Photos: Human Spirit and Bettye LaVette

Last night at the Earshot Jazz Festival.
Photos by Daniel Sheehan, EyeShotJazz.com


Trumpeter Thomas Marriott, saxophonist Mark Taylor and drummer Matt Jorgensen joined pianist Orrin Evans (Bobby Watson’s former pianist) and bassist Essiet Essiet (Art Blakey’s last bassist) under the Human Spirit banner for two nights of sold-out performances at the 2011 Earshot Jazz Festival.


Another evening of wonderful performances. Bettye LaVette at the Triple Door put on a very amazing show. Her voice has to be experienced.

Tuesday Jazz

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL:

TRIPLE DOOR, 7:30PM
Bettye LaVette

The R&B vocal legend celebrates her 50-year career with a triumphant, mesmerizing release, Thankful n’ Thoughtful, as well as her no-holds-barred autobiography, A Woman Like Me. Signed copies will be on sale. $28 general/$26 Earshot members & seniors/$14 students

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

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

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

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

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: SMS Carter Clinic
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

Photos: Danilo Perez Trio at Earshot Jazz Festival

Photos by Daniel Sheehan, EyeShotJazz.com

On Saturday the 2012 Earshot Jazz Festival continued with the wonderful Panama-born piano virtuoso Danilo Perez who has established himself as one of the preeminent jazz musicians of his generation. Writing in the New York Times, music critic Ben Ratliff praised him as “a bold example of the musicological rethinking of jazz.”

Monday Jazz

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL:

CHAPEL PERFORMANCE SPACE, 7:30PM
Tatsuya Nakatani
The intuitive, versatile Japanese percussionist uses drums, gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, and much else to create organic, intense music. Nakatani plays solo and in a first-time duo improvisation with special guest violist Eyvind Kang at tonight’s performance. $13 general/$11 Earshot members & seniors/$7 students

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Hal Merrill
2214 2nd Ave, Seattle, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

ROYAL ROOM: Daniel Barry w/ Walk All Ways & 2 Hemispheres
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 7:30PM
from Earshot Jazz: Composer, trumpeter and SWOJO director Daniel Barry premieres new music written during his three-month Fulbright residency in Brazil, at The Royal Room, October 15, 8pm. He performs the pieces tonight with two bands. The Walk All Ways group is Daniel Barry (cornet), Jim DeJoie (woodwinds), Alicia DeJoie (violin), Brad Hawkins (cello), Steve Rice (accordion), Chris Symer (bass) and Scott Ketron (drums). The 2 Hemispheres group is Daniel Barry (keyboard), Kate Olson (woodwinds), Naomi Siegel (trombone), Chris Symer (basses) and Nonda Trimis (drums). Admission is $5-$15, suggested donation.

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

Sunday Jazz

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL:
TRIPLE DOOR, 7PM
Luciana Souza Trio
Dave Peck Trio

The transcendent Brazilian singer, a four-time Grammy nominee collaborating with noted guitarist Larry Koonse. Opening: a nuanced, acclaimed Seattle pianist with Hall of Fame bassist Jeff Johnson and L.A. drum standout Joe LaBarbera. $22 general/$20 Earshot members & seniors/$10 students.

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM PLESTCHEEFF AUDITORIUM, 7:30PM
Matthew Shipp Trio
Trio X: New York is NOW

An evening of progressive jazz giants: Tectonic pianist Matthew Shipp, with Seattle bass ace Michael Bisio, and torrential drummer Whit Dickey, perform music from their recent Elastic Aspects. Their Art of the Improviser was on Allmusic’s list of the best jazz albums in 20 years. Also on the bill: New York Is Now: one-of-a-kind multihornman Joe McPhee with two of the out-jazz best, bassist Dominic Duval and percussionist Jay Rosen, honor Ornette Coleman’s early work. $22 general/$20 Earshot members & seniors/$10 students

TULA’S, 7:30PM
Jon Hamar Quintet w/ Rich Perry & Todd DelGiudice

The top-flight Seattle bassist explores new music with tenor-sax titan Rich Perry and virtuoso multi-reedist Todd DelGiudice plus an ace rhythm section of pianist John Hansen and drummer Julian MacDonough. $13 general/$11 Earshot members & seniors/$7 students

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

BOXLEY’S: Danny Kolke Trio
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 6:00pm

CAFE RACER: Carmen Rothwell
5828 Roosevelt Way NE, 8pm

DARRELL’S TAVERN: Kevin Mccarthy & Friends Jam Session
18041 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, 8:00pm

VITO’S LOUNGE: 6pm: Ruby Bishop; 9:30pm: Ron Weinstein Trio
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 6:00pm

PROHIBITION GRILL: Bob Strickland jam
1414 Hewitt Ave, Everett, 425-258-6100, 5:00pm

ROYAL ROOM: Scrape/Alex Guy: Led to Sea
5000 Rainier Avenue South, 206-906-9920, 8:00pm

 

Friday Jazz

EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL:

ILLSLEY BALL NORDSTROM RECITAL HALL AT BENAROYA HALL, 7:30PM
Tribute to Clarence Acox with Garfield High School Band & special guests
The new Garfield High jazz band and special guests pay tribute to the man who sets the gold standard for Seattle’s nationally prominent jazz-education system. $18 general/$16 Earshot members & seniors/$9 students (Presented with support from Benaroya Hall )

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB, 7:30PM
Lorraine Feather & Russell Ferrante
“Deliciously savvy” (Down Beat) is this Grammy- and Emmy-nominated vocalist and much-covered songwriter. With frequent collaborator, pianist Russell Ferrante, a founding member of the Yellowjackets. $15 general/$13 Earshot members & seniors/$7 students.
RESERVE NOW: 206-443-4221

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

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

BOXLEY’S: Chuck Deardorf 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+

THE CHAPEL: Dean Moore
Good Shepard Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, 8:00pm

LAKESIDE BISTRO: Stephanie Porter
11425 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, (206) 772-6891

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

THE ROYAL ROOM: Carrie Wicks CD Release Show
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 8:30pm

NORTH CITY BISTRO: Bernie Jacobs Trio
1520 NE 177th, Shoreline, (206) 365-4447, 7:00pm

Earshot Jazz Festival kicks off tomorrow Tonight!

Hard to believe that it is that time of the year again, but starting tomorrow, the next 3+ weeks are filled with great concerts during the 2012 edition of the Earshot Jazz Festival.

Here is a quick preview of what is happening this weekend (for a complete schedule, click here.)

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB:
Fri-Sat, Oct 12-13: Lorraine Feather & Russell Ferrante
Sun, Oct 14: Jon Hamar Quintet w/ Rich Perry & Todd DelGiudice

ILLSLEY BALL NORDSTROM RECITAL HALL AT BENAROYA HALL:
Fri, Oct 12: Tribute to Clarence Acox with Garfield High School Band & special guests
Sat, Oct 13: Danilo Perez Trio; Andy Clausen’s Wishbone

CHAPEL PERFORMANCE SPACE:
Sat, Oct 13: Ab Baars & Ig Henneman

THE TRIPLE DOOR:
Sun, Oct 14: Luciana Souza Trio; Dave Peck Trio

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM PLESTCHEEFF AUDITORIUM:
Sun, Oct 14: Matthew Shipp Trio; Trio X: New York is NOW

And one thing not to be missed … and it is even free!

EARSHOT FESTIVAL PREVIEW ON JAZZ NORTHWEST OCTOBER 14

Seattle’s biggest jazz event of the year begins this weekend. The wide-ranging Earshot Jazz Festival runs over three weeks and includes over 50 concerts by international and regional musicians who perform in many combinations and locations.

Earshot Executive Director John Gilbreath joins us for a preview of the Earshot Festival on Jazz Northwest on Sunday October 14 at 1 PM PDT on 88.5, KPLU.  We’ll sample some of the music by resident and visiting musicians and talk about a few of the artists who’ll be performing in Seattle during the Festival.    Complete festival details are at earshot.org.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5, KPLU.   The program is also available as a podcast from kplu.org after the broadcast date.

 

Thursday Jazz

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM: Evan Flory-Barnes Group
1300 First Avenue, Seattle, 5:30pm

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

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Chris Morton Trio featuring Katie Davi
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

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

BAKE’S PLACE: Carlos Cascante & Tumbao
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, (425) 454-2776, 6:00pm

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: Craig Hoyer
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

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Felix Martin Trio
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, 206-789-1621

Wednesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Strunz & Farah
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Greta Matassa Jazz Workshop
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

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

ROYAL ROOM: The Home of Easy Credit, Jon Pfeffer (Capillary Action), Bill Horist, Amy Denio
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 8:00pm

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 Darelle Holden, Barb Molloy, and Hanna Stevens
9pm – Vocal Jam hosted by Cara Francis

Tuesday Jazz

ROYAL ROOM: Monk Marathon
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 8:00pm
from Earshot Jazz: In honor of Monk’s October birthday, pianist Christian Asplund and drummer Greg Campbell perform the complete works of Thelonious Monk at the Royal Room, Tuesday, October 9, 7pm, with special guests Wayne Horvitz, William O. Smith, Tari Nelson-Zagar, Jessika Kenney, Darian Asplund, Jim Knodle. Canadian-American composer and performer Asplund is an associate professor at Brigham Young University; he entered Monk’s music by transcribing it as a teenager. Admission is $7 in advance, $10 at the door. More information at christianasplund.net or theroyalroomseattle.com.

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: Strunz & Farah
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

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: Boxley’s Birthday Bash
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

Earshot Jazz Festival: Think global, book local

from The Seattle Times:

Most major American jazz presenters outside New York City fill their festivals with out-of-town talent, leaving local players to grumble over crumbs. By contrast, the Earshot Jazz Festival’s animating principle can be summed up as: Think global and book local.

Running Oct. 12-Nov. 4, Earshot’s 24th edition features 52 concerts at more than a dozen Seattle area venues. More often than not, boldface jazz names and international talent share a double bill with progressive Seattle artists.

This strategy results in fascinating juxtapositions, such as the long-running trio of Panamanian-born pianist Danilo Perez paired with the intricate chamber jazz of rising trombonist/composer Andy Clausen’s Wishbone, an accordion-driven quintet featuring the same cast as his recent Table & Chairs album “Wishbone Suite.”

The luminous Los Angeles-based Brazilian jazz vocalist Luciana Souza’s trio finds a lyrical match in pianist Dave Peck’s trio and pianist Vijay Iyer’s rhythmically turbocharged New York trio shares the stage with Seattle trumpeter Cuong Vu’s spacious band Triggerfish.

Fittingly, the festival opens with Garfield High School’s tribute to beloved educator and drummer Clarence Acox, celebrating his 35-year tenure as director of the school’s acclaimed jazz program.

As Earshot’s featured artist, bassist Evan Flory-Barnes plays in a series of disparate settings, starting with intimate duo encounters with bassist Jeff Johnson and pianist Dawn Clement at the Chapel Performance Space.

Revisiting one of last year’s signature performances, the all-star quintet Human Spirit reunites trumpeter Thomas Marriott, alto saxophonist Mark Taylor and drummer Matt Jorgensen, all busy bandleaders responsible for essential Seattle ensembles, with the East Coast rhythm section of pianist Orrin Evans and bassist Essiet Essiet. The concert celebrates the release of the eponymous Origin Records CD documenting 2011’s searing Earshot show.

Continue reading at The Seattle Times.

Monday Jazz

TRIPLE DOOR: Marcus Miller
216 Union Street, Seattle, 206-838-4333, 7:00 & 9:30pm

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

ROYAL ROOM: The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 8:00PM

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

“Birth of The Cool” in concert on KPLU’s Jazz Northwest October 7


Andy Clausen’s (Re)Birth of the Cool nonet at The Chapel   (photo by Daniel Sheehan)

Concert recreation of classic Miles Davis “Birth of the Cool” album on Jazz Northwest on KPLU 88.5

High on any list of all-time classic jazz albums is the 1949-50 Miles Davis album “Birth of The Cool” which grew out of an informal composers/ arrangers workshop with Gil Evans, Gerry Mulligan and John Lewis among others.  That album continues to be influential among jazz musicians today, one of them being trombonist Andy Clausen who has studied these recordings and arrangements extensively.  Last summer, he organized a concert of this music which was presented by Earshot Jazz at The Chapel performance space in Seattle.  The concert was recorded and will be broadcast Sunday, October 7 at 1 PM PDT on “Jazz Northwest” on 88.5 KPLU and kplu.org .

In the critical role of trumpeter Miles Davis is Andy Clausen’s fellow Juilliard student, Riley Mulherkar.  The two were cross-town rivals in high school when they played in jazz bands at their respective high schools, Andy at Roosevelt and Riley at Garfield.   The other musicians include some of the area’s most prominent jazz artists, Tom Varner, French horn, Mark Taylor, alto sax, James DeJoie, baritone sax, John Hill, tuba, Marc Seales, piano, Phil Sparks, bass and Matt Jorgensen, drums.

The selections are presented in the same order in which they appeared on the original album, and the concert was recorded with minimal micing to preserve the spirit of the original performance and the rich acoustics of The Chapel.  Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU, airing on Sundays at 1 PM PDT.  The program is also available as a podcast at kplu.org after the broadcast.

Andy Clausen’s Wishbone ensemble will appear in concert with the Danilo Perez Trio at The Earshot Festival on October 13 at Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall in Seattle.

Human Spirit prepares for West Coast Tour / Orrin Evans and Essiet Essiet in Seattle available for lessons

This weekend finds the members of Human Spirit scattered across the globe.  Thomas Marriott (trumpet), Mark Taylor (saxophone), along with John Bishop (filling in for Matt Jorgensen on drums) are  performing this weekend in Chicago at Andy’s Jazz Club. Jorgensen is currently in Germany on tour with Chamber 3, another project he is involved with and a tour that was booked before the Chicago show was scheduled.

Starting Monday, October 15, Human Spirit will kick off their West Coast Tour which starts nearly on the one-year anniversary of their live recording which resulted in their current release, Dialogue, on Origin Records. Joining them will be pianist Orrin Evans and bassist Essiet Essiet who are also featured on the CD.

Seattle appearances include a return engagement at the Earshot Jazz Festival, Tuesday – Wednesday, October 16-17, at Tula’s Jazz Club. (Reservations can be made by calling 206-443-4221.)

While in Seattle, Orrin Evans and Essiet Essiet are also available separately for private lessons. Available times include Monday, October 15 (afternoon), and Tuesday – Wednesday, October 16 – 17, during the daytime. If you are interested, email Matt Jorgensen at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

For more information, visit http://humanspiritmusic.com

HUMAN SPIRIT TOUR DATES:

Mon, Oct 15 – Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA
Tue, Oct 16 – Tula’s Jazz Club, Seattle
Wed, Oct 17 – Tula’s Jazz Club, Seattle
Thur, Oct 18 – Blue Horse Gallery, Bellingham
Fri, Oct 19 – The Cellar Jazz Club, Vancouver, BC
Sat, Oct 20 – The Cellar Jazz Club, Vancouver, BC

Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Bill Anschell Standards Trio With Jeff Johnson And D’Vonne Lewis
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

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

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

BOXLEY’S: Kareem Kandi 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+

THE CHAPEL: Dennis Rea w/ Stuart Dempster, Beth Fleenor, Kate Olson, James DeJoie, John Seman, Tom Zgonc
Good Shepard Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, 8:00pm

LAKESIDE BISTRO: Martine Bron
11425 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, (206) 772-6891

SCOTCH AND VINE: Rod Cook
22341 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, 7:00pm

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

THE ROYAL ROOM: The Schwa/Reptet
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 8:30pm

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

NORTH CITY BISTRO: Greg Schroeder Trio
1520 NE 177th, Shoreline, (206) 365-4447, 7:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE: Evan Flory-Barnes and Jessie Sawyers: Conversations in Bass and Tap
1707 NW Market Street , 206-789-1621, 7:00pm

Wednesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Wayne Krantz Group
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: 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

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

VITO’S: The Michael Owcharuk 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

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Vocal Showcase featuring Darelle Holden, Barb Molloy, and Hanna Stevens
9pm – Vocal Jam hosted by Cara Francis

Paul de Barros’ new book released on October 16

Paul de Barros’ new book, Shall We Play That One Together?: The Life and Art of Jazz Piano Legend Marian McPartland, will be available on October 16.

From the book description:

In a world dominated by men, Marian McPartland distinguished herself as one of the greatest jazz pianists of her age.

Born in the UK as Margaret Marian Turner, Marian McPartland learned to play classical piano, but was passionately attracted to the rhythms of American jazz. Entertaining troops in WWII Europe, she met her future husband, Jimmy McPartland, a cocky young trumpet player who was the protege of the great Bix Beiderbecke. They were married and, together, they made jazz history. At first, Marian played second fiddle to Jimmy in Chicago, but when they moved to New York, Marian and her trio took up residence at the famous Hickory House where she thrilled the crowds from her perch on a stage in the middle of large oval bar. From there she went on to triumphs at places like the Montreaux Jazz Festival.  Possibly, her greatest accomplishment was the creation of NPR’s long-running show Piano Jazz.

More than the life story of one of our greatest artists, Shall We Play That One Together? by Paul de Barros chronicles an age when jazz was a vital art form. Just as inviting as Marian’s signature question on Piano Jazz, Shall We Play That One Together? is an invitation to readers everywhere to listen to the score of a bygone age.

Pre-order your copy:

Monday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Count Basie Jazz Orchestra
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Mach One Jazz Orchestra
2214 2nd Ave, Seattle, 206-443-4221, 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

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

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