Saturday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Jovino Santos-Neto Quinteto
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

BOXLEY’S: Marty Tuttle Cubano Express
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

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

SERAFINA: Leo Raymundo Trio w/ Sue Nixon
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807, 9:00pm

VITO’S: Satellite 4
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695, 9:30pm

ROYAL ROOM: Duffy Bishop
5000 Rainier Avenue South, 8:30pm

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

GRAZIE: Smoke & Honey
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

Ballard Jazz Festival and Bellevue Jazz Festival announce lineups

from The Seattle Times ArtsPage Blog

Saxophonist Gary Bartz, drummer Allison Miller, pianist Cyrus Chestnut and vibraphonist Stefon Harris (pictured here) are all headed this way, as the Seattle area’s two spring jazz festivals gear up for action.

In Ballard the excitement takes place over four nights (April 17-20) in 15 venues in its namesake neighborhood. A popular highlight is the Ballard Jazz Walk, Friday, April 19, when 12 clubs provide non-stop entertainment and the sidewalks overflow with fans, Mardi Gras style. The Ballard Festival also features a Swedish pancake jazz brunch Saturday, April 20, with David Marriott’s Triskadekaband.

Visiting headliners at Ballard this year include Bartz, Miller, trumpeter Lew Soloff, pianist George Colligan, guitarist John Stowell, drummer Sylvia Cuenca and saxophonist Vinny Golia. The festival also showcases the cream of the Seattle jazz scene, among them festival co-producer and drummer Matt Jorgensen, guitarist Dave Peterson, pianist Jovino Santos Neto, trombonist Andy Clausen and vocalist Gail Pettis.

Tickets and information: 206-219-3649 or http://ballardjazzfestival.com/

Over in Bellevue, the 2013 festival kicks off at Bake’s Place Thursday, May 30, with Seattle’s hot Latin jazz band, Cascante, led by Costa Rican vocalist Carlos Cascante. Visting headlineers include drummer Kendrick Scott and Oracle, with guest bassist Evan Flory-Barnes, Friday, May 31, at the Meydenbauer Theatre, and Chesnut and Harris Saturday, June 1, also at the Meydenbauer.

As in Ballard, downtown Bellevue comes alive during the fest, with 40 performances taking place at various bars and restaurants downtown.

Tickets and information: http://bellevuejazz.com.

Thursday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: “Night of the Cookers” featuring Brian Lynch and Thomas Marriott. Noah Halpern and Aaron Tevis open the show.
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Brian McKnight
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

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

VITO’S: Jimmie Herrod and Friends
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695, 8:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Pearl Django
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

THE ROYAL ROOM: The Royal Ramble
5000 Rainier Avenue South, 8:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Bruce Phares Group with  John Stowell and Dave Peterson
9pm – Brooks Robertson
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, 206-789-1621

Trumpeter Brian Lynch in Seattle this Thursday

NYC trumpeter Brian Lynch will be in Seattle this weekend for two shows.

Thursday night at Tula’s (2214 2nd Ave, Seattle, 206-443-4221), Lynch joins “Night of the Cookers” with fellow trumpeters Thomas Marriott, Noah Halpern and Aaron Tevis.

Opening the show will be high school phenoms Halpern and Tevis with an all high-school rhythm section.

Lynch and Marriott will then share the stage backed by Eric Verlinde on piano, Phil Sparks on bass and Matt Jorgensen on drums.

Lynch will also be performing Saturday, March 16, with the Mountlake Terrace Big Band at 7:00pm (21801 44th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace WA 98043)

Wednesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Leo Kottke
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: 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

BOXLEY’S: 5:00pm: Future Jazz Heads; 7:00pm: Jazz Heads
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

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

PINK DOOR: Casey MacGill Trio
1919 Post Alley, Seattle, 9:00pm

THE CHAPEL: Quasar Sax Quartet
Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, 8:00pm

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Istvan & Farko
216 Union Street, Seattle, 5:00pm

VITO’S: Jerry Zimmerman
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695, 8:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Vocal Showcase featuring Fathia Atallah, David Arteaga and Elaine Bonow
9pm – Vocal Jam hosted by Julie Olson
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, 206-789-1621

Howard is on the scene at The Triple Door, Egan’s and more …

by Howard Londner

Mar 6, 2013 – Jargon
The Triple Door Musicquarium
Bryan Smith – alto sax
Gregg Belisle-Chi – guitar
Carmen Rothwell – double bass
Max Wood – drums

All original songs by Bryan Smith and Gregg Belisle-Chi. All of them good. A couple of them could swing a little more. On solos Mr Belisle-Chi’s guitar was a little too loud. Otherwise he demonstrated the kind of excellence we can expect from him. Bryan Smith also played very good. Excellent solos. Ms Rothwell played good. Had one really outstanding solo. She does need to step up more, play with more audacity, especially while accompanying, drive those cats! Mr Wood also played good, with good solos. I sense Max needs to have more fun. He seems to intense.

There were many distractions to the musicians tonight, that I hope to write about in more detail at a later date. Playing and listening isn’t neurosurgery, still, distractions have to effect you. I would say this band plays a thoughtful kind jazz, yet not pathetically serious. They will be playing at the Royal Room April 1 with Christian Pincock’s band. Check it out and you tell me.

The Seamonster Lounge –  Jacque Willis Presents…
Jacque Willis – vibes, keytar
Kate Olson – soprano sax
Paul Fischer – guitar
Geoff Harper – double bass
Byron Vannoy – drums

Only caught the last half of the last set. Good Music. Fusion. Good solos by everyone except Byron who didn’t take one. Jacque rotates different people the first Wednesday of each month at the Seamonster.

Mar 7, 2013 – Jacob Zimmerman Quintet
Egan’s Ballard Jam House
Jacob Zimmerman – alto sax
Ray Larsen – trumpet
Gus Carns – piano
Mark Hunter – double bass
John Bishop – drums

This band was a real treat, playing Bebop era songs. Jacob Zimmerman,  Racer Sessions kid, showed his dexterity in different genres, and also how good an alto player he is. Good tone, vocabulary, and solos. Ray Larsen played powerfully, yet didn’t overwhelm the small room. Great crowd pleasing solos. Gus Carns brought an off beat bent to these traditional Bebop tunes with some crazy chords and intervals. John Bishop played well. Good solos. Mark Hunter was very impressive. Good solos, and his swinging bass lines
kept the rhythm section on course between the two independent styles of Mr Bishop and Mr Carns. Read More

Photos: Jason Parker at Vitos

from EyeShotJazz.com

I really enjoyed hearing the Jason Parker Trio on Wednesday night at Vito’s. He was playing really well and had a bunch of other folks sitting in on various numbers. One of them Sax player Brian Hartman I have know previously only as a photographer and was pleasantly surprised to hear how good he sounded with Jason’s group. Here are a few pictures from the late set. Brian is in the last shot below. Daniel Sheehan

Monday Jazz

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

JAZZ ALLEY: Jackie Ryan
2033 6th Avenue, Seattle WA 98121, (206) 441-9729, 6:30pm

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

EL GAUCHO: Paul Richardson
2505 1st Ave, 6:00pm

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

ROYAL ROOM: Fricket
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 8:00PM

BOXLEY’S: Mt Si Vocal Workshop, CCK Workshop
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

SRJO plays Thad Jones this Sunday on Jazz Northwest

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Thad Jones played trumpet with the Basie Band and he brought the jazz orchestra into the modern age with his unique compositions and arrangements for the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra at The Village Vanguard.  The current incarnation of that orchestra still plays every Monday night at the hallowed New York club as The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra 47 years after it began.   The music of Thad Jones still feels current and is played by jazz orchestras around the world, including The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra which featured Thad Jones’ music in two sold out concerts last weekend.

Highlights from one of those concerts will air on Jazz Northwest Sunday, March 10 on 88.5, KPLU and kplu.org.  The concert was recorded at The Kirkland Performance Center.  Included are several selections that have become jazz standards, Three in One,  A Child is Born, To You and Low Down.  Among the many soloists in this concert are two who performed with Thad Jones or the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Bill Ramsay and Mark Taylor.

This concert was one of the current series of concerts by the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, directed by Clarence Acox and Michael Brockman.  The next concert pair will be Jazz of the Harlem Renaissance III: Ellington’s “Reminiscing in Tempo” on April 13 and 14.

Jazz Northwest is heard every Sunday afternoon at 2 PM Pacific on KPLU.  The program is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke, exclusively for 88.5, KPLU.  A podcast is available after the broadcast at kplu.org.   Coming in the near future are concerts by the Bernie Jacobs Quartet at Seattle Art Museum (3/24) and “Just The Two of Us” with guitarists Kevin Eubanks and Stanley Jordan at Kirkland Performance Center (4/7).

More information:
srjo.org
jazznw.org

Preview the episode below.

Friday Jazz

IMPfest V: Honey Noble & UW Modern Band w/ Cuong Vu, Greg Sinibaldi
Parnassus Cafe, UW Campus, 7:00pm

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

JAZZ ALLEY: Lydia Pense and Cold Blood
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+

SERAFINA: Tim Kennedy Trio
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807, 9pm

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

ROYAL ROOM: Piano Royale/ African Music Nite with Denbaya and Spirit of Ojah
5000 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, 8:00pm

LAKESIDE BISTRO: Thelxie Eaves Trio
11425 Rainier Ave S, 206-772-6891, 7:00pm

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

BOXLEY’S: Brian Kent and Chris Symer
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

UNCLE THURMS: Jho Blenis & Shelly Ely
3709 South G Street, Tacoma, (253) 475-1881, 7:30pm

Howard Londner is on the scene …

Note: In a previous review I spelled Mr Chad McCollough’s name incorrectly. Sorry, Chad. Chad will be at Hiroshi’s  Mar 15.

Feb 28, 2013 – Barca
Adam Kessler – drums
Phil Sparks – double bass
Victor Noriega – keys

The only thing I didn’t care for at this gig was the tone of Mr Noriega’s keyboard. His playing was very good. He spends most  of his time between NY and Vancouver, BC. He’ll be at the Royal Room to play with Chris Stover Mar 26.

Mr Sparks was playing great as usual. Mr Kessler played better than I’ve ever heard him.

The harmonies were good. Not sweet like Brahms. Together, yet coarse.

Sitting in for a couple of tunes each were Brad Gibson, drums, Evan Flory-Barnes, bass, and Greg   Schroeder, trombone. Everyone played very good, with some exceptional notes from Mr Schroeder, who will be at Hiroshi’s Mar 8. A very, very good night. A lot of fun.

Mar 1, 2013 – Latona Pub
Victor Noriega – keys
Phil Sparks – double bass
Abe Lagrimas, Jr – drums

Tonight the keyboard sounded more like a piano, more enjoyable. Mr Noriega and Mr Sparks both played very good. Mr Lagrimas is a Hawaiian kid who moved to LA about 2007. He was up here visiting family and probably needed some pocket change. He’s a good drummer. Check him out online, and maybe you can catch him next time he’s up here, or if you’re down in LA.

This is Phil’s gig. Every Friday evening five to seven.  He rotates different people to play with him. Sometimes, people sit in. Tonight Darian Asplund added his tenor sax for one song. He sounded fine. Read More

Seattle’s Live Music Business Model is Broken

Drummer Tarik Abouzied has a post on his website entitled,  “Seattle’s Live Music Business Model is Broken,” which he says, “is about informing the live music audience of the realities behind putting on these shows and what I see as an unsustainable situation, and trying to move past the usual finger-pointing and complaining so we can have a constructive, open discussion about what is fair and why.”

From the post:

Every few months the Seattle musician community erupts with outrage over a particularly awful night at one of the city’s many live music venues. For whatever reason there was a breakdown in communication between the musicians and venue, who each had different expectations about the cover, room fee, sound situation, promotion, set times, etc. We all quietly piss and moan to each other after last call, rarely letting our audience know what happened for fear of burning bridges. The fervor dies down and a few weeks later we’re back to where we started, playing the same venues with crowds none the wiser, waiting for the next time one of us gets a raw deal so we can repeat the cycle.

There have been a few solutions thrown out there, all basically centered around some kind of union. Musicians would organize and collectively decide on a set of acceptable terms for playing these venues. The problem I see is that I can’t tell another musician what they’re worth. If someone wants to play for less than ideal terms for exposure or getting more playing experience, that’s their choice. Everyone has their own idea of what they need to be happy and I can’t change that.

If we want fairness in this system, we need to let our audience know where to go, where not to go, and why. Tell them what you think is fair, let them know which venues meet those standards, which ones don’t, and let them make the decision. I’m willing to bet your audience will make the choice to support the venues that treat their musicians right.

In that spirit, here are three issues that I think cause the most problems between musicians and venues, and what I think is fair

Click here to read the entire post.

Thursday Jazz

IMPfest V: Honey Noble & UW Modern Band w/ Cuong Vu, Greg Sinibaldi
Parnassus Cafe, UW Campus, 7:00pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Katie King Vocal Showcase
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Lydia Pense and Cold Blood
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm & 9:30pm

LAKESIDE BISTRO: Lakeside 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

VITO’S: Grace Love
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695, 8:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Randy Halberstadt
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

THE ROYAL ROOM: Rick Bass and Stellarondo
5000 Rainier Avenue South, 8:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm: Jacob Zimmerman Quintet
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle,  206-789-1621
from Earshot Jazz: Jacob Zimmerman (alto sax), with Ray Larsen (trumpet), Gus Carns (piano), Mark Hunter (bass) and Greg Campbell (drums), in Zimmerman’s series of first Thursday monthlies, Egan’s Ballard Jam House, 7pm, performing classic bebop from the 40s and 50s –  Charlie Parker, Lee Konitz, Bud Powell, Dizzy Gillespie. Zimmerman emails that the group evinces a distinct and authentic rawness, often missing from the modern-day performance of familiar repertoire. How? Detail, people, detail a group sound and approach featuring transcribed arrangements. This is more than a sentimental repertory project. (Zimmerman is also at the Royal Room, March 27, with a birthday tribute to pianist Lennie Tristano.) Reserve at Eganâ’s at (206) 789-1621 or email hidden; JavaScript is required. Admission is $10, $6 for students.

Greta Matassa heads south this weekend

Greta Matassa is on tour this weekend. If you are in Portland or Eugene, check out these shows.

Friday, March 8th 7:30pm
Greta and Clipper Anderson will be in concert with the 16-piece jazz orchestra, Swing Shift,

Richard E. Wildish Community Theater
630 Main Street in Springfield.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and can be purchased at the Wildish Theater or on the Wildish

website.

Saturday March 9th
Greta Matassa Quartet featuring Steve Chrisofferson piano, Clipper Anderson Bass and Gary Hobbs drums

Wilf’s Restaurant
800 Northwest 6th Avenue Portland, OR 97209
(503) 223-0070

Tuesday Jazz

KIRKLAND PERFORMANCE CENTER: Kevin Eubanks & Stanley Jordan
350 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, 7:30pm, 425-893-9900

JAZZ ALLEY: Oz Noy with Anthony Jackson and Dave Weckl
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

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

OWL ‘N THISTLE: Jam w/ Eric Verlinde
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

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

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

Full House: 3 Mondays and 2 Sundays

On The Scene with Howard LonderON THE SCENE WITH HOWARD LONDNER … AT THE ROYAL ROOM AND THE TRIPLE DOOR

All shows at The Royal Room except where noted.

The Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble – Jan 21, 2013
Eric Eagle – drums
Geoff Harper – double bass
Tim Kennedy – piano (1, refers to the night present)
Ryan Burns – piano (2,3)
Al Keith – trumpet
Samantha Boshnack – trumpet
Chad McCullugh – trumpet
Naomi Seigel – trombone
Jacob Herring – trombone (1,2,)
Steve Moore – trombone
Beth Fleener – clarinet
Kate Olson – soprano sax
Jacob Zimmerman – alto sax (1,2)
Craig Flory – tenor sax (1,3)
Greg Sinibaldi – baritone sax (1,3)
Wayne Horvitz – conductor, composer, arranger

I don’t know if Mr Horvitz wrote or arranged any of these songs. I can’t remember hearing any of them before, that is my assumption. Mr Horvitz is involved in a lot of projects, almost all good, and
this one of the better ones.

Check out this line up of musicians. On a par with WACO. Some of these folks play in both bands. A note about some of the players; Eric Eagle – Steady cat. Good drummer. Geoff Harper – An excellent bass player.
Tim Kennedy and Ryan Burns – Both good performers. Al Keith – One of those cats that unfortunately  people don’t know enough about. A really, really good musician. Chad McCullugh – One of the more melodic trumpet players around. Jacob Zimmerman – A good alto player. Craig Flory – An excellent, versatile musician. Plays great tenor, as well as other reeds and woodwinds. Greg Sinibaldi – Good baritone player. Also a mean tenor. He also composes  in twelve tone formulas, and that can be reflected from time to time in his solos. Beth Fleener, Samantha Boshnack, Naomi Seigel, Kate Olson – These ladies are
always a pleasure to listen to.

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Monday Jazz

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

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

EL GAUCHO: Paul Richardson
2505 1st Ave, 6:00pm

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

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

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

Saturday Jazz

BENAROYA HALL: Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra: “Thad Jones: From Count Basie to the Village Vanguard”
200 University St, 206-215-4747, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Lary Barilleau Latin Jazz Collective with Julian Priester, Richard Cole, Al Criado, Eric Verlinde, Johnny Conga and  Chad Mccullough
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm
from Earshot Jazz: Percussionist and educator Lary Barilleau leads a special lineup of the Latin Jazz Collective, March 2, 7:30pm, at Tula’s. In the collective: Barilleau and conguero and KBCS Al Lado Latino DJ Johnny Conga, pianist Eric Verlinde, bassist Al Criado, saxophonist Rich Cole, trumpeter Chad McCullough, and special guest trombonist Julian Priester, playing Latin jazz classics and new compositions by Barilleau and selections from his new CD with the collective and members of the San Francisco Latin jazz community, Carmen’s Mambo.

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

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

LAKESIDE BISTRO: Bistro jam w/ Thelxie Eaves, Michael Berman, Pavel Shepp
11425 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, 206-772-6891

SERAFINA: Leo Raymundo Quartet w/ Sue Nixon
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807, 9:00pm

VITO’S: The James Band
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695, 9:30pm

ROYAL ROOM: Mutha Knows Best
5000 Rainier Avenue South, 8:30pm

SCOTCH AND VINE: Collaborative Jazz Trio
22341 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, 7:00pm

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

Latin Jazz and more on Jazz NW this week

Latin jazz is one of the features on this week’s Jazz Northwest, 2 PM Pacific on 88.5 KPLU. Recent CD releases from veteran Seattle percussionists Johnny Conga and Lary Barilleau are included as well as a new solo CD by Brazilian pianist Jovino Santos Neto at the Fazioli Piano Salon in NYC..

Also this week, Vancouver reed man James Danderfer leads a New Orleans-style street band, and Jay Thomas’ latest CD The Cats plays some neo-boogaloo!

Jazz Northwest is hosted by Jim Wilke, exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and kplu.org. A podcast is available following the broadcast.

Review: Three Tuesday at The Owl ‘n Thistle

On The Scene with Howard LonderON THE SCENE WITH HOWARD LONDNER

Jan, 22, 2013
Eric Verlinde – keys
Jose Martinez – drums
Tom Marriott – trumpet
Clipper Anderson – double bass

These guys were a lot of fun to listen to. They all played great. Jose Martinez plays so fast, with such an intense high energy (and he looks so comfortable doing it) it’s incredible. If you could bottle and utilize his energy a lot of oil rich countries would have to get a job.

Clipper Anderson, usually backing up the great Greta Matassa, I believe hasn’t really received the respect he deserves as the great bass player he is. He played outstanding. His bass sounded vigorous, filling up the joint, each note seemed like a statement, quick, interesting, exciting.

The last tune the house band played, “Solar”, was an event by itself. They were so tight, yet playing at different sounding melodies. Wow! Crazy!

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