Monday, March 30 at 7:30pm
Marc Seales Quintet with Special Guest Rochelle House
2033 6th Avenue
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents pianist Marc Seales with special guest vocalist Rochelle House for one night only. Both artists are celebrating the release of new CD’s. Band members are Marc Seales (piano), Rochelle House (vocals), Thomas Marriott (trumpet), Evan Flory-Barnes (bass), Larry Barilleau (percussion) and D’Vonne Lewis (drums). Set time is 7:30pm and doors open at 6pm.
Appearing at Jazz Alley for one night in support of his latest CD, The Paris Suite, Marc Seales, a Professor at the University of Washington, is well known in the Puget Sound area for his many appearances in jazz venues. He has played with nearly every visiting jazz celebrity from Joe Henderson and Art Pepper to Benny Carter, Mark Murphy, and Bobby Hutcherson. With Don Lanphere he performed in such places as London, England; Kobe, Japan; The Hague in the Netherlands; and the North Sea Jazz Festival. “Playing with all those guys was like going to school for me,” says Seales
Rochelle’s latest CD entitled Water, is being released on March 30th at Jazz Alley. This CD is her second collaboration with Marc Seales and also features Seattle jazz musicians D’Vonne Lewis, Evan Flory-Barnes, and Paul Rucker, as well as Cuong Vu. Rochelle House is a vocalist who understands, in a deep, lived sense, what she is singing about, and has the talents and tools to express it. Her debut disc Dreams of Love earned her a nomination for Earshot’s Golden Ear awards, in the vocalist of the year category. She demonstrates on Water that her debut was no fluke. Four of the nine compositions are originals, while the remainder of the selections really are selections: chosen for their sympathetic reinforcement of the album’s moods and pacing, as well as House’s own singular expressive talents.