Photos: Hans Teuber & Jeff Johnson- The Art of Jazz, SAM

Lisa Hagen Glynn has been doing some great work out on the music scene in Seattle, photographing performances. These were taken on May 10, during a riveting duo performance by Hans Teuber and Jeff Johnson. The performance was part of the Art of Jazz series at SAM, presented by Earshot Jazz. Thanks to Lisa for […]

Bassist Jeff Johnson leads group at Tula’s tonight

It is far too infrequent that bassist Jeff Johnson leads his own group … but tonight he is doing just that. He’ll be performing music from his latest release, Suitcase, on Origin Records. FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 JEFF JOHNSON QUARTET featuring: Mark Taylor – saxophone Marc Seales – piano Jeff Johnson – basses Eric Eagle – […]

Review: Jeff Johnson, Suitcase

from All About Jazz: Bassist Jeff Johnson traveled the United States from the 1970s until 1990. He followed the work during his time of transience, and played an array of styles, from R&B to country, from blues to pop, and jazz. Then he put his suitcase down in Seattle and evolved into something of a […]

Hal Galper, Jeff Johnson and John Bishop play Birdland in NYC Tonight!

from The New York Times: HAL GALPER TRIO (Tuesday) Hal Galper is a pianist well schooled in modernism, with a particular emphasis on bebop. His current trio includes the bassist Jeff Johnson and the drummer John Bishop. At 8:30 and 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton , (212) 581-3080,; cover, $30, with […]

Review: Jeff Johnson, ‘Tall Stranger’

from All About Bassist Jeff Johnson has built a stellar reputation in jazz circles, having worked with pianists Hal Galper and Jessica Williams and appearing on over two-dozen recordings for the Seattle-based Origin Records. For his fourth release as a leader, Tall Stranger, the Seattle-based Johnson, along with saxophonist Hans Teuber and drummer Billy […]

Thomas Marriott / John Bishop / Jeff Johnson in Chicago…

Friday night at Andy’s Jazz Club in Chicago, trumpeter Thomas Marriott and his band (featuring Jeff Johnson and John Bishop) joined with Chicago guitarist John McLean for a great night of music as part of the Origin Records Chicago Jazz Summit. The concert was a great example of the ongoing relationship with Chicago and Seattle […]

Jensen/Anschell/Johnson/Bishop CD Release Concert at Tula’s this Saturday, November 10th

Saxophonist Brent Jensen, pianist Bill Anschell, bassist Jeff Johnson, and drummer John Bishop will celebrate the release of their new Origin Records CD, “One More Mile.” Saturday, November 10 – Tula’s Jazz Club 2214 2nd Avenue Seattle, WA Call for reservations: 206-443-4221 Music starts at 8:30pm Tickets: $15 Jensen, who is heard exclusively on soprano […]

Jeff Johson & John Bishop to NYC with Hal Galper

Bassist Jeff Johnson and drummer John Bishop will be heading to New York City later this week to perform with pianist Hal Galper at the Jazz Improv Convention on Saturday, October 27th, at 9:00pm at the Herald Square Suite at the New Yorker Hotel. Johnson and Bishop recorded a CD with Galper this past summer […]

CD Review: Scenes- Trapeze

The storyline for the Pacific Northwest-based band Scenes began in 1983, when drummer John Bishop and guitarist John Stowell began playing together in Portland and Seattle. When bassist Jeff Johnson arrived in Seattle in 1989, he began playing a weekly trio gig with Bishop and tenor saxophonist Rick Mandyck. Stowell, already frequently traveling abroad to […]

Pandemic Blues: The Slow Withdrawal From the Abyss

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a unilateral blow to the norms of all segments of our culture. For those of us dependent on the gathering of people in clubs, theatres, arenas and the like to make a living, that blow seems especially thunderous. Through the sociological haze of the state wide stay at home order, […]

Jim Levitt Photos: Marina Albero CD Release at the Royal Room

Jim Levitt is at it again, this time at Marina Albero’s CD Release at the Royal Room on December 17. Albero was celebrating the release of her 3 CD set, A Life Soundtrack before a full house, surrounded by friends, fans and family.  Jim’s work is art in itself, with the vibrant Seattle jazz scene as […]

Photos: Thomas Marriott Quintet- last date at Tula’s

As the final week of Tula’s remarkable 26 year run approaches, we as jazz fans are witness to the final performances of the club’s foundational talent, of those artists who made live, resident based jazz thrive in Belltown. Artists such as vocalist Greta Matassa,pianists Marc Seales and Bill Anschell, vibraphonist Susan Pascal, and trumpeter Thomas […]

25 Images From The 2019 Ballard Jazz Festival

The Ballard Jazz Festival spreads out over 4 days in 11 different locations, making it a logistical challenge in many ways. Traversing and documenting  the festival’s four events as a photographer begins in the tight, brick lined confines of Conor Byrne Pub, moves to the spacious Nordic Museum Auditorium, and ends with a ten venue […]

CD Review: Bill Anschell- Shifting Standards (Origin)

Seattle based pianist Bill Anschell has created a tremendous body of work over the past 30 years, as a composer, musical director, and pianist. He returned to Seattle in 2002 after 25 years abroad and formed a relationship with Origin Records, releasing more than a dozen records both as a leader and co-leader. Whether composing and performing […]

Dave Peck Birthday Bash at Tula’s: August 28-29

Make your reservations now for Dave Peck’s annual Birthday weekend at Tula’s Jazz Club. He will be joined by Jeff Johnson on bass and Eric Eagle on drums. Reservations are always recommended (206-443-4221) AUGUST 28-29: DAVE PECK TRIO TULA’S JAZZ CLUB 2214 Second Ave, Seattle Cover $20 or arrive by 7 pm with dinner reservations […]

Special Night at Tula’s tonight!

from Bill Anschell: Tonight will be a special evening at Tula’s. The club’s owner, Mack Waldron, is receiving a “Jazz Hero” award from the Jazz Journalists Association; he’s one of two dozen jazz advocates around the country chosen for the honor. At the bottom of this email, you can read Mack’s bio, put together by KPLU […]

Win tickets to see Dave Peck

Dave Peck with Jeff Johnson and Byron Vannoy @ Tula’s “Weekend for Lovers” February 13th and 14th $20 cover (no discounts) Tula’s Pre-Sale Event for Dave Peck Trio Valentine’s Weekend Call 206-443-4221 after 4pm daily for Reservation Bookings SEATING IS LIMITED…CALL FOR DETAILS Attend any show this weekend (2/13 & 14) and receive a gift […]