Tuesday Jazz

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

JAZZ ALLEY: Catherine Russell
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

BOXLEY’S: MSHS Vocal Jam
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

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

Saxophonist Steve Wilson leads his quintet at Tula's Jazz Club and Restaurant in Seattle.

Photos: Steve Wilson Quintet at Tula’s

Photos by Jim Levitt

The Steve Wilson Quintet featuring Steve Wilson (saxophone), Thomas Marriott (trumpet), Marc Seales (piano), Michael Glynn (bass) and Matt Jorgensen (drums) performing at Tula’s Jazz Club on Friday, July 17.

The group will be back at Tula’s tonight, Saturday, July 18 starting at 7:30pm. Reservations: 206-443-4221.

Saturday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Steve Wilson Quintet with Thomas Marriott, Marc Seales, Michael Glynn 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

SERAFINA: Sue Nixon Jazz Quartet
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807, 9:00pm

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

VITO’S: 6:00pm: Tarantellas; 9:00pm: Kareem Kandi
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695

GRAZIE: James Bernhard Band
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

SUGA JAZZ BISTRO: Kalimba; Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute Band
317 Main Avenue South, Renton, 8:30pm

THE ROYAL ROOM: Jazz Night School/ The Georgetown Orbits and Jet City Soundsystem
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 206-906-9920

Benny Green talks with George Cables about the Cables composition Benny is going to perform during the 2014 Jazz Port Townsend "Inspired by a Master - Tribute to George Cables."Benny Green, piano (lighter shirt);George Cables, piano

Jazz Port Townsend: a great getaway

from The Seattle Times:

Jazz Port Townsend, which gets under way Thursday (July 23), has a different feel from other festivals, probably because its final weekend is the culmination of a weeklong workshop.

That means the crowd in Port Townsend and out at Fort Worden is full of aspiring young musicians, and their parents, plus other fans who are really listening to the music.

Fold that attentiveness into three nights of rolling performances in intimate venues, concerts in a grand pavilion with views out its doors of evergreen trees and sky, a pleasantly salty sea breeze and PT’s gingerbread Victorian B&Bs, and you have the elements of a great jazz getaway.

If you can’t make the ferry crossing next weekend, note that [Steve] Wilson is offering Seattleites a sneak preview (with a homegrown quintet including pianist Marc Seales and drummer Matt Jorgensen) Friday and Saturday, July 17-18, at Tula’s (206-443-4221 or tulas.com).

Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Steve Wilson Quintet with Thomas Marriott, Marc Seales, Michael Glynn and Matt Jorgensen
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: John Mayall
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

SERAFINA: Paul Gabrielson
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: Scott Lindenmuth Trio
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

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

THE ROYAL ROOM: Seattle JazzED/ Skerik (Solo)/ Trimtab/ Funky 2 Death
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle

NORTH CITY BISTRO: Annie Reed & Frank Anderson
1520 NE 177th St, Shoreline, 206-365-4447, 8:00pm

SHUGA JAZZ BISTRO: Kalimba; Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute Band
317 Main Avenue South, Renton, 8:30pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Maqueattack
9pm – The Chaz Lipp Group
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621

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Steve Wilson at Tula’s – July 17-18

Tula’s Jazz Club is proud to announce that they will be presenting New York saxophonist Steve Wilson two nights, Friday – Saturday, July 17-18. Make your reservations now to hear this group in the intimate setting at Tula’s Jazz Club (Reservations: 206-443-4221).

Joining Wilson will be an all-start Northwest group featuring Thomas Marriott (trumpet) , Marc Seales (piano), Michael Glynn (bass) and Matt Jorgensen (drums).

JULY 17-18: STEVE WILSON QUINTET
TULA’S JAZZ CLUB
2214 Second Ave
Seattle

Reservations: 206-443-4221
http://tulas.com

About Steve Wilson:
Steve Wilson has attained ubiquitous status in the studio and on the stage with the greatest names in jazz, as well as critical acclaim as a bandleader in his own right. A musician’s musician, Wilson has brought his distinctive sound to more than 100 recordings led by such celebrated and wide-ranging artists as Chick Corea, George Duke, Michael Brecker, Dave Holland, Dianne Reeves, Bill Bruford, Gerald Wilson, Maria Schneider, Joe Henderson, Charlie Byrd, Karrin Allyson, Don Byron, James Williams, and Mulgrew Miller among many others. Wilson has seven recordings under his own name, leading and collaborating with such stellar musicians as Carl Allen, Steve Nelson, Cyrus Chestnut, Greg Hutchinson, Dennis Irwin, James Genus, Larry Grenadier, Ray Drummond, Ben Riley, and Nicholas Payton.

The Anthony Wilson Nonet performs at the 2013 Centrum Jazz Port Townsend Mainstage concert on Saturday night.
Anthony Wilson, guitar;
Anat Cohen, tenor saxophone;
Jeff Clayton, alto sax;
Gary Smulyan, baritone sax;
Terell Stafford, trumpet;
Jiggs Whigham, trombone;
Gerald Clayton, piano;
Joe Sanders, bass;
Matt Wilson, drums

Thursday night: Michael Blake, Donnie McCaslin, Matt Wilson and others at The Royal Room

Thursday, July 16 at The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave South
Seattle

Cornish Jazz Camp Faculty
Featuring Matt Wilson, drums; Donnie McCaslin, saxophone; Dawn Clement, piano; Jay Thomas, trumpet/sax; Chuck Deardorf, bass.

Michael Blake’s Wild Blue Yonder
While forging a prolific solo career the composer and saxophonist Michael Blake has also played a major role in the bands of John Lurie, Ben Allison and Steven Bernstein. His latest album Tiddy Boom (Sunnyside Records) received rave reviews and topped the year end ‘Best Jazz of 2014’ lists. Wild Blue Yonder is a new project featuring Wayne Horvitz and Dylan van der Schyff that explores layers of sound that have virtually no bounds.

Tuesday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Emerald City Jazz Orchestra
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

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

ROYAL ROOM: The Tuttles with John Mailander/ Delvon Lamarr Trio
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

Friday Jazz

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

JAZZ ALLEY: Albert Lee with Special Guest Cindy Cashdollar
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: Gene Argel & Chuck Deardorf Quartet
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

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

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

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

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

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Kyle Scherrer Quartet
9pm – Josh Deutsch and Nico Soffiato
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621

Gene-Argel

Gene Argel at Tula’s tonight

Pianist Gene Argel returns home to Seattle this weekend for a series of shows in support of his new CD on Origin Records, Luminescent.

Thursday, July 9 – Tula’s Jazz Club
2214 Second Ave, Seattle, 7:30pm

Friday, July 10 – Boxley’s
101 W North Bend Way, North Bend, 7:00pm

About his new CD:
A Tacoma native, pianist Gene Argel left the Northwest in his early 20s to gig in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and points west, including the island of Maui, where he’s lived since 1982. In this big-hearted outing, Gene returned to Seattle to join old friends for his recording debut as a leader. They create music that is joyful, soulful and funky, as heard on Jay Thomas’ “Baby Gator,” two beautiful tunes from his long time Maui collaborator, guitarist Shiro Mori, and compositions inspired by Gene’s family heritage – “Annette,” for Metlakatla, a Tsimpshian community in British Columbia, and “Haida Welcome Song,” Gene’s arrangement of an age-old chant. A beloved figure in Hawaiian Island and Northwest music communities for four decades, this debut is a long time coming.

Learn more / listen / buy CD at Origin Records

Thursday Jazz

ART OF JAZZ: D’Vonne Lewis Special Edition: International Revelations with African Drums
Olympic Sculpture Park, 5:30pm

THE CHAPEL: Jazz in the Second Century: Triptet, Bloom
Chapel Performance Space, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Fourth Floor, 8:00pm

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

JAZZ ALLEY: Albert Lee with Special Guest Cindy Cashdollar
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Full Circle Jazz Ensemble
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

NORTH CITY BISTRO: Havilah Rand
1520 NE 177th St, Shoreline, 206-365-4447, 8:00pm

VITO’S: Sundae & Mr. Goessl
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695, 9:00pm

SHUGA JAZZ BISTRO: Kareem Kandi
317 Main Avenue South, Renton, 7:30pm

Monday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Nelda Swiggit Sixtet
2214 Second Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

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

SEAMONSTER LOUNGE: T8P
2202 N 45th St, 206-992-1120, 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

Seattle Times: Antonio Sanchez beats it to Jazz Alley

from The Seattle Times:

Did you see this year’s Oscar-winning film “Birdman”?

If so, you probably noticed that the score was almost entirely percussion.

All those anxiety-producing clicks and free-jazz pyrotechnics were created by one of the most brilliant drummers in jazz, four-time Grammy-winner Antonio Sanchez, who brings his quintet to Jazz Alley two nights starting Tuesday (June 30).

Mostly familiar to Pat Metheny fans, for whom he has played 15 years, Sanchez said in a phone interview from New York that “Birdman” director Alejandro González Iñárritu was specifically looking for a drum score.

But Sanchez’s current focus is his expansive, 100-minute plus, “The Meridian Suite,” which his Migration band recently issued on CD and will perform in its entirety each night at the Alley.

Continue reading at The Seattle Times.

Antonio Sanchez Migration
7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 30 and July 1, at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $28.50 (206-441-9729 or jazzalley.com).

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Meet Ruby Bishop: She’s 95 And Still Playing The Standards

from KPLU:

Ruby Bishop has played piano around the world. She’s befriended some of the jazz world’s greatest names — including Louis Armstrong.

At 95, she’s still playing Sunday nights at Vito’s, on Seattle’s First Hill.

In this story from the “Comfort Zone” episode of KPLU’s Sound Effect, she talks about the piano, her life, her career, and feeling comfortable behind 88 keys.

Read the complete story and also listen to the episode at KPLU.

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Photos: Thomas Marriott at Jazz Alley

photos by Jim Levitt

The Thomas Marriott Quintet performing at Jazz Alley on Tuesday night, May 19, 2015. They’re there again tonight (Wednesday). Check it out!

Thomas Marriott, trumpet; Mark Taylor, saxophone; Dawn Clement, piano; Phil Sparks, bass; and Matt Jorgensen on drums.

Photos: Santosh Sharma Quartet at Tula’s

Saxophonist Santosh Sharma, a junior in the powerhouse Roosevelt High School jazz program, led a qu

artet at Tula’s, opening for the Spike Wilner Trio. Santosh was selected for the 2015 Grammy Jazz Band. Joining him on guitar was Lucas Winter, a Roosevelt graduate now studying at Cornish. Drummer Luke Woodle, a Roosevelt senior, will be studying at USC in the fall. Bassist Michael Glynn rounded out the band.

 

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Thomas Marriott Quintet at Jazz Alley: Tuesday – Wednesday

Trumpeter Thomas Marriott is headlining at Jazz Alley this week. His quintet features Mark Taylor (saxophone), Dawn Clement (piano), Phil Sparks (bass) and Matt Jorgensen (drums).

The group is a last-minute replacement for trumpeter Wallace Roney who had to cancel. The show is only $10 so get on down to Jazz Alley and show your support for the Seattle jazz scene!

TUESDAY – WEDNESDAY, MAY 19-20
THOMAS MARRIOTT QUINTET

JAZZ ALLEY
2033 6th Avenue
Seattle WA 98121

Reservations: (206) 441-9729

Sunday Jazz

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

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB:
3:00pm: Fairly Honest Jazz Band
7:30pm: Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 8:00pm

CAFE RACER: Morgan Henderson
5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, 8:00pm

DARRELL’S TAVERN: Kevin Mccarthy & Friends Jam Session
18041 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, 8:00pm

SERAFINA: 11am: Pasquale Santos; 6:30pm: Lennon Aldort
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807

VITO’S LOUNGE: 6pm: Ruby Bishop; 9:30pm: Ron Weinstein Trio
927 9th Ave, Seattle

BOXLEY’S: Danny Kolke Trio
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 6:00pm