Thursday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Axiom Quartet featuring Alexey Nikolaev, John Hansen, Jon Hamar & Phil Parisot 2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm JAZZ ALLEY: Keiko Matsui 2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm BARCA: Phil Sparks Trio with Mark Taylor and Matt Jorgensen 1510 11th Avenue, Seattle, (206) 325-8263, 9:00pm BOXLEY’S: HB Radke Duo 101 West North Bend Way, […]

This Saturday – Miles Davis Birthday Celebration

This Saturday Tula’s Jazz Club will present the Miles Davis Birthday Celebration with an All-Star packed group. For reservations, call 206-443-4221 SATURDAY, MAY 24 MILES DAVIS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Thomas Marriott – trumpet Mark Taylor – saxophone Darrell Grant – piano (from Portland) Evan Flory-Barnes – bass Matt Jorgensen – drums TULA’S JAZZ CLUB 2214 Second […]

NYC pianist Florian Hoefner and Human Spirit

NYC-based pianist Florian Hoefner and his group are performing next Tuesday, April 1, at The Royal Room. Opening the show will be group Human Spirit, returning to the stage for the first time in 2014. TUESDAY, APRIL 1 – THE ROYAL ROOM FLORIAN HOEFNER GROUP HUMAN SPIRIT The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Ave South Seattle […]

Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Mark Taylor Quartet 2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm ROYAL ROOM: Movement and Modulation featuring: Dawn Clement Duo/ Dawn Clement Quintet 5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 8:00pm JAZZ ALLEY: Amel Larrieux 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+ […]

Earshot Jazz Presents a Concert of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music

The holiday concert of “Sacred Music by Duke Ellington,” will be presented at 7:30pm on Saturday, December 28nd, 2013, at Town Hall Seattle (1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle). This very special event, now celebrating its 25th anniversary, features the all-star Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra with guest vocalists Everett Greene and Nichol Venee Eskridge, the 30-voice Northwest […]

Photos: Jazz at Bumbershoot

photos by Bill Brackin Photos from the Origin Records 15th Anniversary Celebration on the Starbucks Stage at the Bumbershoot Festival of the Arts on Saturday, August 31, 2013. Matt Jorgensen +451 and Human Spirit performed the first two sets. Two bands with the same members spanning over 10 years of recordings. (Ryan Burns, Phil Sparks, […]

Jazz at Bumbershoot

from the Bumbershoot Blog (The Jazz Showcase runs from Noon – 4:00pm at the Starbucks Mural Amphitheater Stage): The Seattle music scene is home to not only the infamous origins of grunge or the latest up-and-coming hip hop, but also to a recently revitalized, world-class jazz community with roots in Prohibition-era nightclubs. Bumbershoot is proud […]

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 – […]

Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Jeff Johnson Quartet with Mark Taylor, Marc Seales and Eric Eagle 2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm JAZZ ALLEY: John Pizzarelli Quartet with Bucky Pizzarelli 2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm THE CHAPEL: Andy Clausen’s Wishbone Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, 8:00pm HIROSHI’S: Jazz and Sushi 2501 Eastlake Ave E, […]

The Jazz Hang: Ship Canal Grill

By Katy Bourne The Ship Canal Grill is Eastlake’s newest live music venue and jazz-friendly hang spot. I was making the rounds the other evening and decided to pop in and check out the scene. The Ship Canal Grill is situated on Eastlake Ave., just southwest of the University Bridge and a beat away from […]

Saturday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Miles Davis Birthday Celebration with Thomas Marriott, Cuong Vu, Mark Taylor, George Colligan, Evan Flory-Barnes and Matt Jorgensen 2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm BOXLEY’S: Jacqueline Tabor Quartet 101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm JAZZ ALLEY: Spyro Gyra 2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm SERAFINA: Tim Kennedy Trio […]

SRJO plays Thad Jones this Sunday on Jazz Northwest

Thad Jones played trumpet with the Basie Band and he brought the jazz orchestra into the modern age with his unique compositions and arrangements for the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra at The Village Vanguard.  The current incarnation of that orchestra still plays every Monday night at the hallowed New York club as The Vanguard […]

Review: Three Tuesday at The Owl ‘n Thistle

ON THE SCENE WITH HOWARD LONDNER Jan, 22, 2013 Eric Verlinde – keys Jose Martinez – drums Tom Marriott – trumpet Clipper Anderson – double bass These guys were a lot of fun to listen to. They all played great. Jose Martinez plays so fast, with such an intense high energy (and he looks so […]

Two Saturdays at Boxley’s in North Bend

ON THE SCENE WITH HOWARD LONDNER Boxley’s is a vanguard for jazz in the village of North Bend. It’s owner, Danny Kolke, leads a trio on Sunday nights. On Wednesday nights the local middle and high schoolers perform, The Future Jazzheads.  Never a cover. Good food, good drinks, friendly and attentive staff. Danny always wants […]

Review: Cornish Contemporary Big Band / WACO at The Royal Room

ONE THE SCENE WITH HOWARD LONDNER Note: In an earlier review I misspelled Kate Olson’s and Samantha Boshnack’s names. My apologies ladies. Live Review: The Cornish Contemporary Big Band The Washington Composers Orchestra (WACO) at The Royal Room, Jan 20, 2013 The Cornish Contemporary Big Band Tom Varner – french horn, conductor, instructor Kyle Doran […]

Tuesday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Emerald City Jazz Orchestra 2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE: Dina Blade Student Showcase with the Hans Bremer Trio 1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, 206-789-1621, 7:00pm JAZZ ALLEY: Janiva Magness with Special Guest Cindy Alexander 2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm OWL ‘N THISTLE: Jam w/ Ryan Burns & Mark […]

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 […]

Review: Eastside Jazz Club / Owl ‘n Thistle

ON THE SCENE WITH HOWARD LONDNER Tom Marriott and Friends Tom Marriott – trumpet Mark Taylor – alto sax Eric Verlinde – electric piano Phil Sparks – double bass Greg Williamson – drums Eastside Jazz Club Marriott Hotel, Bellevue January 15, 2013 Started the night listening to this all-star quintet. As usual Phil Sparks was […]

Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: 5:00: Ryan Burns / Mark Taylor; 7:30pm: Stephanie Porter Quartet 2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm JAZZ ALLEY: Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band 2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm HIROSHI’S: Jazz and Sushi 2501 Eastlake Ave E, 726-4966 LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio 6423 Latona Avenue NE, 5:00 – 7:00pm, No Cover, […]