Earshot Presents: Concert of Sacred Music by SRJO

Saturday, December 29, 2007
Concert of Sacred Music
by Duke Ellington

The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra
w/ guest vocalist Dee Daniels and James Caddell and the Northwest Chamber Chorus

First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 7:30 pm
1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue WA (directions)

Buy Tickets online or call (206) 547-6763

Ellington’s wonderful “Sacred Music” is both serious and swinging. It is a reverent and hip body of jazz composition, written late in his career, for jazz big band, vocal and instrumental soloists, gospel choir, and tap dancers.

For the past 18 years Earshot Jazz has presented an annual concert of Ellington’s Sacred Music. The concert features the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, co-directed by Michael Brockman and Clarence Acox. Many of Seattle’s favorite jazz artists are featured on this special concert as well as vocalists James Caddell & Dee Daniels.

Saturday Jazz

EARSHOT JAZZ PRESENTS: Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra with Dee Daniels and James Caddell
First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue (1717 Bellevue Way NE, just off of Highway 520)

JAZZ ALLEY: Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Milo Petersen and the Jazz Disciples

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Carrie Wicks‘ birthday celebration, with John Hansen on piano
9pm – Don Berman Quartet

TUTTA BELLA: Isabella du Graf

SORRENTO HOTEL: Gail Pettis

SERAFINA: Jose Gonzales Trio, latin jazz

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: The Cosmonauts

EMP’s Jazz in January

EMP|SFM, in collaboration with Earshot Jazz, proudly present Jazz in January 2008, Jan. 17 through Jan. 20, 2008 at EMP|SFM. Performances will include some of the biggest names in local and national contemporary jazz including: Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band, Esperanza Spalding, Michael Shrieve, the Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto, Joe Santiago Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble, JazzReach, the Roosevelt and Garfield High School jazz bands, jazz film historian Mark Cantor and others.

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2007 Golden Ear Award Nominations

2007 RECORDING OF THE YEAR:
– Thomas Marriott, “Both Sides of the Fence”
– Richard Cole, “Shade”
– Gail Pettis, “May I Come In?”
– Greta Matassa, “The Smiling Hour”

2007 NW ACOUSTIC JAZZ ENSEMBLE:
– Ziggurat Quartet
– Sonando
– Jim Knapp Orchestra
– Hadley Caliman Quartet

2007 NW “OUTSIDE” JAZZ GROUP:
– Rick Mandyck/Gregg Keplinger Duo
– Frieze of Life
– More Zero
– Paul Rucker Quintet

2007 NW JAZZ INSTRUMENTALIST:
– Thomas Marriott
– Chuck Deardorf
– Dawn Clement
– Hadley Caliman

EMERGING ARTIST OF 2007:
– Byron Vannoy
– Evan Flory-Barnes
– Jon Hamar
– Elspeth Savani

NW VOCALIST OF 2007:
– Greta Matassa
– Gail Pettis
– Karin Plato
– Kelley Johnson

2007 NW CONCERT OF THE YEAR:
– Joe Locke at Jazz Port Townsend
– Brotherhood of the Drum at the Ballard Jazz Festival
– Cuong Vu at the Earshot Jazz Festival
– Ahmad Jamal at the Earshot Jazz Festival

SEATTLE JAZZ HALL OF FAME NOMINEES:
– Sonny Buxton
– Jack Brownlow
– Dean Hodges
– John Bishop

The 2007 Golden Ear Awards Ceremony will take place 2007 January 20th at 7:00 pm at the EMP.

To cast your vote, print out a ballot from the December 2007 issue of Earshot Jazz. You can find one throughout Seattle of you can download a PDF version of the ballot by clicking here.

For more information about the awards, visit the Earshot Jazz website.

Thursday Night Jazz

A listing of events …

THE CHAPEL: Earshot presents John Butcher, Torsten Muller, Dylan van der Schyff (more info)

JAZZ ALLEY: Mike Stern Band

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: James DeJoie Group

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Gayle Cloud
9pm – Marco de Carvalho Trio – Brazilian Guitar! with Marco de Carvalho (guitar), Ben Verdier (bass) and Beri Puhlovski (drums)

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Djangomatics

THE NEW ORLEANS: The Ham Carson Quintet

THAIKU: Jon Alberts, Jeff Johnson, Tad Britton

Earshot presents John Butcher, Torsten Muller, Dylan van der Schyff

Thursday, December 6th, 8pm
John Butcher, Torsten Muller, Dylan van der Schyff
Chapel Performance Space, Good Shepherd Center (Wallingford)

Polestar and Earshot Jazz join forces to bring an international trio of virtuoso improvisors to the lovely Chapel Performance Space in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood.

John Butcher (UK) soprano and tenor saxophone
Torsten Mueller (Germany/Canada) bass
Dylan van der Schyff (Canada) drums

$5-$15 sliding scale, tickets available at the door
The Chapel Performance Space in the Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Avenue N, 4th Floor
Seattle