Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Once again, lots of great offerings from Seattle's jazz/world music community. A rare local performance by Reggae legend Winston Jarrett on Saturday, the annual Seattle improvised music festival Thurs - Sat, and it's Brazilian Carnaval weekend! So support the Seattle jazz/world scene - and have a blast doing so!

Wednesday, 2/6 8-11pm
Savani Latin Jazz Quartet and Free World Jazz (quartet) at Royal Room
Free World Jazz starts off, we go on by 9:30 pm
The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle
https://www.facebook.com/events/151582934995857

Wednesday 2/6 8-pm
Free World Jazz!! at the Royal Room
The first band on the bill with the above gig
The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle
https://www.facebook.com/events/251069298360300

Wednesday, 2/6 10pm-2am
Seattle mainstays Mambo Cadillac setting the salsa-dance grooves at the Mambo Room
Babalu
1723 North 45th St., Seattle
No FB event this week, but this is an every Wednesday gig, so they will be there!

Thursday 2/7 4:30-7pm
Thursday Afternoon at the BLUE MOON
Afternoon BLUE MOON all-improv session featuring Far Corner (lite): Dick Valentine on flutes/percussion, Ken Strong bass/sarcasm, Bradley Papineau drums/vocals. Open session, come join us!
Blue Moon
712 NE 45th St, Seattle
https://www.facebook.com/events/484103551652251

Thursday - Saturday 7-9 Feb, multiple performances
SEATTLE IMPROVISED MUSIC FESTIVAL
The longest running festival of improvised music in the Western Hemisphere welcomes three remarkable musicians from North America and a bevy of Seattle improvisers.LaDonna Smith Craig Taborn Tucker Dulin and many others.
The Chapel performance Space at Good Shephard Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle
http://seattleimprovisedmusic.us/simf/
https://www.facebook.com/events/523436044354303

Thursday 2/7 7:30-10:30pm
Clave Gringa at Tula's Ann-ita Reynolds - vocals and piano; Daniel Barry - trumpet; Ernesto Pediangco - percussion; Ricardo Guity - congas; Ben Verdier - bass. Tulas Jazz Club and Restaurant 2214 2nd Ave, Seattle https://www.facebook.com/events/399670296793110

Thursday 2/7 8-11pm
Alchymeia and Orkestar Zirkonium
Alchymeia and Orkestar Zirkonium team up for an "Eastern Bloc Party" in Columbia City
The Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle
https://www.facebook.com/events/497870640264130

Thursday 2/7 8:30-11pm
Stephanie Porter Hosts THE PEOPLE'S JAM SESSION
Sing and play along with Darin Clendenin, Dan O'Brien and Steve Yusen. And of course the one and only Stephanie Porter
Wine Tea Chocolate
3417 Evanston Ave. N. #102, Seattle
https://www.facebook.com/events/528203600545282

Thursday 2/7 8:30pm - 2am
Azul Thursday's "Tumbao" Performing Live @ Blue Martini
8:30pm Salsa Class Marvin Gaviria -9pm-11pm Live Band "Tumbao"
11pm-2am Dj Precision, Dj Derdee, Dj Xpression
Blue Martini (Bellevue)
700 110th Avenue Northeast #295 Bellevue https://www.facebook.com/events/195660487239670

Friday 2/8 7pm
Los Buhos
El Quetzal
Fine Mexican cuisine & Fun Latin Music - Laura Oviedo, Marc Smason & Bruce Barnard
3209 Beacon Ave S., Seattle
https://www.facebook.com/events/578267062200669

Friday 2/8 8pm
Anubis Nights in Harissa this Friday night
Join us this Friday the 8th at Harissa Mediterranean cuisine as we mix things up with some Gypsy Jazz, Middle Eastern and belly dance music
Harissa Mediterranean Restaurant
2255 NE 65th St, Seattle https://www.facebook.com/events/126271127546007

Friday 2/8 8:30pm
Danny Welsh Live @ "Spring Taste" (The Old Saigon Palms)
SS Entertainment & Third Level Events Present "Friday's @ Spring Taste"
Spring Taste
101 SW 41st Street, Rentonbr https://www.facebook.com/events/470414119687443

Saturday, 2/9, 7-10 PM
Novo Fogo celebrates Carnival
Brazilian Piano heavyweight Jovino Santos Neto Trio with Tim Carey on bass and Jeff Busch on drums
Vessel
624 Olive Way (at the corner of 7th Avenue)

Saturday 2/9 8pm-2am
THE EXPANDERS / WINSTON JARRETT / UNITE-ONE / The Crucialites Feb 9 Seattle
Winston Jarrett now resides in Seattle but rarely performs here, as he is more usually performing internationally. He grew up in Trenchtown 2 blocks from Bob Marley, and played many of the same dancehalls and recorded many times at the famous Studio One during the 60s and early 70s. Unusual opportunity to see Winston in a smaller local venue.
Nectar Lounge
412 N. 36th Street, Seattle
https://www.facebook.com/events/207109182747474

Saturday 2/9 9pm
Egyptian Belly Dance Party featuring MB Orchestra
Dance the night away in a beautiful atmosphere with state-of-the-art sound and lights, showcasing belly dance enchantment by Josette, Nafiah, and Suzanna! Full bar and menu. Plenty of parking. $7 Cover.
The Scarlet Tree
801 NE 65th St. Suite C, Seattle
https://www.facebook.com/events/145567868933601

Saturday 2/9 9pm-1am
Brazilian Carnaval - 19th Annual Seattle Brazilian Carnaval
Show Brazil! Productions and STG Presents Brazilian Carnaval 2013
This is probably as close at it gets in Seattle to an actual Brazilian Carnaval street party
The Neptune Theatre
1303 NE 45th St, Seattle
https://www.facebook.com/events/359442390815286

Sunday 2/10
Blue Moon Sun Music
Leif Totusek guitarist
Leif plays just about anything you can play on a guitar--and most likely will!
Blue Moon
712 NE 45th St, Seattle


Sunday 2/10 7-10pm
Comfort Food Band - Bitches Brew meets Fela Kuti!
I'm playing keys on this one - Bob Antolin's w-a-ay cool progressive Afro-Jazz fusion group. Please note the kitchen will be closed, but the bar will open Sun night at Waid's. See you there!
Waid Haitian Restaurant
1212 E Jefferson St, Seattle
No FB event yet, Comfort Food's RN site

Monday 2/11 8pm-12:30am
World Music Jam
Join some of Seattle's best known world music and jazz musicians for a unique session. The jam features a strong rhythm section familiar with all the latin and some african styles, as well as spot on for jazz and funk grooves. Expect everything from James Brown to Afro-Samba. Paratii is a "crafts bar" known for specializing in exotic mixed drinks
Paratii Craft Bar
5463 Leary Ave NW Ballard - Seattle
No FB event for this. Here's Paratii's website

Tuesday 2/12 8pm
Talent Tuesday/Open Mic
Hootenanny jamboree, hoo ha night @ Mac's this Tuesday. Hosted by Keyboardist Curtis Seals and yours truly (Pablo Mudmat)
Mac's Triangle Pub
9454 Delridge Way SW, Seattle
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