JAZZ ALLEY: Esperanza Spalding
Seattle Jazz Vespers: A Benefit Concert for Haiti
From Earshot Jazz: This special concert benefits relief efforts for last week’s Port-au-Prince, Haiti earthquake. All donations are free-will and will be donated to Companis/ World Relief. Presented by the Seattle Jazz Vespers, this benefit event features the Stephanie Porter Quartet and special guest Lance Buller. Porter is a longtime figure of the Northwest jazz scene, performing for over 15 years. An outstanding jazz vocalist, Porter prompted one Downbeat critic to muse: “Porter is one of the most complex individuals and unpredictable singers I’ve ever met. Lord how this lady sings.” Her quartet of Bill Anschell (piano), Danny O’Brien (bass), and Steve Yusen (drums) will be augmented by trumpeter and vocalist Lance Buller. The Seattle Jazz Vespers presents 100 minutes of Pacific Northwest jazz the first Sunday of each month in the beautiful sanctuary of the Seattle First Baptist Church. Always a family friendly concert, the event also features light refreshments and an opportunity to meet with artists following the performance. The 2010 Vespers season is set to include such ensembles as Cocoa Martini, Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra, Blue Street Singers, and the Zazou Sextet. Please spread the word about about this benefit concert! First Baptist Church, Sunday February 7 at 6pm.
11:00am: Alex Guilbert Duo
6:30pm: Ann Reynolds & Tobi Stone