Sunday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Acoustic Alchemy

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Sunday Night Salsa: Trombanga

8:00pm: Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra

TUTTA BELLA WALLINGFORD: Casey MacGill’s Blue 4 Trio

11am – 1:30pm: Jazz Brunch w/the Conlin Roser/Cynthia Mullis Duo
6:30 – 9:00pm: Ann Reynolds/Tobi Stone Duo

La SPIGA: Mark Bullis Duo

Saturday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Kelley Johnson Quartet

SORRENTO HOTEL: Katy Bourne (vocals) w/ Nick Moore (piano), Fireside Room, 900 Madison St, Seattle, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY:Steve Tyrell


BAKE’S PLACE: Visiting Songbirds Series: Mary Kadderly

7pm – Mercedes Nicole, with Bill Anschell (piano), Michael Barnett (bass), and Jeremy Jones (drums)
9pm – Mike Owcharuk Septet
11pm – Moe Provencher with Aimee Zoe Tubbs (drums), Bobcat Bob Rice (guitar), Shelley Schmelzer (drums), and Michele Khazak (vocals)

HENDRIX LOUNGE: Phil Parisot Band

SERAFINA: Leo Raymundo w/Sue Nixon

GRAZIE: Lee Pence

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Seattle PI: His music may have rests, but Wayne Horvitz doesn’t

From The Seattle Times

Wayne Horvitz’s Very Busy Year continues with a performance by the Gravitas Quartet at the Chapel Performance Space in Wallingford on Saturday. Gravitas — just one of the Seattle-based composer/keyboardist’s many projects — is something like an improvisatory jazz combo colored by classical instrumentation: piano, cello (Peggy Lee), trumpet (Ron Miles) and bassoon (Sarah Schoenbeck).

The quartet’s second release, “One Dance Alone” (on the Songlines label), has received good reviews for its melancholy atmospherics punctuated by occasional bursts of melody. It’s one of at least four albums Horvitz is issuing with various collaborators this year.

Horvitz is a familiar figure locally and internationally. As a composer, he’s received commissions from the Kronos Quartet, Seattle Chamber Players and Earshot Jazz. He was a sound designer for Gus Van Sant’s “Psycho,” and has recorded with numerous artists, including John Zorn, Elliott Sharp, Bill Frisell, Fred Frith and composer Robin Holcomb, his wife.

Gravitas plays the Chapel after a one-night appearance at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and will undertake a European tour in winter 2009.

Read the full article at The Seattle Times.

Thursday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Acoustic Alchemy

Happy Hour: Kiko Freitas; Baby Bok Choy

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Beth Winter / Dawn Clement Quartet

NEW ORLEANS: The Bob Jackson Band

7pm – Todo Es, with Ken Curtiss (guitar), John Lilley (bass) and Stephen Yamada-Heidner (percussion/steel drum)
9pm – First Circle – Original Contemporary Jazz with Michael Cosgrove and Larry Messer (guitars), Jeff Fiorini (bass) and Lars Larson (drums)

THAIKU: Jon Alberts, Jeff Johnson and Tad Britton

ASTEROID CAFE: Tim Kennedy Jam Session

LO-FI: The Teaching

Wednesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Acoustic Alchemy

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Nelda Swiggett Trio

NEW ORLEANS: The Legend Band w/ Clarence Acox

THAIKU: Ron Weinstein Trio

6pm – The Daly Quartet, with Blair Daly (drums), Ryan Clodfelter (guitar), Ivan Arteaga (sax) and Devin Lowe (bass)
8pm – Vocal jazz jam session, hosted by Carrie Wicks with the Dan Sales Trio

TUTTA BELLA: Kiko Freitas

BENAROYA HALL: Mark OConnors Hot Swing

AP: Jazz legend’s home saved from foreclosure, for now

Jazz vocalist Ernestine Anderson’s home has been saved from foreclosure – for now. Thanks, in part, to music legend Quincy Jones and contemporary jazz artist Diane Schuur.

More than $43,000 poured in – including donations from Jones and Schuur – after recent news stories about the Seattle jazz legend’s financial woes, said Carmen Gayton, a friend of Anderson’s family.

The money to stop the foreclosure was delivered Monday, Gayton added. She declined to say how much Jones and Schuur had donated.

But Gayton said Anderson, 79, needs more money in order to be able to decrease the monthly payments on her principal loan balance of nearly $460,000. Gayton added that a financial manager is working pro-bono to look for ways to restructure Anderson’s loan, which has monthly payments of more than $4,400.

Read the entire AP story at The Seattle Times

Earshot Jazz Festival announces dates and early line-up

The 2008 Earshot Jazz Festival will run from October 17 – November 2.

Now in its 20th year, the Earshot Jazz Festival presents the full spectrum of jazz — from high profile concerts in Seattle’s fine halls, to cutting-edge creations that move the art form ever forward. The event is respected for honoring the deep heritage of jazz while celebrating the leading edges of the art form. This year’s festival will present hundreds of the most important artists of our day in more than 60 events in venues all around Seattle. In addition to concert performances, the festival includes educational programs and panels, a film series, poetry and author readings, and art exhibits.

Coming in 2008

Cecil Taylor, Marilyn Crispel, Maceo Parker, Billy Bang, Larry Ochs, Ravi Coltrane, Marcin Wasilewski, Gerry Granelli’s V-16, James Moody w/ Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, and many, many more.

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Tuesday Jazz

BENAROYA HALL: Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

JAZZ ALLEY: Acoustic Alchemy

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Chris Spencer, Matt Jorgensen, Devin Lowe

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Jay Thomas Big Band

NEW ORLEANS: Holotradband

MIX: Don Mock, Steve Kim & Charlie Nordstrom
6006 12th Ave South, Seattle, 206-767-0280, 9:00pm