Fall is almost upon us, School is almost back in session … so there are only a few more outside concerts to check out before the weather turns.
THIS WEEKEND – JAZZ AT BUMBERSHOOT
If you are headed to Bumbershoot this weekend, Saturday will host a few jazz shows including a 15 Year Celebration of Origin Records on the Mural Ampitheater Stage featuring Matt Jorgensen +451 (12:00pm), Human Spirit (12:30pm) and Ernie Watts with New Stories (1:10pm). The Ernie Watts show will be special on a couple of points. Their CD, Speakin’ Out, remains the top all-time seller for Origin Records and the show will be a reunion of sorts for New Stories (Marc Seales, Doug Miller and John Bishop) who haven’t performed together since Miller moved to the Bay Area.
Performing after the Origin Records Showcase will be the Robert Glasper Experiment at 2:45pm and later that night saxophonist Maceo Parker closes the evening. Both shows are also at the Mural Ampitheater.
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PONY BOY JAZZ PICNIC – SUNDAY, SEPT 8
This year’s Pony Boy Jazz Picnic is less “concert” and more “jazz community company picnic”. Billed as “Un-plugged, un-scheduled and un-staged”, the event is being scaled back to it’s original intentions – a gathering of friends and musicians in the park.
The event is free, people are encouraged to bring a dish to share, and to come and socialize and play some music. The picnic runs from 1-4pm and is located at Magnuson Park on 74th and Sand Point Way NE.
AL JARREAU AT THE WASHINGTON STATE FAIR – SEPT 10
Seven-time Grammy Award winner Al Jarreau will be performing with the Tacoma Symphony at the Washington State Fair (or as most of us know it, the Pullayup Fair) on Tuesday, September 10th. Tickets start at $20, so if you are planning on making at trip to The Fair, why not catch a concert and get free admission!