Lots of great events are coming up so make sure and mark your calendars for these events:

Saturday, October 27 – Harvest Moon Jazz Cruise Aboard the Steamship Virginia V featuring Butch Thompson Trio
In celebration of October’s Harvest Moon, the Virginia V Foundation in association with the Earshot Jazz Festival is presenting a Jazz Cruise aboard the 125ft Steamship Virginia V. The historic ship will cruise the waters of Lake Union and Lake Washington, Saturday, October 27th, with music by the Butch Thompson Trio. Passengers board at 3:30 pm at the South Lake Union Heritage Wharf. The music begins at 4 pm and the Virginia V departs promptly at 4:30 pm and returns at 7 pm. {more info}

Friday, November 2 – Kirkland Performance Center, 8:00pm
Gene Bertoncini

Gene Bertoncini is one of the most eloquent and versatile masters of the unaccompanied acoustic jazz guitar. His command of the instrument is intimate and powerful. He weaves soft, seductive jazz arrangements that cherish the melodies and harmonies of great songs.
$29 adult, $15 youth {more info}

November 14 – The Jewel Box Theater
Jake Bergevin CD Release Party

Singer/Trumpeter/Bandleader Jake Bergevin celebrates the release of his new CD, Holding Back The Dawn, with some of the finest players in Seattle. {more info}

Friday, November 30 – The Ballard Jazz Walk
The fall edition of the popular Jazz Walk will take over historic downtown Ballard on Friday, November 30th, with 16 groups performing in 12 venues and will celebrate 10 years of Origin Records. Scheduled to perform is Chicago guitarist John McLean, saxophonist Hadley Caliman, Portland’s Upper Left Trio, Thomas Marriott, Brent Jensen, John Stowell and many more. Tickets will go on sale at the beginning of November so check back for more information.

December 6 – 9 – Jazz Alley
Mike Stern Band

Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents four-time Grammy nominated guitarist Mike Stern for four nights. Supporting Stern is Anthony Jackson (bass), Bob Franceschini (saxophone) and Dave Weckl (drums). {more info}

December 11 – 12 – Jazz Alley
The Moutin Reunion Quartet

Returning to Seattle after their memorable appearance at April’s Ballard Jazz Festival, the Moutin brothers are supporting their new release, Sharp Turns, a CD/DVD release recorded live at Chicago’s Skokie Theater. {more info}

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