Origin Records Chicago Jazz Summit

September 24th – 27th

In celebration of their relationship with almost two dozen Chicago jazz musicians and the clubs that support them, Origin Records will head to Chicago on Sept. 24th to present the Origin Records Chicago Jazz Summit. Over four days, Andy’s Jazz Club plays host to close to 40 Origin and OA2 musicians including established Chicago artists Geof Bradfield, Alison Ruble, John McLean, Kelly Brand, Scott Burns, Kyle Asche and Seattle musicians Thomas Marriott, Jeff Johnson, John Bishop, Matt Jorgensen, and Chad McCullough.

Included in the weeks events will be CD release events for Geof Bradfield’s Urban Nomad, and Corey Christiansen’s Roll With It.

For a complete line-up of artists, visit Origin Records events page.

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The Stranger Reviews Thomas Marriott’s “Crazy: The Music of Willie Nelson”

Seattle newspaper The Stranger has a nice review of Thomas Marriott’s Crazy: The Music of Willie Nelson:

I phoned Seattle trumpeter Thomas Marriott with just one question about his latest disc, Crazy: The Music of Willie Nelson (Origin): Why Willie Nelson?

As if anticipating my question, Marriott reflected, “In jazz, we have a lexicon of songsā€”the repertory of standard tunes. Many of them,” he added, “come from movies made in the 1930s. The repertory needs updating.”

It’s rare to see jazz coverage in any of our mainstream media here, so this article is an especially nice nod to both the new and old in Seattle’s jazz scene, also mentioning today’s Buddy Catlett concert.

To read the entire article online, click here, or pick up a print copy today.