SEATTLE ART MUSEUM: Byron Vannoy’s Meridian
Rooted in jazz and fueled by rock and popular music, Byron Vannoy’s Meridian ignores no influence. Performing original compositions which feature odd meters, unique harmonies, and powerful vamps, Meridian is a forceful vehicle for such impressive improvisation. Meridian features Vannoy on drums, Chris Symer on bass, Kacey Evans on keyboards, Chris Spencer on guitar, and Eric Barber on Saxophones. Recently, Meridian won the Earshot Golden Ear award for 2008 Recording of the Year. Music begins at 5:30 in the Brotman Forum of the Seattle Art Museum (SE), and entry to the concert is free with museum admission.

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Coalescence featuring Chris Amemiya, Jay Thomas, Alexey Nikolaev, John Hansen, Phil Parisot and Phil Sparks

NEW ORLEANS: The Ham Carson Quintet

7pm – Clave Nagila, with Jason Parker (trumpet), Tobi Stone (clarinet), Brian Bermudez (bari sax), Adrian Witherspoon (trombone), Nate Omdal (bass), Adam Kessler (drums) and Lalo Bello (percussion)
9pm – Kent/Grasso Duo, with Brian Kent and Tony Grasso

LO-FI: The Teaching

GALLERY 1412: SOMF w/ Wayne Horvitz, Gust Burns & Tyler Wilcox, Michal Szostalo

THAIKU: Jeff Alberts, Jeff Johnson & Tad Britton

Seattle Jazz