What a week! We are going to decompress by going to hear some live jazz tonight.
EARSHOT JAZZ FESTIVAL:
Triple Door, 7pm & 9:30pm
Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits
Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder
Baptista’s mastery of the percussion of his native Brazil has propelled him to world renown. His new quartet features keyboardist Brian Marsella, bassist and oud player Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz, and drummer Tim Keiper. Also on the bill: the searing sextet of Seattle-based drum legend, Michael Shrieve (Santana), in astonishing renditions of music from throughout Shrieve’s still-expanding musical quest. (Both bands perform both shows.)
CALL 206-838-4333 FOR TICKETS
Tonight and tomorrow!
PONCHO Concert Hall, Cornish College, 8pm
Space in the Heart: a jazzopera
Celebrated veteran composer/clarinet virtuoso Bill (William O.) Smith and librettist Peter Monaghan contribute to a rare art form. Their opera for three singers (Becca Friedman, Maria Mannisto, Jordan Peterson) and trio (Smith, clarinet & piano; Greg Campbell, drums & French horn; Brian Cobb, bass) is a torrid tale of love perturbed in outer and inner space. (Free noon open rehearsal, 11/7)
$18 general MORE INFO spaceintheheart.blogspot.com
Kirkland Performance Center, 8pm
Steeped in the jazz tradition, this rising vocal star and Seattle native is nonetheless willing to engage with the music of her own generation. Presented by Kirkland Performance Center.
all the other stuff …
LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio (5 – 7pm)
JAZZ ALLEY: The Manhattans with Gerald Alston and Blue Lovett
LUCA’S RISTORANTE: Reuel Lubag Trio
430 91st Ave NE, Lake Stevens, 425-334-2066, 8:30pm
TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM:
5:30: Kiko Freitas
9:00: How Now Brown Cow
TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Kelley Johnson Quartet
EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Josh Rawlings Trio, with Josh Rawlings (piano), Nate Omdal (bass) and Adam Kessler (drums) … celebrating the release of “Climbing Stairs”!
9pm – Jennifer Derrick Adams (vocals) and Randy Halberstadt (piano)
11pm – Glenn Allen (guitar and vocals), with Kyle Knowlton (bass) and Aaron Barber (drums)
BAKE’S PLACE: Greta Matassa Trio
GRAZIE: Katy Bourne Trio
SORRENTO: Gail Pettis Trio
HIROSHI’S: Jazz and Sushi