New Year’s Eve Jazz

Here is a list of jazz happenings on New Year’s Eve. Make sure and call ahead if you don’t already have reservations.

JAZZ ALLEY: Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, More Info

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Stephanie Porter Quintet
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, More Info

VITOS: The Tarantellas; Venus and the Love Cats
927 9th Ave, Seattle, More Info

SERAFINA: John Sanders and Sue Nixon
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807, More Info

THE ROYAL ROOM: Royal Room Orchestra
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, (206) 906-9920, More Info

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Frank Anderson with Blue Holiday
9pm-Midnight – ThorNton Creek
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621, More Info

BOXLEY’S: HB Radke & Jet City Swingers
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, More Info

BAKE’S PLACE: Geoffrey Castle
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, 425.454.2776, More Info

SHUGA JAZZ BISTRO: Darren Motamedy (sold out)
317 Main Avenue South, Renton, More Info

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Tuesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Bill Anschell Trio
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

BOXLEY’S: Emily Asher East-West Quartet
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

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

ROYAL ROOM: Soyaya/ Rafael Tranquilina
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 206-906-920

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

THE PINK DOOR: Casey MacGill Trio
1919 Post Alley, Seattle, 8:00pm

BAKE’S PLACE: Gotz / Lowe Duo
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue WA 98004, 425.454.2776, 6:30pm

Some of the best NW Jazz of 2014

Top Ten lists abound at this time of year, but why Ten? There were many great CDs by Northwest Jazz artists in 2014 and we’ll play some of our favorites on Jazz Northwest this Sunday, December 28 at 2 PM. It’s not a Top Ten countdown, but we think these are representative of great jazz talent from Seattle.

So who’s on this non-list? Listen and find out! Sunday afternoon at 2 Pacific on 88.5, KPLU and streaming at kplu.org. The program is also available as a podcast after the broadcast.

Jazz Northwest is produced and hosted by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and kplu.org. Next week (January 4), The Dave Peck Trio with Jeff Johnson and Eric Eagle plays a set recorded at Tula’s in Seattle.

Saturday Jazz

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

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

SERAFINA: Tim Kennedy Trio
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807, 9:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Bill Ramsay & Pony Boy Holiday Jam Session
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

VITO’S: 6:00pm: Jerry Zimmerman; 9:00pm: Prom Queen
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695

GRAZIE: The Christel Trio
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

SUGA JAZZ BISTRO: Nadirah Shakoor
317 Main Avenue South, Renton, 8:30pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Chris Johansen Quartet
9pm – Frank Kohl Trio
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621

Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Stephanie Porter Quartet
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

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

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

BOXLEY’S: RMI Holiday Party
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

NORTH CITY BISTRO: Katy Bourne Quartet
1520 NE 177th St, Shoreline, 206-365-4447, 8:00pm

SERAFINA: Shawn Mickelson Duo
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807, 9:00pm

DUOS LOUNGE: Jeff Ferguson’s Triangular Jazztet
2940 SW Avalon Way, 206-452-2452, 7:30pm

ROYAL ROOM: The Chancellors ft. Jimmie Herrod/ SpiceRack
5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, 206-906-9920, 8:00pm

GRAZIE: The Christel Trio
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

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

SHUGA JAZZ BISTRO: Nadirah Shakoor
317 Main Avenue South, Renton, 8:30pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Market Street Dixieland Jazz Band
9pm – Kyle Scherrer Quintet
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621

Tuesday’s Home for the Holidays

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Home For The Holidays
The Royal Room – 8:00pm
5000 Rainier Ave South

Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door/ $8 students (door only with student ID)
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

The Royal Room presents our fourth annual “Home for the Holidays” series, bringing native Seattle musicians to perform a night of music.

Willem DeKoch and Zubin Hensler Duo
Half of the Westerlies Quartet, DeKoch and Hensler are back from New York to showcase both their impeccable brass playing and their latest composition work.

A Tribute To Herbie Nichols with the Chris McCarthy Collective
Chris McCarthy, leader of the young, highly experimental McKarrtet group, is joined by fellow up-and-comer Xavier Del Castillo as well as local legends Thomas, Parker and Lewis.

Evan Shay Band
Shay returns from Montreal to play tunes off his latest release, Homeward, which KPLU called “Beautiful and emotionally powerful.”
Featuring:
Mark Taylor- Alto Sax
Evan Shay- Tenor Sax
Gus Carns- Piano
Mat Muntz- Bass
Evan Woodle- Drums

“Swingin’ with Santa” – Riley Mulherkar
Back from the Julliard School of Music, Riley Mulherkar on trumpet joins Gus Carns on piano, Carmen Rothwell on bass and Evan Woodle on drums for holiday standards as well as original compositions.

Monday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: The Senate
2033 6th Avenue, Seattle, (206) 441-9729, 7:30pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Lisa Fox CD Release
2214 Second Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

HAVANA SOCIAL CLUB: Havana Sessions w/ Steve O’brien Sextet
1010 E Pike St, 9:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Will Crandell Project
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:30pm

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

NECTAR: Mo’ Jam Mondays w/ Morgan Gilkeson
412 N. 36th St., Seattle, 206.632.2020, 9:00pm

CAPITOL CIDER: Entre Mundos jam w/ Ernesto Pediangco
818 E Pike St, 9:00pm

Jay Thomas & Friends Concert at SAM on Jazz Northwest December 21 on 88.5 KPLU

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An all-star sextet led by saxophonist and trumpeter Jay Thomas is featured in highlights from an Art of Jazz concert at The Seattle Art Museum on Jazz Northwest on Sunday December 21 at 2 pm Pacific on 88.5 KPLU and streaming at kplu.org. The group played jazz classics ranging from Miles Davis in the 50s to an original by Jay Thomas. In addition to Jay Thomas, the group includes Michael van Bebber, trumpet, Dan Marcus, trombone & flugabone (pictured), John Hansen, piano, Michael Glynn on bass and Adam Kessler on drums. This group had a long run at The Ship Canal Grill where they became known as the Cantaloupes for their arrangements of Herbie Hancock’s Cantaloupe Island and Grant Green’s Cantaloupe Woman and other pieces from the hard bop, soul and boogaloo music of the 60s.

Jay Thomas is one Seattle’s best known jazz musicians and is in demand as a guest soloist, sideman and leader of his own groups. He has toured widely, including performances in the US, Canada, The UK, Europe and Japan. He has appeared on more than 60 albums and is also active in jazz education.

The Art of Jazz concerts at the Seattle Art Museum are presented by Earshot Jazz, coordinated by John Gilbreath, Executive Director. The next concert in the series will be on January 8 at 5:30 PM and feature pianist Danny Kolke. Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and kplu.org. The program airs Sunday afternoons at 2 PM Pacific and is simultaneously streamed to the web. It is also available as a podcast following the broadcast.

Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: A Bobby Caldwell Christmas
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

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

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

NORTH CITY BISTRO: Pearl Django
1520 NE 177th St, Shoreline, 206-365-4447, 7:00pm

SERAFINA: Shawn Mikelson Duo
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807, 9:00pm

DUOS LOUNGE: Jeff Ferguson’s Triangular Jazztet
2940 SW Avalon Way, 206-452-2452, 7:30pm

GRAZIE: Michael Powers Group
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

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

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Steve Messick’s Holiday Jazz Showcase – Jazz arrangements of holiday favorites – with Steve Messick (bass) [Website], Travis Ranney (sax), David Franklin (piano) and Christian Krehbiel (vibes/drums)
9pm – Victor Janusz Xmas Show with the VJ Quartet: Victor Janusz (piano/vocals), Mark Taylor (sax), Dave Pascal (bass), Steve White (percussion) and special guests.
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621

Jose Gonzales Trio performs Charlie Brown Christmas Thursday Night

A Charlie Brown Christmas
Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center
201 Mercer Street
Seattle

Thursday, December 11, 2014
6pm cocktails, 7pm show

“Linus and Juicy” is back! The Jose ‘Juicy’ Gonzales Trio returns to Strawberry Theatre Workshop for the jazziest Christmas party in Seattle. Groove to the fresh sounds of Vince Guaraldi’s holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, played in its entirety. Now in its fourth year, Charlie has jammed its way onto the list of the region’s most hip holiday traditions. Sip your cocktails at the Cornish Playhouse. Dress in your favorite jazz threads and step back into 1965, when the music was fly, and Snoopy was still just a drawing on the comics page. Featuring a silent auction of holiday gifts.

All proceeds to benefit Strawberry Theatre Workshop programs for 2015.

written by Vince Guaraldi
performed by Jose Gonzales Trio

Featuring:
Jose Gonzales (piano, vocals)
Michael Marcus (bass)
Matt Jorgensen (drums)

Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Jacqueline Tabor Jazz Band
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Roy Hargrove Quintet
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

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

BOXLEY’S: Closed for private event
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

NORTH CITY BISTRO: Paul Anastasio & Fire of Tierra Caliente
1520 NE 177th St, Shoreline, 206-365-4447, 7:00pm

SERAFINA: Alex Guilbert Duo
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807, 9:00pm

DUOS LOUNGE: Jeff Ferguson’s Triangular Jazztet
2940 SW Avalon Way, 206-452-2452, 7:30pm

ROYAL ROOM: Michel Navedo and Brazil Novo/ Maracuja
5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, 206-906-9920, 8:00pm

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

VITO’S: The New Triumph
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695, 8:00pm

SHUGA JAZZ BISTRO: Kalimba
317 Main Avenue South, Renton, 8:30pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Angie McKenzie with Hans Brehmer (piano), Osama Afifi (bass) and Robert Rushing (drums)
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621

Tuesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Elvin Bishop
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

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

BOXLEY’S: Vox at the Box: Jazz Vocal Jam Hosted by Kelly Eisenhour
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

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

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

TOWN HALL SEATTLE: Andrew Durkin and Guests: Music & Your Mind
1119 8th Ave, 206-652-4255, 7:30pm

THE PINK DOOR: Casey MacGill Trio
1919 Post Alley, Seattle, 8:00pm

BAKE’S PLACE: Gotz / Lowe Duo
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue WA 98004, 425.454.2776, 6:30pm