New Seattle label Table and Chairs launch concert Saturday

Chemical Clock – Undercurrent (Dec 2010) from Table & Chairs on Vimeo.

from The Seattle Times:

A new Seattle label, Table and Chairs, launches Saturday with a concert at the Q Café, in Interbay. The label features experimental jazz, but not exclusively. It is associated with students of University of Washington music professor Cuong Vu. The same circle of musicians are involved with the Improvised Music Project (IMP), which presents monthly concerts and a festival, and Café Racer, which features Sunday night shows in the University District. “I think of IMP as the little brother to Racer, which then feeds into TnC,” said Vu, in an e-mail. “It’s one fluid path that starts at the UW, then to Racer where then more of the non-UW public is now joining.” The launch concert features Friendly Creature, guitarist Kristian Garrard, Small Face, Chemical Clock and saxophonist Neil Welch.

The show is at 8 p.m. Saturday, Q Café, 3223 15th Ave. W., Seattle; $10 (206-352-2525 or

Esperanza Spalding wins Best New Artist Grammy

Congrats to Esperanza Spalding and her win for Best New Artist last night at The Grammys. Anytime Joe Lovano and other jazz artists are thanked on national television it is a good thing. Spalding’s star will certainly continue to rise … next stop, the Portland Jazz Festival which starts this weekend.

Here is a video of her backstage at The Grammys after her win:

Chad McCullough video from Belgium

Chad McCullough and John Bishop are in Europe in support of their new release, Imaginary Sketches, with Belgium pianist Bram Weijters and bassist Piet Verbist. A video has been posted from their performance at The Appeltuin Jazz Festival in Leuven, Belgium.

On this show Lionel Beuvens was filling in for John Bishop on drums, who missed the show due to illness.

Video: the making of Tattooed by Passion

Musicians Matt Jorgensen and Thomas Marriott and Denver art critic Michael Paglia talk about the making of Tattooed by Passion: music inspired by the paintings of Dale Chisman.

Matt Jorgensen’s group will perform at The Triple Door next Tuesday, October 26 at 7:30pm as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival.

The group features Thomas Marriott (trumpet), Mark Taylor (saxophone), Corey Christiansen (guitar), Dave Captein (bass) and a string quartet. The paintings which inspired the music will be projected on stage during the performance.

Call the Triple Door at 206-838-4333 for reservations.

Matt Jorgensen – Primal Script

Matt Jorgensen’s New Quintet performing at Conor Byrne Pub during the Ballard Jazz Walk featuring John McLean – guitar, Thomas Marriott – trumpet, Mark Taylor – saxophone, Devin Lowe – bass and Matt Jorgensen – drums. The song, Primal Script, is from Jorgensen’s new CD, Tattooed by Passion: Music Inspired By The Paintings of Dale Chisman, which will be released in April 2010