Friday Jazz

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

JAZZ ALLEY: Sergio Mendes
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: Frank Anderson
1520 NE 177th St, Shoreline, 206-365-4447, 8:00pm

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

SALTY’S ON ALKI: Mel Brown and Jof Lee
1936 Harbor Ave SW, 206-937-1600, 7:00pm

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

GRAZIE: Michael Powers
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: Chris James Quartet with Darelle Holden
317 Main Avenue South, Renton, 8:30pm

Wednesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Janiva Magness
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

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

BLACK ZIA CANTINA: Ryan Burns
15212 6th Ave SW, Burien, 8:30pm

THE ROYAL ROOM: Jazz Night School All-Star Big Band
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, (206) 906-9920, 8:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Vocal Showcase featuring Matthew Raymond and Annie Thordarson. Hosted by Dan Czaran
9pm – Vocal Jam hosted by Dan Czaran
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621

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

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

BAKE’S PLACE: Gotz/Lowe Duo
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, 425.454.2776, 6:00pm

The 7th Annual Improvised Music Project Festival

from Earshot Jazz

May 1-3, 7:30pm
UW Ethnic Cultural Center Theater, 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE

Springtime brings the possibility of better weather ahead, but it also signifies something more important for local creative music fans: the Improvised Music Project’s (IMP) annual festival. This year will be the seventh IMPFest, and it promises to be one of the strongest yet. Featuring on successive nights guitarist Bill Frisell, saxophonist Chris Cheek, and iconic jazz bassist and composer Steve Swallow, all in tandem with students and professors from the UW Jazz Studies program, the three-day festival will take place May 1 through 3.

Each passing year brings further evolution and deepening of the UW Jazz Studies ecosystem, which encompasses the Racer Sessions at Café Racer, the Table & Chairs record label, monthly showcases at Café Solstice, and much more. The IMP acts as an anchor for these multiple streams of musical expression, linking the UW Jazz Studies program to the local community. UW professor and acclaimed trumpeter Cuong Vu was inspirational in encouraging students to extend their view of learning beyond the classrooms and practice spaces, and provided the spark and support for the formation of the IMP in 2008.

“Improvised Music Project” is a bit of a misnomer, as the range of approaches and styles explored varies greatly, from full-on free jazz improvisation all the way to intricately structured forms, with plenty blending in between, including experimental rock and hyper-eclectic hybrids. Compositional strategies seem to be as central an element of IMP activities as improvising.

As UW graduate student and IMP member Gregg Belisle-Chi points out, all the UW faculty have themselves collectively been involved in a tremendous number of different facets of jazz expression. This eclecticism becomes a part not just of the educational philosophy of the Jazz Studies department, but also the very DNA of the scene, as each new batch of students bring their own proclivities and talents to the mix.

“They pull out of the students what the student is already interested in, and a good student is open to anything and everything,” says Belisle-Chi.

In recent years, IMPFest has seen an increasing emphasis on student participation with guest artists. Students are assigned ensembles with teachers and guest artists. The shows will culminate with guest artist sets accompanied by a shifting “house band” led by Jazz Studies faculty Bill Frisell, Cuong Vu, Ted Poor, Richard Karpen, and Luke Bergman.

Night 1 of IMPFest will feature Frisell, America’s eclectic maverick of creative guitar. One of the most sought-after musicians across the music spectrum, Frisell has a well-deserved mountain of accolades and acclaim. Ranging from pastoral Americana to unhinged flights of noisy improv, Frisell’s influence as both a guitarist and a composer is inescapable.

Night 2 brings to the stage St. Louis-born (and NYC resident since 1992) saxophonist Chris Cheek. Cheek’s impressive resume includes a number of superb solo albums on the influential Spanish label Fresh Sound, collaborations with Brian Blade, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Guillermo Klein, and many others, and many brilliant recordings with groups under the late drummer Paul Motian.

Closing out the festival on May 3 will be Steve Swallow, a legendary figure in jazz. Swallow started his career in 1960 with pianist Paul Bley and was one of the genre’s very early adopters of electric bass. He has developed an utterly distinctive tone and guitar-like approach (he even plays with a pick), and is known for his complex and lyrical solos. He is also a key composer in the post-Great American Songbook jazz repertoire, with many of his compositions such as “Falling Grace” entering the must-play canon for aspiring musicians. Bill Evans, Jim Hall, Chick Corea, and many others have covered his pieces. Swallow is also well known for long-running musical partnerships with vibraphonist Gary Burton, guitarist John Scofield, and pianist/composer Carla Bley, among many others.

IMPFest VII is not to be missed: A priceless opportunity for students, and riveting listening experience for the audience.

Tickets are $20 for general admission, $12 for students and seniors. Tickets and more information available at artsuw.org.

 

IMPFest VII Schedule

Events below are at the UW Ethnic Cultural Center Theater (3931 Brooklyn Ave NE), 7:30pm

Friday, May 1
Bill Frisell + students
Solo, and with Cuong Vu, Ted Poor, and Richard Karpen

Saturday, May 2
Chris Cheek + students
Chris Cheek, Cuong Vu, Ted Poor, Luke Bergman, and Bill Frisell

Sunday, May 3
Steve Swallow + students
Steve Swallow, Cuong Vu, Ted Poor, and Bill Frisell

Tuesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Janiva Magness
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

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

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

ROYAL ROOM: Soyaya
5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, 206-906-9920, 8:00pm

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

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

Swing to BeBop, Music of the 40s played by Jacob Zimmerman Quintet on Jazz Northwest April 18

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Continuing a series of unique live-on-location recordings for Jazz April, the Jacob Zimmerman Quintet plays music of the 40s in an Art of Jazz concert on Jazz Northwest, Sunday, April 18 at 2 PM Pacific on 88.5 KPLU and streaming at kplu.org.  The quintet takes on some challenging music from the transitional period which saw jazz morph from swing to bebop. Composers range from Benny Goodman’s guitarist Charlie Christian to Tad Dameron and Charlie Parker.

Joining saxophonist Jacob Zimmerman are Raymond Larson on trumpet, Jake Swenson on piano, Nate Parker on bass and Phil Parisot on drums.  The concert was presented by Earshot Jazz in cooperation with the Seattle Art Museum in the  Art of Jazz Series. The free concerts are held in the Brotman Forum on the second Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30.   Next in the series is singer/songwriter Ana Velinova on May 14.

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 available as a podcast following the broadcast.

More info:
jacobrexzimmerman.com/
seattleartmuseum.org
earshot.org
jazznw.org
hatchcover.co

Ballard Jazz Festival tickets on sale

Eric Alexander

Tickets to the 2015 Ballard Jazz Festival are now on sale. The festival runs May 6-9, 2015, with six events packed over four nights.

The festival kicks off Wednesday with 2 nights of themed events at Ballard Avenue’s Conor Byrne Pub – the BROTHERHOOD OF THE DRUM, featuring four bands led by acclaimed drummers such as Gene Coye from Los Angeles and Bellingham’s Julian McDonough, and THE GUITAR SUMMIT, with a creative mix of guitarists including New York’s Peter Bernstein, and Northwest icon, John Stowell.

The perennially-packed Friday night BALLARD JAZZ WALK features many of the Northwest’s finest jazz musicians along with visiting artists. One ticket covers 19 bands in 9 venues along historic Ballard Avenue with their doors open to streets full of jazz lovers. Artists include the Overton Berry Trio, Pearl Django, Dawn Clement Trio, Doug Beavers Latin Jazz Group, Roxy Coss Quintet, Michael Zilber Quartet, Gail Pettis, Sarah Partridge, Table & Chairs Label Showcase, Kareem Kandi, Gavin Templeton Group, Jay Thomas’ Cantaloupe, and more.

New for this year is a special FRIDAY EVENING CONCERT at the Nordic Heritage Museum. Featuring New York guitarist Peter Bernstein’s Trio and legendary bassist David Friesen with his Circle 3 Trio, the evening is hosted by PRI Jazz After Hours broadcaster, Jeff Hanley.

Saturday’s events start at 11:00am with the Thomas Marriott Quartet performing at the SWEDISH PANCAKE JAZZ BRUNCH at the Nordic Heritage Museum, along with a classic auto show presented by Washington’s vintage Volvo/Saab Sports Club. The evening’s MAINSTAGE CONCERT is hosted by Seattle jazz treasure Jim Wilke and features performances by the saxophone titan Eric Alexander, with the Peter Bernstein Trio, and New York composer/saxophonist Lucas Pino’s No Net Nonet. Prior to the concert will be a reception and a showing of 1970s jazz photographs from New York photographer Tom Marcello.

For more information, and to buy tickets, visit http://ballardjazzfestival.com

Bobby Shew at Tula’s this Thursday

Trumpet legend Bobby Shew will be appearing at Tula’s which a quartet of Northwest veterans (Marc Seales, piano; Phil Sparks, bass and Matt Jorgensen, drums) this Thursday, April 16. The show starts at 7:30pm and tickets are $15.00 (Tula’s is all ages for the first show – Reservations: 206-443-4221).

from Earshot Jazz: A seminal figure in jazz and jazz education since the early 1970’s, Shew is a world-class soloist and veteran of the ensembles of Horace Silver, Art Pepper, Woody Herman, Oliver Nelson, Benny Goodman, and Buddy Rich, to name a few. Shew is also known for his work on the Hollywood studio scene of the 1970′s and 80′s, having played on the soundtracks to films such as “Rocky” and “Grease,” as well as television scores from popular shows such as “Taxi,” “Happy Days,” and “Hawaii 5-0.”

THURSDAY, APRIL 16 – ONE NIGHT ONLY!
TULA’S JAZZ CLUB
2214 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA
206-443-4221

7:30pm; All Ages
$15.00

Wednesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Omar Sosa’s Quarteto Afrocubano
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

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

BLACK ZIA CANTINA: Ryan Burns
15212 6th Ave SW, Burien, 8:30pm

THE ROYAL ROOM: Boss Guitar: Solo Electric Guitar/ All Star Dub Sessions
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, (206) 906-9920, 8:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Story Road and Hanz Araki
9pm – Gus Carns (piano), Dune Butler (bass) and Mike Gebhart (drums)
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621

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

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

NORTH CITY BISTRO: Randy Cole w/ Eric Verlinde Trio
1520 NE 177th St, Shoreline, 206-365-4447, 7:30pm

BAKE’S PLACE: Gotz/Lowe Duo
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, 425.454.2776, 6:00pm

Jason Parker Quartet’s “Homegrown”– CD Release Party March 23rd

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“Homegrown,” the new CD from the Jason Parker Quartet, is a celebration of contemporary Seattle jazz. The recording features original compositions from some of the area’s top artists and reflects the depth of riches in the Seattle jazz community. The release party for “Homegrown,” is scheduled for Monday, March 23rd at Tula’s. Music starts at 7:30pm.

Shortly after release of the band’s previous CD, “Five Leaves Left: A Tribute to Nick Drake,” trumpeter Jason Parker put a call out to local musicians, inviting them to contribute original songs for a new project. The response was enthusiastic – 16 artists submitted – and resulted in this ten-track collection that showcases the compositional talents of Thomas Marriott, Cynthia Mullis, Marc Seales, Jeremy Jones, Josh Rawlings, Troy Kendrick, the late Hadley Caliman and Parker. The recording highlights the diverse sensibilities of its contributors, from the dulcet swing of Parker’s “One Perfect Rose” to the pensive dreamscape of Seale’s “Rue Cler,” and is bolstered by the band’s steady and nuanced performances. Personnel for the CD includes the Jason Parker Quartet, with Josh Rawlings on piano, Evan Flory-Barnes on bass, D’Vonne Lewis on drums and Parker on trumpet, and also special guest Cynthia Mullis on tenor saxophone.

In addition to music from “Homegrown,” the March 23rd performance will also include selections from “Five Leaves Left: A Tribute to Nick Drake,” featuring guest vocalist Michele Khazak. Admission to the show is “pay-what-you-want,” and the first set is all-ages. For reservations, call 206- 443-4221. To purchase the CD, please visit: www.oneworkingmusician.com.

Eleventh Annual Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist Audition, may 9

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents for one night only the Eleventh Annual Sister City Female Jazz Vocalist Audition.  Doors open at5:30 pm, auditions start at 6:30 pm and the evening will end around 9:30pm.

The 11th Annual Sister City Female Vocalist Jazz Audition at Jazz Alley is right around the corner so mark your calendars! The Seattle Kobe Sister City Association (SKSCA) is pleased to announce its Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist Audition. SKSCA will select one high school and one adult female jazz vocalist from the greater Seattle area to Kobe, Japan to perform at the Kobe Jazz Queen Vocalist Contest on May 9th, 2015.

Every fall for the last fifteen years, the winner of the Kobe Jazz Queen Contest has flown to Seattle to debut in the US at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley. Last year SKSCA sent local jazz vocalist Jennifer Kienzle and high school vocalist Laura Rosok to Kobe for the May 2014 Kobe Jazz Queen Contest. This year, the SKSCA is proud to host its 11th jazz vocalist audition as a reciprocal exchange to send two Seattle female jazz vocalists to Japan.

Finalists will be selected by end of February, and they will perform at a live audition at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley on Monday, March 9, 2015, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 pm.) Family, friends, and community members are encouraged to come and support the finalists. The suggested donations are $5.00/students and $10.00/adults with proceeds supporting this and future Seattle-Kobe Jazz competitions. Finalists will be announced the first week of March.

For interested singers, please go to the SKSCA website for further information and an application form: http://www.sksca.org

February 2 – Applications due. For complete details and application materials www.seattlekobe.org
February 21 – Finalists notified by e-mail
March 9 – Live audition at Jazz Alley from 6:30p until 9:30p.

Eligibility: Applicants must be female high school student or adult age 18 or older, reside in the greater Seattle area, be alto to represent Seattle in KOBE, Japan

Sponsors for this event include: Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, Kobe Trade Information Office, Sankei Travel, Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association, and Shinkaichi Music Street.

Roosevelt, Garfield and Mt. Si make it to Essentially Ellington finals

Jazz at Lincoln Center released the finalists for the 2015 Essentially Ellington concert and three local schools again made the list.

AGOURA HIGH SCHOOL (AGOURA HILLS, CA)
AMERICAN MUSIC PROGRAM (PORTLAND, OR)
BELOIT MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL (BELOIT, WI)
COMMUNITY ARTS PROGRAM (CORAL GABLES, FL)
DILLARD CENTER FOR THE ARTS (FORT LAUDERDALE, FL)
FOXBORO HIGH SCHOOL (FOXBORO, MA)
GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL (SEATTLE, WA)
LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL (LEXINGTON, MA)
LYONS HIGH SCHOOL (LAGRANGE, IL)
MOUNT SI HIGH SCHOOL (SNOQUALMIE, WA)
NEW WORLD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (MIAMI, FL)
NEWARK ACADEMY (LIVINGSTON, NJ)
ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL (SEATTLE, WA)
SUN PRAIRIE HIGH SCHOOL (SUN PRAIRIE, WI)
TUCSON JAZZ INSTITUTE (TUCSON, AZ)

Essentially Ellington will take place May 7-9 in New York City.

Thomas Marriott, The Tale of Debauchery

During the set break at Phil Sparks’ weekly Friday gig at The Latona Pub, the video for Thomas Marriott’s The Tale of Debauchery debuted. It was a full house of friends and jazz fans.

The video has now been posted to YouTube … so take a look!

Tuesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Cecile McLorin Salvant
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

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

BOXLEY’S: Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

ROYAL ROOM: Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Celebration
5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, 206-906-9920, 8:00pm

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

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

Steve Treseler presents a musical tribute to Kenny Wheeler

KW Tribute PosterSteve Treseler and Ingrid Jensen are co-leading a project in honor of the great trumpeter and composer Kenny Wheeler who passed away last year.

The all-star band features Geoffrey Keezer on piano, Martin Wind on bass, Jon Wikan on drums, and vocalist Katie Jacobson.

They will be playing at The Royal Room on Sunday, March 1 and Monday, March 2 as part of the Earshot Spring Series.

Tickets available here:

Portland Jazz Festival starts Tuesday

The always-amazing Portland Jazz Festival kicks off tomorrow, Tuesday, February 17 and runs through March 1.

Festival headliners include: Bebel Gilberto, Kurt Elling, Taylor Eigsti, Vijay Iyer Trio, Christian McBride Trio, Lou Donaldson Quartet, Bill Charlap Trio, Lee Konitz Quartet, Nicholas Payton Trio, Billy Childs’ Map To The Treasure, Hal Galper Trio, Julian Lage Trio and more.

For more information, visit http://portlandjazzfestival.org

Monday Jazz

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

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

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

SEAMONSTER LOUNGE: Ari Joshua Band
2202 N 45th St, 206-992-1120, 8:00pm

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

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

Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Dave Peck Trio
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers featuring Sweet Pea Atkinson
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

LATONA PUB: Thomas Marriott / Phil Sparks / Matt Jorgensen (and the premier of Thomas’ video The Tale of Debauchery)
6423 Latona Avenue NE, 5:00 – 7:00pm, No Cover, 21+

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

NORTH CITY BISTRO: Bossa In Wonderland
1520 NE 177th St, Shoreline, 206-365-4447, 8:00pm

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

SALTY’S ON ALKI: Mel Brown and Jof Lee
1936 Harbor Ave SW, 206-937-1600, 7:00pm

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

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

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

SHUGA JAZZ BISTRO: Old School Fellas
317 Main Avenue South, Renton, 8:30pm

ROYAL ROOM: Brazil Samba Night
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 8:00pm

Thomas Marriott’s video for The Tale of Debauchery

Quiet Please Recording and Buddhist Thug Productions teamed up with trumpeter Thomas Marriott to produce a music video promoting Marriott’s most recent album “Urban Folklore”. The song featured in the video is called “The Tale of Debauchery”.

The video will be premiered at The Latona Pub this Friday, February 13, at 6:00pm on the break during Phil Sparks’ Friday gig. (The band this week is Thomas Marriott, Matt Jorgensen, along with Sparks)

The video, whci was produced by videographer Matt Byrne and recording engineer John Metzler, will be available online after Friday’s premier … but you should come down and see it live and hear some great music!

THE LATONA PUB
65th Ave Latona Ave NE

PHIL SPARKS TRIO: 5:00 – 7:00pm
Thomas Marriott – trumpet
Phil Sparks – bass
Matt Jorgensen – drums

Thursday Jazz

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

JAZZ ALLEY: Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers featuring Sweet Pea Atkinson
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

ART OF JAZZ: Eugenie Jones
Seattle Art Museum, 1st and Union, 5:30pm

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

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

VITO’S: 5:30pm: Casey MacGill; 9:00pm: Jennifer Kienzle
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695

BLUE MOON: Blue Moon session w/ Dave Abramson
712 NE 45th St, 206-675-9116, 4:30pm

PINK DOOR: Greg Ruby Trio
1919 Post Alley, Seattle, 206-443-3241, 8:00pm

SEAMONSTER LOUNGE: Suffering F**kheads
2202 N 45th St, (206) 992-1120, 10:00pm

Jazz Grammy Winners

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Fingerprints
Chick Corea, soloist
Track from: Trilogy (Chick Corea Trio)
Label: Concord Jazz

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Beautiful Life

Dianne Reeves
Label: Concord Records

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Trilogy

Chick Corea Trio
Label: Concord Jazz

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Life In The Bubble

Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band
Label: Telarc International

Best Latin Jazz Album
The Offense Of The Drum

Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
Label: Motema

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
New York Tendaberry

Billy Childs, arranger (Billy Childs Featuring Renée Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma)
Track from: Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
Label: Masterworks

Best Instrumental Composition
The Book Thief

John Williams, composer (John Williams)
Track from: The Book Thief Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Label: Sony Classical, Fox Music; Publisher: Fox Film Music Corp.

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Bass & Mandolin

Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer
Label: Nonesuch