On the Scene: Live Jazz Previews for December

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December is generally the least active month for jazz music in Seattle, or anywhere for that matter. Even New Year’s Eve has been compromised this year, with Tula’s gone, and Poncho Sanchez’ annual Jazz Alley bash being replaced by…….and it’s difficult for me to type this……Kenny G. Nonetheless, SRJO steps up to the plate with its annual interpretation of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music, and Seattle top-liners Jovino Santos Neto, Greta Matassa, Gail Pettis and Susan Pascal come out to play. December is as well, a great time to attend and support local jam sessions at The Royal Room, Owl and Thistle and The Angry Beaver. Here are some suggestions for you- see you out there!

Photo Credit: Lisa Hagen Glynn

Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble/ Monday Night Jam

Mon Dec 5,12,19 / Royal Room

RCME 7:30 PM/ Jam Session 9 PM

The RCME is a mad, swinging large ensemble led by the ever adventurous Wayne Horvitz. Often including such notables as Geoff Harper, David Marriott, Ray Larson, Kate Olson, James Falzone, Haley Freedlund, Evan Woodle and Neil Welch, the band performs an eclectic mix of Horvitz compositions and Thelonious Monk classics.

Following at 9 PM, trumpeter Thomas Marriott hosts a jam session that features veteran and young musicians alike, creating great moments and presenting an aperture into the natural jazz mentorship cycle. In the end, this Monday night gathering in Columbia City is a classic jazz hang with a great sense of community. https://theroyalroomseattle.com/event/royal-room-collective-music-ensemble-2/?instance_id=3716


Susan Pascal Quartet

Fri Dec 16, 8 PM/ North City Bistro

Vibraphonist Susan Pascal has been a bit of a mystery since the closing of Tula’s Jazz Club, where her monthly engagements were highly anticipated and received. The pandemic and the trouble with the West Seattle bridge did not help! She makes her return to NCB with the great Bill Anschell on piano, bassist Chris Symer and drummer Jeff Busch. Anschell and Pascal have a long history together, and the magic will be evident from the start of this performance. The piano/vibes aesthetic is not an easy one in which to operate, but this pairing makes it seem seamless. Great menu and wine selection adds to the vibe. https://northcitybistro.com/event/susan-pascal-quartet/

Photo Credit: Daniel Sheehan

Gail Pettis & Jovino Santos Neto

Fri Dec 23, 8 PM/ North City Bistro

At first glance, this pairing appears to be an unlikely scenario- Jovino, the brilliant pianist and caretaker of the legacy of Brazilian icon Hermeto Pascoal, and Pettis, whose interpretation of jazz music is steeped in the blues from her upbringing in Gary, Indiana. But once one looks past the surface, the commonalities, or more precisely, the counterbalances reveal themselves. Pettis performs with a great sense of melody, enabling the lyrics of a tune to come to life. Her very natural approach is a deep, bluesy, late night vibe. Jovino joins her in his absolute dedication to lyricism in his playing, his amazing musical journey from Brazil to Seattle evident in every note. Both musicians know how to hang, to speak and listen, to enjoy someone’s plain company. The ability to make worlds of music, one world, is in the cards for this evening. https://northcitybistro.com/event/gail-pettis-jovino-santos-neto/

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SRJO: Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music

Fri Dec 30, 7:30 PM/ Town Hall Great Hall

SRJO returns with their annual performance of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music, a piece the master wrote in 1965 that he considered his most important work. Not written to be a mass, or religious service, the music celebrates the sacred aspects of all cultures. The music is swingin’, and steeped in the traditions of Black American Music. While the vocal soloists and choral members have fluctuated over the years, the tap portion of the performance continues to be in the good feet of Seattle’s Alex Dugdale. This is an annual event worth attending on an annual basis, a spiritual re-awakening of sorts. When it comes right down to it, the concert may be the most valuable contribution the SRJO has made to jazz music in Seattle. https://www.earshot.org/event/concert-of-duke-ellingtons-sacred-music/

….and lastly…..get your jam on y’all. Your local jam sessions need your support

I have met many a jazz fan in Seattle who by personal rule, will only attend one jam session a week. Let me say that I do understand the sentiment, but also must point out that jam sessions are a great opportunity to relieve your social isolation and enjoy the fellowship of your community. 

The 9 PM, all-ages Thomas Marriott led Monday night session at The Royal Room in Columbia City follows the weekly performance of the Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble, led by Wayne Horvitz. There is a sign up sheet, with all who sign up guaranteed an opportunity to play. The 26 year run of the Tuesday Night jam at the Owl ‘n Thistle is based on an opening set, followed by a session that is open ended. It is well grounded in the leadership of pianist Eric Verlinde and an inherent anarchic attitude. Anything goes, and anything can happen, including visitations from touring dignitaries. The start time is inching towards its traditional, after-gig time slot, approaching 10 PM. 

And why not a session in a hockey bar in what is now, an NHL city? North enders Max Holmberg and Greg Feingold have been executing this absurdly wonderful notion for a number of years now on Sunday nights at the Angry Beaver in Greenwood. The vibe is unique in so many ways. While this writer is more likely to attend the Royal Room and Owl sessions, being a southender and all, the Beaver session along with Phil Spark’s 5 PM tilt on Fridays at Latona Pub in Green Lake hold special sentiment for me. They are emblematic of what music can be in a social setting, as a unifier in a time of social disintegration. 

A Night On the Town with The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

DLO 3 on stage with friends at Jazz Alley. Photo Credit: Lisa Hagen Glynn

The stage at the esteemed Seattle jazz club, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, holds special meaning for local musicians who are brought up through the traditions of the city’s historically vibrant jazz scene. The majority of the performers who grace the Belltown nightspot’s hallowed podium are national and international touring artists, who over the years have included Dexter Gordon, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Chick Corea, Branford Marsalis, Betty Carter and Cecile McLorin Salvant to mention but a few. On occasion, the club has set aside nights for its resident jazz elite, including the great Ernestine Anderson.

Delvon Lamarr at Jazz Alley. Photo Credit: Lisa Hagen Glynn

Before the worldwide pandemic brought the live performance world to a screeching halt, Jazz Alley began featuring resident artists on Monday nights (the reference to ‘resident’ artists as opposed to ‘local’ was inspired by Seattle jazz great Julian Priester, who explained that the term local could be interpreted as pedestrian). With live music at the club re-igniting in the summer of 2021, the club decided to take a chance on Seattle’s best, booking Thomas Marriott, Greta Matassa, Marc Seales and Ari Joshua with positive results both in terms of performance and attendance. It was quite striking to see a full club in on every note for Seattle veteran pianist Seales for example, with a band that featured Seattleites Marriott and Jeff Johnson. 

The Seattle based Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio took to the Jazz Alley stage to begin a two night, sold out engagement on August 24th, a Tuesday evening with a full house on hand. Many in the audience were about to experience live music for the first time since the pandemic induced shutdown. There was a sense of rejuvenation, of celebration in the room, as Lamarr escorted his mother, brother and sister in law to their table suspended over the stage in the front of the balcony. The soulful R&B and blues guitarist Jimmy James was his usual sharp witted and comical self. “Do you know how to tell if someone is not from Seattle,” he quipped. “When they ask how to get on THE five!” James is all south end Seattle, just as Lamarr’s roots run deep in the Emerald City. New drummer Dan Weiss, who hails from Reno, was getting a full dose of the immensity of the moment, of his Seattle bandmates about to take stage on the city’s most prestigious jazz precipice. The trio had enjoyed a degree of commercial success prior to the shutdown, and had drawn well in their previous visit to the club. 

DLO3 at jazz Alley. Photo Credit: Lisa Hagen Glynn

Seattle’s reputation of being a remote and unique cultural outpost is perhaps a bit outdated in its modern incarnation, but nonetheless steeped in historical accuracy. When Jazz Alley opened, it would often feature a national touring artist accompanied by Seattle musicians. In the seventies and eighties, it was common to see such Seattle stalwarts as Chuck Deardorf and Dean Hodges manning the rhythm section for notables like Kenny Burrell or Mose Allison. The resident artists could be found full time at clubs like The New Orleans, or Tula’s beginning in the nineties. But headliners at the old Jazz Alley on University Way, or the current Belltown location, were clearly the exception, not the rule.

Lamarr is what some might refer to as a “natural” musician, one that has an innate understanding of music as a base point for his personal musical progression. In middle school, he came to play in the band by chance, by clearly showing his teacher and mentor Sam Chambliss his ability. 

“One day I saw a horn on the floor, and didn’t even know what it was. I told Mr. Chambliss, ‘I can play that.’ He said, ‘Good, I’ll put you in band.’ It was a baritone horn. I picked it up and played it naturally right away. I couldn’t read music, so I would just copy the person next to me. Whatever they played, I played,” he recalls. 

Lamarr settled on B-3 after playing drums in the band of Seattle B-3 master, Joe Doria. A year of simply observing his bandleader from behind the kit, allowed him to casually sit down and play the complex instrument.

“I had been watching Joe play it for a year, and literally sat down and played it like I had been playing it my whole life,” says Lamarr.

Lamarr was, and is, a jazz first musician no matter what musical tradition he employs. There is an intuitive eclecticism about his art that transcends form. The influences of his first love, R&B and soul, speaks through his music as well. Taking those elements of his musical personality, and creating a concept that not only would be sufficiently expressive for a genius musician like Lamarr, and as well supply ample opportunity to make a living, eventually became the domain of Amy Novo, Lamarr’s wife, life partner and manager. 

“She literally owns DLO3,” exclaimed Lamarr from the Jazz Alley stage that night. “She came up with the idea, and made it happen in every way. I just have to play music.”

Novo worked tirelessly, while her husband created music that would land them with the esteemed Kurland Agency. They found an audience that, like the music, transcended genre. The potent recipe of jazz, rhythm and blues and rock pulled in a sizable crowd that enabled the band to play venues like the Blue Note in New York, worldwide festivals and of course, Seattle’s Jazz Alley. Guitarist James provided the punch that incorporated that which encompasses all of Lamarr’s stylistic indulgences- the blues. The band’s sound has been represented well on the studio albums Close But No Cigar (Colemine, 2018) and I Told You So (Colemine,2021) for Colemine Records, and the live offering Live at KEXP (Colemine, 2018). 

Guitarist Jimmy James and drummer Dan Weiss at Jazz Alley with DLO3. Photo Credit: Lisa Hagen Glynn

That “sound” has a historical lineage, perhaps unknown to Lamarr at the beginning stages of the band’s development. In the fifties and sixties, Seattle Hammond B-3 artist Dave Lewis had a multitude of hit records with what was being referred to at the time as the “Seattle Sound.” It was instrumental, organ based music, that had markings of  jazz, rhythm and blues and the hybrid form taking hold of the airwaves in those days– rock and roll. Lewis’ band would eventually have a huge impact sociologically by playing north end gigs that were the exclusive domain of white bands. This would put an end to musical segregation in the city, which included separate unions for white and black musicians. The unity exhibited by late night jam sessions on Jackson St., now had legal and ethical legitimacy by practice among venue owners. The “sound” would have an impact on Seattle jazz, as well as artists in all blues based styles, including Jimi Hendrix. DLO3 has received a large degree of popularity and commercial success with their own unique organ based sound, that much like Lewis’ combo, is an open door for guest artists to enter and leave their mark. It is a style that is constantly in motion and inviting new musical notions. Whether performing for a sit down audience at Jazz Alley, or accommodating a dance crowd, the band has the unique ability to satisfy multiple audiences, a luxury seldom afforded by jazz artists. 

Lamarr’s solo work, and his minimalist comping style, are unmistakingly tied to his roots as a jazz musician. His dual persona in a way, is like an artistic aperture allowing the entire blues tradition into the mix. So much is the same, so much is different. “When I play DLO3 music versus swinging jazz, the approach is completely different. I intertwine the soul with jazz and make sense of it,” he explains. It is not, however, groove dance music, no matter how thick and comfortable drummer Weiss makes that pocket seem. Lamarr’s thought processes arrive musically from the jazz lexicon, smothered in blues based soul and funk. “It’s undeniable that music is better when it speaks to somebody’s soul instead of just hearing a beat,” he points out. 

The trio’s open door welcomed in India Arie bassist Khari Simmons, and Polyrhythmic’s guitarist Ben Bloom on this Tuesday evening engagement in Seattle. Relieved of bass line duties, Lamarr is able to ascend as a soloist to new heights, and for two tunes, as a vocalist. Until this opening night in Seattle, Lamarr had never dared to sing in public. He soulfully rendered two new compositions to accommodate this new, very personal revelation. “No Walk in the Park,” and “Can’t Win For Losing,” unmasked the organist’s inner creative sanctum, leaving himself completely vulnerable to an audience that included family, long time friends and some of the city’s top music scribes. That comfortable vibe, that which one feels when surrounded by loved ones, by being home, gathered all the loose ends of the evening into one, enlightened space. The jovial nonchalance of Lamarr’s outward personality, and his deep, soul searching inner musical self came to a singular state of being. This wasn’t another ordinary stop on a long tour–it was Seattle, it was Jazz Alley, this was about neighborhood and being home.

Delvon Lamarr at the Owl jam session. 8/24/21

The afternoon preceding DLO3’s opener at Jazz Alley, Lamar and Novo set up a B-3 at the Owl ‘n Thistle, an Irish dive bar in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, with intentions of returning after the Jazz Alley hit to attend a weekly jam session that has taken place at the Owl for more than two decades. The jam is the social focal point of the Seattle jazz scene, and where Lamarr would come to match his chops with the best players in town. In those days, the young Lamarr would play trumpet and drums at the session. Two weeks prior, he had dropped in at the Owl after a gig at Woodland Park, with Novo and Simmons in tow. He played drums a bit, but mostly just enjoyed the hang tremendously. He realized how shut in socially he could be, between touring and ultimately, due to Covid-19. Knowing that he would be playing the house B-3 at Jazz Alley, he set up his own equipment at the Owl, and arrived around 10 PM, just as the house band led by pianist Eric Verlinde was finishing up its set. The trio played a few tunes for the jam packed (pun intended) audience in the small, brick lined room. Soon, Lamarr was at the organ with a rapidly changing cast of musicians at the open session, clearly enjoying himself. While Lamarr is an affable sort, his normal positive self seemed to play into a state of heightened joy and repose. Novo as well sported a look of knowing she was in the right place at the right time. Normally a whirlwind during a gig, dealing with the business portion of the band, she as well could just revel in the sense of normalcy, of fellowship and community, that was so clearly at hand. 

DLO 3 plays the Owl jam session, after their opening night set at Jazz Alley 8/24/21 Photo Credit: Lisa Hagen Glynn

Of course, the evening would end with Lamarr and Novo once again loading one hulk of a musical instrument into their van. There was another night at Jazz Alley to traverse, and whatever else comes literally down the road as things slowly return to normal. There is the uncertainty of the Delta variant, of course, yet over two nights at their city’s most esteemed club, every seat is full, every audience member engaged and content. There is hope in the air, that we will rise above a two year pandemic hiatus, and find our stride musically, and inevitably, socially.

Drummer Dan Weiss in the pocket at Jazz Alley with DLO3 Photo Credit: Lisa Hagen Glynn

A single evening saw the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio in front of a full house, and then immersed in the hang, that which in the end really matters. A return to normalcy means so much more than audience being reunited with artist. Rising above the fray of a worldwide pandemic, that place where none of us had ever resided, is more about being reunited with each other. Of feeling that embrace. On one Tuesday evening in Seattle, the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio and family felt the embrace that only home can bring. —Paul Rauch

The Jazz Hang: Ship Canal Grill

By Katy Bourne


The Ship Canal Grill is Eastlake’s newest live music venue and jazz-friendly hang spot. I was making the rounds the other evening and decided to pop in and check out the scene.

The Ship Canal Grill is situated on Eastlake Ave., just southwest of the University Bridge and a beat away from the large intersection at Eastlake and Harvard Ave, where I-5 towers overhead. The spacious room is sleek and modern, with a slight industrial feel. Big windows look out on the busy street. There is an ample stage with tasteful lighting. Serving as a backdrop is a large quirky mural that includes figures from Seattle history sitting together on a girder that floats above Lake Union. There was a pile of instrument cases next to the stage.

I dropped in for the Wednesday night jam session, which is hosted by Jay Thomas and the Cantaloupes. The band featured Jay Thomas on sax and trumpet, Chuck Kistler on bass, Adam Kessler on drums and Gus Carns subbing for John Hansen on keys. The jam, which is all ages, included both student musicians and professionals from the Seattle jazz community. Thomas has a nice touch as host and the vibe is upbeat and friendly. Although the room is mostly hard surfaces with very little to absorb the sound, the acoustics were surprisingly good. The crowd was mixed: couples on dates, families and a host of folks hanging out at the bar. Most people seemed to be there for the jam. I might add that I counted at least three television sets positioned throughout the room. All of them were on but, mercifully, the sound was muted.

Mark Taylor at Ship Canal Grill The Ship Canal Grill has a full bar and a Mediterranean-leaning menu that includes an appealing assortment of appetizers, sandwiches and entrees. There are a variety of options for vegetarians. The bar offers a nice selection of wines, beer (bottled and draft) cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks. They serve $4 mojitos and margaritas all day. I would describe the service as aloof. My waiter brought me my drink but never came back to my table after that. In fact, I had to hunt him down to get my check. That was the only negative in an otherwise pleasant experience.

The Ship Canal Grill has live music several nights a week. Weekday Happy Hours are from 4-6pm and after 9pm. There is free parking in the adjacent garage. I was also able to easily find street parking close to the restaurant. For more information about the Ship Canal Grill, check out www.shipcanalgrill.com.

Tuesday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Music Works Big Band

JAZZ ALLEY: Ed Reed and the Peck Allmond Quartet

NEW ORLEANS: Holotradband

7pm – Boston to Austin, with Liz Stahler and Brianna Lane
9pm – Victor Noriega Trio Plus 2, with Victor Noriega (piano), Jay Thomas (horns), Mark Taylor (alto sax), Willie Blair (bass) and Kassa Overall (drums)

DEXTER AND HAYES: Tim Kennedy Trio


MIX: Don Mock, Steve Kim & Charlie Nordstrom

OWL ‘N THISTLE: Jam Session

Thursday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Greta Matassa Vocal Workshop

7pm – Sunship, with Brian Heaney (guitar), Michael Monhart (saxophone), David Revelli (drums), Andrew Luthringer (bass) and Stuart Dempster (trombone)
9pm – Tom Baker Quartet, with Tom Baker (guitar and fretless guitar), Greg Cambell (drums), Jesse Canterbury (clarinet) and Brian Cobb (bass)

JAZZ ALLEY: Holly Cole


NEW ORLEANS: The Ham Carson Quintet

ASTEROID CAFE: Tim Kennedy & Friends

THAIKU: Jon Alberts / Jeff Johnson / Tad Britton

LO-FI: The Teaching


MAY: Hans Teuber Trio

Wednesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Umalali: The Garifuna Women’s Project

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Monarch Duo / Ramana Viera

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: The Teaching w/ Jeremy Jones, Josh Rawlings, Evan Flory-Barnes

NEW ORLEANS: The Legend Band w/ Clarence Acox

GALLERY 1412: More Zero w/ Chris Stover, Jeff Norwood, Ben Thomas,  Matt Jorgensen, Stuart McDonald

THAIKU: Ron Weinstein Trio

7pm – Beth Wulff (piano) and Jim Wulff (vocals/drums)
9pm – Vocal jazz jam session

WHISKEY BAR: Ronnie Pierce

Monday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Vocal Jam w/ Kelley Johnson

THE NEW ORLEANS: The New Orleans Quintet

LA SPIGA: Ray Baldwin’s Version Of Cool

The Jazz Hang: Martin’s Off Madison

THE JAZZ HANG by Katy Bourne

It had been awhile since I’d been up to Capitol Hill. However, for some time I’ve been hearing about a happening piano bistro that has live music 7 nights a week, so I decided to pay a visit. Off to the hill I went. Martin’s Off Madison is a bustling neighborhood joint that is located on 14th street just off, well, Madison Avenue. This straight-friendly bar and restaurant is lively and welcoming. It almost feels like the neighborhood living room. Patrons sit in comfortable, red easy chairs that are situated around little, round center tables with votive candles glowing away on top. More tables sit flush against the wall, and all provide a view of a playing area with a small grand piano. Burnt- orange colored drapes and tear-shaped lights hang around the piano and add an elegant touch. Behind the piano is a cheerful print of a chimpanzee swigging from a bottle of liqueur. The bar is separated from the dining and music area by a dividing wall. Busy waiters donned in black polo shirts and Utilikilts buzz around the room. When you walk in the door, you are greeted with smiles and nods from customers and staff alike.
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Saturday Jazz

It’s a great weekend for a jazz road trip!

JAZZ PT. TOWNSEND: Various artists, click here for a full schedule.

JAZZ IN THE VALLEY: Various artists, Ellensburg, WA. For more information visit the Jazz In The Valley website.


JAZZ ALLEY: Eartha Kitt

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Jim Cutler Quartet

4-6pm – Buckshot Jazz jam session, during the Ballard Seafood Fest, with special guest artists Karen Shivers and Karin Kajita. Other musicians welcome to join in!
7pm – Anomalous Quintet with Jason Newsom (guitar), Michael York (tenor sax), Daniel Covrett (baritone sax), Arcellus Sykes (bass), and Ronnie LaGrone (drums).
9pm – Isabella Du Graf  withAndrew Mulherkar (sax), Aaron Otheim (piano) and Tim Kerry (bass).

HENDRIX LOUNGE: Big Neighborhood

SERAFINA: Voodoo Trio, acoustic blues

GRAZIE: Michael Powers Group

BAKE’S PLACE: Jackie Ryan


Wednesday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Hal Sherman & the BCC Jazz Orchestra

THAIKU: Ron Weinstein Trio

JAZZ ALLEY: Bucky Pizzarelli Trio

NECTAR: Earshot Jazz Presents: Ben Allison and Man Size Safe
412 N 36th St, Seattle, WA, 8:30pm

NEW ORLEANS: Legend Band with Clarence Acox

6pm – Oghale and Marti MacEwan
8pm – Vocal jazz jam session with Carrie Wicks and the Bruce Barnard Trio

Civica Office Commons, 205 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, 5:00pm

WHISKEY BAR: Ronnie Pierce

GALLERY 1412: Jim DeJoie Group, More Zero featuring Chris Stover


Tuesday Jazz

Sherman and Clay, 1000 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue, Wa. 98004
7:30pm, (425) 454-0633

JAZZ ALLEY: Bucky Pizzarelli Trio

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Emerald City Jazz Orchestra

NEW ORLEANS: Holotradband

7pm – Nate Omdal Nonet, with Jacob Stickney (alto sax), Mike Dodge (tenor sax), Andrew Morrill (bari sax), Corey Dansereau (trumpet), Jason Parker (flugelhorn), Andy Clausen (trombone), Mike Owcharuk (piano), Jim Parsons (drums), and Nate Omdal (arranger/bass)
9pm – Free Jazz Jam Session hosted by the Trio Concept, with Chris Icasiano (drums), Luke Bergman (bass), and Neil Welch (saxophones)

DEXTER AND HAYES: Tim Kennedy Trio

OWL ‘N THISTLE: Jam Session

Monday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Jazz Jam with the Darin Clendenin Trio

THE NEW ORLEANS: The New Orleans Quintet

WASABI BISTRO: Brazilian Jazz

Anything else? Let us know by posting a comment!

Thursday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: John Densmore’s Tribal Jazz
Legendary Drummer of THE DOORS plays his Tribal Jazz


THE NEW ORLEANS: The Ham Carson Quintet

THAIKU: Jon Alberts, Jeff Johnson, Tad Britton

7pm – Garfield High’s Bulldog Brass Band, with Carl Majeau (clarinet/tenor sax), Riley Mulherkar (trumpet), Willem deKoch (trombone), Jonas Meyers (piano), Colleen Gilligan (bass) and James Squires (drums)
9pm – Mack Grout Band, with Tony Falteisek on Drums

HIGH DIVE: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
513 N 36th, Seattle, 9pm

VERTIGO LOUNGE: Katy Bourne w/ Bill Anschell & Doug Miller

MONA’S: Jason Parker & Ty Bailie
6421 Latona Ave NE, 526-1188

ASTEROID CAFE: Tim Kennedy Jam Session

Thursday Jazz


JAZZ ALLEY: Diane Schuur

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: The Jason Parker/Josh Rawlings Duo (5:30pm)

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: John Hansen/Bert Gulhaugen Vocal Showcase

NEW ORLEANS: The Ham Carson Quintet

7pm – Cocoa Martini, with Karen Shivers, Kimberly Reason and Mercedes Nicole ($15 cover)
9:30pm – Kevin McCarthy Quartet, with Al Lindbom (guitar), Paul Gillespie (sax/flute), Larry Bergman (drums) and Kevin McCarthy (bass)

989 112th SE, Bellevue

ASTEROID CAFE: Tim Kennedy Jam Session

THAIKU: Jon Alberts, Jeff Johnson, Tad Britton

WHISKEY BAR: Ronnie Pierce

Monday Jazz

SEATTLE DRUM SCHOOL: First Mondays with Jim Knapp Orchestra 12510 15th Ave NE, Seattle, 8pm

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Vocal Jazz Jam with the Kelley Johnson

NEW ORLEANS: The New Orleans Quintet

LA SPIGA: Ray Baldwin

Let us know if we missed something by posting a comment!

Sunday Jazz

April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Tonight’s a good night to start appreciatin’…

JAZZ ALLEY: David Sanborn

4:00 : Reggie Goings / Hadley Caliman
8:00pm: Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra

GRAZIE: Ruel Lubag Jam Session

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Salsariba, Sunday Night Salsa

LA SPIGA: Marco de Carvahlo

TUTTA BELLA STONE WAY: Casey McGill and the Blue 4 Trio

11am – 1:30pm: Jazz Brunch with the Conlin Roser Duo
6:30 – 9pm: The Piper Olson Duo

Thursday Jazz

Gettin’ revved up for the weekend!

THE TRIPLE DOOR: Elspeth Savani with Jovino Santos Neto and Friends

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Dave Anderson w/John Hansen, Chuck Kistler, Adam Kessler

JAZZ ALLEY: David Sanborn

THE NEW ORLEANS: The Ham Carson Quintet

THAIKU: Jon Alberts, Jeff Johnson, Tad Britton

7pm – Cyrille Gosselin – solo guitar and quartet w/ Bob Frazier (trumpet), Joe Casalini (bass) and Bob Merrihew (drums).
9pm – Black Math Quartet, nu-jazz jam band with Brian Heaney (guitar), Liam O’Connor (drums), Tony Sodano (bass) and Matt Reid (trumpet)

ASTEROID CAFE: Tim Kennedy Jam Session

LO-FI: The Hang

As always, let us know if there’s something else going on by posting a comment.

Tuesday Jazz

7pm – Jump Ensemble

JAZZ ALLEY: Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band


THE NEW ORLEANS: Holotradband

DEXTER & HAYES: Tim Kennedy Trio

OWN ‘N THISTLE: Tuesday Jam Session

Thursday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: New York Voices



THE NEW ORLEANS: The Ham Carson Quintet

7pm – “joie tet”, with James DeJoie (sax/flute/clarinet), Walter White (bass), Evan Buehler (vibraphone) and Eric Samse (drums)
9pm – Miss Rose and Her Rhythm Percolators

6421 Latona Ave NE, 9pm

ASTEROID CAFE: Tim Kennedy Jam Session

THAIKU: Jon Alberts, Jeff Johnson, Tad Britton

Tuesday Jazz

7pm – Bridget Kearney/Victor Noriega Trios with Jeremy Udden (alto sax), Victor Noriega (piano), Bridget Kearney (bass), and Sean Hutchinson

JAZZ ALLEY: Bettye LaVette, The Great Lady of Soul and W.C. Handy Award Winner

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Roadside Attraction

THE NEW ORLEANS: Holotradband

DEXTER & HAYES: Tim Kennedy Trio

OWN ‘N THISTLE: Tuesday Jam Session