This Sunday on Jazz Northwest: Miles Davis Tribute recorded live at Tula’s

Miles Davis is still one of the most influential figures in jazz, even after more than twenty years since his death (1991). On what would have been his 88th birthday on May 26, a section of 77th Street in New York City where he lived and composed some of his most memorable music was renamed Miles Davis Way.

In Seattle on May 24, a quintet of Seattle musicians gathered on stage at Tula’s to play some of the music composed and played by Miles Davis and members of the groups he led, including Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. Playing for a full house of enthusiastic fans, trumpet player Thomas Marriott led a quintet with Mark Taylor, saxophones, Darrell Grant, piano, Evan Flory-Barnes, bass and Matt Jorgensen on drums. The music reflected several distinct periods and styles of Miles Davis multi-faceted career as trumpet player, bandleader and catalyst.

The two sets of music were recorded for broadcast and highlights from the second annual “Miles Night” at Tula’s will air on Jazz Northwest, Sunday, June 1 at 2 PM Pacific on 88.5 KPLU, and stream at kplu.org. The program will also be available as a podcast. Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU.

LISTEN TO A PREVIEW:

MORE INFO:

thomasmarriott.net
tulas.com
milesdavis.com
jazznw.org

“Icons Among Us” airing tonight on KCTS 9

“Icons Amoung Us,” the documentary jazz film created by local filmmakers Lars Larson and B. Dahlia is airing tonight at 9:00pm on KCTS Channel 9 in Seattle.

For more information, click here.

“Icons includes much well-filmed footage of musicians performing and rehearsing in clubs and studios. These purely musical sequences are the major attraction of the program: they indicate what current jazz musicians are actually up to.” — Ben Ratliff, The New York Times

Icons Among Us: jazz in the present tense :90 Trailer from Paradigm Studio on Vimeo.

Friday Jazz

BELLEVUE JAZZ FESTIVAL

7:30pm: PONCHO SANCHEZ and his Latin Jazz Band
Theatre at Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th St.

4:30pm: Karin Kajita Duo, Lincoln Square
1st Floor, 700 Bellevue Way NE

6pm: Collier & Dean, Bar Code
1020 108th Ave NE, Suite 100

6pm: Collaborative Works Jazz Trio, Paddy Coyne’s Bellevue
700 Bellevue Way NE

6pm: June Tonkin, El Gaucho Bellevue*
450 108th Ave NE

8pm: Isabella Du Graf, Bar Code
1020 108th Ave NE, Suite 100

8pm: Andre Feriante’s Bohemian Trio with Anil Prasad and Kenyon Curtiss
Cypress Lounge & Wine Bar at The Westin Bellevue
600 Bellevue Way NE

9pm: Rod Cook & Toast, Bake’s Place
155 108th Ave NE

9pm: Collaborative Works Jazz Trio, Black Bottle Postern
919 Bellevue Way NE

and the rest …

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Stephanie Porter Quartet
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Joan Osborne and the Holmes Brothers
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio
6423 Latona Avenue NE, 5:00 – 7:00pm, No Cover, 21+

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

SERAFINA: Alex Guilbert Duo
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807, 9:00pm

DUOS LOUNGE: Jeff Ferguson’s Triangular Jazztet
2940 SW Avalon Way, 206-452-2452, 7:30pm

GRAZIE: Michael Powers Group
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

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

Thursday Jazz

BELLEVUE JAZZ FESTIVAL

8:00pm: Carlos Cascante Y Su Tumbao
Bake’s Place
155 108th Ave NE

4:30pm: Overton Berry Duo, Lincoln Square
1st Floor, 700 Bellevue Way NE

5pm: The Gotz Lowe Duo, Bake’s Place
155 108th Ave NE

6pm: June Tonkin, El Gaucho Bellevue*
450 108th Ave NE

6pm: Richard Cole Duo, Bar Code
1020 108th Ave NE, Suite 100

8pm: Greta Matassa, Bar Code
1020 108th Ave NE, Suite 100

and the rest …

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Kati Davi / Chris Morton Group
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Joan Osborne and the Holmes Brothers
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

ROYAL ROOM: The Downtown Mountain Boys
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

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

VITO’S: Katie Kuffel
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695, 9:00pm

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

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Peter Daniel student showcase
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621

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

Full Bellevue Jazz Festival Lineup

The Bellevue Jazz Festival starts tomorrow (Wednesday, May 28) … here is the full schedule.

Wednesday, May 28

8:00pm: East-West Trumpet Summit
with Ray Vega and Thomas Marriott featuring George Colligan
Bake’s Place
155 108th Ave NE

4pm: Ryan Shea Smith Duo, The Bellettini
1115 108th Ave NE

4:30pm: Murl Allen Sanders Duo, Lincoln Square
1st Floor, 700 Bellevue Way NE

5pm: The Gotz Lowe Duo, Bake’s Place
155 108th Ave NE

6pm: June Tonkin, El Gaucho Bellevue*
450 108th Ave NE

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Tuesday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Music Works Big Band / Central Washington Big Band
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Oz Noy featuring Oteil Burbridge and Keith Carlock
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

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

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

SEAMONSTER LOUNGE: Threefold Seahorse / McTuff Trio
2202 N 45th St, (206) 992-1120, 10:00pm

THE PINK DOOR: Casey MacGill Trio
1919 Post Alley, Seattle, 8:00pm

BAKE’S PLACE: Gotz / Lowe Duo
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue WA 98004, 425.454.2776, 7:00pm

OUTWEST BAR: Tutu Combo w/ Don Berman
5401 California Ave SW, West Seattle, 206-937-1540, 8:00pm

Bill Frisell and Beautiful Dreamers on deck for Bellevue fest

from The Seattle Times:

Mercurial guitarist Bill Frisell has been popping up all over the place lately, but not often with Beautiful Dreamers, which plays the Bellevue Jazz Festival Saturday, May 31. If you’ve never heard this minimalist chamber trio — with Seattle’s Eyvind Kang, viola, and Rudy Royston, drums — do so. These three guys get more big, unusual — and playful — sounds out of three instruments than anyone since guitarist Jim Hall teamed up with clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre trombonist Bob Brookmeyer in the late ’50s.

The comparison is not accidental. As in the earlier outfit, the trio members alternate rhythm, harmony and melody duties, interacting in surprising ways — and in an array of genres. One minute Frisell and Kang share a lickety-split unison on the vintage swing riff “Bugle Boy,” the next, Kang dives under Frisell’s melody on Stephen Foster’s “Beautiful Dreamer” (the trio’s namesake) with dark scales that sound “wrong” till you realize he’s prefiguring the next chord, which Frisell handily resolves. On the classic pop ballad by Little Anthony and the Imperials, “Goin’ Out of My Head” the trio weaves an orchestral tapestry that makes it seem impossible this is only a trio.

Continue reading at The Seattle Times.

Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Jovino Santos Quarteto
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Ramsey Lewis Electric Band
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio
6423 Latona Avenue NE, 5:00 – 7:00pm, No Cover, 21+

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

SERAFINA: Tim Kennedy Trio
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807, 9:00pm

DUOS LOUNGE: Jeff Ferguson’s Triangular Jazztet
2940 SW Avalon Way, 206-452-2452, 7:30pm

GRAZIE: Emily McIntosh
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

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

BAKE’S PLACE: 6:00pm: Gotz/Lowe Duo; 9:00pm: Butch Harrison and Good Company
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, 425-454-2776, 6:00pm

Thursday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Hal Sherman’s Jazz Night School Big Band
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Ramsey Lewis Electric Band
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

ROYAL ROOM: Correo Aereo / Ama Trio featuring Amy Denio
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

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

VITO’S: Rik Wright
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695, 9:00pm

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

THE CHAPEL: Evergreen Experimental Music Ensemble
Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, 8:00pm

This Sunday on Jazz Northwest

This week on Jazz Northwest (Sundays at 2 on 88.5 KPLU), we’ll preview the featured artists at The Bellevue Jazz Festival, including The East-West Trumpet Summit with Ray Vega and Thomas Marriott, Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao, Poncho Sanchez, and Bill Frisell’s Beautiful Dreamers. The festival also include many free performances in downtown Bellevue Wednesday through Sunday.

Also on this week’s Jazz Northwest are a sneak peek (listen) to Diane Schuur’s new CD to be released next month, pianist Rick Mandyck, Danny Kolke’s Trio + Pete Christlieb and the Bothell HS Jazz Band from KPLU’s School of Jazz Vol.10!

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke, exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and is broadcast every Sunday afternoon at 2 PM Pacific. It is also streamed at kplu.org and available as a podcast.

More info:
bellevuejazz.com
jazznw.org

This Saturday – Miles Davis Birthday Celebration

Miles Davis Birthday CelebrationThis Saturday Tula’s Jazz Club will present the Miles Davis Birthday Celebration with an All-Star packed group. For reservations, call 206-443-4221

SATURDAY, MAY 24
MILES DAVIS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Thomas Marriott – trumpet
Mark Taylor – saxophone
Darrell Grant – piano (from Portland)
Evan Flory-Barnes – bass
Matt Jorgensen – drums

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB
2214 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA
Music starts at 7:30pm
$20

Tuesday Jazz

EASTSIDE JAZZ CLUB: Thomas Marriott & Friends w/ Eric Verlinde, Phil Sparks, Jose Martinez
Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 11010 NE 8th, Bellevue, 425-828-9104

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Roadside Attraction Big Band
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Spencer Day
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

BOXLEY’S: Bob Baumann and Friends
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

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

SEAMONSTER LOUNGE: Ask The Ages / McTuff Trio
2202 N 45th St, (206) 992-1120, 10:00pm

THE PINK DOOR: Casey MacGill Trio
1919 Post Alley, Seattle, 8:00pm

BAKE’S PLACE: Gotz / Lowe Duo
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue WA 98004, 425.454.2776, 7:00pm

OUTWEST BAR: Tutu Combo w/ Don Berman
5401 California Ave SW, West Seattle, 206-937-1540, 8:00pm

Monday Jazz

Apparently all of the major jazz clubs in town are hosting school bands today …

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Lonnie Mardis and the Seattle Central Community College Big Band
2214 Second Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

THE ROYAL ROOM: Washington Middle School Big Band
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 206-906-9920

JAZZ ALLEY: Ballard High School Jazz Bands/Vocal Jazz Performance
2033 6th Avenue, Seattle, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

BOXLEY’S: Mount Si High School Jazz Choir
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

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

THURSTON’S BISTRO: Marc Smason Trio w/ Bruce Barnard & Lamar Lofton
6421 Latona NE, Seattle, 9:30pm

MR. VILLA: Annie Eastwood, Kimball Conant, Larry Hill
8064 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, 7:00pm

Saturday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Dave Peck Trio with Jeff Johnson and Eric Eagle
2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: The Family Stone
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

SERAFINA: Sue Nixon Jazz Quartet
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807, 9:00pm

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Dmitri Matheny Group with Dmitri Matheny (flugelhorn), Nick Manson (keys), Chris Finet (bass) and Mark Ivester (drums)
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621

BOXLEY’S: Jennifer Kienzle – Seattle Kobe Vocalist Winner!
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

VITO’S: 6:00pm: The Tarantella’s; 9:00pm: Jimmie Herrod
927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Joe Doria, Brad Gibson & Ari Joshua
216 Union Street, Seattle, 10:00pm

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

GRAZIE: Smoke & Honey
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

NORTH CITY BISTRO: David Arteaga Quartet
1520 NE 177th St, Shoreline, 206-365-4447, 8:30pm

Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Dave Peck Trio with Jeff Johnson and Eric Eagle
2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

ROYAL ROOM: Whitney James / Marriot Harper Inc.
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 8:00pm

JAZZ ALLEY: The Family Stone
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio
6423 Latona Avenue NE, 5:00 – 7:00pm, No Cover, 21+

BOXLEY’S: Greg Schroeder’s Northwest Wildlife
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

SERAFINA: John Sanders & Sue Nixon
2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807, 9:00pm

DUOS LOUNGE: Jeff Ferguson’s Triangular Jazztet
2940 SW Avalon Way, 206-452-2452, 7:30pm

GRAZIE: Smoke & Honey
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

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

BAKE’S PLACE: 6:00pm: Gotz/Lowe Duo; 9:00pm: Little Blue and the Bluenotes
155 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, 425-454-2776, 6:00pm

Preview: Whitney James at Royal Room this Friday

FRIDAY, MAY 16 – 8:30pm
WHITNEY JAMES
MARRIOTT HARPER, INC

THE ROYAL ROOM
5000 Rainier Ave South
Seattle

Whitney James
Whitney James & Company with Bill Anschell on piano, Geoff Harper on bass, D’Vonne Lewis on drums, LaRue Nickeslon on guitar, Jeremy Powell on tenor saxophone.
For their show at The Royal Room James will be presenting some classic jazz standards along with what she calls “new standards” modern popular music that has been flipped on its head, reharmonized and jazz-i-fied. Join us for a truly inspiring and energetic evening of jazz with this new voice in jazz music.

Vocalist Whitney James studied musical theater and opera before falling in love with jazz at a young age, and her theatrical background has served her well. James was born in Chicago but grew up in Los Gatos, CA and moved to Seattle to attend Cornish College of the Arts where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music. Her debut CD The Nature of Love spent 16 weeks on the National Jazz Charts and received critical acclaim from US and International Jazz Press. In 2012, Whitney was one of thirteen jazz musicians heralded as “Legends in the Making” and was featured on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz: Rising Stars on NPR radio hosted by Jon Weber. To hear Whitney sing and read more about her, visit www.whitneyjames.com .

Marriot Harper Inc.
Marriot Harper Inc. opens the night, with Tom Marriott on trumpet, Geoff Harper on bass, Steve Moore on keys/trombone and Mike Stone on drums.