Scenes featuring John Stowell, Jeff Johnson and John Bishop
Sunday, July 12 at JAZZ ALLEY
2033 6th Avenue
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents ‘2009 Jazz Label of the Year’ Origin Recording Artists “Scenes” celebrating their recent release Along the Way. Band members are John Stowell (guitar), Jeff Johnson (bass) and John Bishop (drums). Set times on Sunday at 7:30pm. Doors will open at 6:00pm.
“Guitarist John Stowell’s style is a delightful departure from the road well traveled. He transcends the label of jazz guitarist.” – Los Angeles Times
The Northwest trio of guitarist John Stowell, bassist Jeff Johnson, and drummer John Bishop were first heard together on the 2001 release Scenes along with tenor saxophonist Rick Mandyck. Now returning as a trio under the name “Scenes”, they continue their exploration of free flowing yet highly melodic ensemble playing as they perform an all original set of music on their latest release, Along the Way.
Drawing on Stowell’s longtime association with bassist David Friesen and Johnson & Bishop’s involvement in the very fertile Seattle creative music scene that has included Julian Priester, Jessica Williams, Gary Peacock, Larry Coryell & so many more, the trio sculpts an elegant, intelligent, uncompromising yet very accessible jazz sound.
“These three master musicians come together to produce one of the most captivating albums of the year.” – Just Jazz Guitar