The Ballard Jazz Walk returns this Friday, November 30, with 16 groups performing in 11 venues all for a single ticket price ($15 advance / $20 day of event).

Coinciding with 10th anniversary of Origin Records, nearly all the artists performing have recent or up-coming releases within the next year.

Some of the featured artists include:

Northwest saxophone legend Hadley Caliman recently finished his debut recording for Origin Records featuring Joe Locke on vibes. He will perform at the NY Fashion Academy with Thomas Marriott on trumpet, Doug Miller on bass and Byron Vannoy on drums.

Chicago guitarist John McLean leads a group in Seattle for the first time performing music from his new CD “Better Angels“. He is joined by Mark Taylor on saxophone, Ryan Burns on keyboards, Phil Sparks on bass and Matt Jorgensen on drums.

Greta Matassa will perform music from her new CD “The Smiling Hour” at Bad Albert’s.

New to the Jazz Walk this year, Egan’s Ballard Jam House, will host an early dinner set at 6:30pm, Portland’s Upper Left Trio at 8:30pm performing music from their new CD “Three“, at at 11:00pm Chad McCullough will host an after-hours Jam Session where all musicians are welcome to come and sit in.

Other performers include: Sonando, Thomas Marriott’s Willie Nelson Project, Ben Thomas Trio, Collier and Dean, Brent Jensen, John Stowell, Randy Halberstadt Trio, Tad Britton / Marc Seales / Jeff Johnson, and more!

DATE: Friday, November 30th
TICKETS: $15 advance; $20 day of event

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