Cynthia Mullis debuts new group this Thursday

Cynthia Mullis’ new band, Analog Honking Device, debuts this Thursday and Friday performing music based on the modern jazz repertoire approached with a free and open, improvisatory, experimental aesthetic. As notes on her website, “Compositions are explored intuitively based what each band member brings to the table from their own musical experience. The result is a seat-of-the-pants musical adventure that veers between the inside and outside parameters of the jazz experience.”

Both shows feature fellow saxophonist Brent Jensen who is familiar to Seattle jazz fans from his recordings on Origin Records.

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 at 8pm:
Cynthia Mullis, tenor sax
Brent Jensen, soprano sax
Steve Kim, electric bass
Chris Symer, acoustic bass
Chris Icasiano, drums

Chapel Performance Space
Fourth floor of the Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle (SW corner of 50th & Sunnyside in Wallingford)
Admission: $5-15 sliding scale.

Friday, January 4th, 2013 at 7pm:
Cynthia Mullis, tenor sax
Brent Jensen, soprano sax
Chuck Deardorf,  bass
John Bishop, drums
Tim Kennedy, piano

1707 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: 206-789-1621

Earshot accepting nominations for Golden Ear Awards ballot

Earshot Jazz is currently accepting nominations for the 2012 Golden Ear Awards, which recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the previous year in Seattle jazz.

Please email nominations to [email protected] by January 11, 2013.

The ballot for the 2012 awards will be available in the February.

Send Earshot your suggestions for:

  • NW Recording of the Year
  • NW Acoustic Jazz Ensemble of the Year
  • Alternative Jazz Group of the Year
  • NW Concert of the Year
  • NW Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year
  • Emerging Artist of the Year
  • NW Vocalist of the Year
  • Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame

Wednesday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: 7:30pm: MWNW Honors Ensemble; 8:30pm: Smith/Staelens Big Band
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

ROYAL ROOM: 6:30: The John Otten Quintet; 8:00pm: The Westerlies
5000 Rainier Avenue South, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Pearl Django with Special Guest Connie Evingson
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

NEW ORLEANS: The Legacy Band with Clarence Acox
114 First Ave S, 206-622-2563, 7:00pm

BOXLEY’S: 5:00pm: Future Jazz Heads; 7:00pm: Jazz Heads
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

418 PUBLIC HOUSE: 418 session w/ Claudio Rochat-Felix
418 NW 65th St, 9:00pm

7pm – Evan Shay Group with Evan Shay (saxes), Xavier Del Castillo (tenor sax), Gus Carns (piano), Mat Muntz (bass) and Evan Woodle (drums) ($10 cover/$7 students)
9pm – Slant Quartet
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621

CAFE CON LECHE: Brazilian jam w/ Jeff Busch
2901 1st Ave South, Seattle, 9:00pm

Jim Wilke’s Favorite Northwest Jazz CDs of 2012

from Jim Wilke:

For Pacific Northwest jazz fans in particular, here are some of the exceptional releases from artists living in Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver.

Clipper AndersonThe Road Home – Origin
Human SpiritDialogue Live at Earshot Festival – Origin
Cory WeedsUp A Step – Cellar Live
Pearl DjangoEleven– Modern Hot
Ezra Weiss/Rob Scheps Big BandOur Path To This Moment– Roark
Bill Anschell/Brent Jensen/Chris SymerBlueprints – Origin
Jon HamarHymn – Origin
Jeff JohnsonSuitcase – Origin
Johnny CongaOye! – Hand to Drum
The Cats / Jay Thomas et alNeo-Boogaloo – Pony Boy

Make sure and check out Jim Wilke’s complete 2012 list here.