Wednesday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Hal Sherman’s Bellevue College Big Band
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

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

JAZZ ALLEY: Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

BAKE’S PLACE: The Mia Vermillion Band
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, (425) 454-2776, 8:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Green River Community College Jazz Voices
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

VITO’S: Jerry Zimmerman
927 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, 206-397-4053, 9:00pm

418 PUBLIC HOUSE: 418 session w/ Claudio Rochat-Felix
418 NW 65th St, 9:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Vocal Showcase – featuring Penelope Donado, Carol Potvin, and Lori Woodbury
9pm – Vocal Jam – Hosted by Julie Olson, with Darin Clendenin (piano), Dan O’Brien (bass), and Robert Rushing (drums)
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621

NORTH CITY BISTRO: Ashley Webster
1520 NE 177th, Shoreline, (206) 365-4447, 7:00pm

LUCID: Tony Lewis Trio
5241 University Ave NE, 206-402-3042, 9:00pm

MONA’S: Joe Doria’s FOG
6421 Latona Ave NE, 206-526-1188, 10:00pm

Photos: Anton Schwartz Loft Concert

by Jim Levitt

Saturday night, saxophonist Anton Schwartz and his wife Dawn presented the second “Loft Concert” in their West Seattle house. Joining Anton were bassist Jeff Johnson and pianist Randy Porter, up from Portland. This was a thoroughly enjoyable concert, in a lovely space with great acoustics.

More information can be found here: http://loftconcert.com/

Tuesday Jazz

ROYAL ROOM: The Westerlies + 2
5000 Rainier Avenue South, 206-906-9920, 7:00pm

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

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

JAZZ ALLEY: Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

BOXLEY’S: Mount Si High School Jazz Choir
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

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

COPPER GATE: Suffering F#ckheads
6301 24th Ave NW, 206-706-3292, 8:00pm

BAKE’S PLACE: Trish & the Bake’s Place Players
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, (425) 454-2776, 8:00pm

Monday Jazz

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

JAZZ ALLEY: Edmonds-Woodway High School Jazz Ensembles
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

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

PARATII: Paratii session w/ Jeff Busch
5463 Leary Ave NW, 206-420-7406, 9:00pm

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

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

ROYAL ROOM: Monktail Creative Music Concern
5000 Rainier Avenue South, 8:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Newport High School Jazz
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

Saturday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Bobby Shew Quartet with Bill Anschell, Phil Sparks and Matt Jorgensen
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: FOURPLAY featuring Bob James, Harvey Mason, Nathan East and Chuck Loeb
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Carolyn Graye and Friends
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

LAKESIDE BISTRO: Greta Matassa
11425 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, 206-772-6891

SORRENTO HOTEL: Nikki DeCaires w/ Karin Kajita
900 Madison St, 206-622-6400, 7:30pm

SCOTCH AND VINE: JD Hobson
22341 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, 7:00pm

VITO’S: 6pm: Ruby Bishop; 10pm: The Barrett Martin Group
927 9th Ave, Seattle

ROYAL ROOM: Varmint and Zony Mash + Horns
5000 Rainier Ave South, 206-906-9920, 9:00pm

GRAZIE: Edward Paul Trio
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

 

Cafe Racer: creativity and diversity will endure in Roosevelt’s living room

Saxophonist Andrew Swanson wrote a piece in today’s Seattle Times about the continuation of Cafe Racer.

The artistic community at Cafe Racer is a rare and fine gemstone; an object of endless beauty and complexity.

The cafe is a constellation of characters — glassy-eyed university students, scooter enthusiasts, curious out-of-towners, salty ultra-regulars, friendly neighbors and other hyphenated demographics. I relocated to the neighborhood just to be near it. It’s Roosevelt’s living room.

Last Wednesday, a disturbed man named Ian Stawicki entered that living room and mercilessly executed our friends where they sat and stood.

This brutality could be reason for us Seattleites to live in fear. But if we trembled now at every turn, forgetting why the victims were there in the first place, we would be doing a tremendous injustice to the five killed on that terrible day.

They, and all of us, were drawn to Cafe Racer for the openness of its environment and the character of its constituents. Amid its collection of terrible paintings and billows of bacon-scented air, I’ve found some of the finest human treasure Seattle has to offer. It was there that I met an affable sword swallower named Drew Keriakedes, better known as circus performer and musician Shmootzi The Clod.

I ask this of everyone: Please, do not waver in the face of this tragedy. Don’t waste a moment thinking that it could have been you on that bar stool. Cafe Racer will reopen.

Develop your talents, be they coding or calligraphy, and proceed with conviction and compassion. You are alive, and you should act accordingly.

Take to heart one of Drew’s most inspiring lyrics: Follow your dreams, and don’t be discouraged.

Read the full piece at The Seattle Times.

Also. via the Racer Sessions website:

In light of Cafe Racer’s temporary closure due to last week’s tragic incident, tonight’s session will take place a block away at Luke’s house. Please e-mail email hidden; JavaScript is required for directions.

Performing this Sunday will be The Westerlies featuring Riley Mulherkar, Zubin Hensler, Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch with guests from New York, pianist Sam Yulsman and drummer Jason Burger.

 

 

Friday Jazz

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

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

JAZZ ALLEY: FOURPLAY featuring Bob James, Harvey Mason, Nathan East and Chuck Loeb
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

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

HIROSHI’S: Jazz and Sushi
2501 Eastlake Ave E, 726-4966

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

LAKESIDE BISTRO: Jennifer Kienzle
11425 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, (206) 772-6891

SCOTCH AND VINE: Chris Stevens and The Surf Monkeys
22341 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, 7:00pm

VITO’S: Rat City Brass
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695, 9:00pm

NORTH CITY BISTRO: Double Scotts On The Rocks
1520 NE 177th, Shoreline, (206) 365-4447, 7:00pm

THE ROYAL ROOM: The Robin Holcomb Band and Zony Mash + Horns
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 8:30pm

GRAZIE: Diana Page Trio
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

CMA GALLERY: 6:30pm: Middle School & High School Jam Session; 7:30pm: CMA Studio Ensemble
4501 Interlake Ave N #9, 206-354-4985

Photos: Jovino Santos Neto at Bake’s Place

Photos by Daniel Sheehan, EyeShotJazz.com

Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto played at Bake’s Place during the Bellevue Jazz Festival. I caught Jovino and his group on Friday June 1st. It was my first time shooting at Bake’s and the red light is kind of overwhelming but the band sounds great. Managed to tame it a bit here for these images and here are some of my favorites from their performance.

Eddie Creed (1935-2012)

Pianist Eddie Creed passed on April 19 at the age of 77, and he’ll be remembered on the next edition of Jazz Northwest (6/10) with a performance recorded by Jim Wilke in 1971 at The Jazz Gallery.   Eddie was one of the most active jazz pianists from the 60s through the 80s in Seattle.  There will be a memorial concert at The New Orleans on Sunday June 10 from 4 to 8 pm .

Also on this week’s Jazz Northwest: The new CD by Human Spirit, Bill Anschell’s Earshot Award-winning CD “Figments” and more, including news about upcoming opportunities for great live jazz.

Jazz NW is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5, KPLU and is also available as a podcast after the broadcast at kplu.org .

Thursday Jazz

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

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Katie King Vocal Showcase
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

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

LUCID: Cyyclophonics
5241 University Ave NE, 206-402-3042, 9:30pm

COPPER GATE: Jon Alberts, Jeff Johnson & Tad Britton
6301 24th Ave NW, 206-706-3292, 8:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Rich Cole and Jon Hamar
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

VITO’S: Brazil Novo
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695

MONA’S: Hash#Tag Trio
6421 Latona Ave NE, 206-526-1188, 10:00pm

BAKE’S PLACE: Greg Ruby
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, (425) 454-2776, 8:00pm

SCARLET TREE: How Now Brown Cow
801 NE 65th St, Seattle, 9:30pm

ROYAL ROOM: The Westerlies, The Golden Road: The Music of the Grateful Dead 1967-1971 and Zony Mash
5000 Rainier Ave South, (206) 906-9920

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Round Mountain and Kane Mathis
9pm – Tom Varner Quartet, featuring Tom Varner (French horn), Eric Barber (tenor sax), Phil Sparks (bass) and Byron Vannoy (drums)

Wednesday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: MWNW Honors Jazz Ensemble (7PM); Smith/Staelens Big Band
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

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

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

BAKE’S PLACE: Isabella Du Graf with The Teaching
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, (425) 454-2776, 8:00pm

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

VITO’S: Marc Smason + Bob Meyer
927 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, 206-397-4053, 9:00pm

418 PUBLIC HOUSE: 418 session w/ Claudio Rochat-Felix
418 NW 65th St, 9:00pm

NORTH CITY BISTRO: Fm Duo
1520 NE 177th, Shoreline, (206) 365-4447, 7:00pm

ROYAL ROOM: Unsinkable Heavies
5000 Rainier Avenue South, 8:00pm

LUCID: Owuor Arunga & Friends
5241 University Ave NE, 206-402-3042, 9:00pm

MONA’S: Farko Dosumov Trio
6421 Latona Ave NE, 206-526-1188, 10:00pm

Tuesday Jazz

ROYAL ROOM: Julian Priester/ Rob Scheps Project
5000 Rainier Avenue South, 206-906-9920, 7:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

COPPER GATE: Suffering F#ckheads
6301 24th Ave NW, 206-706-3292, 8:00pm

BAKE’S PLACE: Charles Mack
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, (425) 454-2776, 8:00pm

More from the Racer Sessions

Steve Kennedy-Williams has posted some photos and an audio recording from last night’s performance outside Cafe Racer.

From his post:

Tonight’s Cafe Racer Session was raw, powerful, catharsis. Free, outside, jamming in the alley outside Cafe Racer, My guess is that over 200 people joined the 20+ musicians who contributed to this night.

As pointed out at the start of the night, The Racer Sessions were instigated over two years ago by Drew. The first song, a building swarm of emotion and release was dedicated to all impacted by the horrifying events last Wednesday.

Drew, Joe, Don, Kim, Leonard, and Gloria this was for you.

Click here to listen to the performance.

We also received some photos taken by Cynthia Mullis.

Monday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Claire Daly Quartet
2214 2nd Ave, Seattle, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz Ensembles
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

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

PARATII: Paratii session w/ Jeff Busch
5463 Leary Ave NW, 206-420-7406, 9:00pm

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

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

ROYAL ROOM: The Seattle Conduction Band
5000 Rainier Avenue South, 8:00pm

Saturday Jazz

BELLEVUE JAZZ FESTIVAL:

12:00 PM – Bellevue High School Jazz Combo
Bellevue Square Center Court

1:15 PM – Music Works NW Honor Jazz Ensemble
Bellevue Square Center Court

2:30 PM – Edmonds-Woodway High School Jazz Combo
Bellevue Square Center Court

3:45 PM – Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz Combo
Bellevue Square Center Court

5:00 PM – Newport High School Jazz Combo
Bellevue Square Center Court

5:00 PM – June Tonkin Duo
El Gaucho Bellevue

6:15 PM – Ingraham High School Jazz Combo
Bellevue Square Center Court

7:30 PM – Fusion – High School Jazz Combo
Bellevue Square Center Court

8:00 PM – Hubert Laws Quintet
Theatre at Meydenbauer Center

Internationally-renowned flutist Hubert Laws is one of the few classical artists who has also mastered jazz, pop, and rhythm-and-blues genres – moving effortlessly from one repertory to another. Winner of the prestigious 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Award, Laws has appeared as a soloist with orchestras around the world. Members of the Quintet include David Budway on acoustic piano, John Leftwich on bass, Ralph Penland on drums, and Rob Mullins on synth keyboard. … [ more ]

8:00 PM – Lary Barilleau and the Latin Jazz Collective
Bake’s Place

8:00 PM – Patti Summers
Cypress Lounge and Wine Bar at The Westin Bellevue

9:00 PM – Lamar Lofton’s Rhythm Quartet with special guest Faith Beattie
520 Bar & Grill

10:00 PM – Collaborative Works Jazz Trio
Black Bottle Postern

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

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

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

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

SORRENTO HOTEL: Kimberly Reason
900 Madison St, 206-622-6400, 7:30pm

SCOTCH AND VINE: Chris Stevens and The Surf Monkeys
22341 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, 7:00pm

VITO’S: 6pm: Ruby Bishop; 9pm: The James Band
927 9th Ave, Seattle

ROYAL ROOM: The Jumbo Smarties and Barbara Ireland
5000 Rainier Ave South, 206-906-9920, 9:00pm

GRAZIE: Andre Thomas Quiet Fire
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Analog Honking Device, featuring Cynthia Mullis (saxophone) and Patty Padden (drums)
9pm – The West Coast Jazz & Rhythm Collective Debut Show
1707 NW Market Street, 206-789-1621

Hubert Laws, Booker T. Jones on tap at Bellevue Jazz Festival

from The Seattle Times:

The Bellevue Jazz Festival got under way Wednesday, but two of the hottest headliners are still on deck. Booker T. Jones, the Hammond B-3 giant whose funky “Green Onions” was a hit in 1962, plays Friday. Jones has been on the comeback trail with a jazz-inflected album released last year, “The Road From Memphis.”

Flute master Hubert Laws, whose work in jazz, jazz-rock fusion and classical music made him a major star in the ’60s and ’70s, plays Saturday.

Leslie Lloyd, president of Bellevue’s Downtown Business Association, said Wednesday that the Jones concert was nearly sold out. As for the other headliners: “Seattle’s a last-minute town … it’s almost the last minute!”

Only a handful of jazz musicians play flute well, since most are saxophonists who “double” on the instrument. Laws is an exception. His sound has a big, silvery casing and a penetrating ring. Classically trained at Juilliard, Laws played as a young man with jazz leaders such as Mongo Santamaria and Benny Golson and was soon signed to Atlantic. Albums such as “The Laws of Jazz” and “Flute By-Laws” hit the sweet spot with fans and his later efforts for CTI, such as “At Carnegie Hall,” made him a star with a broad public.

Continue reading at The Seattle Times

Friday Jazz

BELLEVUE JAZZ FESTIVAL:

4:30 PM: Karin Kajita Duo
Lincoln Square 1st Floor

6:00 PM: June Tonkin
El Gaucho Bellevue

8:00 PM: Booker T. Jones
Theatre at Meydenbauer Center
Booker T. Jones is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger, and four-time GRAMMY Award winner, but he is best known as the front-man of the band Booker T. and the MGs. Jones was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, and was honored with a Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award in 2007. In 2011, Jones released The Road from Memphis and in 2012 the album won Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 54th GRAMMY Awards. … [ more ]

8:00 PM: Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto
Bake’s Place

8:00 PM: Dawn Clement Duo
Grand Cru Mixologie Lounge

8:00 PM: Isabella Du Graf
Cypress Lounge and Wine Bar at The Westin Bellevue

9:00 PM: Heather Sullivan Jazz Piano Trio
520 Bar & Grill

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

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

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

HIROSHI’S: Jazz and Sushi
2501 Eastlake Ave E, 726-4966

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

LAKESIDE BISTRO: Butch Harrison
11425 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, (206) 772-6891

SCOTCH AND VINE: Jose ‘Juicy’ Gonzales Trio
22341 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, 7:00pm

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

VITO’S: Casey MacGill
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695, 9:00pm

NORTH CITY BISTRO: Brazilian Music
1520 NE 177th, Shoreline, (206) 365-4447, 7:00pm

THE ROYAL ROOM: Painting the Town Red: The Music of Billie Holiday
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 8:30pm

BAKE’S PLACE: Jovino Santos Neto Quarteto
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, (425) 454-2776, 8:00pm

GRAZIE: Andre Thomas Quiet Fire
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

CMA GALLERY: 6:30pm: Middle School & High School Jam Session
4501 Interlake Ave N #9, 206-354-4985

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Andy Shaw with John Goforth (sax), Geoff Harper (bass), Brad Gibson (drums) and Chris Morton (piano) ($15 cover)
9pm – Chip Parker with Chris Morton (piano), Geoff Cooke (bass) and Robert Rushing (drums)
1707 NW Market Street, 206-789-1621