Stanton Moore Masterclass

from Donn Bennett’s Drum Studio:

There are a few spaces left for Stanton Moore’s master class this Monday, 12/07 at 7:00 PM. Stanton is one of today’s most influential drummers. Ronn Dunnett from the DUNNETT Drum Company will be at the class with his new Stanton Moore Signature snare drum. Ronn is a great guy and makes some of the most innovative and high quality drums ever made. Check it out. Reply or call Kris at 425-747-6145 to reserve your spot.

Sunday Jazz

3pm – Reggie Goings / Hadley Caliman
8pm – Jim Cutler All Stars

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Unday Night Salsa: Orquesta Caribe

BOXLEY’S: Danny Kolke Trio
101 W North Bend Way, North Bend

11am – Jazz Brunch: Alex Guilbert Duo
6pm –Ann Reynolds / Tobi Stone

JAZZ ALLEY: Roy Hargrove Quintet

BAKE’S PLACE: Tingstad and Rumbel

CONCERT: Charles Lloyd Quartet w/ Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers, Eric Harland
Town Hall (1119 8th Ave), 7:30pm

Saturday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Tom Marriott Quartet

JAZZ ALLEY: Roy Hargrove

7pm – Blue Moon Daughter, with Elizabeth Dawson (vocals), Michael Cosgrove (guitar), Rod Backman (bass) and Bob Chesler (drums)
9pm – Zak Borden , Room for Roots Series , hosted by MJ Bishop
11pm – Hi-Fi Reset, with Troy Graves II (lead vocals/keyboards), Nathan Churchill-Seder (tenor sax/backing vocals), Josh “Beatstock” Orion (drums/percussion/backing vocals) and Wil Houseworth (bass/backing vocals)

LUCID: Adam Hunter Quartet

BAKE’S PLACE: Tingstad and Rumbel

LOMBARDI’S: Victor Noriega

BOXLEY’S: Carolyn Graye


SERAFINA: Leo Raymundo w/Sue Nixon

NORTH CITY BISTRO: Scott Lindenmuth Trio

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

1083 Lake Washington Blvd N, Renton

Origin Records receives Grammy nomination

Los Angeles composer Tim Davies was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition for the tune “Counting To Infinity” off his Origin Records release, Dialmentia. This is Origin Records seventh Grammy nomination.

Best Instrumental Composition
(A Composer’s Award for an original composition (not an adaptation) first released during the Eligibility Year. Singles or Tracks only.)

* Borat In Syracuse
Paquito D’Rivera, composer (Paquito D’Rivera Quintet)
Track from: Jazz-Clazz
[Timba Records]

* Counting To Infinity
Tim Davies, composer (Tim Davies Big Band)
Track from: Dialmentia
[Origin Records]

* Fluffy
Bob Florence, composer (Bob Florence Limited Edition)
Track from: Legendary
[MAMA Records]

* Ice-Nine
Steve Wiest, composer (University Of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band)
Track from: Lab 2009
[North Texas Jazz]

* Married Life (From Up)
Michael Giacchino, composer (Michael Giacchino)
Track from: Up — Soundtrack
[Walt Disney Records]

Other Jazz Grammy nominations:

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.)

* Urbanus
Stefon Harris & Blackout
[Concord Jazz]

* Sounding Point
Julian Lage

* At World’s Edge
Philippe Saisse
[E1 Music]

* Big Neighborhood
Mike Stern
[Heads Up International]

* 75
Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate
[Heads Up International]

Best Jazz Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

* No Regrets
Randy Crawford (& Joe Sample)
[PRA Records]

* Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman
Kurt Elling
[Concord Jazz]

* So In Love
Roberta Gambarini
[Groovin’ High/Emarcy]

* Tide
Luciana Souza

* Desire
Tierney Sutton (Band)
[Telarc Jazz]
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Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Greta Matassa Quartet

JAZZ ALLEY: Roy Hargrove

7pm – Grupo Amoroso Holiday Show!
9pm – Grace Holden, w/ Keith Terhune (piano), Rick Spano (drums), Sean Davin (bass)
11pm – Grace Holden, with Keith Terhune (piano), Rick Spano (drums) and Sean Davin (bass)

BAKE’S PLACE: Tingstad and Rumbel

LOMBARDI’S: Jay Thomas

BOXLEY’S: Ocho Pies

LUCID: Ethan Thomas Quartet


HIROSHI’S: Carolyn Graye Quartet

SERAFINA: Kelley AshTrio


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

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

LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio, 5-7pm

Guitarist Charlie Hunter to play Seattle’s Jazz Alley

from The Seattle Times:

… [Charlie Hunter] introduces his latest project on Tuesday when he opens a two-night run at Jazz Alley with a quintet featuring slyly funky drummer Eric Kalb and three horns. Kalb is featured on Hunter’s upcoming release, “Gentlemen, I Neglected To Inform You You Will Not Be Getting Paid” (Spire Artist Media), but as the title suggests, recessionary times require Hunter to hire local players for his West Coast gigs.

“As long as you’ve got the killing drummer, you can take care of business,” says Hunter, 42, from his home in Brooklyn. “Eric and I do the lion’s share of playing. We could do all this music as a duo, but it’s the difference between an awesome line drawing and a painting. The horns add the color.”

For Jazz Alley, Hunter’s regular trombonist, Alan Ferber, has assembled a tough Seattle crew featuring trombonist Chris Stover, an expert in Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian forms, and the supremely versatile trumpeter Thomas Marriott, whose recent album “Flexicon” is likely to be named among the best releases of 2009.

Continue reading at The Seattle Times:

Andrew Oliver Kora Band and Seattle African All-Stars at Columbia Theater tonight

Andrew Oliver Kora Band 8pm
Seattle African All-Stars 10pm

December 3rd, 8-11pm
Columbia City Theater
4916 Ranier Ave. South
Seattle, 21+, $10

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from Earshot Jazz:
The Andrew Oliver Kora Band and Seattle African All-Stars will team up on December 3, 2009 to present a unique night of African music at the Columbia City Theater. The Andrew Oliver Kora Band, led by Portland-based pianist Andrew Oliver and featuring Seattle-based virtuoso Kane Mathis on the kora, a 21-string traditional harp from West Africa, will open the evening with their unique mix of jazz and West African music. As the Oregonian has noted, the band “blends the swing and intellect of American jazz with the divine poetry of West African music.” The Seattle African All-Stars, featuring five well-traveled and respected musicians from Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, and Liberia, will then take the stage with their high-energy dance music in a variety of styles from all over the continent. The evening promises a diversity of musical styles from two groups of talented musicians at the top of their game. The historic Columbia City Theater offers a warm, intimate atmosphere, conducive to both listening and dancing.

Thursday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Kelley Johnson Showcase

NEW ORLEANS: Ray Skelbred/Bob Jackson Quintet

THAIKU: Jon Alberts, Jeff Johnson and Tad Britton

7pm – Larry Murante and Halelupe
9pm – Randall O’Dowd with Darin Clendenin (piano)

COLUMBIA CITY THEATER: Andrew Oliver Kora Band & Seattle African All-Stars
4916 Rainier Ave, 8:00pm

LUCID: The Hang w/ Teaching

Hadley Caliman & Pete Christlieb on Jazz Northwest

photo by Jim Levitt

Tenor saxophonists Hadley Caliman and Pete Christlieb first played together in LA in the 60s and have remained friends ever since. They reunited in Seattle last month to record a CD together for Origin Records and to play at The Ballard Jazz Walk. Highlights from their reunion (with Bill Anschell, Chuck Deardorf and John Bishop) will air Sunday, December 6 at 1 PM Pacific on Jazz Northwest from 88-5, KPLU. The program will also stream live to the internet at

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for KPLU and A podcast will be available at after the airdate.

Tuesday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Jay Thomas Big Band and Edmonds/ Woodway Jazz Band

DEXTER & HAYES: Tim Kennedy Trio

MR. SPOT’S CHAI HOUSE: Brown Cloud & Operation I.D.


MIX: Don Mock

NEW ORLEANS: Holotradband

7pm – Extention Jazz Duo
9pm – OWCHARUK 5, with Jim Knodle (trumpet), Beth Fleenor (clarinet), Cody Rahn (drums), Nate Omdal (bass) and Mike Owcharuk (piano)