Thursday Jazz

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

JAZZ ALLEY: Lee Ritenour and Dave Grusin
2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

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

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

SHUGA JAZZ BISTRO: Chris James Quartet
317 Main Avenue South, Renton, 7:30pm

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

Kareem Kandi Announces New Tacoma Jazz Non-Profit

via Earshot Jazz

Saxophonist, composer, and instructor Kareem Kandi is pleased to announce the launch of the Tacoma Jazz Association, a new non-profit based in the Tacoma area. With assistance from the Boxley Music Fund, run by Danny Kolke, the association will, among other programs, present a series of house concerts and workshops, provide educational and scholarship opportunities to young students, and host national and international artists. Tacoma Jazz Association will be part of the greater Jazz Clubs NW non-profit, supporting jazz in communities around the Pacific Northwest.

Tacoma’s B Sharp Coffee House (706 Opera Alley) will host the kickoff party for the new non-profit on Monday, August 24, at 6:30pm, with music by Kareem Kandi (sax), Danny Kolke (piano), Julian MacDonough (drums), Thomas Marriott (trumpet), and Michael Glynn (bass), along with Boxley’s student ensembles.
More information will be available at and

Friday Jazz

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

JAZZ ALLEY: Maceo Parker
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: Harold Drews Trio
101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

SERAFINA: Frank Clayton 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: The Big Lebowskis
23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

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

THE ROYAL ROOM: SeaProg Festival 2015
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle

NORTH CITY BISTRO: Trish Hatley Quartet w/ Darin Clendenin Trio
1520 NE 177th St, Shoreline, 206-365-4447, 8:00pm

SHUGA JAZZ BISTRO: Josephine Howell
317 Main Avenue South, Renton, 8:30pm

7pm – Scott Bemis
9pm – Jose Gonzales with Chris Symer (bass) and Matt Jorgensen (drums)
1707 NW Market Street, Seattle, (206) 789-1621

This Sunday on Jazz Northwest

Jazz and Summertime are natural partners and next Tuesday night fans will be heading to the North City neighborhood of Shoreline for the 9th annual North City Jazz Walk from 7 to 10 PM. This Sunday, Jazz Northwest previews the Jazz Walk with music by Greta Matassa, Pearl Django and Jacqueline Tabor. These are three of the ten artists and groups appearing on August 11 in ten venues within walking distance of each other around 175th and 15th Avenue NE.

Also on this week’s show are the Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra, Dmitiri Matheny and Stephanie Porter, all of whom will also be playing in the Seattle area next week. News about live jazz opportunities are always a part of Jazz Northwest on Sunday afternoons at 2 PM Pacific on 88.5 KPLU and streaming at

Next week, Jazz Northwest presents the first in a series of shows originating from Centrum’s Jazz Port Townsend the last weekend of July. On August 16, you’ll hear highlights from an informal gig in downtown Port Townsend featuring international jazz stars Terell Stafford, Steve Wilson, Eric Reed and others.

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