Jim Rotondi at Tula’s this Wednesday

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2
TULA’S JAZZ CLUB

2214 2nd Ave
Seattle
206-443-4221
2 sets starting at 7:30pm, $12.00, All Ages

Former New York City trumpeter Jim Rotondi, who recently moved to Graz, Austria, is passing through town on Wednesday, February 2, to perform at Tula’s before heading up to The Cellar in Vancouver.

The band features Mark Taylor (saxophone), John Hansen (piano), Phil Sparks (bass) and Matt Jorgensen (drums). Reservations are suggested (206-443-4221).

Jim’s extensive recording experience most recently includes the release of his second date as a leader for the Posi-Tone label, titled “Blues For Brother Ray”, a tribute to his former boss Ray Charles, following a host of successful releases on various labels. Having appeared on some 70 CD’s as a sideman, he can also be heard on several of Charles Earland’s Highnote Records releases, alongside saxophonist Eric Alexander, with whom Jim made his recording debut on Eric’s Delmark release “Straight Up.” Other recordings include saxophonist George Coleman’s Octet, featuring Harold Mabern, as well as drummer Ray Appleton’s Sextet, which features Slide Hampton, Charles McPherson, and John Hicks. The above mentioned One For All, whose Sharp Nine Records releases “Too Soon To Tell” and “Optimism” received critical acclaim from Cadence and The Detroit Free Press, also has 12 CD’s to their credit.

Monday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Boyd Phelps Sax Attack
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

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

BOXLEY’S: Courtney Cutchins
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 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

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

Sunday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB:
3pm – Chrissy Lewis Quintet
8pm – Randy Burgeson Quintet
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: WAR
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729

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

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

DARRELL’S TAVERN: Jam w/ Kevin McCarthy
18041 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, 8pm

Saturday Jazz

THE CHAPEL: Is That Jazz? Festival Night 4
Triptet, Nels Cline Singers

The Chapel Performance Space (4639 Sunnyside Avenue North), 8:00pm

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

JAZZ ALLEY: WAR
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Tracy Knoop and Bill Ramsay
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

BAKE’S PLACE: Mia Vermillion Band
4135 Providence Point Dr. SE Issaquah, (425) 391-3335, 7:30pm

SERAFINA: Javier Anderson Trio
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 323-0807, 9pm

LUCID: Seffarine
5241 University Way, Seattle

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE: 7pm – Mouce Manouche, 9pm – Kimberly Coen
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, 206-789-1621

LAKESIDE BISTRO: Murl Sanders
11425 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, (206) 772-6891

Seattle Times: Nels Cline and Yuka Honda treasure time together

Note: Nels Cline performs Saturday at the Is That Jazz? Festival at The Chapel.

Staying in motels and cruising down the West Coast in a van packed with gear isn’t everyone’s idea of an ideal honeymoon, but any chance to make music together is a special occasion for Wilco guitarist Nels Cline and multi-instrumentalist Yuka Honda, best known as a founding member of Cibo Matto.

After marrying in Japan last November, they hunkered down in upstate New York to record their duo project, “Fig,” an album slated for release on Sean Lennon’s label, Chimera Music. (Honda played with Lennon in Cibo Matto.) Now Honda’s on the road with the Nels Cline Singers, performing as a special guest with the guitarist’s volatile instrumental trio featuring bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Scott Amendola.

Continue reading at The Seattle Times.

Friday Jazz

THE CHAPEL: Is That Jazz? Festival Night 3
Amy Denio and Lucio Menegon
Douglas Detrick’s AnyWhen Ensemble with Wayne Horvitz

The Chapel Performance Space (4639 Sunnyside Avenue North), 8:00pm

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

JAZZ ALLEY: WAR
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+

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

BOXLEY’S: Byant Urban’s Blue Oasis
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

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

HIROSHI’S: Greg Williamson Quartet
2501 Eastlake Ave E, 726-4966

SERAFINA: John Sanders Quartet
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 323-0807, 9pm

LAKESIDE BISTRO: Jose Gonzales
11425 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, (206) 772-6891

NORTH CITY BISTRO: Greg Schroeder Trio
1520 NE 177th, Shoreline, (206) 365-4447

Thursday Jazz

LONDON BRIDGE STUDIOS: Live podcast recording with Industrial Revelation and The Ryan Burns Trio w/Mark Taylor
20021 Ballinger Way NE, Shoreline, 7:00pm.
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TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Bruce Staelens Quintet
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: WAR
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

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: Industrial Revelation
5241 University Ave NE, 206-402-3042, 9:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Travis Ranney Duo
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7:00pm: James Baumgart and Nate Omdal; 9pm: Norman Baker & The Backroads
1707 NW Market St, 789-1621

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

Wednesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Bill Charlap Trio
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Lisa Fox Group
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 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: Emerald City Little Big Band
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE: 7pm: Vocal Jam hosted by Susan Robinson; 9pm: Vocal Showcase featuring Kathleen Donnelly
1707 NW Market St, 206-789-1621

LUCID: Vocalize-It hosted by Rochelle House
5241 University Ave NE, Seattle, 206-402-3042, 8:30pm

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

2010 Earshot Golden Ear Award Nominations

The nominations for the 2010 Earshot Golden Ear Awards have been released in the February issue of Earshot Magazine.

Pick up a copy at your local record store or jazz club, or download a PDF version from Earshot’s website.

The awards will take place, Sunday, March 20 at 7pm at Tula’s Jazz Club.

NW Recording of the Year:
Ziggurat Quartet, Calculated Gestures
Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra w/Jimmy Heath, The Endless Search
Speak, Speak
The Kora Band, Cascades

NW Acoustic Jazz Group:
Thomas Marriott’s Flexicon
Speak
Ziggurat Quartet
Susan Pascal Quartet

NW Alternative Jazz Group:
Agogic
Speak
Ask the Ages
Empty Cage

NW Instrumentalist of the Year:
Bill Anschell
Travis Ranney
Stuart Dempster
Thomas Marriott

NW Vocalist of the Year:

Gail Pettis
Greta Mattassa
Valerie Joyce
Kelley Johnson

NW Emerging Artist or Group:
Evan Woodle
Luke Bergman
Operation ID
Paul Kikuchi

NW Jazz Concert of the Year:
Matt Jorgensen “Tattooed by Passion” at the Earshot Jazz Festival
Celebrating Hadley Caliman at Jazz Alley
Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra w/ Gail Pettis: Big Band Monk and Mingus
Speak CD release at Chapel Performance Space

Jazz Hall of Fame:

Chuck Deardorf
Jeff Johnson
Cuong Vu
Wayne Horvitz

Tuesday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Music Works Big Band; Newport HS Jazz Band
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Bill Charlap Trio
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

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

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

Trish Hatley at Eastside Jazz Club

Tuesday February 8th 2011 7.30pm. Trish Hatley Quartet
Vocalist Trish Hatley is one of the most beloved and enduring figures on the Northwest music scene. Known for her easy sense of swing, beautiful tone and innate sensitivity to the music, she effectively balances technical mastery with genuine accessibility, making her extremely popular among jazz fans everywhere she performs. Joining her is the band that to date has recorded 5 CD’s together, on the Steinway Darin Clendenin, Larry Holloway on Bass and Ken French on drums.

Sherman Clay
1000 Bellevue Way
Bellevue, WA

Tickets $13 Adults, Students 18 and under $8.
www.eastsidejazzclub.com
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Tue – Wed: Bill Charlap at Jazz Alley

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents jazz pianist Bill Charlap in a trio format. Band members include Sean Smith (bass) and Kenny Washington (drums). Set times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm on Tuesday and 5:30pm Wednesday.

“Charlap’s melodic charm, insouciant swing and harmonic élan unfold with a deceptive ease… Also significant is Charlap’s economy of means. Regardless of tempo, his music breathes. Indeed, if Stan Getz had played piano, he just might have sounded like Bill Charlap,” –Chuck Berg JazzTimes

One of the world’s premier jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, now recognized as one of the leading groups in jazz. Charlap is the artistic director of New York City’s Jazz in July Festival, and he has produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, the JVC Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl.

Monday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Katy Bourne Quartet
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

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

Sunday Jazz

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

JAZZ ALLEY: Peter White
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729

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

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

DARRELL’S TAVERN: Jam w/ Kevin McCarthy
18041 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, 8pm

Saturday Jazz

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

JAZZ ALLEY: Peter White
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

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

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

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Das Schwa

SERAFINA: Leo Raymundo Trio
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 323-0807, 9pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm and 9pm – Overton Berry Ensemble,
1707 NW Market St, 789-1621

THE CHAPEL: Is That Jazz? Festival: Operation ID, Dana Reason
Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, 8pm

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

GRAZIE: Deems Tsutakawa
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, (425) 402-9600

CONCERT: Jazz It Up! Fundraiser featuring Vern Sielert and Bill Anschell
Shorecrest Performing Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.

CLINIC: Bobby Shew Clinic
Roy’s Place, 4918 196th St SW, Lynnwood, 1pm

Trumpet players make rare appearances in Seattle

Two fabulous trumpet players are passing through Seattle in the next few weeks.

Tonight the legendary Bobby Shew will be appearing at Tula’s which a quartet of Northwest veterans (Bill Anshcell, piano; Phil Sparks, bass and Matt Jorgensen, drums). The show starts at 7:30pm and tickets are $15.00 (Tula’s is all ages for the first show – Reservations: 206-443-4221).

from Earshot Jazz: A seminal figure in jazz and jazz education since the early 1970’s, Shew is a world-class soloist and veteran of the ensembles of Horace Silver, Art Pepper, Woody Herman, Oliver Nelson, Benny Goodman, and Buddy Rich, to name a few. Shew is also known for his work on the Hollywood studio scene of the 1970’s and 80’s, having played on the soundtracks to films such as “Rocky” and “Grease,” as well as television scores from popular shows such as “Taxi,” “Happy Days,” and “Hawaii 5-0.”

Shew will also present a clinic sponsored by Kennelly Keys Music at Roy’s Place, a performance space adjacent to the Lynwood Kennelly Keys Music Store (4918 196th St Southwest, Lynnwood, WA). The clinic begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 22. Tickets available at the door.

Former New York City trumpeter Jim Rotondi, who recently moved to Graz, Austria, is passing through town on Wednesday, February 2, to perform at Tula’s before heading up to The Cellar in Vancouver.

The band features Mark Taylor (saxophone), John Hansen (piano), Phil Sparks (bass) and Matt Jorgensen (drums). Reservations are suggested (206-443-4221).

Jim’s extensive recording experience most recently includes the release of his second date as a leader for the Posi-Tone label, titled “Blues For Brother Ray”, a tribute to his former boss Ray Charles, following a host of successful releases on various labels. Having appeared on some 70 CD’s as a sideman, he can also be heard on several of Charles Earland’s Highnote Records releases, alongside saxophonist Eric Alexander, with whom Jim made his recording debut on Eric’s Delmark release “Straight Up.” Other recordings include saxophonist George Coleman’s Octet, featuring Harold Mabern, as well as drummer Ray Appleton’s Sextet, which features Slide Hampton, Charles McPherson, and John Hicks. The above mentioned One For All, whose Sharp Nine Records releases “Too Soon To Tell” and “Optimism” received critical acclaim from Cadence and The Detroit Free Press, also has 12 CD’s to their credit.

Friday Jazz

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

THE CHAPEL: Is That Jazz? Festival Night 1
Sun Aa Tribute Band and Empty Cage Quartet

The Chapel Performance Space (4639 Sunnyside Avenue North), 8:00pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Peter White
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+

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

BOXLEY’S: Byant Urban’s Blue Oasis
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

BAKE’S PLACE: Craig Baker and Friends
4135 Providence Point Dr. SE Issaquah, (425) 391-3335, 7:30pm

LUCID: Tony Grasso Quartet
5241 University Ave NE, Seattle, (206) 402-3042, 9:00pm

HIROSHI’S: Mordy Ferber
2501 Eastlake Ave E, 726-4966

SERAFINA: Tim Kennedy Trio
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 323-0807, 9pm

LAKESIDE BISTRO: Phil Westbrook
11425 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, (206) 772-6891

NORTH CITY BISTRO: David George Quartet
1520 NE 177th, Shoreline, (206) 365-4447

Wednesday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Martine Bron and Jennifer Kienzle
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Jacky Terrasson Trio
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: 7pm: Victory Music Fundraiser; 9pm: Conrad, Katie & Friends
1707 NW Market St, 206-789-1621

LUCID: Therapy Sessions hosted by Evan Flory-Barnes
5241 University Ave NE, Seattle, 206-402-3042, 8:30pm

Photos: Andy Clausen at Cafe Racer

Photographer Jim Levitt caught Andy Clausen performing at the Racer Session before he headed back to school in New York. Clausen performed a new piece with an 11-person ensemble which included former and current Roosevelt and Garfield students, many back home from college for the holidays. The jam session followed.


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Tuesday Jazz

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

JAZZ ALLEY: Jacky Terrasson Trio
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

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

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