JAZZ ALLEY: Tracy Nelson
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

LUCID: Clausen/Mulerherkar Quintet
5241 University Ave NE, 206-402-3042, 8:00pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Emerald City Jazz Orchestra
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

1413 14th Ave, 206-325-7000, 7:30pm

MIX: Don Mock, Steve Kim & Jaques Willis
6006 12th Ave South, 206-767-0280, 9:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE: 7pm – Jordan Piper PNW quartet; 9pm – Colleen Gilligan Quintet
1707 NW Market Street, 206-789-1621

NEW ORLEANS: Holotradband
114 First Ave S, 206-622-2563, 7:00pm

OWL ‘N THISTLE: Jam w/ Eric Verlinde & Jose Martinez
808 Post Ave, 206-621-7777, 10:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Future Jazz Heads
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

2202 N 45th St, 206-633-1824, 10:00pm

DISTRICT LOUNGE: Cassia Demayo Quintet
4507 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, 206-634-2000, 9:00pm

COPPER GATE: Suffering F#ckheads
6301 24th Ave NW, 206-706-3292, 8:00pm

VITO’S: Tango Ahora!
from Earshot: Tango Ahora! is a new project featuring artists Beth Fleenor (clarinet and bass clarinet), Michael Owcharuk (accordion and piano), Jason Parker (trumpet), and Maria Scherer Wilson (cello). They perform music by Astor Piazzolla, originals by the band members, and tango-inspired covers; the quartet debuts this August at Vito’s, 927 9th Ave. Multi-instrumentalist Fleenor is a dynamic generative artist and frequent collaborator across multiple genres. In 2004, Fleenor commissioned and premiered ten works for clarinet – compositions ranging from standard ensemble configurations and notation to works that included laptop, found instruments and electronics, prepared instruments and conducted improvisations. In 2007, Fleenor was awarded an Earshot Golden Ear award for Performance of the Year, as a member of the Monktail Raymond Scott Project. Recent projects for Fleenor include performances with Bling, Figeater, Owcharuk 5, Double Yoko, Chick Influenza, Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble, and projects of the Monktail Creative Music Concern. Fleenor holds a Bachelor of Music from Cornish College of the Arts. Her work has been supported by Jack Straw, 4Culture, Allied Arts, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. Catch her and stellar talents Parker, Owcharuk and Wilson for an evening of tango – and maybe some dancing – including pieces by Ástor Piazzolla (1921-1992), the Argentine composer and bandoneón player whose nuevo tango is distinct from the traditional tango in its incorporation of elements of jazz, its use of extended harmonies and dissonance, its use of counterpoint, and its ventures into extended compositional forms. An exciting and exotic evening at the hands of four of Seattle’s great authorities on these forms. Check it out at Vito’s.
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695, 8:00pm

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