Here is today’s schedule:

5:30pm – Experience Music Project’s JBL Theater
Jazz writer Jeff Levenson conducts an oral-history interview of Lorraine Gordon, owner of NY’s fabled Village Vanguard, open to the public.

Tula’s Restaurant, 8:30pm
Michael Bates’ Outside Sources

New York bassist Michael Bates’s growing boldness as a composer earmarks 2007 as a banner year. This Vancouver International Jazz Festival standout plays at the crossroads of structural experimentation and indisputable charisma. Michael Bates, double bass, Russ Johnson, trumpet, Quinsin Nachoff, saxophone/clarinet, Jeff Davis, drums.
$15 general / $13 discount CALL 206-443-4221 FOR RESERVATIONS

Triple Door, 7pm & 9:30pm
Fred Hersch Trio

The herald pianist Fred Hersch — “a pristine pianist with a poet’s soul” (Boston Globe) — celebrates his recent Night and the Music with bassist Ben Street and drummer Nasheet Waits. $22 general / $20 discount

Tractor Tavern, 8pm
Buell Neidlinger Stringlickers

The Whidbey Island-based superbassist set out with Cecil Taylor, then sailed on to redraw the boundaries of bluegrass. He releases his new CD, which barely cages an untamed jazz and string-band menagerie.
$20 general / $18 discount

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