Bad Luck & Lorraine Lau perform “R.B.G.”

“RBG” performed by
Neil Welch, tenor saxophone / live electronics
Chris Icasiano, drums
Lorraine Lau, dance
Performed live for the Earshot Jazz Series “Jazz, the Second Century.” Recorded July 23rd, 2015 at the Chapel Performance Space in Seattle, WA.
Video Footage by Jake Knapp, Wil Morrill and Peter Daniel
Final editing for release by Jake Knapp
Audio by Hamilton Boyce
RBG composed by Neil Welch and developed with Chris Icasiano and Lorraine Lau

George Colligan performing at Tula’s Friday Night

Pianist George Colligan will be performing Friday night (May 1) at Tula’s Jazz Club in a bit of a different role … as the drummer in his new project Theoretical Planets. The show is a CD Release for their new recording, Risky Business (Origin Records).

Check out the video here from the recording session.

Friday, May 1st, 7:30pm
2214 Second Ave, Seattle

Reservations: 206-443-4221

George Colligan – drums
Nicole Glover – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Joe Manis – tenor saxophone, alto saxophone
Jon Lakey – bass

Keep on Keepin’ On

There are a bunch of new music-related movies coming out soon. Here is a trailer for Keep On Keepin’ On featuring the legendary Clark Terry.

Snow has arrived!

Well … it looks like the snow finally arrived so everyone will probably spend the day indoors … so we will be posting some videos throughout the day.

Hardcoretet – “Steady” from Jazz Now! Seattle presents Live From London Bridge Studio

Ryan Burns plays Off Minor

Monk Heads on Wurly (The Series) featuring Ryan Burns playing 206a Wurlitzer Electric Piano. Compostion by Thelonious Monk. Filmed at Burien School of Music. All Monk Head videos are archived at

Video from Byron Vannoy’s Thread

“Everybody’s Hero” by Byron Vannoy’s Thread. Recorded live at the Seamonster May 19th 2011.

Byron Vannoy – drums
Jacques Willis – keytar/composition
Thione Diop – djembe/talking drum
Dean Schmidt – electric bass

Jazz Drummer Joe Morello, Of ‘Take Five’ Fame, Dies At 82

via NPR:

Drummer Joe Morello, the longtime drummer with the Dave Brubeck Quartet, has died.

Raised in Springfield, Mass. with impaired vision from birth, Morello eventually found his way to New York City, where he played with many leading jazz musicians. In the 1950s, he was a regular member of pianist and NPR host Marian McPartland’s band. In 1990, that band, known as the Hickory House Trio after the venue of their employment, reconvened to tape a special reunion episode of Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz.

However, Morello is best known for his tenure with Brubeck, who employed him for over 12 years during the height of Brubeck’s fame. Famously, the smash hit “Take Five” was arranged as a solo feature for Morello.