Monday, July 25, 2005

African Knights, Blues Sisters Jam, Jovino, Show Brazil

Hello lovers of all kinds of good music!

African Knights

The African Knights will be at Hidmo this Sunday Night

This is one of my main groups, we play African style reggae originals and covers, Bob Marley songs, and mix it up with some soukous. We had a blast at Langston Hughes last weekend! This will be the farewell gig for Michel Tyabji, our drummer, before he moves to Los Angeles where fame and fortune surely await! Don't forget we knew you before you became famous, Michel!

Sunday, July 31st 8pm
HIDMO Eritrean Restaurant
Sunday African Music Series
2000 S. Jackson St(206) 329-1534

Red Hot Blues Sisters

The Red Hot Blues Sisters are hosting an invitational jam session at the Scarlet Tree on Thursday night. Music starts 9:30-ish. These jam sessions are f**kngruuuvin, people! Don't miss out this time! I'll be there and they might be kind enough to let me play a little bit again this time. They don't have anyone to hit any wrong notes except me - and somebody has do it :)

Red Hot Blues Sisters Invitational Jam
The Scarlet Tree
6521 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, 98115 - (206) 523-4939

Jovino Santos Neto

Jovino Santos Neto, the local one-man hurricane of Brazilian music, has a choice gig at Bake's place. Bake's place is one of the nicer clubs in the whole metro area, and Jovino's Quinteto is one of the choice Brazilian jazz groups in the northwest.

Saturday, July 30 at 8 PM at Bake's Place (4135 Providence Point Dr. SE, Issaquah, WA 98029 phone: 425-391-3335). JSN Quarteto with Ben Thomas (vibraphone), Tim Carey (bass) and Mark Ivester (drums). A great venue for intimate, live music with great food and ambiance. Reservations recommended. More details at

Jovino Santos Neto
Web site:

Eduardo Mendonca and Show Brazil!

Eduardo Mendonca and Show Brazil! are all over the place, after a very successful outdoor show in Mercer Island (my neighborhood!) last week.

Wednesday, July 27th - 12 noon - 1 pm
Eduardo Mendonça – Vocal/Guitar (Bossa-Nova and MPB)
Music on the Mall - Glenn Terrell Mall (Sponsored by Washington State University)
Pullman, WA

Thursday, July 28th – 8:30 pm.
Eduardo Mendonça – Vocal & Guitar (Bossa-Nova and MPB)
Where?: LUNA JAZZ.
30 E. Broadway – Eugene, Oregon

Friday, July 29th - 7 to 9 p.m.
Eduardo Mendonça – Vocal & Guitar (Bossa-Nova and MPB)
Brazil Butikim Restaurant
12306 SE Powell Blvd. (Across 122nd Av)
Portland, OR 97236-3432

Saturday, July 30th
5:50 - 6:30 p.m.
Tacoma Ethnic Fest
(Downtown Tacoma) - Tacoma, WA

More information?
To e-mail Eduardo direct, please:

Friday, July 15, 2005

The African Knights Live!

Hello Music Lovers!

Now's your chance to see The African Knights. We have a couple of shows this month. The first one is part of Community Event called The Celebration of Life at the langston Highes Cultural center in the Central District.

The second one is as a part of the Sunday Night African Music Series at Hidmo Restaurant on Jackson St. Hidmo is the place that has the most African music in town nowadays. So come and chill with the African musicians and enjoy the East African chow and beers.

We'll be featuring singer Shervonne, and guitarist Guilliame Mpacko of Cameroon, as well as the African Knights core members Ahmed on singing, bass, and compositions, Yours truly on keyboards, Michel Tyabji from Tanzania, and Susan Nelson on bass. We'll be mixing up the African Reggae with a few traditional soukous numbers.

Your choice of how you would like your African Knights served up: with a Community Fair or in THE place for the African Music scene in Seattle.

Here's the info.

African Knights

Sunday, July 17th, 7pm
Langston Hughes Cultural Center
104 17th Ave S (at Yesler Way)
Celebration of Life Event

Sunday, July 31st 8pm
HIDMO Eritrean Restaurant
Sunday African Music Series
2000 S. Jackson St(206) 329-1534

Hakuna Matata!


Saturday, July 09, 2005

Blues Sisters, Paula Maya, and Jovino

Hi Everyone,

I will be sitting in at the Red Hot Blues Sisters Invitational Jam sessions on the 14th and 28th of July (both are Thursday nights). Please come, these jam sessions are a blast because the Sisters know so many great musicians. The first one this spring was an absolute gas. So if you want great people, good jams, great vibes...

Here's the scoop on it, plus a great outdoor gig by Jovino's group in Seward Park and some more good soundz from Paula and Co.:

Red Hot Blues Sisters

Saturday July 9th-9pm Rockfish Grill - Anacortes
Sunday July 10th-4pm Seattle Peace Concert - Volunteer Park
Thursdays, July 14th & 28th - 9pm Scarlet Tree (Roosevelt) Invitational Jam

To all our musician friends...just let us know you want to sit in at the jam and we will put you on the guest list!!

More about the band and gigs at

BigSisMedia Artists
P. O. Box 75132
Seattle, Washington 98175

Paula Maya

WHERE: The Central Tav. in Pioneer Square
WHO: PAULA MAYA, featuring Paula Maya, Pat Hewitt, Dave Pascal and Mike
9:30pm - 1:30am

Contact: Niemeyer Productions
Burle Niemeyer

Jovino Santos Neto

Sunday, July 10 from 3:30 to 5 PM at Seward Park Amphiteater, in Seward Park, Seattle - Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto with Hans Teuber (flute, saxes) Chuck Deardorf (bass), Mark Ivester (drums) and Jeff Busch (percussion). Free Concert in the Park Series. For details, please go to

Monday, July 11 at noon and at 7:30 PM in Blaine, WA . JSN Trio with Chuck Deardorf (bass) and Mark Ivester (drums) as part of the Blaine Jazz Festival. For information, please go to


Sunday, July 03, 2005

Jovino, Eduardo, Thomas Marriott, and Greg Williamson

Hi Music Lovers!

Thomas Marriott, the Seattle trumpeter whose making a name for himself nationally and, incidentally will also be on my new CD when it comes out has a gig with his brother and their Quintet:

The Marriott Brothers Quintet

will be performing on Sunday, July 10th at the New Orleans Creole Restaurant in historic Pioneer Square from 7:30-10:30pm.
This performance will reunite Thomas & David for the first time in Seattle in over a year.
Joining the brothers will be Matt Jorgensen on drums, Geoff Harper on bass and Ryan Burns on piano.
Don't miss this special evening of music in the casual atmosphere of the New Orleans Restaurant, featuring a full bar and dinner menu.
For more information visit

Thomas is a Garfield High School Jazz Band Alumnus, who moved to New York City, where he cut his teeth performing with many well known jazz artists including THREE world tours with Maynard Ferguson's Big Band.
Let me tell you, he's got a Phat Trumpet Sound. Highly recommended.

And, the tireless Jovino is working together with the equally tireless Eduardo Mendonca to bring you some great Brazilian gigs:

Tuesday, July 5 and July 19 - Jovino Santos Neto (piano, flute, accordion) with Eduardo Mendonça (voice, guitar, percussion), Burt Boice (bass) and Chris Stromquist (drums, July 5) and Jeff Busch (drums, July 19) at the Wonder Bar in Wallingford, 1723 N. 45th St., Seattle, WA 98105. We play from 8 to 11 PM.

And Jovino has a couple of other good things happening this month too:

Sunday, July 10 from 3:30 to 5 PM - The Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto will perform as part of the 2005 Cultural Celebration Series at the Seward Park Amphitheatre in South Seattle. Free, all ages. For more info, go to
Monday, July 11 at noon and also at 7:30 PM - Jovino Santos Neto Trio at the Blaine Jazz Festival, Blaine, WA. Please visit for more details.
Saturday, July 16 at 7 PM at the Bloedel Reserve in Bainbridge Island - The Waters Speak with Jovino Santos Neto (piano), Gary Stroutsos (flutes) and Mandan storyteller and singer Keith Bear. For more information, please visit:

Eduardo is not be beaten - here's his next gigs too:

Saturday, July 9th - 8:30 - 10:30 am
Eduardo Mendonça (Bossa-Nova and MPB)
Where?: Maple Leaf Lutheran Church
10005 32nd Ave NE - Seattle, WA 98125

Saturday, July 9th - 7-8:30 p.m.
Show Brazil! (Brazilian Music and Dance)
Where?: 2nd Annual Education Conference
ISLANWOOD - 4450 Blakely Avenue NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-2257

Finally, Veteran Jazz Drummer Greg Williamson will add high-quality jazz to your July 4th:

WA-MU FAMILY FOURTH AT LAKE UNION (*#% fireworks *%#?!)
Monday, July 4th, 7pm
VIP Area @ Gasworks Park, Seattle
w/John Hansen, piano - Larry Holloway, bass - Greg Williamson, drums
+ guests!