Wednesday Jazz

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL:

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB, 7:30PM: Richard Cole CD Release for Inner Mission
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221

For the complete Earshot Jazz Festival schedule, click here.

JAZZ ALLEY: Melissa Morgan Quartet
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

MARTIN’S ON MADISON: Bonnie Birch
1413 14th Ave, 206-325-7000, 7:30pm

NEW ORLEANS: The Legacy Band with Clarence Acox
114 First Ave S, 206-622-2563, 7:00pm

THAIKU: Ron Weinstein Trio
5410 Ballard Ave NW, 8:30pm

BOXLEY’S: Tony Foster
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE: Vocal Jam with Chris Morton, Jeff Busch and Dan O’Brien
1707 NW Market St, 206-789-1621

LUCID: Deseo Carmin
5241 University Ave NE, Seattle, (206) 402-3042, 8:30pm

Gary Bannister

We’ve received multiple reports that Gary Bannister passed away this morning in Seattle. More details will follow.

Most people will know Gary as the talent buyer for Jazz Alley, but it should be noted that as Earshot Jazz celebrates it’s 25th anniversary, and in the midst of their 22nd Earshot Jazz Festival, Gary was one of the original founders of Earshot.

We dug up this 1995 Seattle Times story on Earshot:

“Earshot was founded in 1984 around a dining room table by three jazz enthusiasts, who contributed to the music in different ways: Paul de Barros, a writer and frequent Seattle Times contributor; Alan Youngblood, a musician; and Gary Bannister, an educator.

Their blueprint soon formed the basis for a nonprofit jazz support group, particularly for avant-garde, original artists living in the Northwest or others stretching the music’s style. A monthly newsletter appeared that the group is still best known for, but still following the writing-musician-educator groove.”

Hadley Caliman on The Seattle Channel

Hadley Caliman’s performance from the 2010 Ballard Jazz Festival will be broadcast on an up-coming episode of Front Row on The Seattle Channel.

Upcoming Broadcast Times:
Thursday, October 21, 2010 – 11:00 p.m.
Friday, October 22, 2010 – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 23, 2010 – 9:00 p.m.

The Seattle Channel airs on channel 21 on most cable systems or you can watch online at http://www.seattlechannel.org/.

Tuesday Jazz

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL:

TRIPLE DOOR, 7:30 PM: Toshi Reagon & Meklit Hadero

CHAPEL, 8:00PM: Lina Allemano Four

For the complete Earshot Jazz Festival schedule, click here.

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

JAZZ ALLEY: Melissa Morgan Quartet
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

MARTIN’S ON MADISON: Karin Kajita
1413 14th Ave, 206-325-7000, 7:30pm

MIX: Don Mock & Steve Kim
6006 12th Ave South, 206-767-0280, 9:00pm

NEW ORLEANS: Holotradband
114 First Ave S, 206-622-2563, 7:00pm

OWL ‘N THISTLE: Jam w/ Eric Verlinde & Jose Martinez
808 Post Ave, 206-621-7777, 10:00pm

SEAMONSTER LOUNGE: McTuff Trio
2202 N 45th St, 206-633-1824, 10:00pm

Jazz Northwest Earshot Jazz Preview

From Sunday’s Jazz Northwest show on KPLU 88.5fm

Earshot Jazz director John Gilbreath joins us on Jazz Northwest this week to discuss the Earshot Jazz Festival and point out some highlights. We’ll provide some representative music by resident and touring artists appearing at this year’s Festival. Included are Richard Cole, Nelda Swiggett, Robert Glasper, Matt Jorgensen, and James Carter

(click on the play button below to listen or download here.)

Photos: Garfield Jazz at Earshot Jazz Festival

from EyeShotJazz.com

Seattle’s Garfield High School, under the direction of Clarence Acox, took top honors at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 15th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival, again, in May of this year. The school made competition history, becoming the first band ever to win four times. Acox has led the band for nearly four decades, and he is clearly still going strong. He is known for helping to nurture strong soloists, like tenor saxophonist Roxy Coss who is a former member of the Garfield band.

Monday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Jazz Jam with Darin Clendenin
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

NEW ORLEANS: New Orleans Quintet
114 First Ave S, 206-622-2563, 7:00pm

AMORE: Ronnie Pierce Jazz Ensemble
2301 5th Ave, 206-770-0606, 7:30pm

EL GAUCHO BELLEVUE: Primo Kim
555 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, 425-455-2734, 6:00pm

TOST: Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder
513 N 36th St, 206-547-0240, 9:00pm

POGGIE TAVERN: Better World w/ Marc Smason & Joanne Klein
4717 California Ave SW, 206-973-2165, 8:30pm

MARTIN’S ON MADISON: Howard Dixon
1413 14th Ave, 206-325-7000, 7:30pm

Sunday Jazz – Earshot Jazz Festival Day 3

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL:

TRIPLE DOOR, 8:00 PM: Robert Glasper Trio

TULA’S, 7:30PM: Roxy Coss Quartet

For the complete Earshot Jazz Festival schedule, click here.

JAZZ ALLEY: Billy Cobham Palindrome Tour
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Danny Kolke Trio
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

BAKE’S PLACE:
10am – Sunday Breakfast w/ Michael Gotz
4135 Providence Point Dr. SE Issaquah, (425) 391-3335, 7:30pm

CAFE RACER: Racer Sessions
5828 Roosevelt Way NE, 8pm

Saturday Jazz – Earshot Jazz Festival Day 2

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL:

TRIPLE DOOR, 7:30 and 10:00 PM: Vagabond Opera

TULA’S, 7:30PM: Jay Thomas: Tribute to Milt Kleeb

EMP/SFM, 8PM: Chicago Underground Duo
Level 3, EMP/SFM, 325 5th Avenue N

CHAPEL PERFORMANCE SPACE, 8PM: Eugene Chadbourne & Mural

For the complete Earshot Jazz Festival schedule, click here.

JAZZ ALLEY: Billy Cobham Palindrome Tour
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE: 7pm: Susan Carr Ensemble
1707 NW Market St, 206-789-1621

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

BAKE’S PLACE: Butch Harrison and Good Company
4135 Providence Point Dr. SE Issaquah, (425) 391-3335, 7:30pm

LUCID: Forever Growing
5241 University Ave NE, Seattle, (206) 402-3042, 9:00pm

LAKESIDE BISTRO:Gail Pettis
11425 Rainier Ave S, 7:00pm

SERAFINA: Leo Raymundo Quartet w/Sue Nixon
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 323-0807, 9pm

Friday Jazz – Earshot Jazz Festival Day 1

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL:

TRIPLE DOOR, 7PM: Garfield High School Jazz Band w/ special guest Roxy Coss

TULA’S, 7:30PM: The Kora Band

NORDSTROM RECITAL HALL, 7:30PM: Robert Pinsky w/ Marc Seales & Paul Gabrielson

For the complete Earshot Jazz Festival schedule, click here.

JAZZ ALLEY: Billy Cobham Palindrome Tour
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

NEW ORLEANS: Thomas Marriott’s Flexicon
114 First Ave S, 206-622-2563, 8:00pm

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

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE: 7pm: Mercedes Nicole and Grace Holden; 9pm: RaChiChi
1707 NW Market St, 206-789-1621

AMORE: Lonnie Williams
2301 5th Ave, (206) 770-0606

BOXLEY’S: Jay Thomas Trio
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

BAKE’S PLACE: Greta Matassa Trio
4135 Providence Point Dr. SE Issaquah, (425) 391-3335, 7:30pm

LUCID: “Plei” w/ Michael Avery
5241 University Ave NE, Seattle, (206) 402-3042, 9:00pm

HIROSHI’S: Milo Petersen Trio
2501 Eastlake Ave E, 726-4966

LAKESIDE BISTRO: Sam Chambliss
11425 Rainier Ave S, 7:00pm

SERAFINA: Kiko de Freitas
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 323-0807, 9pm

Jazz Now! Seattle – Episode 3

Jazz Now! Seattle has posted their third episode.

Episode 3 is the first installment of our four-week preview of the Earshot Jazz Festival. Now in its 22nd year, the Earshot Fest is one of the most diverse and well respected jazz festivals in the nation. There are over 50 concerts and events during its three-week run that touch on just about every corner of the jazz world.

Click here to listen

Seattle Times: Earshot Jazz Festival features a wide range of first-rate performers

From The Seattle Times:

The 22nd edition of the Earshot Jazz Festival once again lives up to its reputation for curatorial discernment, showcasing veteran legends, rising stars and midcareer masters, including a generous helping of local artists. The festival runs from Friday through Nov. 7 at venues in and around Seattle.

This year’s lineup is rife with gifted female artists, from adventurous Toronto trumpeter Lina Allemano (Tuesday, Chapel Performance Space) and inventive Seattle pianist/vocalist Nelda Swiggett (Thursday, Tula’s) to the fire-and-water double bill of torrid saxophonist Tia Fuller and ethereal vocalist Gretchen Parlato (Oct. 24, Triple Door).

The festival opens Friday at the Triple Door with the award-winning Garfield High School Jazz Band, featuring band alumnus and special guest, saxophonist Roxy Coss, a confident, hard-swinging player who’s already landed a precious weekly gig in Manhattan. She also celebrates the release of her self-titled debut CD with her quartet Sunday at Tula’s.

Click here for The Seattle Times’ recommendations.

Thursday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Wayne Horvitz Sweeter Than The Day
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Billy Cobham Palindrome Tour
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

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

MARTIN’S ON MADISON: Jerry Zimmerman
1413 14th Ave, 206-325-7000, 7:30pm

NEW ORLEANS: Ham Carson Quintet
114 First Ave S, 206-622-2563, 7:00pm

THAIKU: Jon Alberts, Jeff Johnson, Tad Britton
5410 Ballard Ave NW, 8:30pm

LUCID: The Hang with The Teaching
5241 University Ave NE, 206-402-3042, 9:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE: 7pm: Todd Hymas with Darin Clendenin; 9pm: Manghis Khan Septet
1707 NW Market St, 206-789-1621

BOXLEY’S: Jon Hamar and Dawn Clement
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

Wednesday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: 5:00: Nighthawk WSU Faculty; 7:30: Hochiwichi Acoustic Swing Jazz
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

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

MARTIN’S ON MADISON: Bonnie Birch
1413 14th Ave, 206-325-7000, 7:30pm

NEW ORLEANS: The Legacy Band with Clarence Acox
114 First Ave S, 206-622-2563, 7:00pm

THAIKU: Ron Weinstein Trio
5410 Ballard Ave NW, 8:30pm

BOXLEY’S: Reuel Lubag
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Vocal Jam hosted by Alison Pollowitz
9pm – Vocal Showcase, featuring Charles Key, Bradley Leavens and David Arteaga
1707 NW Market St, 206-789-1621

LUCID: Alika Lyman Group
5241 University Ave NE, Seattle, (206) 402-3042, 8:30pm

Wanted: people to cover the Earshot Jazz Festival

SeattleJazzScene.com is gearing up for the Earshot Jazz Festival. We will be out covering events, but we always use more contributors to the site.

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Earshot Jazz Festival starts this Friday

The Earshot Jazz Festival kicks off this Friday, October 15 and runs through November 7.

We will have more coverage throughout the festival, but wanted to get the dialogue going about what people are planning on seeing during the show.

Click here post a comment about what you are planning on seeing, excited about, interested in learning more, etc … and let’s get the conversation started!

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Tuesday Jazz

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

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

MARTIN’S ON MADISON: Karin Kajita
1413 14th Ave, 206-325-7000, 7:30pm

MIX: Don Mock & Steve Kim
6006 12th Ave South, 206-767-0280, 9:00pm

NEW ORLEANS: Holotradband
114 First Ave S, 206-622-2563, 7:00pm

OWL ‘N THISTLE: Jam w/ Eric Verlinde & Jose Martinez
808 Post Ave, 206-621-7777, 10:00pm

SEAMONSTER LOUNGE: McTuff Trio
2202 N 45th St, 206-633-1824, 10:00pm

Sunday Jazz

CONCERT: Eastside Jazz Extravaganza w/ Dee Daniels
The Theatre in Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue, more info

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB:
3pm – Jazz Police Big Band
8pm – Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Jazz Crusaders: Joe Sample, Everette Harp and Wayne Henderson
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Danny Kolke Trio
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

BAKE’S PLACE:
10am – Sunday Breakfast w/ Michael Gotz
4135 Providence Point Dr. SE Issaquah, (425) 391-3335, 7:30pm

CAFE RACER: Racer Sessions
5828 Roosevelt Way NE, 8pm

Eastside Jazz Extravaganza this Sunday

Sunday, October 10 at 7:00pm

The Theatre in Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004

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On Sunday October 10th 2010, the Eastside Jazz Club will present their Annual Jazz Extravaganza concert Number 6. This year it will be held at the Theatre in Meydenbauer The event will feature the fabulous internationally famous Jazz Vocalist Dee Daniels. Come and see & hear why they say “FANTASTIC! Dee Daniels captured the audience when she first walked on stage and never let go! Her charismatic stage personality and incredible vocal flexibility coupled with outstanding arrangements, allowed each song to have its own special essence. Thanks for a great evening. Dee IS ‘The First Lady of Swing’.”William LaRue Jones, Music Director and Conductor, Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra. Dee will be headlining the Extravaganza with her trio featuring Tony Foster on Piano, Clarence Acox on Drums and Phil Sparks on Bass. Also on the bill The Music Works Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Paul Harshman, plus pre concert Jazz with Murl Sanders.