Wednesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Lenny White Anomaly Tour Featuring Jimmy Herring

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Katie King Showcase

NEW ORLEANS: Legacy Quartet w/Clarence Acox

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – The Inside Voices: Nate McVicker, Amy Gottlieb and Charlie Sandford
9pm – Ryan Beckley (Mostly) Trio, with Ryan Beckley (guitar), Luke Bergman (bass), Evan Woodle (drums) and Zubin Hensler (trumpet)

LUCID: Solar Jazz Trio

THAIKU: Ron Weinstein Trio

Review: Dave Anderson, Clarity

from AllAboutJazz.com

Having built a reputation as an exceptional reedman in Seattle, Dave Anderson presents a sparkling debut on the melodically rich Clarity, alternating between alto and soprano saxophones on eight original compositions and two covers. Having performed extensively throughout North America with luminaries like Jim McNeely, Clark Terry and the late great Mel Tormé, Anderson moved to Seattle in 2005 from his native Minnesota, forming Dave Anderson Quartet after a one-nighter at Egan’s Ballard Jamhouse. The group consists of pianist John Hansen; bassist Chuck Kistler; and drummer Adam Kessler, with Thomas Marriott taking to the flugelghorn in a guest appearance on “Wabi-Sabi.”

Anderson’s compositions are impressive, offering a varied selection of tones and harmonies, though he chooses to open the set with Joe Henderson’s spicy samba, “Y Ya La Quiero,” exploring it with his soprano voice, masterfully accompanied by Hansen. The frontline duet of Marriott and Anderson (again on soprano) on “Wabi-Sabi,” is something sweet and special, while “Stalemate” is the first tune to display Anderson’s alto chops, and presents Kistler’s first solo.

Hansen is certainly no slouch here either, providing more of his crisp clean lines with an extended run on the reverend up-tempo burner “Troubled Angel,” where the leader weighs in on another strong performance, again on the alto. One of the album’s many highlights is the intimate piano and soprano duet on the lofty “The Aviator,” offering both musicians the opportunity to explore individual flight patterns over the clear blue skies of Clarity. “Osby-an,” and “Free”—played with two distinctly different tempos and rhythms—provide convincing evidence of Anderson’s skills as a composer.

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Tuesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Lenny White Anomaly Tour Featuring Jimmy Herring

IN SHORELINE … Tonight is the North City Jazz Walk. Pearl Django, Greta Matassa, Brian Nova Trio, Hot Club Sandwich, Jeanette West Trio, Susan Pacal, Sonando and more! 15th Ave NE and 180th starting at 7:00pm. Click here for more information.

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Roadside Attraction Big Band

NEW ORLEANS: Holotradband

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Roy Horn
9pm – Eli Meisner Trio, with Eli Meisner (guitar), Nathan Parker (bass) and Xavier McHugh (drums)

MARTIN’S ON MADISON: Karin Kajita

THE MIX: Don Mock

SEAMONSTER: McTuff Trio

OWL ‘N THISTLE: Jam w/ Eric Verlinde & Jose Martinez

Monday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Jazz Jam with Darin Clendenin

JAZZ ALLEY: Amina Figarova Sextet

NEW ORLEANS: New Orleans Quintet

AMORE: Ronnie Pierce Jazz Ensemble

EL GAUCHO BELLEVUE: Primo Kim

TOST: Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder

Abbey Lincoln, Jazz Singer and Writer, Dies at 80

from the New York Times:

Abbey Lincoln, a singer whose dramatic vocal command and tersely poetic songs made her a singular figure in jazz, died on Saturday in Manhattan. She was 80 and lived on the Upper West Side.

Her death was announced by her brother David Wooldridge.

Ms. Lincoln’s career encompassed outspoken civil rights advocacy in the 1960s and fearless introspection in more recent years, and for a time in the 1960s she acted in films, including one with Sidney Poitier.

Long recognized as one of jazz’s most arresting and uncompromising singers, Ms. Lincoln gained similar stature as a songwriter only over the last two decades. Her songs, rich in metaphor and philosophical reflection, provide the substance of “Abbey Sings Abbey,” an album released on Verve in 2007. As a body of work, the songs formed the basis of a three-concert retrospective presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2002.

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Sunday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: The Kevin Eubanks Band

TULAS JAZZ CLUB:
3pm – Jay Thomas Big Band
8pm – Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra

BOXLEY’S: Danny Kolke Trio

CAFE RACER: Racer Sessions
5828 Roosevelt Way NE, 8pm

BAKE’S PLACE: Sunday Breakfast w/ Michael Gotz

DARRELL’S TAVERN: Kevin McCarthy & Friends Jam Session
18041 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, 8pm

Saturday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Stephanie Porter Quartet

JAZZ ALLEY: The Kevin Eubanks Band

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM:
9:00: Das Vibenbass

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
6:30pm – JT Spangler, Aaron Beaumont and Shannon Curtis
9pm – Hardcoretet, w/Art Brown, Tarik Abouzied, Tim Carey, Aaron Otheim

BAKE’S PLACE: Gail Pettis Quartet

LUCID: Soyaya

BOXLEY’S: Kelley Eisenhour Quartet

LAKESIDE BISTRO: Susan Pascal
11425 Rainier Ave S, 7pm

SOUNDS OUTSIDE:
1:00pm – Ask the Ages
2:30pm – Double Yoko
4:00pm – AMA
5:30pm – Suffering [email protected]#kheads
Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave

Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Hadley Caliman Quintet

NEW ORLEANS: Thomas Marriott’s Flexicon

JAZZ ALLEY: The Kevin Eubanks Band

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM:
5:30: Motel 5
9:00: Tor Dietrichson Blues Machine

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Ballard Academy of Music and Dance Showcase
9pm – Ronan Delisle 4tet with Ronan Delisle (guitar), Xavier McHugh (drums), Xavier Del Castillo (tenor sax) and Mat Muntz (bass)
11pm – Stick Trio with Jacob Stickney (tenor sax), Evan Flory-Barnes (bass) and Jeremy Jones (drums)

BAKE’S PLACE: Greta Matassa with guest Robert Vaughan

AMORE: Lonnie Williams

LAKESIDE BISTRO: Butch Harrison

LUCID: Corey Overall’s “As One”

LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio

SERAFINA: Djangomatics

Thursday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Elspeth Savani World Jazz Quintet

BARCA: Mark Taylor, Phil Sparks and Matt Jorgensen

JAZZ ALLEY: The Kevin Eubanks Band

NEW ORLEANS: Ham Carson Quintet

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Nancy K. Dillon and the Monica Taylor Trio
9pm – Kim Rushing Quartet, with Kim Rushing (vocals), Robert Rushing (drums), Larry Holloway (bass) and Eric Verlinde (piano), and special guests! Come celebrate Kim’s birthday!!!

BOXLEY’S: Greg Williamson and Nate Parker

OLYMPIC SCULPTURE PARK: Jovino Santos Neto
2901 Western Ave, 5:30pm, Free

PLU Jazz Under The Stars: Gail Pettis Quartet

LUCID: The Hang w/ The Teaching

THAIKU: Jon Alberts, Jeff Johnson and Tad Britton

Tuesday Jazz

SUNSET TAVERN: Thomas Marriott’s Flexicon / Speak (Double Bill)
5433 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, 8:30pm, 21+

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Emerald City Jazz Orchestra

JAZZ ALLEY: Fahir Atakoglu, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez & Anthony Jackson

NEW ORLEANS: Holotradband

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE: Michael Owcharuk Student Showcase, with Michael O (piano) and Nate Omdal (bass)

MIX: Don Mock

SEAMONSTER: McTuff Trio

OWL ‘N THISTLE: Jam w/ Eric Verlinde & Jose Martinez

Monday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB:
6:00pm: David Haney
7:30pm: Dawn Clement and Double Vision

BOXLEY’S: Pete Christlieb

NEW ORLEANS: New Orleans Quintet

TOST: Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder

AMORE: Ronnie Pierce Jazz Ensemble

EL GAUCHO BELLEVUE: Primo Kim

Tonight: Hadley Caliman / Pete Christlieb CD Release Party

Saxophonists Hadley Caliman and Pete Christlieb will be celebrating the release of their new CD, Reunion, this Sunday, August 8, at The New Orleans Restaurant. Music begins at 7:30pm and tickets are $15. This was a popular show during last November’s Ballard Jazz Walk so reservations are always recommended (206-622-2563).

August 08, 2010
Hadley Caliman/Pete Christlieb CD RELEASE

New Orleans Creole Restaurant
114 First Ave South
Seattle, WA 98104
206-622-2563

featuring:
Hadley Caliman – tenor saxophone
Pete Christlieb – tenor saxophone
Bill Anschell – piano
Chuck Deardorf – bass
John Bishop – drums

Sunday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey

TULAS JAZZ CLUB:
3pm – Jazz Police Big Band
8pm – Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra

BOXLEY’S: Danny Kolke Trio

CAFE RACER: Racer Sessions
5828 Roosevelt Way NE, 8pm

BAKE’S PLACE: Sunday Breakfast w/ Michael Gotz

DARRELL’S TAVERN: Kevin McCarthy & Friends Jam Session
18041 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, 8pm

SERAFINA: Anne Reynolds/Tobi Stone

NEW ORLEANS CREOLE RESTAURANT: Hadley Caliman / Pete Christlieb “Reunion” CD Release Party, w/ Hadley Caliman (tenor sax), Pete Christlieb (tenor sax), Bill Anschell (piano), Chuck Deardorf (bass), John Bishop (drums). Be sure to catch the action as these two long-time friends celebrate their history together with the release of “Reunion” on Origin Records. Reservations are highly recommended–call the New Orleans at (206) 622-2563. $15 cover

Saturday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Greta Matassa Quartet

BOXLEY’S: Leah Stillwell Quartet

JAZZ ALLEY: John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Sam Shrieve
9pm – Eric Apoe

BAKE’S PLACE: Little Bill and the Blue Notes

GRAZIE: Andre Thomas

LUCID: Elsa Nilsson Quintet

SERAFINA: Leo Raymundo

CHAPEL PERFORMANCE SPACE: Tom Varner Quintet, w/ Tom Varner (horn), Eric Barber (tenor sax), Chris Fagan (alto sax), Phil Sparks (bass), and Byron Vannoy, (drums). New works, old works, and some healing sound meditations in that beautiful space. Music from “Heaven and Hell,” as well as other new works and improvisations. 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Wallingford, 8pm

Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Susan Pascan / Neil Andersson Quartet

BOXLEY’S: Jay Thomas Quartet

JAZZ ALLEY: John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey

NEW ORLEANS: Thomas Marriott’s Flexicon

LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Larry Murante and Janis Carper
9pm – Evan Flory-Barnes, Riley Mulherkar, Gus Carns and Evan Woodle

AMORE: Lonnie Williams

LAKESIDE BISTRO: Deems Tsutakawa

SERAFINA: Alex Guilbert Trio

HIROSHI’S: Glenn Miller Reunion Support Group

Photos: Jazz Port Townsend Big Band

Photos by Jim Levitt

Here’s a batch from the Big Band show on Saturday afternoon. Wycliffe Gordon being his usual amazing self on trombone, Butch Miles on drums, Ellen Rowe (composer/arranger) leading the band for one tune, singer Sachal Vasandani out for one number, and trumpeter/singer Byron Stripling singing the blues.