Friday, September 28, 2012

This Weekend's Jazz/World Music Shows

Hey Everyone,

It occurs to me belatedly that the best days to publish my weekly blog post is actually Monday or Tuesday. Kind of missed it this week! As always, to get your show posted, invite me with an FB event. (If you are an artist, and you don't make FB events for your stuff...well......)

So, to catchup, I'm posting this weekend's gigs today, and then I'll get back on posting schedule next week. These are shows I have been invited to via FB events, that have a Jazz/World Music focus. Any of these should be a blast to go to. I actually know most of the musicians and can personally recommend all these shows.

Rochelle House and Tim Kennedy
Lakeside Bistro
11425 Rainier Ave S

Killer Bees @ Mekong Village
12020 Aur Ave N Seattle 6pm

Nikki Dee Trio w Karin Kajita and Miguel Ramos
The Sorrento Hotel Foreside Lounge
900 Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98104 7:30pm

4culture Touring Artist Roster Series 2012
Seattle Center Playhouse 201 Mercer St 98109
Les Caravanes African/World Performance Group
feat Franchesska Berry, Thione Diop and Tor Dietrichson, others

Penelope Donado w Dawn Clemnet and Paul Gabrielson
Cafe Paloma 93 Yesler way, Seattle 7:30pm

Barbie Anaka @ Salty's
1936 Harbor Avenue. S.W., Seattle 8pm


Thione Diop's Afro Groove
The Rpyal Room 5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle 9pm

Forro with Encanto(Forro is a Traditional Brazilian Music
) Jamie Maschler and Rosalyn DeRoos
Union Cultural Center
803 south king st, Seattle 9pm

My Gig with Stacey Israel @ Studio Seven

Hey Everyone, I'm happy to be performing with the group of singer Stacey Israel tomorrow night at Seattle's Studio Seven. Stacey and I have been working together over two years now. After a string of jazz shows, she approached me to do something with her original R&B material. Her songs are grooving, soulful, and tinged with a touch of hip-hop, as you will hear on her Reverbnation site . She also has a fantastic new video "I Don't Know What 2 Say". Showtime is 7:30pm at Studio Seven 110 South Horton Street , Seattle, All ages (kids downstairs, adults have a bar in the loft area with full view of the stage) Hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

We're back! This week's gigs on Yogis Music World

All you Zombie dudes and Vampirellas have nothing on us! Yogis Music World is BACK! BWA_HA_HA_HA!

Actually, I went out to China Town's Ocean City Restaurant late last night, where they were celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival, and connected with many old friends from my days of gigging there. The incredible arranger/keyboardist Alan Cai, and music Friend Don Zuniga as well. Also I ran into Miho Takekawa, who told me she used to be an avid follower of this blog, and said she wished I still did the blog and listed the world music gigs around Seattle.

I had no idea - people were apparently paying attention! Miho has inspired me to get back in the loop! So PLEASE - WORLD MUSICIANS in SEATTLE - friend me on my Facebook page and invite me to your shows and events! That's my primary source for the listings here. Otherwise, email me at Also ask me about the Seattle Jazz scene meetup to post your jazz gigs there.

I am limiting it to world music and world fusion music here. I know many of you have great blues bands, r&b bands, reggae bands, and rock bands (I myself play in some of them), but here is for world music and world fusion. Thanks!

ALSO - check the FEATURED BAND link on the right - currently it's Tor Dietrichson's Global Village. Tor's impressive musical resume goes back 4 decades, and he's still spearheading several projects around town. I have had the great pleasure of having Tor as a friend, and also as a guest performer at many of my shows. So be sure to catch up with him and his music!

OK here's the listings. This is of course by no means comprehensive or final. I am willing to add to this, so contact me. Usually, a week ahead or more is best, so people will have time to see it and plan to come to your show:

Today (Sunday 9/23/12):

3:30pm Jovino Santos Neto and the All Nations Cup Orchestra

6pm Full Circle Jazz Ensemble at El Malecon 1122 Post Ave Seattle ( @ Seneca St in Pike Place Market area)(206)623-7203

This week - Monday 9/25 8pm until ?
World music jam session at Paratii Craft bar in Ballard Seattle
5463 Leary Ave NW Ballard - Seattle, WA 98107 (206) 420-7406 (Sorry no webpage made for this)

Wednesday 9/26- Brazilian Jazz Jam Session at Cafe Con Leche in SoDo Seattle

Friday 9/28The 4Culture Touring Artist 2012 concert series

Saturday 9/29 Thione Diop's Afro Groove at the Royal Room