Plan your Friday night … lots of great music.
TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Hal Galper Trio featuring Jeff Johnson and John Bishop (8:00pm, http://tulas.com)
With over 82 recordings to his credit, 20 as a leader in his own right, pianist, composer, publisher, educator, author and touring artist, Hal Galper is best known for his work with Chet Baker, Connonball Adderley, John Scofield and the Phil Woods Quintet. His recordings as a leader with Mike and Randy Brecker are considered among the best.
EGAN’S: Andrew Oliver Kora Band (7:00pm, http://www.ballardjamhouse.com/)
Andrew Oliver is a pianist and composer from Portland, Oregon. He grew up playing classical music but switched to jazz at the beginning of high school, when he began taking lessons from Randy Porter. He lived in New Orleans from 2002 until 2005, where he studied jazz at Loyola University and performed as both a bandleader and sideman. After evacuating from Hurricane Katrina in the summer of 2005, he returned to Portland and finished his studies in music and French at Portland State University. He has studied with Matt Lemmler, Michael Pellera, and Darrell Grant, and performed with many musicians in New Orleans and Portland including Devin Phillips, Irvin Mayfield, and Glen Moore. He is currently active in many groups including his own sextet, the Portland Jazz Composers’ Ensemble, which he recently co-founded, and Devin Phillips’ group New Orleans Straight Ahead.
JAZZ ALLEY: Branford Marsalis Quartet (7:30 & 9:30pm, http://www.jazzalley.com
Branford performing at a club … enough said.
HIROSHI’S JAZZ AND SUSHI: Jay Thomas w/ Monkstone Theocracy (7:30 – 10:00pm)
Trumpeter and saxophonist Jay Thomas performs with an all-star Seattle rhythm section featuring Bill Anschell (piano), Chris Symer (bass) and Greg Williamson (drums).