Saturday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Susan Pascal Quartet

BAKE’S PLACE: Visiting Songbird Series: Gypsy Soul

JAZZ ALLEY: Steve Tyrell

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Kim Rushing Quartet, w/ Kim Rushing (vocals), Darin Clendenin (piano), Robert Rushing (drums) and John Hamar (bass)
9pm – Tim Lerch (guitar, vocals) with Kevin McCarthy (bass)

EL GAUCHO BELLEVUE: Trish Hatley Trio

SERAFINA: Jose Gonzales Trio

GRAZIE: Michael Matthews Trio

LUCID: Art Blakey Tribute

THIRTEEN COINS: Lance Buller w/ Phil Sparks, Chris Spencer, Mike Slivka

If you are in Snoqualmie this afternoon, this sounds like a cool concert

The PONY BOY ALL-STAR BIG BAND is excited to be a part of the Centennial Celebrations of Seattle’s 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exhibition. We will be performing for a welcoming of the OCEAN-TO-OCEAN MODEL-T AUTO RALLY as they come through the town of Snoqualmie, recreating the famous 1909 cross-country race.

Friday, July 10
Noon to 1:00p.m.
Meadowbrook Farm, Snoqualmie
1711 Boalch Ave, North Bend, WA 98045

The 16-piece Big Band will present marches and songs performed at and written especially for Seattle’s 1909 A-Y_P Expo; complete with old instruments and dancers in period costumes. The 1909 music will be deconstructed and collaged into a modern jazz orchestra re-interpretation.

The Pony Boy All-Star Big Band has presented many “Sonic Sculpture” Performances:
http://www.ponyboyrecords.com/files/big_band/travelling-big-band.html

This performance is presented by 4Culture’s Site-Specific Program and the City of Snoqualmie.

Seattle Times: Seattle’s Origin Records named JazzWeek’s Label of the Year

from The Seattle Times:

The offices of the thriving, local and independent record label Origin Records are in an upper bedroom in the Seward Park home of drummer John Bishop, who started the company 12 years ago with fellow drummer Matt Jorgensen.

Even as the traditional recording industry has contracted, as jazz has struggled to compete commercially with rock and popular music, Origin has succeeded by keeping its goals modest. The business that started in a ramshackle, rented apartment is still a home business. Very little is spent on marketing and advertising. Recording projects aim simply to break even financially and help artists disseminate their music. The rest of the world, it turns out, has been paying attention.

Origin was recognized last month as the 2009 Jazz Label of the Year by JazzWeek, which is to jazz what Billboard is to pop music.

“We never had any goals or plans to turn it into anything in particular,” said Bishop, whose trio Scenes will play Jazz Alley Sunday night. “Mostly we put out music that fits with all the other music we put out. The sound and feel of the label hasn’t changed much since we put out our first three records.

Continue reading at The Seattle Times.

The trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $10 (206-441-9729 or www.jazzalley.com).

Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: CD Release Party featuring Greta Matassa
with Thomas Marriott & Susan Pascal

BAKE’S PLACE: Amandah Jantzen Quartet

JAZZ ALLEY: Steve Tyrell

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM:
5:30pm: Leif Todusek
9:00pm: Tor Dietrichson Blues Machine

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Roxy Coss Quartet with Roxy Coss (tenor sax), John Hansen (piano), Evan Flory-Barnes (bass) and Phil Parisot (drums)
9pm – Steve Alboucq Quartet, with Steve Alboucq (trumpet), Chris Morton (piano), Nathan Parker (double bass), Matt Page (drums)
11pm – Martin Murray Band, with Martin Murray (acoustic guitar/vocals), Jeremy Pridgeon (electric guitar), Daniel Murray (bass) and Emilio Garcia (drums)

EL GAUCHO BELLEVUE: Trish Hatley Trio

HIROSHI’S JAZZ AND SUSHI: Jazz & Sushi

NORTH CITY BISTRO: Primo Kim Trio

PAMPAS ROOM: Brian Nova Quartet

LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio (5:00 – 7:00pm)

13 COINS: Lance Buller w/ Phil Sparks, Chris Spencer, & Mike Slivka

Thursday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Mark Taylor Quartet

EARSHOT JAZZ IN THE SECOND CENTURY:
JIm Norton Quartet
Chapel Performance space at Good Shepherd Center, 7:30 pm

EARSHOT ART OF JAZZ: Bernie Jacobs
from Earshot Magazine: Performing in a wide variety of musical styles, including rhythm and blues, straight-ahead jazz, and pop, Bernie Jacobs presents his longstanding quartet of Eric Verlinde (piano), Chuck Kistler (bass), and Andre Thomas (percussion). A self-taught musician, Jacobs has sung since childhood and established himself a master of the jazz flute, an instrument he took up over 40 years ago. Jacobs has more recently added the tenor and alto saxophones to his arsenal. In addition to leading his own quartet and the Smooth Groove ensemble, Jacobs has over the years performed with such Seattle luminaries as Buddy Catlett, Floyd Standifer, Woody Woodhouse, Phil Sparks, Brian Nova, Clarence Acox, and Larry Fuller. Presented as part of the Art of Jazz series, Bernie Jacobs will perform at the Seattle Art Museum on July 9 at 5:30PM. The performance is free with museum admission.

JAZZ ALLEY: Steve Tyrell

NEW ORLEANS: Ham Carson Quintet

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Clave Nagila with Jason Parker (trumpet), Tobi Stone (clarinet), Adrian Witherspoon (trombone), Brian Bermudez (bari sax), Nate Omdal (bass), Adam Kessler (drums) and Lalo Bello (percussion)
9pm – Black Math Quartet with Brian Heaney (guitar), Liam O’Connor (drums), Tony Sodano (bass) and Matt Reid (trumpet)

STANFORD’S RESTAURANT: Gail Pettis Trio
17380 Southcenter Pkwy, Tukwila, 7:00pm

LO-FI: Gravity w/ Tim Kennedy, Ian Sheridan, & Claudio Rochat Felix

LUCID JAZZ LOUNGE: “The Hang” Jam w/ Josh Rawlings, Evan Flory-Barnes, Jeremy Jones

THAIKU: Jon Alberts, Jeff Johnson & Tad Britton

Seattle Times: Jazz trumpeter Chad McCullough to play CD-release show

from The Seattle Times:

For many years, trumpet player and composer Chad McCullough has been an indispensable member of the small team at Origin Records, helping artists manage their projects, taking photographs and doing a lot of the grunt work in the office. Now with the release of his first CD, “Dark Wood, Dark Water,” McCullough is officially an Origin artist as well.

The album features his dream-team sextet performing nine songs, seven of them McCullough’s own compositions. “There’s no way I would have gotten all these guys to play with me if I hadn’t been pulling favors for them for the last three years,” said McCullough, 27, who grew up in Seattle listening to many of his sidemen play.

“Dark Wood, Dark Water” also features Mark Taylor and Geof Bradfield on saxophones, Bill Anschell on piano, Jeff Johnson on bass and John Bishop on drums. McCullough says the album is a humble effort that spotlights the group as much as him.”I didn’t want it to be a typical first album where you try to show everyone you can play really fast and really high.”

The Chad McCullough Group plays a CD-release party at 7:30 tonight at Tula’s Jazz Club, 2214 Second Ave., Seattle; $10 (206-443-4221 or www.tulas.com).

Wednesday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Chad McCullough CD Release Party

NEW ORLEANS: Legacy Quartet w/Clarence Acox

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Band Van Baumgart with Chris Fagan (sax), Jamie Baumgart (guitar), Jon Hamar (bass) and Phil Parisot (drums)
9pm – Vocal Jam hosted by Cara Francis

THAIKU: Ron Weinstein Trio

NORTH CITY BISTRO: FM Duo

Tuesday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Jay Thomas Big Band

NEW ORLEANS: Holotradband

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Penelope Donado (vocals) with John Stowell (guitar) and Jeff Johnson (bass)
9pm – Harry Bacharach with Jacob Stickney

DEXTER AND HAYES: Tim Kennedy Trio

MIX: Don Mock

MARTIN’S ON MADISON: Karin Kajita

Kim Rushing Quartet at Egan’s, July 11

Saturday, July 11 – Kim Rushing Quartet
Egan’s Ballard Jam House

1707 NW Market Street
7:00pm, $10
Reservations: 206-789-1621

Kim Rushing grew up in Harrisburg PA, playing piano, clarinet, and participating in
chorus, choir and plays. Graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Moved to NYC and toured U.S., Canada, Europe and Brazil with Jon Hendricks (Lambert, Hendricks and Ross), including gigs at the Village Vanguard and the Blue Note in Manhattan. Cyrus Chestnut, Larry Gales and Michael Carvin were in the backing trio for the Hendricks and Co. vocal group. After NY, I’ve lived and sung in California, Hawaii and Atlanta. Including house vocalist gigs for the Ritz Carlton Hotels in Kona, Atlanta Downtown and Buckhead.

Drummer and spouse, Robert Rushing has played with Marian McPartland, Bill Anschell, Jessica Williams, Dave Kikoski and Art Matthews among others.

Darrin Clendenin (piano) and Jon Hamar (bass) round out the quartet.

Egan’s Website
Kim Rushing MySpace

Monday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Vocal Jam hosted by Greta Matassa

TOST: Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder

NEW ORLEANS: New Orleans Quintet

SEATTLE DRUM SCHOOL: Jim Knapp Orchestra

AAJ: The Making of Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense

from All About Jazz.com:

When the first episode of Icons Among Us debuted on the Documentary Channel in April, most reviewers quickly contrasted it with the last major jazz documentary: Ken Burns’s Jazz. That film infamously slighted the music’s modern age, cramming the last forty years of jazz history into its final one-hour episode. (In contrast, Burns dedicated a full two hours to the five years from 1935 through 1939.) Icons Among Us came across as a corrective, a proudly contemporary chronicle that dedicated its entire running time to championing today’s musicians and today’s scene. It’s not that Icons ignores history, but it treats past as prologue, opting for Art Kane’s wide lens on the present.

Continue reading at All About Jazz.com.

Sunday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: call venue

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB:
8pm – Jim Cutler Orchestra

SERAFINA:
6:30pm – Ann Reynolds / Tobi Stone Duo

MARTINS OFF MADISON: Tim Kennedy

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM:
Sunday Night Salsa: Orchestra Caribe

Saturday Jazz

Lots of noise tonight but not much music. Be sure to call the venue if you’re heading out for jazz.

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: closed for Independence Day

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE: closed for Independence Day

SERAFINA: closed for Independence Day

JAZZ ALLEY: call venue

GRAZIE: call venue

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Pocket Change

LUCID: Pink Carpet

TEMPERO DO BRASIL: Ron Peters and Greg Glassman
University at Ravenna, 6:30 to 8:30pm

Eugene Register-Guard: Top jazz label has local origins

From The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR):

Although it’s based in Seattle, JazzWeek magazine’s “jazz label of the year” has Eugene’s fingerprints all over it.

Origin Records bested Concord Records, Palmetto, Sunnyside, Heads Up and HighNote Records to take the prize in late June. The winner was announced at the JazzWeek Conference held during the Rochester Jazz Festival.

The label’s founder, drummer John Bishop, accepted the award. Bishop, a 1978 South Eugene High School graduate, got most of his formal music education here, but moved to Seattle in 1981.

Reached by phone at home, he said he did not set out to start a record label. But now that he’s making a nice living at it, he said being recognized as one of the best in the country is a big honor for his business, which was nominated once before.

The origin of Origin Records goes back 12 years, when Bishop started the label to release his own album, “Now … Here …This.”

Today, Origin puts out 40 titles a year under its own name, as well as through its spinoff label, OA2 Records, and a sister imprint that focuses on classical music. A news release says the label has six Grammy nominations to its credit.

Continue reading at The Register-Guard’s website …

Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Thomas Marriott Quartet

JAZZ ALLEY: Acoustic Alchemy

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Dorothy Rodes with Bill Anschell and Jeff Johnson (bass)
9pm – Tony Grasso Saxophone? Quartet!

SERAFINA: Kelly Ash Trio

SOUTHPORT CAFE: Brooks Giles Band
1083 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton, 7:00PM

MR. SPOT’S CHAI HOUSE: Speak
5463 Leary Ave NW, 7:30pm

LOCAL COLOR: Leif Totusek & 1, 2, 3 Jazz Trio

13 COINS: Lance Buller w/ Phil Sparks, Chris Spencer, & Mike Slivka

PAMPAS ROOM: Brian Nova Quartet

EL GAUCHO BELLEVUE: Trish Hadley Trio

LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio

Chad McCullough’s “Three Pillars” is today’s free download at All About Jazz.com

Download a track from Chad McCullough’s new CD, Dark Wood, Dark Water, at All About Jazz.com.

Free MP3 Download: Three Pillars
Artist/Band: Chad McCullough
Duration: 6:04

Album: Dark Wood, Dark Water

Record Label: Origin Records

And Chad McCullough’s CD Release Party for Dark Wood, Dark Water is taking place next Wednesday, July 8th at Tula’s Jazz Club.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8 – TULA’S JAZZ CLUB
2214 2nd Ave, 7:30pm, $10
Reservations: 206-443-4221

featuring:
Geof Bradfield, Mark Taylor, Bill Anschell, Jeff Johnson and John Bishop

Thursday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Acoustic Alchemy

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Beth Winter Quintet with Jay Thomas

NEW ORLEANS: Bob Jackson Quintet

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Jennifer Hoyt with Darin Clendenin (piano), Geoff Cooke (bass) and Mark Ivester (drums)
9pm – Chip Parker with Darin Clendenin (piano) Geoff Cooke (bass) and Mark Ivester (drums)

THAIKU: Jon Alberts, Tad Britton and Jeff Johnson

LO-FI: Gravity w/ Tim Kennedy, Ian Sheridan, & Claudio Rochat Felix

LUCID JAZZ LOUNGE: “The Hang” Jam w/ Josh Rawlings, Evan Flory-Barnes, Jeremy Jones
from Earshot Jazz: “Hang first, create later,” The Hang represents a different kind of jam session. Hosted by Josh Rawlings, Evan Flory-Barnes, and Jeremy Jones, this community event will take place every Thursday at Lucid Lounge, the University District’s new jazz club. Designed to better develop a local musician community, The Hang allows players to play, network, and build ideas together in a welcoming and collaborative environment. Every Thursday in July at Lucid Lounge, 9:30-12:30PM.

Microsoft, RealNetworks, Yahoo sued by music labels

from Bloomberg News via The Seattle Times:

Microsoft, RealNetworks and Yahoo were sued by music labels that allege the companies made recordings available without getting permission.

The labels seek $150,000 for each copyright infringement and want the songs removed from the companies’ digital music stores, according to the 108-page complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Tennessee.

Songs by Aretha Franklin, the Carpenters, Grand Funk Railroad and Emmylou Harris are among those listed in the complaint. The labels allege Yahoo Music Service, RealNetworks’ Rhapsody and Microsoft’s Zune Music Service didn’t get authorization to sell music through the stores.

Continue reading …

Wednesday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Smith Staelens Big Band

JAZZ ALLEY: Acoustic Alchemy

NEW ORLEANS: Legacy Quartet w/Clarence Acox

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – New West Guitar Ensemble
9pm – Vocal Showcase hosted by Oghale, featuring Marti MacEwan, Billy Brandt and Cheryl McLin. Accompanied by Darin Clendenin (piano), Joe Casalini (bass) and Robert Rushing (drums)

CHAPEL PERFORMANCE SPACE: Stacy Szymaszek & Don Mee Choi

LUCID JAZZ LOUNGE: Jacob Stickney Quartet

NORTH CITY BISTRO: Fm Duo

THAIKU: Ron Weinstein Trio

WHISKEY BAR: Ronnie Pierce