Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Updated! - Gigs added - kirtan w Gina Sala, the El Malecon jazz orchestra, Thomas Marriott @ Egans, Greek Night @ Harrissa's, and Faith's Fusion of Sounds on Queen Anne! and...Violinist Gordon Assadi in a multi-media house concert/benefit for Nepalese schoolgirls, Jovino plays the blues (really - I'm not making this up!) w Guitarist Michael Shanks, Crystal Beth blows out the Royal Room, Stephanie Porter lights up Tula's,plus WAY MORE cool gigs you'll have to browse the blog to find out about...

Wed 9-25-13

Open Mic
The Royal Room in Seattle, Washington
Hi everyone! We are back on for the the open mic! Bring your singing voice, spoken word or instrument and come and express yourself! This is a place for everyone to shine!

SJCE Quintet at the Musiquarium
The Triple Door in Seattle, Washington
The Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble's Quintet is returning to the Musiquarium at The Triple Door. Playing all original music by local composers ranging the wide world of Jazz. Featuring: Beth Fleenor - clarinet, Jacques Willis - vibraphone, Michael Owcharuk - keyboard, Nate Omdal - bass, Max Wood - drums

Thurs 9-26-13

Open jam -- Freedom Thursday
Blue Moon Tavern in Seattle, Washington
come join us for post bop favorites, stream of consciousness, and sonic serendipity

Elnah Jordan Experience
New Orleans Creole Restaurant, 114 1st ave S
A Evening with Elnah and The Charles Mack Band

Music of Wayne Horvitz - with Trio Pardalote & Cristina Valdes
Cornish Music Series in Seattle, Washington
Trio Pardalote, pianist Cristina Valdes, and composer Wayne Horvitz perform new works by Horvitz for piano, strings and electronics.

Waldo's Jam #22 with Polecat and Joel Gamble
Waldo's North Lynnwood- Official in Lynnwood, Washington
It just keeps getting more awesome

Fri 9-27-13

This event needs a time
The Garden House-Gordon Assadi
The Garden House in Seattle, Washington
It's the visual violin concept with large screen projection of digital photography, artwork and video that visually tells the story of each piece. It's like going to the movies, but with live music : )I will be playing with two excellent musicians; Larry Mahlis - percussion and Josh Philpott-guitar. It is a benefit for a foundation that supports Nepalese women and they are raising money to build a school. Please join us if you can it will be great entertainment in a nice venue.

NIKKI DEE & BLUE HAWAIIAN - Back in the Fireside
Sorrento Hotel in Seattle, Washington
We're back at the Fireside Room after a two-month hiatus, and couldn't be happier about it! We are post-launch and sounding better than ever, making Seattle music history with every show. Come 'n get it!!

Tula's in Seattle, Washington
Ring in the fall season with an evening of great music with Stephanie Porter! Featuring Darin Clendenin piano, Steve Yusen drums, Mike West saxophones and Dan O'brien bass. A long time headliner at Tula's, Stephanie will warm you up with her vocal pyrotechnics!

Hiroshi's Restaurant & Catering Services in Seattle, Washington
After 7 1/2 great years of guests and musicians and wonderful sushi - we're coming to an end of the era. Hiroshi's catering business, Uwajimaya business, and stadium sushi stands have done so well - he has built a larger catering kitchen... and will be moving in October, 2013. We will look forward to some special event JAZZ & SUSHI in the future.

Jovino Santos Neto with Houston-based guitarist Michael Anthony Shanks
Gallery 1412 - 1412 18th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle
We will be playing some Texas blues, Brazilian tunes and a lot more. Michael’s recent release is “Shankster Style”, on which I played on a couple of tracks. All ages, entrance by donation.

Anubis Nights at Harissa
Harissa Mediterranean Cuisine in Seattle, Washington
Please join us for an evening of delicious food, masterful live music with George Sadak and Bahaa Sadak, as well as wonderful middle eastern dance. With guest dancers Adriana Lippy and Hallie Segelhorst, with featured performer Nadira Booth Swanson

Kirtan with Gina Sala & Friends -benefit this Friday!
Samadhi Yoga in Seattle, Washington
Chant, lay back, dance, sing, as the mind rests in the heart and the heart spreads her wings. As Hafiz says, “the subject tonight is Love…and every night…” $15 -25 appreciated for space, charities and musicians. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Picoso at the Royal Room, part deuce
The Royal Room in Seattle, Washington
We had such a blast getting down with y'all at the royal room last time we decided to do it again. 3 sets of original salsa, cumbia, son, and reggaeton. First set (at 8:30) is all ages, entrance by donation.

Thomas Marriott & Flexicon at Egan's Ballard Jam House
Egan's Ballard Jam House in Seattle, Washington
Thomas Marriott, D'Vonne Lewis, Phil Sparks and Rick Mandyck blow up Egan's jam house this Friday Night!

Sat 9-28-13

Los Buhos
El Quetzal in Seattle, Washington
We're back from a fabuloso honeymoon! Laura Oviedo &, Marc Smason trombone/voice, with Jacque Larrainzar & Bruce Barnard play one 4 Trane & Ray Charles - Comida Sabor!

Jovino Santos Neto Quarteto
Tula’s in Belltown 2214 2nd Avenue, Seattle
I will be joined by Ben Thomas on vibes, Chuck Deardorf on bass and Jeff Busch on drums and percussion. This gig often sells out. Please make reservations by calling 206.443.-4221. All ages until 10 PM.
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Greek night at Harissa
Harissa Mediterranean Cuisine in Seattle, Washington
Zaphara , Zena , Athena , John Novakis and The Grecian Sounds, Hank Bradley, and George Sadak will give you a taste of how Greek and Arabic clubs were like back in the 1980's

Faith's Fusion of Sounds - Queen City Grill
Queen City Grill in Seattle, Washington
Faith Beattie (vocal/flute)
Leif Totusek (guitar), Phil Sparks (bass), Ricardo Blanco Guity (percussion)

Sun 9-29-13

Full Circle Jazz Ensemble at El Malecon
El Malecon in Seattle, Washington
This month at El Malecon we have guest saxophonists Alex Dugdale and Michael Edwards added there unique stylings to the blend. The first set will feature the music of the Dave Pell Octet courtesy of our trombonist Bill Anthony. All the gang including Bob Hammer, Bernie Jacobs, Wayne Bliss, Bobby Medina, Ron Barrow, Garey Williams, Frank Seeberger, Tim HIckey and yours truly look forward to sharing the music with y'all.

CC's Lounge in Burien, Washington
am will start off with a short set by Lynn, Manuel and Doug.
All Musicians and All Types of Music Welcome...Play with the Host Band or Play on Your Own...Solo or Full Band...Acoustic or Electric...Bring Your Voice-Your Instruments and Let’s ROCK!!!(PA, Mics, Amps and Drum Kit Provided)

Darrell's Monster Jazz Jam!
Darrells Tavern in Shoreline, Washington
The weekly jam continues! Hosted this week by: Al Lindbom - guitar Steve Yusen - drums Kevin McCarthy - bass and MC Instrumentalists and vocalist welcome to sit in! This is where Sunday night jazz LIVES in the north end!

Mon 9-30-13

Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band / Horvitz + Fleenor Duo
The Royal Room in Seattle, Washington
Crystal Beth* (aka: Beth Fleenor) brings her personal brand of posicore purge-pop-punk-hop ritual trance psychedelia to the Royal Room.Wayne Horvitz (piano/keyboard/electronics) & Beth Fleenor (clarinets/voice/electronics) start the evening with an improvised set of music ranging from pastoral to raucously visceral.

EntreMundos World Music Jam
Tiny Ninja Cafe, 3510 Stone Way N Seattle
THE World Music Jam in Seattle. Hosted by master world percussionist Jeff Busch and Brazilian singer Adriana Giordono. These are magical nights, folks. Nuff said. Motor-vate churself on Monday nights and get on down there. You'll be glad you did.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mo' great stuff, as always! This week you can go to the Eastside Jazz Club's annual extravaganza, attend an intimate house concert with a world-renowned Indian sitarist, throw down with some hot R&B funk at the Royal Room and Hwy 99 club, get your samba jazz on, or chill on a jazz cruise. If this is any sign, we're in for a fall season of great performances from our Seattle world and jazz community of musicians!

Wednesday 9-18-13

Jazz Jam with Darin Clendenin
North City Bistro in Shoreline, Washington
All ages welcome. Vocalist and instrumentalists encouraged. $8:00 cover

Urban Folklore - Thomas Marriott w/Orrin Evans Trio
The Royal Room in Seattle, Washington
Trumpeter Thomas Marriott premiers his new work for quartet at the Royal Room. Joining him are Orrin Evans (piano), Eric Revis (bass) and Donald Edwards (drums). Opening set by the Bull Horns Sextet. Tickets available through The Stranger

Thursday 9-19-13

No set time on this - contact the Virginia V for details
Full Moon Jazz Cruise on the Virginia V with " The Cantaloupes" John Hansen, Greg Williamson, Paul Gabrielson , Dan Marcus, Mike Van Bebber, Jay Thomas
Virginia V in Seattle, Washington
September 19th full moon and cool sounds great scenery and delicious food and a jazz hang not to be missed!!Get your " Cantaloupe " on! it's a party....boogaloo,and blues- blues- blues and bop.

Fusion Thursday featuring Stacey Israel Jazz Quartet & special guests Beth and Jim Wullf
Highway 99 Blues Club in Seattle, Washington
We are gonna rock the Highway 99 Club on Thurs Sept 19th- WOO HOO! - Stacey Israel Band bringing the house down w Old Skool rock & funk + blues, chillin' w a few beautiful jazz ballads, and rolling out a few of Stacey's hot originals too! Special Guest performers "The Wulfftones" w Beth Wulff & Jim Wulff and of course "Groove Kitchen" will be on stage! Call & make your dinner reservations to reserve the best seats in the house. Cover is only $7.

Friday 9-20-13

Egan's Ballard Jam House in Seattle, Washington
Singer/Pianist VICTOR JANUSZ sings standards, jazz & originals with MEADEARIS DIXSON (Sax) DAVE PASCAL (Bass) & ROB WITMER (Clarinet/Accordion); JANUSZ sings Billie Holiday, Ellington, Cole Porter, Grover Washingon, and his own "JUST ANOTHER SUNDAY" "BONES OF RICHARD III" and "BORN IN A TENT". Doors open for dinner at 6 PM...SHOWTIME: 7 pm

Jovino Santos Neto Trio with Mark Ivester on drums and Tim Carey on bass
Vito's Seattle in Seattle, Washington
Seattle's own Brazilian Jazz icon - always a high-energy show of outstanding musical talent!

Dos Amigos... Billy Brandt and David Arteaga
Tiny Ninja Cafe
Dos Amigos... Billy Brandt and David Arteaga At The Tiny Ninja Cafe.... With The thing and the stuff band: Hans Brehmer , George Bullock , Marina Christopher and Paul Miranda on drums. special guest David Ruddock on trumpet

Jacqueline Tabor Jazz Band at North City Bistro
North City Bistro in Shoreline, Washington
Randy Halberstadt, Chuck Kistler and Jacqueline D. Tabor

Reggae Got Soul, Vol. 1
LoFi Performance Gallery in Seattle, Washington
2 rooms, 4 bands and multiple DJs! Emerald City Soul Club and Jet City Sound System present a night of Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady and Soul. Live performances from the Georgetown Orbits (Seattle), The Sentiments (Portland), The Reputations (Seattle) and The Suppressors (Fresno) and DJ sets from the ECSC and JCSS crew. $10 cover/21+.

Egan's Ballard Jam House presents: Jose 'Juicy' Gonzales Trio
Egan's Ballard Jam House in Seattle, Washington
The trio returns to one of their favorite places to perform in Seattle: Egan's!!! I hope you can join us for this special appearance. $10. Call for reservations: (206) 789-1621

Saturday 9-21-13

En Canto At Crossroads Bellevue!
Crossroads Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington
En Canto brings the lively, danceable rhythms of Brazil (forró, plus baião, bossa nova, samba) to Bellevue, as part of the Northwest Folklife Cultural Dance Series! We’ll serve up two hours of irresistible grooves, with a mini-dance lesson taught by Norma Henry from Bahia, Brazil, to get you started

Courtyard Marriott in Bellevue, Washington
The Eastside Jazz Club will present their Annual Jazz Extravaganza concert Number 9. The event will feature the fabulous Susan Pascal and her Brazil Project who will perform an exciting repertoire of music from Brazil, with Susan on vibes and featuring percussionist Jeff Busch, with Bill Anschell, piano, and Chuck Deardorf, bass.
Opening the Concert will be Seattle’s own Songstress Stephanie Porter and her group with Stephanie on Vocals, Bill Anschell on Keys, Dan O’Brien on Bass and Steve Yusen on Drums. Plus plus pre-concert Jazz in the foyer, with Murl Allen Sanders

"Deems" with New Seattle Groove September 21. Wonder Coffee and Sports Bar
Wonder Sports Bar in Seattle, Washington
Check out Deems, Steven Banks, Dan Benson and Leonard Bermain for a evening of Smooth Jazz. No Cover

MBO @ Harissa
Harissa Mediterranean Cuisine in Seattle, Washington
MB Orchestra, Mourice and Brothers Orchestra will be at Harissa Mediterranean Cuisine this Saturday! Come out n join us for some Middle Eastern music and Bellydance. Great food, full bar

Funk E Fusion with Special Guests! The Royal Room
The Royal Room in Seattle, Washington
If you want a night of Dance, Dinner(New Menu) and great music you must be there
Funk Fusion only plays songs that came out on Reel to Reel, cassettes or 8 tracks. No cover! Please donate to the Band.

Sunday 9-22-13

A Special House Concert With Sitarist Indrajit Bannerjee
Renton, Washington in Renton, Washington
There will be a VERY special concert of Indian Classical music at my house this coming Sunday (Sept 22) featuring renowned sitarist Indrajit Bannerjee, visiting from Chicago where he currently teaches. He usually plays concert halls and festivals, so having him at my house with 30 of you guys - my music friends - is REALLY A TREAT. Respond early to make sure you get a seat (my living room tops out at 30 ppl).
PLEASE NOTE: You MUST email us to reserve a spot. Simply clicking "join" for this FB event page will NOT result in a reservation - so EMAIL US to make sure you get your seats. $15 at the door. To reserve a space, email Yogi at Tor at

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Chances to see some great Brazilian jazz by Dani and Debora Gurgel and band here in Seattle, and other stuff brewing as without further adieu, here's the events for this week...

Wednesday 9-11-13

Dani & Debora Gurgel Quarteto at The Royal Room
The Royal Room in Seattle, Washington
Dani Gurgel & Debora Gurgel bring their original Brazilian Jazz to The Royal Room in September. Beats and lyrics from Brazil with contemporary jazz melodies and harmonies take Brazilian Jazz to its roots and back with a twisty new approach

Thursday 9-12-13

Tim Kennedy Band
Seattle Art Museum in Seattle, Washington
Looking forward to presenting original music for the Art of Jazz series at the Seattle Art Museum.Thomas Marriott-Trumpet, Art Brown- Saxophone, Evan Flory-Barnes-Bass, D'vonne Lewis-Drums, Jimmie Herrod-Vocals

Live music with Sheila Kay and the Wulfftones
Ship Canal Grill in Seattle, Washington
Come out to hear smooth sounds of Sheila Kay and the Wulfftones. We perform a combination of Jazz, R&B and Blues

Isabella Du Graf & The Teaching at TULA'S
Tula's Restaurant & Jazz Club in Seattle, Washington
Join myself & The Teaching (Josh Rawlings, Evan Flory-Barnes & Jeremy Jones) this coming Thursday for an evening full of great music, great people and great fun! Can't wait to share with you this new material I've been working on!

Waldo's Jam #20 with Polecat and Joel Gamble
Waldo's North Lynnwood- Official in Lynnwood, Washington

Friday 9-13-13

The Dave Lewis Revue II
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute in Seattle, Washington
The Dave Lewis Revue is a tribute concert in honor of the Northwest organ legend, my grandfather, Dave Lewis. It will feature not only the works of Dave Lewis, but also of his son, Dave Lewis Jr. (vocals), and his grandson, D'Vonne Lewis (drums). The performance will also feature local Seattle Musicians, Skerik Sin Carne, Andy Coe, Delvon Lamarr, Darrius Willrich, and Evan Flory-Barnes.

Thelxie Eaves Trio Live @ The Lakeside Bistro
Lakeside Bistro in Seattle, Washington
If you feel like having a scrumptious dinner, some fine wine and hearing some great music, please join us. The show is for all ages. Please call 206-772-6891 for reservations

Brazilian Jazz & more! Sept 13
Open Space for Arts & Community in Vashon, Washington
ADVANCE TIX Now On Sale. Gurgel Quartet, hot jazz from Brazil, with opener Adriana Giordano Quartet

Kelley Johnson
Ship Canal Grill in Seattle, Washington
Come enjoy another great night of music on the Ship stage Kelley Johnson - center stage - with John Hansen, Paul Gabrielson and Adam Kessler

Saturday 9-14-13

A Magical Evening of Disney Music
The Royal Room in Seattle, Washington
A star-studded cast of local musicians bring to life your favorite Disney songs

Leif Totusek Candela at High Dive
High Dive in Seattle, Washington

Blue Hawaiian Sings the Blues
Egan's Ballard Jam House in Seattle, Washington
Join BH for an evening of blues, jazz, and R&B - this Saturday night at Egan's Ballard Jam House!

Mourice n Bros (MBO) @ Harissa
Harissa Mediterranean Cuisine in Seattle, Washington
Live Middle Eastern music and Bellydance this Saturday! great food, full bar, Hope to see you there!

Sunday 9-15-13

Ken Strong Tribute
Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe in Seattle, Washington
Music in memory of our fallen comrade!

Monday 9-16-13

New location in the Tully's building for Afro cuban / Puerto Rican percussion classes.Taught by Arturo Rodriguez
Tully's Coffee Shops in Seattle, Washington
I'm very happy to say that I have a new drum class location in the Tully's building off of Airport Way.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Summer into fall - after all the summer's great outdoor fests, get back into the club-and-cafe groove. As usual, lots of talent on the list. I will update as apparently a number of folks with gigs on Sunday and after haven't posted up their events yet (talking about you, jam session hosts!) Any way here's this week's first look:

Wednesday 9-4-13

BLUE HAWAIIAN - The Big Launch & Live Recording!
The Royal Room in Seattle, Washington
Join Nikki & the guys to celebrate this uniquely sunny & spicy new Seattle band, featuring the best of vintage, modern, Latin & European jazz... with a tropical twist

Michael Martinez @ Dawson's Clubhouse Jazz Series
Dawson's Bar & Grill in Tacoma, Washington
I return to the ‘Clubhouse Jazz Series’ at Dawson’s Bar & Grill. Joining me will be Paul Martinez on drums, and the swingin' and funky Emmanuel del Casal on bass.


Jacques entertainment system
Seamonster Lounge in Seattle, Washington
Notes with my favorite people. Kate Olson- Sax Chris Symer- Bass Adam Kessler- DrumsJacques- Vibes and Keyboards

Thursday 9-5-13

Tribute to Nina Simone
Seattle, Washington in Seattle, Washington
Chanteuse Mercedes Nicole and her award winning Band pay tribute to the late great Nina Simone!Nina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music. Joining her on stage is : Bill Anschell on Piano, Douglas Barnette on Bass, Narayan Baltzo on Trumpet and Jamael Nance on Drums

Chai Tea Latte
Flying Apron Redmond in Redmond, Washington
Chai Tea Latte Performing! Don't miss! Free.Grab a coffee or a bite and enjoy the music!

NEW VENUE!! Dance, Soul R&B night with LCJ @ Ship Canal Grill on Eastlake
Ship Canal Grill in Seattle, Washington
Curtis Seals will be on keys and Jay La Cham on trumpet.Hope to see you there.

Friday 9-6-13

Wedding Party 4 Laura & Marc!
El Quetzal in Seattle, Washington
Los Buhos plays latina - Juan cooks some comida sabor - we party b4 the wedding!

Anubis Nights at Harissa!
Harissa Mediterranean Cuisine in Seattle, Washington
Music provided by the incredible team of George Sadak, Michael Nageub, and Tracy Alimah Helming. Our feature dancer will be Shimmy Sister Kate -- with guest dancers Molly Price and Siobhan Wharton!

Saturday 9-7-13

Tabla Camp 2013! Free Workshop for kids & teens
Eastside Bahai Center in Bellevue, Washington
Introduction to tabla drumming for ages 5-18. Free & family friendly event in Bellevue, featuring demonstrations by ACIT students on tabla and professional musicians

Puyallup Fair Educational Stage welcomes Funk E Fusion and Vibe Central
Puyallup Fairgrounds, WA in Puyallup, Washington
Check these two outstanding groups bringing some old School Funk followed by some R & B with lots of Soul

The Georgetown Orbits, Smoking Bill, DJ SKAlithea, and special guests!
2 Bit Saloon in Seattle, Washington
Come out for a special night of ska, reggae, and rock 'n roll music!
The Georgetown Orbits will be playing songs with our friends Lynval Golding (The Specials) and Billy Geoghegan (Contra Coup, Stingers ATX)

Sunday 9-8-13 Monday 9-9-13 Tuesday 9-10-13