Tuesday Jazz

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL:

TRIPLE DOOR, 7:30PM
Christian Scott Band

The trumpeter whom Jazz Times calls “jazz’s young style God” shows why he won the 2010 Edison Award for best international jazz artist. On Christian Atunde Adjua, he takes New Orleans tradition to new heights, with monster drummer Jamire Williams, Matt Stevens (guitar), and Kris Funn (bass). $18 general/$16 Earshot members & seniors/$9 students

ROYAL ROOM, 7:30PM
Bandalabra

Punk-jazz iconoclast Skerik (sax), and his quartet of D’Vonne Lewis (drums), Andy Coe (guitar), and featured bassist Evan Flory-Barnes know only one way: They rip it up. $13 general/$11 Earshot members & seniors/$7 students

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Critical Mass Big Band
2214 Second Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

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

JAZZ ALLEY: Jeff Kashiwa CD Release Concert
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE: Carolyn Graye Student Showcase
1707 NW Market Street, 206-789-1621, 7:00pm

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

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

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 Band featuring Josephine Howell
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, (425) 454-2776, 8:00pm

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

Photos: Tom Varner Quartet

by Daniel Sheehan, EyeShotJazz.com

French horn player Tom Varner and Seattle saxophonist Eric Barber, bassist Phil Sparks and drummer Byron Vannoy opened for Tamarindo at Poncho Concert Hall at Cornish College as Earshot Jazz Festival moves on. The Tom Varner Quartet celebrated the legacy of the late Steve Lacy, with whom Varner performed in Seattle in 1993. The program also included Varner’s arrangements of tunes by Lacy’s favorite composers, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk.

Monday Jazz

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL:

CHAPEL PERFORMANCE SPACE, 7:30PM
Sumi Tonooka

A “fierce and fascinating composer and pianist” (Jazz Times), “continually inventive, original, surprising, and a total delight” (Cuadranos de Jazz, Madrid), performs solo. $13 general/$11 Earshot members & seniors/$7 students

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

BOXLEY’S: Bob Baumann Duo
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 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

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Microsoft Jumping Jive Orchestra
2214 Second Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

STILL LIQUOR: O’Brien & Kessler Trio w/ Nate Parker
1524 Minor Ave, Seattle, 9:00pm

Saturday Jazz

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL:

TOWN HALL SEATTLE, 8PM
Staff Benda Bilili

Led by Ricky Likabu and Coco Ngambali, this extraordinary band features four senior singer-guitarists from Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo) who play R&B – and reggae inflected rumba – and they do that from their customized tricycles due to childhood polio. Joining them is 21-year-old Randy Landu who plays an electrified one-stringed lute he fashioned from a lump of wood and a tin can. $22 advance tickets, $25 day of show (Presented by Town Hall Seattle

TULA’S, 7:30PM
Susan Pascal’s Soul Sauce

Pascal, a Seattle vibes treasure, tributes the legendary Cal Tjader accompanied by leading jazz and Latin players Fred Hoadley (piano), Chuck Deardorf (bass), Tom Bergerson (percussion), and Mark Ivester (drums). $16 general/$14 Earshot members & seniors/$8 students
RESERVE NOW: 206-443-4221

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

LAKESIDE BISTRO: Cheryl Jewel with Darin Clendenin
11425 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, 206-772-6891

SCOTCH AND VINE: Brian Lee & the Orbiters
22341 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, 7:00pm

VITO’S: 6pm: Ruby Bishop; 9pm: Special Halloween Party and ER Costume Crawl featuring The Tim Kennedy Trio and Special Guests
927 9th Ave, Seattle

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

ROYAL ROOM: Halloween Party!
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 9:00pm

Photos: The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

Photos by Daniel Sheehan, EyeShotJazz.com

Monday night at the Triple Door as the 2012 Earshot Jazz festival enters another week of wonderful performances, The  Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble put on a great set The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble is a  conduction group led by Wayne Horvitz, featuring many of the same musicians as the Voodoo Orchestra who they were opening for: drums Bobby Previte, saxophones Greg Sinibaldi, Neil Welch, Kate Olson, bass clarinet Beth Fleenor, trumpets Al Keith, Samantha Boshnack, Steve O’Brien, trombones Naomi Siege, Jacob Herring, French horn Tom Varner, string bass Geoff Harper and piano Ryan Burns.

Pianist Sumi Tonooka guests on Jazz Northwest, KPLU, October 28 – 2 PM

Pianist Sumi Tonooka was born in Philadelphia and has spent most of her career playing, touring and recording while based on the East Coast.  On this week’s Jazz Northwest, she talks with Jim Wilke about her development as a musician and how and why she recently moved to Seattle.  She’ll also be heard playing several pieces from a New York concert.  She’ll play a solo concert in Seattle on Monday October 29 at The Chapel as part of this year’s Earshot Festival.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and beginning this week is heard at A NEW TIME:   2 PM on Sunday afternoons.   The program is also available at kplu.org as a podcast following the airdate.

Friday Jazz

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL:

PONCHO CONCERT HALL, CORNISH COLLEGE, 8PM
JD Allen Trio

Tenor-sax stylist JD Allen, his tone reminiscent of John Coltrane, with Gregg August (bass) and drum phenom Rudy Royston, perform pieces from recent recordings – “noisy but soothing, simple but dense” (NPR). Also: free daytime masterclass, PONCHO Hall, Cornish College. $20 general/$10 students, Cornish alums (Presented by Cornish College of the Arts)

CHAPEL PERFORMANCE SPACE, 7:30PM
Jaap Blonk

The Dutch vocal improviser uses synthesized sounds, including samples of his own voice, in powerful, joyful performances structured by the mathematical algorithms that are his other expertise. $14 general/$12 Earshot members & seniors/$7 students

TULA’S, 7:30PM
Susan Pascal’s Soul Sauce

Pascal, a Seattle vibes treasure, tributes the legendary Cal Tjader accompanied by leading jazz and Latin players Fred Hoadley (piano), Chuck Deardorf (bass), Tom Bergerson (percussion), and Mark Ivester (drums). $16 general/$14 Earshot members & seniors/$8 students
RESERVE NOW: 206-443-4221

KIRKLAND PERFORMANCE CENTER, 7:30PM
Rupa & The April Fishes

San Francisco’s Rupa Marya, a doctor by day, mixes Argentinean tangos, Latin cumbia, Indian ragas, and Gypsy swing into a French café music with vintage cabaret vibe and arresting lyrics. $24 general (Presented by Kirkland Performance Center)

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

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

BOXLEY’S: Dan O’Brien & Eric Reid: Brazilian Jazz
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: Swiss Girl Martine
11425 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, (206) 772-6891

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

ROYAL ROOM: Table & Chairs showcase w/ Hardcoretet, Operation ID
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 8:00pm

Wednesday Jazz

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL:

PONCHO CONCERT HALL, CORNISH COLLEGE, 8PM
Anat Cohen Ensemble

Conversant with modern and traditional jazz, classical music, Brazilian choro, and Argentine tango, the Israeli clarinetist has established herself as a fresh voice in jazz. $18 general/$16 Earshot members & seniors/$9 students, Cornish alums.

BENAROYA HALL S. MARK TAPER FOUNDATION AUDITORIUM, 8PM
Jake Shimabukuro

The hugely compelling Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso in one of his tour-de-force performances.
Tickets from $30 (Presented by Live @ Benaroya Hall)

ROYAL ROOM, 7:30PM
Tony Malaby’s Tamarindo
Shuffleboil

Tamarindo is the sensational New York trio of Tony Malaby (tenor), the great William Parker (bass), and Mark Ferber (drums). Opening: In Shuffleboil, New York meets Seattle in cranked-up style: Bobby Previte (drums), Wayne Horvitz (keys), Joe Doria (Hammond B3), and Tim Young (guitar). $18 general/$16 Earshot members & seniors/$9 students

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Chad McCullough / Steve Treseler Quintet
2214 Second Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

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

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

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

VITO’S: The Wally Shoup Trio
927 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, 206-397-4053, 9:00pm

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

Changes at KPLU

(Seattle-Tacoma, WA) Beginning October 28, 2012, 88.5 KPLU’s Sunday program schedule will change between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

KPLU’s Assistant General Manager/Director of Content Joey Cohn said the station is discontinuing broadcasts of Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland from 2 to 3 p.m.  The 94 year-old McPartland hasn’t recorded a new show for over two years, and KPLU has been airing reruns.  “It was not an easy decision (to drop the show) as Marian McPartland has been on KPLU for 32 years,” Cohn said.  Listeners who still want to listen to Piano Jazz can subscribe to the podcast.

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KPLU is augmenting Sunday morning’s news programming by expanding its broadcast of the popular news magazine Weekend Edition Sunday by one hour, then repeating the NPR news quiz Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, an audience favorite, at 10 a.m. Jazz Sunday Side Up, which provides the perfect accompaniment to a relaxed Sunday morning – currently heard from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – moves to 11 a.m. and becomes a three-hour show.  Jazz Northwest, KPLU’s long-running show surveying the local jazz scene and hosted by Jim Wilke, continues to follow Jazz Sunday Side Up and moves to 2 p.m.

The new Sunday lineup is as follows:
5-10 a.m. Weekend Edition Sunday with Rachel Martin and Gary Crawford
10-11 a.m.: Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! with Peter Sagal and Carl Kasell
11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Jazz Sunday Side Up with Ruby Brown
2-3 p.m.: Jazz Northwest with Jim Wilke

The 3 p.m.-midnight hours remain the same, with Ken Wiley’s The Art of Jazz from 3-6 p.m. and All Blues with John Kessler from 6 p.m.–midnight.

Listeners with questions and/or comments can contact KPLU at email hidden; JavaScript is required or 800-NPR-KPLU.

Monday Jazz

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL:

TULA’S, 7:30PM
Gregoire Maret

The jazz-harmonica great of this generation, the Swiss master who now resides in New York is a go-to accompanist for stars of many genres, including Cassandra Wilson and Herbie Hancock. $15 general/$13 Earshot members & seniors/$8 students

TRIPLE DOOR, 7PM
Bobby Previte’s Voodoo Orchestra West
The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble

Drummer, composer, arranger Bobby Previte presents his electric Miles Davis project, here packed with Seattle all-stars. Opening: Horvitz, who has galvanized Seattle jazz in his 20 years here, leads a large improvisational “conduction” ensemble. $14 general/$12 Earshot members & seniors/$7 students

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

STILL LIQUOR: O’Brien & Kessler Trio w/ Nate Parker
1524 Minor Ave, Seattle, 9:00pm

Eastside Jazz Club Extravaganza This Sunday

This Sunday is the annual Eastside Jazz Club Extravaganza starting at 2:00pm at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Bellevue.

This year’s event features jazz vocalist Kathy Kosins. LAJazz.com says, “One thing I’ve always enjoyed about Kathy is her ability to sell the song. Kathy is a melodic storyteller. Her voice is rich and warm as she interprets and vocally explores each song.”

Joining Kathy will be Bill Anschell on the Steinway (thanks to Sherman Clay), Jeff Johnson on bass, and John Bishop on drums.

Opening the concert will be Susan Pascal’s Soul Sauce, Latin jazz tribute to Cal Tjader featuring Susan on vibes, Fred Hoadley on piano, Chuck Deardorf on bass, Mark Ivester on drums, and Tom Bergersen on percussion.

There also will be pre and post Jazz in the foyer with the Jose Gonzales Trio.

Tickets are only $20 ($18 if you call Cooksie Kramar at 425-828-9104) For more information, visit the Eastside Jazz Club website or order tickets from Brown Paper Tickets
1 800 838 3006 www.brownpapertickets.com.

The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra plays Jazz of the Harlem Renaissance on KPLU’s Jazz Northwest, October 21st


Meschiya Lake sings with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra . Photo by Jim Wilke

The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, co-directed by Clarence Acox and Michael Brockman is featured Sunday, October 21 on Jazz Northwest at 1 PM PDT on 88.5 KPLU. The program highlights a concert of Jazz of the Harlem Renaissance with guests Meschiya Lake, a New Orleans-based singer of traditional jazz,  and narrator Robin Lloyd of KPLU, who describes scenes at the Apollo Ballroom where this music was first heard in the Twenties and Thirties. The concert was recorded at Kirkland Performance Center on June 17, 2012 utilizing a combination of vintage and modern microphone technique in an attempt to reproduce the acoustic sound of the bands who played the Apollo in Harlem.

The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra’s 2012-2013 season begins November 3 and 4 with Branford Marsalis featured in “The Music of New Orleans” including both traditional and modern music of the Crescent City.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke, exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and is heard Sunday afternoons on 88.5 KPLU.  The program is also available as a podcast following the airdate.  Beginning next week, October 28, the program will move one hour later to 2 PM on Sundays.  Next week’s guest will be pianist Sumi Tonooka, who will play an Earshot Festival solo concert the following night.

Friday Jazz

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL:

PONCHO CONCERT HALL, CORNISH COLLEGE, 8PM
Nik Bartsch’s Ronin

The Swiss ECM pianist leads his polished ensemble in complex explorations of tone and rhythm: progressive jazz at its most engaging. With Kaspar Rast (drums), Thomy Jordi (bass), and Sha (bass & contrabass clarinet). (Support provided by Pro Helvetia and the town of Zurich.) $16 general/$14 Earshot members & seniors/$8 students, Cornish alums read more…
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CHAPEL PERFORMANCE SPACE, 7:30PM
Phil Dadson Ensemble

The New Zealand home-made-instrument innovator performs with three Seattle soundscapers: Bill Horist, Paul Kikuchi, & Steve Barsotti. Free masterclass, PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College, noon. $12 general/$10 Earshot members & seniors/$6 students

ELLIOTT BAY BOOKS, 7:30PM
Paul de Barros

Seattle Times writer and Earshot co-founder presents his just-published Shall We Play That One Together?: The Life and Art of Jazz Piano Legend Marian McPartland.

TULA’S, 7:30PM
George Colligan Organ Trio

“One of the best kept secrets in jazz” (All About Jazz), the brilliant New York organist, also adept on piano, drums, and trumpet, thrills with Portland guitarist Dan Balmer and peerless Seattle drummer John Bishop. $14 general/$12 Earshot members & seniors/$7 students

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

JAZZ ALLEY: Candido 91st B’day Bash feat. Larry Harlow, Pete Escovedo, Frankie Figueroa & more!
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 w/ Tim Kennedy
11425 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, (206) 772-6891

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

NORTH CITY BISTRO: David George Quartet
1520 NE 177th, Shoreline, (206) 365-4447, 7:00pm

Thursday Jazz

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL:

CHAPEL PERFORMANCE SPACE, 7:30PM
Evan Flory-Barnes 2+2

The featured artist of this year’s festival is one of the Puget Sound’s most expansive jazz creators. Here the bassist and composer explores new musical possibilities with stellar bassist Jeff Johnson and the expressive pianist Dawn Clement. $14 general/$12 Earshot members & seniors/$7 students

JAZZ ALLEY: Candido 91st B’day Bash feat. Larry Harlow, Pete Escovedo, Frankie Figueroa & more!
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Fred Hoadley’s Sonando
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

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

LAKESIDE BISTRO: Jazz Jam
11425 Rainier Ave S, 206-772-6891, 6:00pm

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

BOXLEY’S: Young Lizards
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: Rik Wright
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart
9pm – Tina Richerson Group
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, 206-789-1621

Photos: Jon Hamar Quintet at Tula’s

Photos by Daniel Sheehan, EyeShotJazz.com

My final set of the evening on Sunday I ended up at Tula’s and got to enjoy the Jon Hamar Quintet.the top-flight Seattle bassist Jon Hamar explored new music with tenor-sax titan Rich Perry, virtuoso multi-reedist Todd DelGiudice , pianist John Hansen and drummer Julian MacDonough.

The problem with jazz …

In advance of tonight’s Vijay Iyer’s show at the Earshot Jazz Festival, The Seattle Weekly ran a story entitled Vijay Iyer and the Outreachification of Jazz.

It attempts to ask the universal jazz question, why is jazz not as popular as rock music? A question that is asked every year by a different music writer.

From The Seattle Weekly:

Vijay Iyer and his March release, Accelerando, brought home a record five awards in Downbeat‘s annual critics’ poll, which earned him a spot on the magazine’s cover. Among people who follow jazz, the New York-based piano player is huge right now. To everyone else–and considering that according to Soundscan, Accelerando has sold a mere 5,000 copies, we’re talking about most people–he’s a complete unknown. So are his peers. Five million jazz records have sold so far this year, compared to 80 million in rock. It’s not a stretch to say jazz devotees are on the fringe.

Accelerando, like many jazz records made today, is jazz for people who already like jazz. Exposing audiences and young people to a variety of music is a noble endeavor, but there is something condescending, institutional, and even self-righteous about the outreachifaction of jazz. If a school has a music program, it’s as disproportionately likely to offer jazz over rock as a person in the U.S. is to buy a rock record over a jazz album.

The Seattle Weekly piece quickly brought a rebuttal from The Chicago Reader and their piece entitled, The “problem” with jazz, part 343: Chris Kornelis at the Seattle Weekly

There’s a lot of uninformed shit written about jazz these days, but a piece nominally about pianist Vijay Iyer published today by Seattle Weekly music blog Reverb might win the 2012 prize for idiocy (you might have seen it already—it was linked in this morning’s “Did you read?” post). Few topics bore me more than “growing the audience” for jazz, as if listeners were some kind of produce: Sometimes marketing is alleged to be to blame, while on other days I’ve heard that jazz players lack good fashion sense. Sometimes it’s the fault of musicians who don’t properly contextualize or explain what they’re doing (or of musicians who explain too much). Sometimes it’s agents who book artists in overpriced, formal venues that keep away young potential fans.

And then Kornelis offers another condescending opinion: “The irony, of course, is that jazz lacks broad appreciation outside academia because of artists like Iyer and albums like Accelerando.” Kornelis seems to insist on looking at jazz through the lens of the pop marketplace—as if a chef at a tiny bistro is at fault because his truffle fries don’t sell as much as fries from McDonald’s. But more problematic is that Kornelis views all these problems as if they exist in some kind of vacuum—discounting the role that media, record companies, capitalism, the economy, education, and a host of other factors play in shaping tastes. No, it’s all Iyer’s fault for making music that aspires to be something more than mass-produced pop. He quotes Branford Marsalis, who has criticized the jazz biz for not being more aware of and sympathetic to what allegedly normal people would like to hear—never mind that Marsalis ain’t exactly burning up the charts himself.

Take a look for yourself and add your opinion to the discussion.

Wednesday Jazz

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL:

ILLSLEY BALL NORDSTROM RECITAL HALL AT BENAROYA HALL, 7:30PM
Vijay Iyer Trio
Cuong Vu’s Triggerfish

Pianist Vijay Iyer, “the most daringly original jazz artist of this generation” (Chicago Tribune), recently became the first musician in 60 years to head five categories in a Down Beat critics poll. He joins bassist Stephan Crump and drummer Marcus Gilmore in “the great new jazz piano trio” (NYT). Opening: Expressive trumpet innovator Cuong Vu, who has lit up the UW and local scenes since moving to Seattle a few years ago, appears with a new trio of drummer Ted Poor and in-demand NYC bassist Eric Revis (Branford Marsalis Quartet). $22 general/$20 Earshot members & seniors/$11 students (Presented with support from Benaroya Hall)

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB, 7:30PM
Human Spirit

Longtime bandleaders Thomas Marriott (trumpet), Mark Taylor (sax), and Matt Jorgensen (drums), who have defined the spirited, high-wire “New West Coast Jazz” of Seattle’s Origin Records, appear with their top-flight East Coast collaborators, pianist Orrin Evans and bassist Essiet Essiet. A CD release event celebrating a recording from last year’s festival. $14 general/$12 Earshot members & seniors/$7 students

JAZZ ALLEY: Jeff Kashiwa CD Release Concert
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

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

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

ROYAL ROOM: Robbie Fulks with Robbie Gjersoe
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 8:00pm

VITO’S: Jason Parker Quartet
927 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, 206-397-4053, 9:00pm

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