Thursday, July 20, 2006

Yogis Music 7-20-06 Yogi w/ African Knights and much more

Hi Everyone,

The music newsletter is getting big because a lot of gigs are becoming listed on here. And there are some groups I didn't list that I will have to make sure are up next time. I'm a little bit busier myself these days, so I have had to cut back to twice a month with the newsletter instead of once a week. Which means I have to list gigs two to three weeks out. Because some of these musicians work several times a week, the resulting newsletter can get quite long. I hope the quicklinks at the top help.

Next propject will be to make a permanent list of links to the websites and myspace sites of all the bands I list so that you can visit them with ease at any time. The list will show up in the right hand column.

First, as usual is the gig I will be on this weekend. I will be playing keyboards with the African Knights, a band that always gets good feedback from our audiences. Roots Reggae al la Africa. If you haven't seen us yet, you should. It's another one of the unique projects I am involved in.

Danny Massure is a new name on the newsletter. Danny specializes in old-school DJ grooves and his shows mix it up with live old-school players. Danny is the kind of DJ that converts people who thought they don't like DJ's. He's a DJ that "gets it" about live music and live musicians. Yes, there are DJs who "get it". You won't see old schoolers like Mike Deasy and Thomas Marriott playing live with DJs very much. But with Danny they find it a joy. Go see why. I'll be there too, so come have a drink with me.

Anyway, here's this week's hot links followed by the full scoop:

Danny Massure's Ticklejunk All Stars w/Mike Deasy and special guest Thomas Marriott
Thomas Marriott Jazz Bands
Jovino Santos Neto - Brazilian pianist/composer extraordinaire
Eduardo Mendonca and Show Brazil
Marc Smason - hardest working trombonist in Seattle
Paula Maya Band - eclectic original rock
Bill Chism/ Bad Albert's in Ballard - good food, good jams

Yogi with the African Knights (African Roots Reggae)

07/22/2006 09:00
Dantes in the U-District
5300 Roosevelt Way, Seattle , WA

Free- 21 & Over -No Cover

Ahmed with the AFRICAN KNIGHTS and Daggakarab!
Funky Dancehall Roots African Reggae as AMUSICATOR kicks off Dante's live reggae summer series no cover and Carribean Drink Specials
A can't miss to get the summa jumpin off ina Irie vibrations!!!

Danny Massure's Ticklejunk AllStars w/ Mike Deasy

This Sunday at Chapel, The Ticklejunk All Stars will be joined by
legendary trumpeter Thomas Marriott.

Thomas has played with Tito Puente, Maynard Ferguson, Rosemary Clooney,
The Chico O'Farrell Orchestra, Ritchie Cole, Joe Locke & Kenny Kirkland
and many others.

Original House and break beats by Danny Massure with live keys, guitar,
vocals, saxophone, trumpet and percussion.

Chapel - 9pm to 12 am - Melrose & Pine, Capitol Hill

Danny Massure on

Thomas Marriott's gigs:

July 22 2006 with Tumbao
Bite of Seattle

July 28, 2006 with Pete Cristlieb & Bill Ramsey
Port Townsend Jazz Festival

July 29, 2006 with Pete Cristlieb & Bill Ramsey
Port Townsend Jazz Festival

August 14th with Matt Jorgensen
Triple Door Musiquarium Lounge, 7-10pm

August 17th Thomas Marriott Quartet
Interbay Golf Course, sponsored by KPLU
5:30-8:30 pm

Jovino Santos Neto

Sat July 29th
PM Tukwila outdoor event - All Nations Soccer Cup
JSN with Grupo Alecrim 8.00 to 10.00pm

Mon July 31st
JSN Quartet,
Bank of America Plaza 800,
5th Ave, Downtown Seattle Noon

Saturday, July 22 - 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Eduardo Mendonca/Show Brazil

Show Brazil! in West Seattle
Featuring: Eduardo Mendonça (Vocal, Guitar and Percussion), David Pascal (Bass and Percussion), Denny Stern (Percussion and Back Vocal), and Dora Oliveira

and Bianca Mendonça (Dance).
17th Ave SW and Roxbury Street (North Stage)
Seattle, WA 98106

Wednesday, July 26th - 8 p.m.

OS MUTANTES – Live in Concert
Brazilian Psychedelic rock legends reunited for the first time in 33 years
Special guest: Sir Richard Bishop
The Moore Theater – 1932 2nd Ave – Seattle, WA 98107

Tuesday, July 29th
'Brazil Live at the Library!' with Eduardo Mendonça.
Celebrate Summer Reading at the Delridge Branch at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 11 with an exciting program for children.
Seattle Public Library – Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave. Seattle, WA 98104

Also, please check out:
Kids in Brazilian Beat:
Trip to Brazil: (limited spaces)

Marc Smason trombone & voice

Friday July 21 8:30 pm
A Better World with Marc Smason Joanne Klein
*Jubilante Restaurant
305 Burnett S. – Renton 425 226-1544

Sunday July 23 7 - 10 pm
The Chicago 7 with Joanne Klein & Marc Smason
*New Orleans Creole Restaurant
114 1st S. 206 622-2563

Saturday July 29 7:30 –8:30 pm
Better World with Joanne Klein & Marc Smason
The Piazza in Renton*
3rd St. & Burnett S. – Renton

Alternate Wednesdays August 2, 16, 30… 8:30 pm
A Better World Marc Smason Joanne Klein
Jon Eisen - keys Mike Barnett – bass Dave Bush - drums
Beacon Pub
3057 Beacon S. 206 726-0238

Saturday August 5 8 pm
Paulinha Marc Smason Buck Chandler - Music of Brazil & the
The Spar
114 4th S. – Olympia 360 357-6444

Thursday August 10 7 – 9 pm
Marc Smason & the Beacon Hill Orchestra
*Nana’s Soup House
3418 N.E. 55th 206 523-9053

Friday August 11 10 pm
Marc Smason Bruce Barnard Burt Boice
Jai Thai
235 Broadway E. 206 323-5781

@ The DUBLINER, Irish pub. They offer a large selection of Beers, pint
or picture (I know that's not how you spell this one, but, what the
heck.... you know what I mean: a whole lot of beer, cheap :)
9:30pm - 1:30am
We'll play FIRST until 11pm, then the Morningbirds will close the
Only $5!
3517 Fremont Ave N

Seattle, WA 98103

Paula Maya Band Website

Bill Chism/Bad Alberts

The Bad Alberts gig is on a reduced summer schedule and will only be
once in July and once in August, from 5:00 - 8:30. Along with me on
guitar, the following singers and musicians are featured but others are
welcome to sit in anytime.

7/23 Denine Monet (Vocals/Flute) - Tom Brighton (Percussion)
Mark Bushbeck (Bass)

Bad Alberts also has a fantastic Happy Hour from 3:00 - 6:00.

Bad Alberts
5100 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, Wa
(206) 782-9623

Bill Chism
Benefits, Compensation and Performance Mgmt
206.544-1120 206.715-3371 (cell)
Mon - Thu, 5:30 - 3:00 Fri, 5:00 - 9:00

Monday, July 03, 2006

Yogismusic 7-3-06: Yoginis, Baba Kaju, Jovino, Eduardo Mendonca/Show Brazil, Marc Smason, Paula Maya, Red Hotz

Hey Everyone, I'm trying to keep up and get this thing out at least twice a month!

Hot Links to the featured artists

Baba Kaju
Jovino Santos Neto
Eduardo Mendonca/Show Brazil
Marc Smason
Paula Maya Band
Red Hot Blues Sisters

Yogi and Friends (a sextet drawn from members of the Yoginis)

Yogi and the Yoginis

Another lineup of multi-talented musicians. We have Samia Panni with us, the versatile multi-language songstress and local expert on many types of world music (especially Brazilian). Listen to her at KBCS 91.3 fm on Saturdays 2-4pm. Also Johnny Conga, Latin percussion heavyweight, will be with us. Listen to his show on KBCS Saturdays at 6pm. Those of you who have come before know what to expect from us: well thought out selection of my originals and some choice Brazilian jazz covers, lots of high-level communication between the musicians during our improvisations, and a lineup of musicians who are all heavy hitters in their own right. Bring friends; we are trying to get the word out that we are starting to gig after many months of working on our CD and promotional materials.

Remember its kid friendly - some of my young students are coming. Especially bring your kids if they are music students, so they have a chance to be around a nice jazz gig with good people and get into the vibe. This way they learn many things about the music besides just studying notes.

Sat Jun 17 2006 8:00pm

Coffee To A Tea Seattle, WA
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)

Yoginis Lineup:
Yogi on Keys, Compositions
Mike Deasy, Jr on Saxes/Arrangements
Ed Mays - Drumset
Johnny Conga - Latin percussion
Burt Boice - Contrabass
Samia Panni - vocals (English/Portuguese)

Yogi appearing with:

Baba Kaju

I have started playing with Baba Kaju (Alex Kajumulo of Tanzania, Africa). We are going to do some local gigs before we start touring later this winter. This band features the hot Afro/Hip-hop/Dancehall songs of Baba Kaju, some of which have already sold a million in his home country of Tanzania. He has also collaborated with such musicians as Beenie Man and other stars.

Friday July 7th 10pm
Club De Afric
4812 Rainier Ave S (x st is Edmunds, just north of the Starbucks on the corner).
Seattle WA 98118

Club De Afric is a North African/Ethiopian club. A nice place, good wood-finish dance floor, great Ethiopian food, full bar. Bring a date that wants to dance!

Jovino Santos Neto

As always, top-notch, world-class Brazilian Jazz from my friend and teacher.

Saturday, July 8 at 9 PM
St. Clouds Bistro
1131 34th. Ave.
in Seattle's Madrona neighborhood
JSN Trio with Evan Flory-Barnes on bass and Chris Stromquist on drums. Always a pleasure to perform with these 2 great young musicians...for directions and reservations, please visit

Friday 7-14-06 8:00pm

The Triple Door,
3rd Ave + Union Street, Seattle
Jovino Santos Neto - Solo will be opening for Andre Feriante

Eduardo Mendonca/Show Brazil

Sunday, July 9th - 2 – 2:50 p.m.
Hispanic Seafair (Fisher Pavilion Stage)
Eduardo Mendonça & Show Brazil!
Featuring: Eduardo Mendonça (Vocal, Guitar and Percussion), Denny Stern (Percussion and Back-Vocal), Caxambu (Percussion and Back-Vocal), Dora Oliveira and Bianca Mendonça (Dance).
Where?: Seattle Center. Seattle, WA

Monday, July 10th – 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Macy’s Taste of Festal
BahiaRio – a performance with Eduardo Mendonça and Paula Maya. Also featuring: Marcio Pacheco (Percussion and Vocal), and David Pascal (Bass).
Where?: Macy’s store at Downtown Seattle - Seattle, WA.

Tuesday, July 11th – 2-3 p.m.
'Brazil Live at the Library!' with Eduardo Mendonça.
Celebrate Summer Reading at the Delridge Branch at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 11 with an exciting program for children.
Where?: Seattle Public Library – Delridge branch
5423 Delridge Way S.W. - Seattle, WA 98106

Thursday, July 13th - 7 – 8:30 p.m.
“Music on the Lake”
Main stage at North Cove Lake Park
Featuring: Eduardo Mendon­ça (Vocal, Guitar and Percussion); David Pascal (Bass and Percussion), Denny Stern (Drums, Percussion and Back-Vocal), Caxambu (Percussion and Back-Vocal), Dora Oliveira, Bianca Mendonça and Lisette Austin (Dance).
Where?: North Cove Lake Park - Lake Stevens, WA

Saturday, July 15th – 9:30 – 10:45
Eduardo Mendonça in Concert (Vocal/Guitar). Drums and Percussion: Denny Stern
Where?: Maple Leaf Lutheran Church
10005 32nd Ave. NE. – Seattle, WA 98125

Sunday, July 16th – 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Festival Brasileiro – BrasilFest Canada.
Eduardo Mendonça in Concert (Vocal/Guitar). Drums and Percussion: Denny Stern
Where?: Roundhouse Community Center – Outdoor Plaza
@ Pacific Boulevard with Davie Street (Downtown Vancouver)
Vancouver BC – Canada.

Marc Smason – trombone & voice

Wednesdays June 28, July 5 & 19 8:30 pm
Better World with Marc Smason & Joanne Klein
Jon Eisen Peter Sams Dave Bush
Beacon Pub
3057 Beacon S. 206 726-0238

Thursday July 9 3 – 6 pm
Marc Smason Bruce Barnard Ken Strong
*C & P Coffee Co.
5612 California S.W. 206 933-3125

Thursday July 13 7 – 9 pm
Marc Smason & the Beacon Hill Orchestra
*Nana’s Soup House
3418 N.E. 55th 206 523-9053

Friday July 14 10 pm
Marc Smason Bruce Barnard Burt Boice
Jai Thai
235 Broadway E. 206 323-5781

Paula Maya Band

JULY 11TH @ NECTAR LOUNGE, we are back for a killer summer show! Our
talented friend AMY READ will open, then we'll play for as long as you
are there!

FREE! 8PM the party starts. They do have a happy hour until 7pm. But if
you miss that, their prices are very reasonable, and they have a great
menu, with many choices. Including Drinks.

The Red Hotz (aka the Red Hot Blues Sisters)

The Bidding Begins!
The Red Hot Blues Sisters are auctioning themselves off for
a live New Years Eve performance on EBAY!

Who wouldn’t want to have their own private New Year’s Eve party with a live band that was nominated Best Blues Band 2006 by the Washington State Blues Society?

The 10-Day EBAY Auction Begins on June 27th at 11:45PM and ends July 7th @ 11:45PM.

10% of the final sale price will support Rock School (Non-Profit that educates young people aged 12 - 21 in the field of music while promoting their leadership and teamwork skills).

Also see the Red Hotz in July:

Jul 4, 2006 2:00 PM Fort Lewis 4th of July daytime event Fort Lewis, WA

Jul 4, 2006 7:00 PM Celebration Park - 4th of July Celebration Federal Way, WA

Jul 11, 2006 8:00 PM The Barrel Jam Hosted by Doug McGrew - special Red Hotz jam appearance Burien, WA

Jul 23, 2006 12:00 PM Bite of Seattle - KZOK 102.5 FM Mural Stage - Noon Seattle Center, WA