Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mucho great stuff on the bill this weekend, including a children's tablas recital (how cool is that?) by the Anindo Chatterjee Institute of Tabla, what will surely be an exquisite performance by young acoustic guitar maestro Chris Luquette at Empty Sea, several great jams, and Geoffrey castle's Annual Celtic Christmas two-day extravaganza, plus many more!

Wednesday 12-11-13

Oxford School of Jam featuring Jared Squires and the Moonlight Swing Orchestra
Oxford Saloon All Ages Open Jam in Snohomish, Washington
All ages jam with special guest Jared Squires and hosts = Rick J Bowen, Teri Wilson and Robert Ron Robert Baker and a special appearance by the Moonlight Swing Orchestra the host band will do a set with Jared...and a few of his co-horts...then the Swing Band will do a set as a holiday Treat!

PNW Breakout Sessions: "Chamberland: The Berlin Remixes"
The Recording Academy - Pacific Northwest Chapter in Seattle, Washington
Grammy Breakout Sessions: An evening with David Miles Huber - The Pacific Northwest Chapter presents the first in the “Breakout Sessions” … an evening with David Miles Huber. DMH will be talking about his experiences with his latest Grammy-nominated project (Chamberland) and his upcoming release (Chamberland: The Berlin Remixes), which blends studio and stage performance techniques in unique and innovative ways.

Thursday 12-12-13

Open jam -- Freedom Thursday
Blue Moon Tavern in Seattle, Washington
post-bop, stream of consciousness, free blowing and thundering grooves featuring Dave Abramson (drums) and Dick Valentine (etc)

Totusek - Butkovic at Brads Swingside
Brad's Swingside cafe in Seattle, Washington

Tula's Presents: Woody Herman Centennial Celebration
Tula's Restaurant & Jazz Club in Seattle, Washington
Tula's Restaurant & Jazz Club is proud to present the Woody Herman Centennial Celebration featuring an all-star band fronted by former Thundering Herd drummer Greg Williamson.

The Elnah Jordan Experience
The Royal Room in Seattle, Washington
Pre Christmas, good time, good people and good eats

Friday 12-13-13

Friday 13th Dec w/ Penelope, Bill Anschell (p) Jon Hamar (b)
Cafe Paloma in Seattle, Washington
Don't be afraid to come out--the luck is far from bad w/ a group this good. Might just be your last chance to enjoy a tranquil night out at the Paloma before the holiday frenzy hits. I'd be so happy if you would join us for choice jazz standards and great Mediterranean cuisine and hospitality.

Los Buhos - musica latina!
El Quetzal Bar & Lounge in Seattle, Washington
Laura Oviedo, Marc Smason, Bruce Barnard & Alex Conga jam - fine Mexican cuisine!

Tina Sargent, Dahlia & Delilah Friday Dec 13th!
Delilah's Home Studio, Seattle WA
You are invited to our monthly intimate, up close and personal house concert and dance show! Couches, chairs and cushions. This is almost an entirely acoustic performance, you get to hear the music like we do in rehearsal. The dancers are well lit and completely surrounded by the band and you the audience. This is an experience like no other.

Anubis Nights with S.A.C. and Tempest
Harissa Mediterranean Cuisine in Seattle, Washington
Please join us Friday at Harissa dancers and musicians for our weekly Anubis Nights show as we present the new world music project S.A.C. Collective featuring Bob Antolin on sax, flute and guitar, Randy Clere on bass , and George Sadak on percussions and electronics. Our featured dancer is Laura Tempest Zakroff

ACORN PROJECT w/ Juno What?! and Richie Aldente
Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th Street, Seattle, WA, US

Kirkland Performance Center
Geoffrey Castle's Sixth Annual Celtic Christmas Celebration comes to the beautiful Kirkland Performance Center for TWO nights!

Saturday 12-14-13
ACIT Children's Music Recital 2014
UW: Music Building in Seattle, Washington
Come to out to show your support for our young artists!
FREE Event for All Ages! Family Friendly Event: ACIT Youth Tabla Performers on stage, with local Youth Vocal/Instrumental Guest Performers Students of vocal teacher, Vasu Sundarraj

Chris Luquette with Steve Blanchard & Special Guests
Empty Sea Studios in Seattle, Washington
Chris is the recipient of the 2013 IBMA Momentum Award for Instrumental Performer of the Year! Chris is one of the hardest working musicians from the Seattle music scene. You’d be hard pressed to find another 23 year old seamlessly switching from International Music to Jazz and from Rock to Bluegrass so comfortably. Chris was a founding member of Seattle based, Northern Departure, and has found himself sitting in with Jerry Douglas, Emmylou Harris, Rob Ickes, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Kenny and Amanda Smith, The Boxcars, Yogi and The Yogini’s and many others. He now tours regularly with Frank Solivan's Dirty Kitchen.

Chronilus EP Release Party
SoulFood CoffeeHouse and Fair Trade Emporium in Redmond, Washington
Chronilus will be hosting an EP release party complete with performances of your favorite tunes, and perhaps a few more if the crowd is lively! SPECIAL GUEST WILL BE THE BELLY DANCE TROUPE RAQS NOCTURNA!

The Royal Room's Second Anniversary Show
The Royal Room in Seattle, Washington
Featuring: Sonny Clark Memorial Sextet: Music of Hank Mobley, Sonny Clark, Herbie Nichols, Carl Perkins and more! Painting The Town Red: Music of Billie Holiday featuring Johnaye Kendrick A Song for You: Michael Stegner plays Leon Russell & Ray Charles The Meter Maids, The Music of The Meters w/ Jeff Fielder and Mike Stone

MB Orchestra @ Harissa with Denderah, Akahsia, and Genevieve
Harissa Mediterranean Cuisine in Seattle, Washington
A Night of Belly Dance with a splash of Salsa! Celebrate the holiday season with live music and dancing and wonderful food at Harissa Mediterranean Cuisine. Genevieve, the featured dancer, is joined by guest dancers and fellow alumni of TaWaSol World Dance Ensemble, Denderah and Akahsia!

Sunday 12-15-13

CC's Lounge in Burien, Washington
Jam 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)

Monday 12-16-13

Owl 'n Thistle presents EntreMundos Jam Sessions on Mondays
Owl 'n Thistle, Seattle WA
EntreMundos is a local jam session that brings a groove-centered link between the worlds of Jazz, Brazilian, Latin, Blues, R&B, Funk and much more. The house band includes Adriana Giordano on vocals, Eric Verlinde on keyboard, Dean Schmidt on bass, Jeff Busch on drums, and Ernesto Pediangco & Tor Dietrichson on percussion.

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