Tuesday Jazz

EASTSIDE JAZZ CLUB: THE MOJO BIG BAND featuring Al Lowe and Steve Reincke
Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 11010 NE 8th, Bellevue, 425-828-9104, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Grandmothers of Invention
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

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

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

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

SEAMONSTER LOUNGE: McTuff Trio
2202 N 45th St, 206-633-1824, 10:00pm

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

 

Monday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Albert Lee
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

THE ROYAL ROOM: Garfield Jazz Alumni; Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 8:00PM

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

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

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

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

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

BLUE MOON: Andy Coe Band
712 NE 45th St, Seattle, 206-675-9116, 10:00pm

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

 

Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Matt Jorgensen’s European Quartet (from Germany: Steffen Weber and Christian Eckert; from Seattle: Phil Sparks and Matt Jorgensen)
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: John Mayall
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, 8:00pm

SHIP CANAL GRILL: Kelley Johnson
3218 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle, 206-588-8885, 8:00pm

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

UNCLE THURMS: Friday night jazz
3709 South G Street, Tacoma, (253) 475-1881, 7:30pm

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

Jazz Port Townsend Preview next on Jazz Northwest, July 21 on 88.5, KPLU

Vibraphonist Stefon Harris performs with the Gerald Clayton Trio on the Mainstage at the 2011 Centrum Jazz Port Townsend Festival. Stefon Harris, vibraphone Gerald Clayton, piano; Joe Sanders, bass; Quincy Davis, drums

The longest-running Jazz Festival in the Pacific Northwest is Jazz Port Townsend on the last weekend of July each year.  On Sunday, July 21 at 2 PM (PDT) on Jazz Northwest we’ll sample some of the world-class artists who’ll be at Jazz Port Townsend this year to teach workshops during the week and perform in concerts and intimate clubs on the weekend. Included in this preview are The Clayton Brothers, Steffon Harris (pictured), Anat Cohen, René Marie, Cyrille Aimée & Diego Figueiredo, and Anthony Wilson – Sunday at 2 on Jazz Northwest from 88.5, KPLU.

Jazz Northwest will be on hand again to record festival concerts for later broadcast.  Next week (7/21) on the program, highlights from an evening with the Joe Locke/Thomas Marriott Quartet at Tula’s will be featured.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and kplu.org.  The program is also available as a podcast at kplu.org following each broadcast.

For more info:
centrum.org/jazz
jazznw.org

Thursday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: John Mayall
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Thomas Marriott / Joe Locke Quintet
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Matt Jorgensen & Chamber 3
216 Union Street, (206) 838-4333, 9:00pm

VITO’S: 5:30pm: Casey MacGill; 9:00pm: Jimmie Herrod and Friends
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695

THE ROYAL ROOM: Greg Vandy presents American Standard Time
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 206-906-9920, 8:00pm

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

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Jacob Zimmerman Quintet
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle

SHIP CANAL GRILL: Butch Harrison
3218 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle, 206-588-8885, 7:30pm

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

Wednesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Oliver Mtukudzi and The Black Spirits
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

SHIP CANAL: Jay Thomas Jam Session
3218 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle, 206-588-8885, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Rick Mandyck Trio with Jeff Johnson and John Bishop
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:00pm

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

VITO’S: Dmitri Matheny
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 9:00pm

SEAMONSTER LOUNGE: Farko Collective
2202 N 45th St, (206) 992-1120, 10:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Vocal Showcase featuring Steve Carver, Lizzie Clauss and Marti MacEwan
9pm – Vocal Jam hosted by Julie Olson
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle

This Thursday: Joe Locke & Thomas Marriott Quartet at Tula’s

from Earshot Jazz, Schraepfer Harvey

Joe Locke & Thomas Marriott Quartet
Thursday, July 11, 7:30pm
Tula’s Restaurant & Nightclub
2214 Second Ave, Seattle
(206) 443-4221

Trumpeter and frequent Joe Locke collaborator Thomas Marriott, drummer John Bishop and bassist Jeff Johnson join the jazz vibraphonist for tonight’s performance.

Locke, named the number one vibes player by a DownBeat Critic’s Poll, has over 25 albums as a leader. He’s performed and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Ron Carter, Geoffrey Keezer, Kenny Barron, Dianne Reeves, Rod Stewart, and the Beastie Boys.

Marriott’s appeared with Locke at jazz festivals and clubs nationally, and the two appear on each other’s albums – Marriott featuring Locke on Individuation, Both Sides of the Fence and Flexicon and Locke featuring Marriott on Force of Four. In 2007, Marriott joined Locke for a performance at the Port Townsend Jazz Festival that won a Golden Ear Award for Northwest Concert of the Year.

Locke was born in Palo Alto, California, transplanted to the East, later studying classical percussion and composition at the Eastman School of Music, and is a self-taught improviser. He’s been on the scene for over thirty years and totally smokes the vibes. Go on!

Tickets are $20; reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (206) 443-4221 or by email to email hidden; JavaScript is required. Tula’s is an all-ages venue until 10pm.

Monday Jazz

THE ROYAL ROOM: Zach Para Trio
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 8:00PM

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: The Jazz Pearls
2214 Second Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

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

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

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

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

BLUE MOON: Andy Coe Band
712 NE 45th St, Seattle, 206-675-9116, 10:00pm

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

BAKE’S PLACE: Michael Gotz Duo with bassist Keith Lowe
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA, (425) 454-2776, 7:00pm

The Jazz Hang: Ship Canal Grill

By Katy Bourne

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The Ship Canal Grill is Eastlake’s newest live music venue and jazz-friendly hang spot. I was making the rounds the other evening and decided to pop in and check out the scene.

The Ship Canal Grill is situated on Eastlake Ave., just southwest of the University Bridge and a beat away from the large intersection at Eastlake and Harvard Ave, where I-5 towers overhead. The spacious room is sleek and modern, with a slight industrial feel. Big windows look out on the busy street. There is an ample stage with tasteful lighting. Serving as a backdrop is a large quirky mural that includes figures from Seattle history sitting together on a girder that floats above Lake Union. There was a pile of instrument cases next to the stage.

I dropped in for the Wednesday night jam session, which is hosted by Jay Thomas and the Cantaloupes. The band featured Jay Thomas on sax and trumpet, Chuck Kistler on bass, Adam Kessler on drums and Gus Carns subbing for John Hansen on keys. The jam, which is all ages, included both student musicians and professionals from the Seattle jazz community. Thomas has a nice touch as host and the vibe is upbeat and friendly. Although the room is mostly hard surfaces with very little to absorb the sound, the acoustics were surprisingly good. The crowd was mixed: couples on dates, families and a host of folks hanging out at the bar. Most people seemed to be there for the jam. I might add that I counted at least three television sets positioned throughout the room. All of them were on but, mercifully, the sound was muted.

Mark Taylor at Ship Canal Grill The Ship Canal Grill has a full bar and a Mediterranean-leaning menu that includes an appealing assortment of appetizers, sandwiches and entrees. There are a variety of options for vegetarians. The bar offers a nice selection of wines, beer (bottled and draft) cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks. They serve $4 mojitos and margaritas all day. I would describe the service as aloof. My waiter brought me my drink but never came back to my table after that. In fact, I had to hunt him down to get my check. That was the only negative in an otherwise pleasant experience.

The Ship Canal Grill has live music several nights a week. Weekday Happy Hours are from 4-6pm and after 9pm. There is free parking in the adjacent garage. I was also able to easily find street parking close to the restaurant. For more information about the Ship Canal Grill, check out www.shipcanalgrill.com.

Wednesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Acoustic Alchemy
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

SHIP CANAL: Jay Thomas Jam Session
3218 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle, 206-588-8885, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Frank Kohl Quartet
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:00pm

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

VITO’S: Jason Parker Quartet
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 9:00pm

SEAMONSTER LOUNGE: Jacques Willis Presents
2202 N 45th St, (206) 992-1120, 10:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm & 9pm – Aubrey Logan (vocals/trombone) with Eric Verlinde (piano), Osama Afifi (bass), Brad Boal (drums) and Dan Wager (sax)
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle

Monday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Mountlake Terrace HS Big Band
2033 6th Avenue, Seattle, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Acoustic Alchemy
2214 Second Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

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

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

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

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

BLUE MOON: Andy Coe Band
712 NE 45th St, Seattle, 206-675-9116, 10:00pm

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

BAKE’S PLACE: Michael Gotz Duo with bassist Keith Lowe
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA, (425) 454-2776, 7:00pm