This week on Jazz Northwest

This week, new CD releases by NW Jazz Artists Anton Schwartz , Steve Griggs, Scenes and Marc Seales are featured along with other musicians who are performing in the Seattle area in the coming week.   Also, news about best bets for live jazz next week, including Steve Griggs’ Panama Hotel Jazz which will be performed live in the next Art of Jazz Concert on February 13 at The Seattle Art Museum.

Also this Sunday, The Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra, celebrating its 10th anniversary at Tula’s on Sunday, as well as the Central Washington Big Band, Kelley Johnson, and the Deardorf/Peterson band, all of whom are performing live this week in Seattle.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU.  The program is also available as a podcast at following the broadcast.    Next week’s show (2/16) features a live recording of the Phil Sparks Trio with saxophonist Rob Scheps and drummer D’Vonne Lewis playing at The Latona in Seattle.

Thursday Jazz

PONCHO CONCERT HALL: Ralph Alessi’s Baida
featuring: Ralph Alessi, trumpet; Gary Versace, piano; Drew Gress, bass; Nasheet Waits, drums
Cornish College of the Arts, Kerry Hall, 710 E. Roy Street (Capitol Hill), 8:00pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Carolyn Graye Ensemble
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Tower of Power
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

ROYAL ROOM: The Jelly Rollers
5000 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, (206) 906-9920, 8:00pm

BARCA: Adam Kessler / Phil Sparks Trio
1510 11th Avenue, Seattle, (206) 325-8263, 9:00pm

BAKE’S PLACE: Gotz/Lowe Duo
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, 425-454-2776, 6:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Milo Peterson Duo
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

VITO’S: 5:30: Casey MacGill
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695

SEAMONSTER LOUNGE: First Thursday Sessions
2202 N 45th St, Seattle, 206-992-1120, 10:00pm

BLUE MOON: Blue Moon session w/ Dave Abramson
712 NE 45th St, 206-675-9116, 4:30pm

PINK DOOR: Greg Ruby Trio
1919 Post Alley, Seattle, 206-443-3241, 8:00pm

Monday Jazz

THE ROYAL ROOM: The Seattle Piano Players
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 206-906-9920

BOXLEY’S: 5:00pm: MSHS Vocal Jazz Clinic; 7:00pm: CHK Workshop
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307

NEW ORLEANS: New Orleans Quintet
114 First Ave S, 206-622-2563, 7:00pm

EL GAUCHO: Paul Richardson
2505 1st Ave, 6:00pm

555 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, 425-455-2734, 6:00pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Greta Matassa Student Showcase
2214 Second Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

COASTAL KITCHEN: Josh Clifford Trio
426 15th Ave E, Seattle, 206-322-1145, 9:30pm

BLUE MOON: Andy Coe Band
712 NE 45th St, Seattle, 206-675-9116, 10:00pm

Sunday Jazz

JAZZ VESPERS: Coisa Brasileira featuring: Cynthia Mullis (sax), Adriana Giordano (vocals), Dean Schmidt (bass), Julio Jauregui (piano), Jeff Busch (drums)
Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle (between Seneca & Spring), 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Bill Frisell’s Guitar in the Space Age ft. Greg Leisz, Tony Scherr & Kenny Wollesen
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

CAFE RACER: Cry & Roar Fest: Lonesome Shack
5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, 8:00pm

ROYAL ROOM: Super Bowl viewing party
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 7:30pm

DARRELL’S TAVERN: Kevin Mccarthy & Friends Jam Session
18041 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, 8:00pm

SERAFINA: 11am: Pasquale Santos; 6:30pm: Ann Reynolds
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807

VITO’S LOUNGE: 6pm: Ruby Bishop; 9:30pm: Ron Weinstein Trio
927 9th Ave, Seattle

BOXLEY’S: closed for Super Bowl
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 6:00pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: closed for Super Bowl
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 8:00pm

Japanese musician, hoping to join local jam, denied entry, sent home

from The Seattle Times:

A Japanese man, who flew into Seattle on Tuesday, saxophone in hand, hoping to rehearse and rock out with Jay Thomas at his weekly Jazz Jam Session, was denied entry and sent home on a flight Wednesday after immigration authorities at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport concluded he was really here to work.

Thomas said Soichiro Hayakawa, from Nagoya, was a student at his annual jazz camp in Port Townsend two summers ago and had hoped to play in the jazz event Thomas hosts every Wednesday night at the Ship Canal Grill on Eastlake.

The jam session is open to musicians of all ages, and there’s no pay.

Apparently Hayakawa was unable to convince Customs and Border Protection officers as he stood before them at Sea-Tac on Tuesday morning. A presumption in U.S. immigration policy is that all arriving foreigners intend to stay, unless they are able to demonstrate otherwise.

Thomas, a well-known Seattle jazz musician and educator, said he tried by phone to explain to officers the nature of the event – “but no amount of explaining” could convince them. He wasn’t able to talk to Hayakawa because officers had confiscated his cellphone.

“I was feeling very embarrassed yesterday,” Thomas said. “I wasn’t feeling very proud of the U.S.”

Saturday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

CAFE RACER: Cry & Roar Fest: Netcat / Kim Cass / Grammies
5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, 8:00pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Bill Frisell’s Guitar in the Space Age ft. Greg Leisz, Tony Scherr & Kenny Wollesen
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

SERAFINA: Leo Raymundo Trio w/ Sue Nixon
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807, 9:00pm

BOXLEY’S: Leah Stillwell Quartet
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

ROYAL ROOM: En Canto/ Brazil Novo
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 8:00pm

VITO’S: The Tarentellas
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695, 8:00pm

SHIP CANAL GRILL: Spyrographs Band
3218 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle, 206-588-8885, 8:00pm

GRAZIE: Andre Thomas Quietfire
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

7pm – Rochelle House
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621