Wednesday, June 12, 2013

First update this week. I think I finally let it sink in that there's more great gigs than I can post in one, or even two nights. I think the blogging curse finally got me- you have to do it daily, or else fall behind. Kind of like music practice... Anyway, one highlight is that the Festival Sundiata is this weekend at Seattle Center, and also the Seattle Brazilian contingent will be throwing a Choro Fest at the Royal Room. All of which adds up to a week of hella good music for y' get your money maker out of the house and shake it to the sounds of great African and Brazilian (and Afro-Brazilian, for that matter) music.

Wednesday 6/12/13

7:30 - 10:30pm
Wed Jazz Jam Session hosted by The Canteloupes
with Jay Thomas, Adam Kessler, Chuck Kistler, John Hansoned
Ship Canal Grill in Seattle, Washington

Open Mic!!!
Its open mic every 2nd Weds with Sheila Kay and the Wolf Tones! We are creating a community of artistic expression and everyone is welcome!
The Royal Room in Seattle, Washington

Mambo Cadillac ft. Carlos Cascante LIVE @ SCARLET TREE
The Scarlet Tree in Seattle, Washington
Dine ~ Drink ~ Dance, LIVE MUSIC & DANCE FLOOR, full bar & restaurant
$5 cover includes a FREE DRINK!

Eric Hullander Quintet
Seamonster Sushi in Seattle, Washington
Jazz tunes from Miles, Monk, Shorter, Trane and more through the "lens of the Seamonster"

Thursday 6/13/13

5:30 - 7:30pm
Earshot Presents: The Art of Jazz Concert at SAM
Eric Verlinde with Tom Marriott, Jeff Busch & Dean Schmidt
Seattle Art Museum 1300 1st Ave Seattle, WA 98101

Choro Tocando at C&P Coffee, West Seattle
C & P Coffee Company in Seattle, Washington
Choro Tocando will be playing Brazilian choro music on flute and 7-string guitar. Wine tasting and local artist exhibit.

Clave Gringa at Tula's
Tula's Restaurant & Jazz Club in Seattle, Washington
Ann Reynold's Latin Jazz Group Clave Gringa lights up Tula's this Thursday night!

Friday 6/14/13

Los Buhos
El Quetzal in Seattle, Washington
Latin sounds - fine Mex cuisine! Laura Oviedo, Marc Smason & Bruce Barnard

Eduardo @ Music in the Market
Crossroads Mall - 15600 NE 8th Street - Bellevue, WA 98008
Eduardo Mendonça Trio performing originals, MPB and Bossa Nova. Eduardo Mendonca (Vocal/Guitar), Dave Pascal (Bass), and Kohen Burrill (Drum Set). FREE, ALL AGES!

8pm Fri, 7pm Sat and Sun
Choro!?! Brazilian Music Festival - June 14,15,16
The Royal Room in Seattle, Washington
If you have not yet been indoctrinated into the world of Choro music from Brazil, this is the place to get it.

Saturday 6/15/13

Noon Sat - Sun night 6/15 -5/16
Seattle Center in Seattle, Washington
Sharing Africa & African America Culture All Days. Also billed as The Black Arts Festival - one of Seattle's longest running cultural festivals with many, many great bands appearing, and all kinds of booths with cool stuff for sale and food to eat.

Grupo Amoroso
Grupo Amoroso plays Brazilian music from composers such as Ivan Lins, Baden Powell, Tom Jobim, João Donato, and Luiz Gonzaga.
Egan's Ballard Jam House in Seattle, Washington

Thione Diop and Yeke Yeke at Festival Sundiata
Seattle Center in Seattle,
Traditional West African Rhythm Groove and Dance: Rooftop Stage on top of Fischer Pavilion featuring Gora Diop on Djundjun, Tao Schantz on Congas and Bell, Ahkeenu Musa on Djembe, Thione Diop on Bougarabou, Djembe, and Tama; dance by Sumaya Diop.

Kevin Conner Swingtet
CD release and debut of new compositions. Swing, Latin and a few for the kids! Generously supported by the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture.
Mt Baker Community Clubhouse

Faith's Fusion Of Sounds - Brass Tacks/Georgetown
Brass Tacks in Seattle, Washington
Faith on vocals and flute, Leif Totusek - guitar, Ricardo Guity - Percussion and guest

Sunday 6/16/13

Stacey Israel Quartet Live at Festival Sundiate 2013
Seattle Center
Stacey Israel Jazz Quartet performs some of your favorite Jazz/R&B classics live on the main stage, Mural Amphitheater Stacey Israel /vocals Yogi Terry McCaw/keyboard Bob Antolin/Sax Ed Mays/Drums

Smason's 62nd birthday party/jam
Agua Verde Cafe & Paddle Club in Seattle, Washington
In addition to being a "hellified" trombonist, Mark knows most of Seattle's best jazz musicians, and most likely quite a few of them will be here. You may want to be here too.

Sunday Night Music By Miho & Diego Duo
Pies & Pints
1215 NE 65th St, Seattle, Washington 98115
Our monthly Sunday night at Pies & Pints. Super laid back, friends/family, food, relaxing time for your Sunday night

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