
922 E Pike, Seattle, 8pm

THAIKU: Ron Weinstein Trio

WHISKEY BAR: Ronnie Pierce

Jacob Stickney at Egan’s this Thursday

Saxophonist Jacob Stickney debuts a new group this Thursday at Egan’s Ballard Jam House featuring Mack Grout on piano, Devin Lowe on bass and Adam Kessler at the drums.

The show starts at 7:00pm and it is an all ages show.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 7:00pm
EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE

1707 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 789-1621
http://www.ballardjamhouse.com
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Tuesday Jazz

EASTSIDE JAZZ CLUB: Brent Jensen Quartet
1000 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, (425) 274-0633. 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Kenny Garrett Quartet

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Emerald City Jazz Orchestra

NEW ORLEANS: Holotradband

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – MJ Bishop and Steve Mason
9pm – ThorNton Creek

DEXTER AND HAYES: Tim Kennedy Trio

MARTIN’S ON MADISON: Karin Kajita

MIX: Don Mock, Steve Kim & Charlie Nordstrom

Earshot Golden Ear Awards

Each year the Golden Ear Awards program provides an opportunity for Seattle jazz fans and performers to celebrate the region’s jazz accomplishments of the previous year. Earshot Jazz initiated the Golden Ear Awards in 1990 to recognize the accomplishments of Seattle jazz artists over the previous year, and to induct significant members of the jazz community into the local Jazz Hall of Fame.

Nominees have been announced for the 2008 awards. To cast your vote, visit the Earshot website at:
http://earshot.org/Events/golden.html?&event_id=399

Make your reservations now for the Earshot Golden Ear Awards Ceremony.

Monday, February 2, 2009
The Triple Door, 7pm

Hadley Caliman Quintet
w/ Thomas Marriott, Matt Jorgensen, Phil Sparks and Marc Seales

Jim Wilke emcee

Das Vibenbass
A special send-off to New York City for Das Vibenbass, late set, 9:30-11pm

Monday Jazz

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

NEW ORLEANS: The New Orleans Quintet

LA SPIGA: Ray Baldwin’s Version of Cool 7

TOST: Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder

FAIRE GALLERY CAFE: Brendan ODonnell Trio
1351 E Olive Way, 652-0781

Sunday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Peter White

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

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB:
3pm- Jazz Police Big Band
8pm- Jim Cutler Big Band

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

LA SPIGA: Eric Friedrich Duo

JAZZVOX: Kathleen Grace w/Darin Clendenin
House concert, Camano Island. 5:30pm. Visit www.jazzvox.com for more info.

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

Sunday on Jazz Northwest

Matt Wilson
Matt Wilson’s Arts & Crafts at Jazz Port Townsend – Gary Versace, Terell Stafford, Matt Wilson, Martin Wind (photo by Jim Wilke)

Drummer Matt Wilson’s Arts & Crafts performance capped the 2008 Jazz Port Townsend Festival in McCurdy Pavilion. The complete concert, with enthusiastic audience participation and community sing, will air on Jazz Northwest from 88.5, KPLU on Sunday, January 11 at 1 pm Pacific Time.

Matt Wilson’s exuberant drive sparks a variety of contemporary ensembles: Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra, Dena DeRose Trio, Buster Williams Something More, Bill Mays Trio, Ray Anderson, Jane Ira Bloom and many others. (Perhaps a shorter list would be those he hasn’t played with!)

Although his infectious playfulness permeates every group he’s in, Matt Wilson’s Arts & Crafts gives free reign to his creativity and imagination. He thrives on surprises, and spontaneity is at the heart of this quartet. Pianist Gary Versace, trumpeter Terell Stafford and bassist Martin Wind open up and enjoy the many possibilities and challenges of this group. You’ll have to listen to “Feel the Sway” that caps this concert, this is a band that puts fun back in jazz!

Thanks to the musicians, Centrum and its staff for the opportunity to present this music on Jazz Northwest.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for KPLU. It airs Sundays at 1 PM Pacific on 88.5, KPLU and is also streamed to the internet at kplu.org . The program is also available as a podcast after the airdate.

(Audio promo below)

Saturday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Peter White

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Susan Pascal

JAZZ IN JANUARY AT EMP: 
3pm – Jim Wilke of Public Radio International conducts an onstage interview with Han Bennink for EMP’s Oral History Live! project.
7pm – Cuong Vu Trio (Vu, bassist Stomu Takeishi and drummer Ted Poor). Paul Rucker, local multi-instrumentalist, opens.
More information: 206-770-2702 or www.empsfm.org. See post below.

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Nick Allison Trio featuring Katie Walter
9pm – The Loose Digits, with Eli West (guitar/vocals), Matt Herron (fiddle/vocals), Mike Canney (mandolin/vocals), Jim Marsh (bass/vocals) and Greg Maass (dobro)
11pm – Pascale Goodrich-Black and Jon Crawford

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Abosut Funk Night
TRIPLE DOOR MAINSTAGE: Rebetika w/ Christos Govetas & Pasatempo

SERAFINA: Jose Gonzales Trio

BAKE’S PLACE: Greta Matassa w/Jennifer Hoyt and Katherine Stuber

GRAZIE: James Burnhard and Blues Fusion

PAMPAS ROOM: Brian Nova Quartet

EL GAUCHO BELLEVUE: Trish Hatley Trio
555 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, 425-455-2734

LOCAL COLOR: Katy Bourne

JAZZVOX: Kathleen Grace w/Darin Clendenin
House concert, Auburn. 7:30pm. Visit www.jazzvox.com for more info.

Seattle Times: The Jazz in January celebration at EMP

from The Seattle Times:

It’s January, so at EMP, it’s time for jazz.

The two-day Jazz in January celebration — co-presented by Earshot Jazz — will include jazz-band performances from Roosevelt and Garfield high schools; an onstage interview session with international percussion legend Han Bennink; and a headlining concert from the Cuong Vu Trio (pictured). Events take place today and Saturday at EMP|SFM, in Seattle Center at 325 Fifth Ave. N. The schedule:

7 p.m. today, Sky Church: Roosevelt Jazz Band with guest Cuong Vu and the Garfield Jazz Ensemble with guest Tom Marriott.

3 p.m. Saturday, JBL Theater: Jim Wilke of Public Radio International conducts an onstage interview with Han Bennink for EMP’s Oral History Live! project.

7 p.m. Saturday, Sky Church: Cuong Vu Trio (Vu, bassist Stomu Takeishi and drummer Ted Poor) play with opener Paul Rucker, local multi-instrumentalist.

Tickets: $5-$15 (some events are free for EMP|SFM members; information at 206-770-2702 or www.empsfm.org).

Friday Jazz

JAZZ IN JANUARY: Tomorrow’s Pride: Roosevelt Jazz Band with guest, Cuong Vu and Garfield Jazz Ensemble with guest, Tom Marriott
EMP Sky Church, 325 5th Avenue North, Seattle, 7:00pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Greta Matassa Quartet

BAKE’S PLACE: Isabella du Graf Quartet with Evan Flory Barnes, bass; D’vonne Lewis, drums and Josh Rawlings, piano
from Earshot Jazz: It is wonderful to see Isabella Du Graf bringing her young quartet to Bakes this Friday. Too often this iconic Seattle jazz venue sticks with the tried and true, rarely letting fresh new talent grace the stage. Not true with Du Graf, who has been recognized by Downbeat magazine twice before she has even graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music. Get out to Issaquah and support this venerable Seattle institution and encourage them to book more forward thinking acts at the same time. That makes it a twofer – more bang for your buck in these hard times.

JAZZ ALLEY: Peter White

LATONA PUB: Hadley Caliman with Phil Sparks (5:00 – 7:00pm)

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Scot Free, with Scot Lee (piano), John Mclandress (trumpet), Bob Morgan (drums) and Greg Korkowski (bass)
9pm – Momentum Jazz Quartet, with Mikel Rollins (sax/flute/percussion), Gregg Robinson (keyboards), Sylvia Rollins (electric bass) and Mark Jelsing (drums)
11pm – Nikki D. & Party of 3, with Nikki DeCaires(vocals) & Kiko Freitas (guitar)

LOCAL COLOR: Shirli Zorn

HOTWIRE COFFEE: Marc Smason Trio

EL GAUCHO BELLEVUE: Trish Hatley Trio
555 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, 425-455-2734

HIROSHI’S JAZZ AND SUSHI: Milo Petersen & Associates