I fell off the ends of the earth for awhile there. Sorry about that. Apologies if I missed posting any of your shows (I missed posting some of my own, in fact).
But what's worse is...I'm ba-a-ack!
OK, without shedding any additional tears, on to this week's gigs. We have shows this week by Jovino Santos Neto, Eduardo Mendonca and Show Brazil, The Pony Boy Records Jazz Picnic with a great lineup, and some shows with singer/songwriter Kellee Bradley.
My friend Ahmed Tarawally Jr from Sierra Leone West Africa, has taken over Mama Jo's Java, a coffee stand on Lake City Way. On Sunday Ahmed and a few friends will have an informal jam in the parking lot next to the coffee stand. If you're in Northeast Seattle and want to stop in and say hi, we'll be there 11am - 3pm chilling and jamming.
***please note this is only if the weather is good***
Ahmed and friends Mama Jo's Java
11310 Lake City Way NE (next to the carwash!)
Sunday Sept 11th, 11am - 3pm
Ask Ahmed about specials on coffee drinks during the jam.
Jovino Santos Neto:
Saturday, September 10 from 9 to 11:30 PM at St. Clouds, 1131 34th. Ave. in Madrona, ph: (206) 726-1522 . Jovino Santos Neto Trio with Burt Boice (bass) and Ben Thomas (drums). No cover, all ages.For more info: Jovino Santos Netojovino@jovisan.netWeb site: www.jovisan.net
Eduardo Mendonca and Show Brazil:
To e-mail Eduardo directly, please use: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, September 11th – 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Brazilian Independence Day Celebration
Eduardo Mendonça (Bossa-Nova and MPB)Where?: Samba Brazilian Steakhouse1122 Alberni ST – Vancouver, BC – Canada
Thursday, September 15th - 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.Brazilian Music featuring: Eduardo Mendonça (Guitar, Vocal, Percussion) Jovino Santos Neto (Piano, Flute), Jeff Busch (Drums), Denny Stern (Percussion), Jon Cuenca (Trombone), and Evan Flory Barnes (Bass)
Where?: Bejo Del Sol Restaurant - corner of 45th St. and Stone Way – (Wallingford) Seattle, WA There is a $7 cover charge
Greg Williamson, jazz drummer, is playing at the Pony Boy Records Jazz PicnicPonyBoy is a label that features Seattle's most well known local jazz artists. The picnic line-up reads like a who's-who of Seattle Jazz.
Pony Boy Records JAZZ PICNIC
11th of September, 2005, Sunday afternoon
12:00 noon - 5:00pmFREE!
Sand Point Magnuson ParkGarden Amphitheatre7400 Sandpoint Way NE, Seattle, Washington(north entrance to the park at 74th)
maps, directions, line-up, photos and more info:http://www.ponyboyrecords.com/files/festival/jazz_picnic.html
Kellee Bradley, singer-songwriter (OK this is a departure from the usual jazz/world listings, but I've seen this lady and she sings like a bird and puts on a good show. Plus she's a friend of Paula Maya...)
Sept. 11th, 11:30am Bite of Crossroads, Crossroads Mall, Bellevue, Crossroadsbellevue.com
Sept. 11th, 9pm, Paragon Grill, Queen Anne, with Sue Quigley and Alicia Dara
Sept. 13th, Bellevue Live at Lunch, 11:30-1 Skyline Tower 10900 NE 4th St, Bellevue
Sept. 16th, Tost in Fremont, CD Release Party 9:30...Kellee and Voodoo Lounge, starts at 10pm $6 Cover
In the words of the immortal entertainer Porky Pig:
Thpty-Thpty-Thpty-That's all, Folks!