Sunday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB:
4pm – Jay Thomas Big Band
8pm – Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221

JAZZ ALLEY: Kurt Elling Quartet with John McLean
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 Breakfasts w/guitarist Michael Gotz
6:45pm – Sinatra at the Sands with Joey Jewell & Trish Hatley
4135 Providence Point Dr SE, Issaquah, 425-391-3335

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

DARRELL’S TAVERN: Kevin Mccarthy & Friends Jam Session
18041 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, 8

FAIRE GALLERY CAFE: Monktail Session
1351 E Olive Way, Seattle 206-652-0781

SERAFINA: 11am: Alex Guilbert Duo; 6:30pm: Jerry Frank
2043 Eastlake Ave East, 206-323-0807

Photos: Kurt Elling at Jazz Alley

photos by Jim Levitt

The Kurt Elling Quartet with John McLean.
Kurt Elling (vocals), Laurence Hobgood (piano), Clark Summers (bass), Kobie Watkins (drums) and special guest John McLean (guitar).

They are at Jazz Alley through Sunday.

Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Randy Halberstadt Quintet
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Kurt Elling Quartet with John McLean
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

BAKE’S PLACE: Greta Matassa
4135 Providence Point Dr SE, Issaquah, 425-391-3335

BOXLEY’S: Chris Fagan’s Organ Quartet
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

HIROSHI’S: Ocho Pies
2501 Eastlake Ave E, 726-4966

LAKESIDE BISTRO: Mosby Cogswell w/ Chris Hyde
11425 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, (206) 772-6891

FAIRE GALLERY CAFE: Byron Vannoy’s Thread & Hardcoretet
1351 East Olive Way, Seattle, 9:00pm

NORTH CITY BISTRO: David George Quartet w/ Dee Dee Law
1520 NE 177th, Shoreline, (206) 365-4447, 8:00pm

VITO’S: Vicidomini 3
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 8:00pm

LUCID JAZZ LOUNGE: Alika Lyman Group
5241 University Ave NE, 206-402-3042, 9:00pm

GRAZIE: Black Lab Trio
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

PARAMOUNT THEATER: Starbucks’ Hot Java Cool Jazz
The successful Starbucks jazz program and 16th annual Hot Java Cool Jazz returns to The Paramount Theatre. Seattle-area high school jazz musicians from Garfield, Roosevelt, Edmonds-Woodway, Mountlake Terrace, and Newport high schools take the stage in a showcase of the city’s finest young talent, performing with their big bands. As part of Starbucks’ ongoing commitment to the local youth arts community, all proceeds from ticket sales will go to support each school’s music program. The school that sells the most tickets wins a cash prize. Last year’s tickets sold out, so don’t wait! STG Presents Starbucks’ Hot Java Cool Jazz at The Paramount Theatre on Friday, April 15, at 7:30pm. Tickets are $18 adults/$11 students, seniors. Day-of ticket prices are $22/$15.

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE: 7PM: Kat Eggleston and Chris Anderson; 9pm: Back Burner with Karen Story
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, 206-789-1621

What is it with Seattle trumpet players?

AllAboutJazz.com offers a Free Download of the Day on their site, and in the last few days it has been almost exclusively Seattle trumpet players.

Visit the site and try out some new music:

Thomas Marriott, Yakima (from Human Spirit)

Chad McCullough, Imaginary Folk Song (from Imaginary Sketches)

Cuong Vu, Leaps of Faith (from Leaps of Faith)

Jason Parker, Day Is Done (from Five Leaves Left: A Tribute To Nick Drake)

Billy Bang, Jazz Violinist Inspired by Vietnam Experience, Dies at 63

from The New York Times:

Billy Bang, a violinist whose gritty, expressive and spirited playing earned admiration in contemporary jazz circles, died on Monday at his home in Harlem. He was 63.

The cause was complications of lung cancer, said Jean-Pierre Leduc, his friend and agent.

Prominent as a bandleader and a sideman throughout the 1980s and ’90s, Mr. Bang achieved his most substantial success with the 2001 album “Vietnam: The Aftermath,” which featured music inspired by his time serving in the Army during the Vietnam War, played with peers who had also served. The album — and a 2005 sequel, “Vietnam: Reflections,” which included Vietnamese musicians — in turn inspired “Redemption Song,” a 2008 documentary film about him.

Continue reading at The New York Times.

Thursday Jazz

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

JAZZ ALLEY: Kurt Elling Quartet with John McLean
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: The Hang
5241 University Ave NE, 206-402-3042, 9:00pm

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

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

FAIRE GALLERY CAFE: Rodger Pegues Trio
1351 E Olive Way, Seattle, 206-652-0781, 8:00pm

VITO’S: The Heartfelts
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695

DISTRICT LOUNGE: Cassia Demayo Quintet
4507 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, 206-634-2000, 9:00pm

Wednesday Jazz

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

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Jose Gonzales / Kim Rushing 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: Randy Halberstadt
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

LUCID: Farko Collective
5241 University Ave NE, Seattle, 206-402-3042, 8:30pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE: Vocal Showcase/Jam hosted by Marti MacEwan
1707 NW Market Street, 206-789-1621

ROY STREET COFFEE: Alex Olesen Trio
700 Broadway E., Seattle, 7:00pm

VITO’S: Jerry Zimmerman
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695, 7:00pm

A Celebration of Ron Hudson

Monday, April 11 – Jazz Alley
2033 6th Avenue, Seattle
Time: 7:00pm
(Program starts at 7:30pm)

Vocalist and author Katy Bourne published a nice piece on Ron Hudson that we’d like to share:

The Seattle jazz community lost a dear friend with the recent death of photographer Ron Hudson. For over three decades, Ron photographed some of the greatest artists in jazz history. With a keen eye and a fierce passion for the music, Ron captured intimate moments from hundreds of jazz performances. Many of his images were shot at the Monterey Jazz Festival, which Ron had a special affinity for. In 2007, Ron published a collection of his elegant black and white photographs in a book called “Right Down Front: Ron Hudson Jazz Images.”

I first met Ron in 2005 when I went to his studio to buy a photograph of Pat Metheny. We hit it off immediately In the spring of 2006, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ron for an article in “All About Jazz.” Ron not only had a deep love for jazz but also an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the music. He shared dozens of stories about the musicians he met and the photographs he took of them. I spent many an enchanting afternoon with Ron. Long after the article was published, we remained friends. Ron loved Big Bands, and occasionally he would join me for a Garfield Jazz Band performance. Ron was a strong advocate for jazz education, and traveled extensively with the Roosevelt High Jazz Band. In Ron’s words, it is the “young kids” who will “perpetuate the music.”

Ron was an extraordinary ambassador for jazz, a master of vision and light and a very good friend. I will miss him a lot. Luckily, his wonderful stories will live on in his photographs.

A celebration of Ron’s life will be held Monday, April 11 at 7pm at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley. There will be performances from the Roosevelt High School Jazz band as well as various artists from Origin Records. Donations in Ron’s memory can be made to the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band or the Garfield High Jazz Band. To check out Ron’s images, please visit his website: www.ronhudsonjazzphotography.com

photo of Ron Hudson by Chad McCullough

Monday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: A Celebration of Ron Hudson
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:00pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Hal Sherman and the BCC Big Band
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

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

AMORE: JT/TK Quartet
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

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

WHITE RABBIT: Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder
513 N 36th St Suite E, Seattle, 9:30pm

Sunday Jazz

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

JAZZ ALLEY: Stanley Clarke
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 Breakfasts w/guitarist Michael Gotz
4135 Providence Point Dr SE, Issaquah, 425-391-3335

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

Saturday Jazz

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

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

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

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Tiger’s Wood
216 Union St, 206-838-4333

LAKESIDE BISTRO: sue Bell
11425 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, 206-772-6891

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – John Fricke and Douglas Cameron
9pm – Phil Ochs: A Celebration of Life
1707 NW Market Street, 206-789-1621

BAKE’S PLACE: Trish, Hans and Phill
4135 Providence Point Dr. SE, Issaquah, 425-391-3335

ST. CLOUD’S BISTRO: Dave Ellis
1131 34TH AVE. Seattle 98122, 206-726-1522

GRAZIE: Edward Paul Trio
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600

LUCID: Reset Experience
5241 University Ave NE, 206-402-3042

SERAFINA: Jose Gonzales Trio
Serafina, 2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807

Gail Pettis at Jazz Alley, April 19-20

Vocalist Gail Pettis will at Jazz Alley for a special two-night run April 19-20.

April 19-20: JAZZ ALLEY
2033 6th Avenue
Seattle WA 98121
Reservations: 206-441-9729
Tickets are only $10.00

Pettis, the four-time nominee and 2010 winner of Earshot Golden Ear Awards “Northwest Vocalist of the Year,” traveled to Kobe, Japan in 2006 to perform as a guest artist at KAVC Hall as First Place winner of the Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist Audition.

Her debut performance at Jazz Alley will serve as a fundraiser for Japan earthquake relief. Donated covers collected will go to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

“I have felt a connection to the people of Japan ever since my visit to Kobe. The their warm hospitality and enthusiasm for jazz has left a lifelong impression on me and I’m thrilled at the opportunity to give back in some small way,” Pettis said.

Pettis’ performance will feature a different rhythm section each night. On Tueday, April 19, Pettis will be joined by Darin Clendenin (piano), Clipper Anderson (bass) and Mark Ivester (drums), all of which appeared on her recent OA2 release, Here In The Moment. On Wednesday, April 20, she will be joined by her rhythm section from May I Come In? – Randy Halberstadt (piano), Jeff Johnson (bass) and Mark Ivester (drums).

There is another jazz benefit for Japan at The Kirkland Performance Center on Monday, April 18. Click here for more information.

ICP Orchestra brings zany Dutch mischief to SAM

from The Seattle Times:

The International Composers Pool (ICP) Orchestra, pictured here, doesn’t just invent music in the moment, it plays with the idea of how that music gets made. Mischievous, zany, fox-quick and witty, all the players in this 44-year-old Dutch tentet can tap dance on a dime. (Sadly, pianist and composer Misha Mengelberg left the tour earlier this week for health reasons.) Whether bearding the classics with hippity-hoppity horns or playing ineffably beautiful sustains on violin, cello and bass, ICP always offers something you didn’t expect. Why? Because you never heard it before. ICP performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Seattle Art Museum, Volunteer Park, Seattle; $10-$20 (206-547-6763 or earshot.org).

Friday Jazz

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

JAZZ ALLEY: Stanley Clarke Quintet
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: Milo Peterson Trio
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

HIROSHI’S: Fifth Anniversary Celebration with Greg Williamson Quartet
2501 Eastlake Ave E, 726-4966

LAKESIDE BISTRO: Coreena Brown w/ Jimmy Holden
11425 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, (206) 772-6891

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE: 7PM: Don Berman Quartet; 9pm: Oghale Agbro & Edree Allen-Agbro
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, 206-789-1621

NORTH CITY BISTRO: Paul Miranda Trio
1520 NE 177th, Shoreline, (206) 365-4447, 8:00pm

VITO’S: Casey MacGill
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 8:00pm

LUCID JAZZ LOUNGE: Correo Aereo Trio
5241 University Ave NE, 206-402-3042, 9:00pm

GRAZIE: Blues Union
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

Thursday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: David Marriott Trombone Panorama
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars
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: Skelbred/Jackson 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
5241 University Ave NE, 206-402-3042, 9:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Bob Hammer and Chris Clark
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

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

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE: 7pm: Larry Murante, Tracy Spring and Laura Zucker

FAIRE GALLERY CAFE: Monktail Creative Music Concern: Special Deal
1351 E Olive Way, Seattle, 206-652-0781, 9:00pm

VITO’S: Chris Jeffries
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, 206-789-1621

Jazz for Japan

Pony Boy Records & Kirkland Performance Center present:
JAZZ FOR JAPAN

Monday, April 18, 7:30PM
Kirkland Performance Center

350 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033
more information

Proceeds from ticket sales will also go directly to Peace Winds Japan Disaster Relief. Peace Winds America will be taking donations to fund their already-on-the-ground relief efforts, and will have info at the concert. Their trucks, shelters and shipments are in Japan right now.

Peace Winds Japan responded immediately to the March 11th earthquake and tsunami in northeast Japan. Despite transportation challenges, Peace Winds Japan was able to reach Miyagi Prefecture via helicopter to deliver critical supplies – such as food, cooking supplies, blankets, and telecommunications equipment – to disaster survivors. http://peacewindsamerica.org

Featuring:
Jay Thomas’ “Usual Suspects” Big Band
Jake Bergevin’s Javatown Swing Orchestra
Greg Williamson Quartet +2
Kobe Sister City Vocalists: Kelly Eisenhour, Karen Shivers, Emi Meyer, Kelley Johnson
Milo Peterson Trio

Also performing: Bill Ramsay, Dan Marcus, Alexey Nikolaev, John Hansen, Paul Gabrielson, RJ Whitlow, Mark Yeend, Saul Cline, Randy Burgeson, Dan Haeck, Jon Bergevin, Rich Cole, Jon Goforth, Nathaniel Schliemer, Dan Wickham, Chris Amemiya, David Marriott, Dennis Haldane, Randy Burgeson, Al Keith, Dan Kramlich, Chuck Kistler, Greg Schroeder, Jen Hinkle, Brad Boal

Wednesday Jazz

LONDON BRIDGE STUDIOS: Live podcast recording with Hardcoretet and Operation ID
20021 Ballinger Way NE, Shoreline, 7:00pm.
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JAZZ ALLEY: Juan de Marcos & The Afro-Cuban All Stars
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Smith/Staelens Big Band
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: John Hansen
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE: 7pm: Kenny Mandell Jazzworks Student Showcase
1707 NW Market St, 206-789-1621

LUCID: Katrina Kope/Josh Rawlings Duo Pre-CD release show
5241 University Ave NE, Seattle, 206-402-3042, 8:30pm

A celebration of Ron Hudson at Jazz Alley

The life of longtime Seattle resident and internationally known jazz photographer Ron Hudson will be celebrated with a night of music and photography at Jazz Alley on Monday, April 11. Musical guests will include the Roosevelt Jazz Band and many members of the Seattle jazz community. The program begins at 7:30pm.

Monday, April 11 – Jazz Alley
2033 6th Avenue, Seattle
Time: 7:00pm (Program starts at 7:30pm)

From such legends as Count Basie to Woody Herman, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughn and Ella Fitzgerald, and the young lions such as Stefon Harris, Joshua Redmond, Christian McBride and Regina Carter, Ron Hudson has “sat in’’ with the best of them, recording their performance images on black & white film.

Hudson’s work is featured in four major books: Monterey Jazz Festival: Forty Legendary Years (with forward by Clint Eastwood) as well as A Paradise called Pebble Beach by author Ray March, A life in the Golden Age of Jazz, A Biography of Buddy DeFranco. and most recently Take Five, the public and private lives of Paul Desmond by Doug Ramsey.

Hudson was an advocate for jazz education. If you wish to honor his memory, donations can be made to:

Roosevelt High School Jazz Band
Garfield High School Jazz Band

Monday Jazz

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

TRIPLE DOOR: Music Works Jazz Orchestra w/ Lakeside School Jazz
216 Union St, 206-838-4333

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

AMORE: JT/TK Quartet
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

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

WHITE RABBIT: Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder
513 N 36th St Suite E, Seattle, 9:30pm