Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Yogi and Friends Quartet plus much more

This is a big newsletter, folks. Also I will be sending you my Folklife picks tomorrow.

I am playing Saturday afternoon and Monday with African Balafon Maestro Naby Camara, and I'm fronting a quartet of my own music plus a few choice covers on
Saturday Night. Hotlink to my gigs

Here's the hotlinks to go directly to the other performers featured in this week's newsletter.

Samia Panni - Brazilian/Multi-Language vocals and percussion

Eduardo Mendonca/Show Brazil

Hidmo African Music series

Marc Smason - Trombonist/improviser and his groups

Thomas Marriott - Rising Jazz Trumpet Star and group

Jovino Santos Neto - Brazilian/Jazz pianist extraordinaire and groups

Beth and Jim Wulff - Versatile R&B/Jazz husband and wife team


Yogi and Friends Quartet

OK, I have lots of friends, so they can't all be fit into a coffee house gig, so I stripped it down to the jazz/brazilian/fusion quartet. Plenty of
original material, though. Everyone in this group is a kick-ass improviser, so the evening will feature lots of stunning improvs on my songs, and a few
carefully chosen covers.

Yogi - keys, compositions
Mike Deasy, Jr - saxes, horn arragements
Burt Boice - upright bass
Ed Mays - drums

Coffee To a Tea
Saturday May 27, 8pm
4541 California Ave SW
Seattle WA 98116 (206) 937-1495
Just a few storefronts north of West Seattle's famous Easy Street Records at the Alaska St/California Ave Junction.
All ages, kid friendly - NO COVER (donations accepted for the band)

Yogi with Naby Camara and Lagni Sussu

Northwest Folklife Festival, Seattle Center
Center House Stage Sat 27th at 2pm
Fountain Lawn Stage Mon 29th 3:40pm

Naby Camara is from Guinea, West Africa and holds two (that's right TWO) Canadian Juno Awards in the field of world music. We will be playing the authentic
music of his village in Guinea. I will have the only non-african instrument (piano), but I will be playing it in the African balafon-style (NOT like a
western piano). There's no other groups in Seattle doing this. If you haven't seen this, and you aren't from West Africa, then you haven't seen a similar
group. Because there aren't any. At least not in the USA. Get a hit of the real thing. You have two chances to see us for FREE at Folklife.


It's always inspiring to hear Jovino. When he's not in NYC, or Brazil... or Europe... or??

Thursday June 1

Seattle's City Hall 12.00 pm 600 Fourth Avenue (between Cherry and James St.).
JSN Quartet with Mark Ivester, Chuck Deardorf and Hans Teuber
For more information contact the Mayor's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs at (206) 684-7171

Friday June 2

Crossroads, 6.00 pm NE 8th & 156th Ave. NE in Bellevue | 425-644-1111
JSN Quartet with Mark Ivester, Burt Boice and Ben Thomas


At Northwest Folklife Festival, Rainier Room, Seattle Center, Samia will be the MC & one of the performers at the following series:

Brazil Up-Close 6-9pm
Rainier Room - Friday, May 26, 2006
6:00 -6:35 PM
Grupo Amoroso
Contemporary & Classic Brazilian Bossa Nova
6:50 -7:25 PM
Capoeira Grupo Quilombo Queimado
The Grace & Power Of Brazil
7:35 -8:10 PM
Samba Na Veia
Brazilian Dance

8:20 -9:00 PM
Fofinho and Samia
Brazilian Afro-Sambas

Abráce now sings in 12 languages that include: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Swahili, Xhosa, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese,
Lucumí (archaic Yoruba), Ladino, and nonsense syllables, from the 15th Century to the present + original compositions; acapella or acompanied by percussion

instruments, playing a whole variety of rhythms.

Abráce features:

Samia Panni (vocals & percussion)
Joyce Yarrow (vocals and pitch pipe)
Rosemary Bell (vocals & percussion)
Denny Stern (percussion)
Where: Caffé Bella

A warm & inviting place to sip a cup coffee, tea, wine or beer.
2621 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA
(a block south of Denny in downtown Seattle)
When: Thursday, June 8th, 2006
8:30pm - 10:30pm


Folklife Festival
Sunday May 28 12:20 – 12:50 pm
Marc Smason & the Katatonics
*Snoqualmie Room – Seattle Center

Sunday May 28 3:40 – 4:10 pm
La Banda Gozona
*Mural Ampatheater – Seattle Center

Monday May 29 3:30 – 4:50 pm
Klezmer Workshop with Smason & friends!
*Seattle Children’s Theater – Seattle Center Room 3

Sunday May 28 7 - 10 pm
The Chicago 7 with Joanne Klein & Marc Smason
*New Orleans Creole Restaurant
114 1st S. 206 622-2563

Saturday June 3 10 pm
A Better World Marc Smason Joanne Klein
Craig Hoyer Greg Campbell
Tommy’s Nightclub
4552 University Way N.E. 206 634-3144

Tuesday June 6 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Marc Smason Paul Fedorowicz – Jewish Music!
*Roxy’s Diner
462 N. 36th 206 632-3963 (206) 760-1764


Thursday May 25....Beth and Wulff backing Debbie Lelinsky at Jubilante Restaurant 8:00

Friday May 26...Jim Wulf and Paula Maya at The Crown Plaza, 6th and Seneca, 9:30,

Friday and Saturday... Beth with Vance Newton and Freedom at Jimmy Jacks, 99 and Muckilteo Freeway

HIDMO Sunday African Music Series

African Music Night every Sunday (8-10 pm) at HIDMO East African Restaurant in Seattle

HIDMO East African Restaurant
2000 S. Jackson St
Seattle, WA
(206) 329-1534

Free Admission (donations welcome)
Nonsmoking venue
Live African music and east African cuisine

We are adding a special show this Sunday night because a fabulous musician/vocalist from Uganda on tour in the USA has agreed to perform at HIDMO in Seattle,

WA. This is one not to miss.

PRESENTING at HIDMO, Sunday, May 28, 8-10 pm.

Damascus Kafumbe
Ugandan harps and lyres, folk and fusion

"Damascus Kafumbe, a native Ugandan whose passion for the music, dance, and folkways of sub-Saharan East Africa was ingrained from birth, is carving a niche

for himself in the complementary areas of ethnomusicology and world music performance.

June 4 = Sol Afrique
Music and dance of West Africa featuring Guillaume Mpacko from Cameroon on vocals and guitar. If you haven't yet heard Sol Afrique, be prepared for some of

the sweetest stuff you'll hear at HIDMO.

June 11 = Soyaya
Music of West Africa, featuring Mohammed Shaibu (Ghana) on vocals, guitar, and talking drum, some of your other favorite performers. This group always brings

some high-energy sounds and surprises to HIDMO.


Brazilian Show: Sunday 7 – 10 p.m.

Mural Amphitheater – Seattle Center, WA – USA.

Sponsor: 97.3 KBSG.

7:00 p.m. – Samba Olywa (Body-Moving Brazilian Rhythms)
7:40 p.m. - VamoLa – (Brazilian Drum & Dance Ensemble)
8:25 p.m. – Batucada (Drums and Songs of Brazil)
9:15 p.m. – Show Brazil! (Brazilian Music and Dance).

Sunday, May 28th – 9:15 p.m.
Folklife Festival – Seattle Center
Mural Amphitheater (Sponsored by: 97.3 KBSG)

Show Brazil! Featuring: Eduardo Mendonça, (Vocal, percussion), David Pascal (Bass), Brian Kent (Sax and Flute), Josh Wilson (Keyboard), Mark OI (Guitar),

Denny Stern (Drums), Caxambu (Percussion), Dora Oliveira (Dance), Bianca Mendonça (Dance), Vanessa Miranda (Dance).

Monday, May 29th – 11 am.

Folklife Festival

Pacifica Children’s Choir – Brazilian music with Eduardo Mendonça.
Mural Amphitheater
Sponsored by: 97.3 KBSG

Monday, May 29th – 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

Brazilian Rhythms.
workshop with Eduardo Mendonça
Folklife Festival
Rhythm Tent
Seattle Center – Seattle, WA

Monday, May 29th – 3:00 – 3:50 p.m.

Folklife Festival
Brazilian Rhythms for Kids
workshop with Eduardo Mendonça
Folklife Discovery Zone
Seattle Center – Seattle, WA

These are Thomas's Seattle gigs only. His NYC gigs are listed at

May 27, 2006 with Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra
Edmonds, Washington

May 28, 2006 with Tumbao
Juan De Fuca Festival, Port Angeles

May 29, 2006 Thomas Marriott Quartet
Triple Door, (Union, between 2nd & 3rd) 7:00 pm-10:00pm
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