A sampling of what is happening tonight in Seattle:


Pianist Ryan Burns is recording live at the Seattle Jazz Showcase with Tad Britton on drums and Jeff Johnson on bass.

The LAB at Seattle Drum School
12510 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125 {map it}
Tel: (206)364-8815


Triple Door, 7pm & 9:30pm
Dafnis Prieto Absolute Quintet

This brilliant Cuban drummer has evolved a musical style that is energized sophistication. Prieto’s Absolute Quintet lives up to its name, with piano, cello, violin, and the fiery alto saxophone of Yosvany Terry.
$20 general / $18 discount

Chapel Performance Space, 7:30pm
Trevor Watts & Jamie Harris
Reuben Radding & Jane Rigler

Watts, an originator of the 1970s English free-improv scene, also pioneered the pairing of African drums and jazz saxophone. Percussionist Jamie Harris joins him in free-jazz improvisations. Bassist Reuben Radding couples lithe improvising with technical adroitness in a New York duo with flutist Jane Rigler.
$20 general/$18 discount

Tula’s Restaurant, 8:30pm
Luis Perdomo Trio

Upon moving to New York, the Venezuelan pianist quickly earned a chair in Ravi Coltrane’s quartet, and has impressed mightily with his “exploratory urgency” and “energetically limber” playing (NYT). $15 general / $13 discount CALL 206-443-4221 FOR RESERVATIONS

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