Earshot Golden Ear Awards – cast your vote today!

Posted 2 April, 2012 in Seattle Jazz - Comments Off comments

 Each year, the Golden Ear Awards recognize and celebrate the outstanding acheivements of the previous year in Seattle jazz. In the process, Seattle jazz fans and performers can take stock of and show gratitude for the region’s vibrant jazz ecology. The awards are determined by a combination of nominations and popular vote. Nominees this year were selected by a poll of Earshot Jazz readers, jazz performers, audience members, journalists and industry professionals. There are eight Golden Ear Award categories, including induction into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame.

Time is running out to vote, so make sure and vote online!

2011 NW Recording of the Year:
Bill Anschell, Figments
Jovino Santos Neto, Current
Thomas Marriott, Human Spirit
Chuck Deardorf, Transparence

2011 NW Acoustic Jazz Ensemble:
McTuff Trio
Susan Pascal Quartet
Human Spirit
Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto

2011 NW Alternative Jazz Group:
Bad Luck
Neil Welch’s Sleeper Ensemble
Burn List
Andy Clausen’s Wishbone Ensemble

2011 NW Jazz Instrumentalist:
Bill Anschell
Jeff Busch
Joe Doria
Chuck Deardorf

Emerging Artist or Group of 2011:
Chris Icasiano
Sam Boshnack
Kate Olson
Beth Fleenor

2011 NW Vocalist of the Year:
Jacqueline Tabor
Johnaye Kendrick
Danny Quintero
Elspeth Savani

Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame Nominees
Jeff Johnson
Jovino Santos Neto
Greg Williamson
Dave Peck
Overton Berry
Milt Kleeb

2011 NW Concert of the Year:
McCoy Tyner Quintet, Jazz Alley, March 3-7
Human Spirit, Tula’s, October 14 & 15
Triptet / Nels Cline Singers, Is That Jazz? Festival, Chapel Performance Space, January 29
Royal Room opening, Sunday, December 18

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  • Leading Questions: Chad McCullough

    Posted 22 March, 2012 in Leading Questions - Comments Off comments

    Note: Trumpeter Chad McCullough starts a weekend tour with his Spin Quartet featuring Geof Bradfield (sax), Clark Sommers (bass) and Kobie Watkins (drums).
    Thursday, March 22 – Locol (West Seattle)
    Friday, March 23 – CMA Gallery (Seattle)
    Saturday, March 24 – Knowles Studio (Poulsbo)

     Interview and photo by Steve Korn

    Someone once told me I couldn’t do it, and it was a waste of time to try because it wouldn’t work out.

    When I was 14 I heard Thomas Marriott play for the first time, and I figured out what I wanted to do.

    The trumpet is the worst best friend I’ll ever have

    If I could do it all over again, I’d jump to less conclusions, buy fewer mouthpieces, and listen to my teachers more.

    When I look at where I’m at right now, I’m very thankful to everyone who has taken the time to help me, and grateful for everyone who’s given me a chance to do well- and even more grateful for the second chances.

    Fear is what wakes me up every morning. Usually much earlier than I’d like.

    Motivation is what gets me out of bed, after the panic attack wakes me up.

    Discipline is second only to respect. Or maybe it’s a byproduct of respect. I’m not sure yet.

    I’m not even close. But… I’m trying.

    If I had a double-C, I’d bottle that up, and sell it to all of my trumpet player friends for cheap!

    When I’m stuck It’s because I’m not listening hard enough.

    If I could have made a career on another instrument, it would have been the piano. I still pretend sometimes.

    Some musicians just don’t understand that we’re all in this together.

    I’m happy whenever I’m listening to Miles.

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  • Chris Stover in Seattle Tuesday

    Posted 12 March, 2012 in Seattle Jazz - Comments Off comments

     Trombonist Chris Stover, who moved to New York to teach music theory at The New School, will be back in Seattle for a show at The Royal Room featuring two of his groups.

    TUESDAY, MARCH 13

    7:00pm Chris Stover’s Acquired Involuntary Narcissism
    Chris Stover’s 12-piece big band, a long-time fixture in Seattle, is back after a three-year hiatus! Featuring some of Seattle’s finest improvising musicians, and Stover’s original compositions and arrangments of songs by Elvis Costello, Bob Marley, and Johannes Brahms.

    8:30pm Frieze of Life
    Co-lead by Greg Sinibaldi and Chris Stover, the award-winning Frieze of Life was described by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer as “the most exciting music in the region.” Featuring Mark Taylor, Thomas Marriott, Geoff Harper, and Byron Vannoy.

    THE ROYAL ROOM
    5000 Rainier Ave South
    Seattle, (206) 906-9920

  • Friday Jazz

    Posted 8 March, 2012 in Seattle Jazz - Comments Off comments

    NEW ORLEANS: Mark Taylor, Eric Verlinde, Phil Sparks and Matt Jorgensen
    114 First Ave S, 206-622-2563, 8:00pm

    TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Thomas Marriott Quartet
    2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

    JAZZ ALLEY: Mindi Abair
    2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

    THE ROYAL ROOM: Sonny Clark Memorial Sextet
    5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 9:30pm

    HIROSHI’S: Jazz and Sushi
    2501 Eastlake Ave E, 726-4966

    LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio
    6423 Latona Avenue NE, 5:00 – 7:00pm, No Cover, 21+

    LAKESIDE BISTRO: Trish Hatley with Hans Brehmer
    11425 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, (206) 772-6891

    BOXLEY’S: Young Lizards
    101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

    GRAZIE: Barbie Anaka
    23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

    LUCID: 6:30: “Mac Jaffe Polytet; 9:30: Shoreline Community College Jazz Improv
    5241 University Ave NE, 206-402-3042, 9:00pm

    SCOTCH AND VINE: Jose “Juicy” Gonzales Trio
    22341 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, 7:00pm

    VITO’S: Brad Gibson Trio
    927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695, 9:00pm

  • Friday Jazz

    Posted 2 March, 2012 in Seattle Jazz - Comments Off comments

    NEW ORLEANS: Flexicon featuring Thomas Marriott
    114 First Ave S, 206-622-2563, 8:00pm

    TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Johnaye Kendrick Quartet
    2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

    CMA GALLERY: Ron Weinstein
    4501 Interlake Ave N, 7:30pm

    JAZZ ALLEY: Big Bad Voodoo Dadddy
    2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

    THE ROYAL ROOM: Sonny Clark Memorial Sextet
    5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 9:30pm

    HIROSHI’S: Jazz and Sushi
    2501 Eastlake Ave E, 726-4966

    LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio
    6423 Latona Avenue NE, 5:00 – 7:00pm, No Cover, 21+

    LAKESIDE BISTRO: Dina Blade w/ Hans Brehmer
    11425 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, (206) 772-6891

    EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
    7pm – John Batdorf and Terry Holder
    9pm – Carol Nielsson with Overton Berry (piano), Clarence Acox (drums) and Osama Afifi (bass)
    1707 NW Market Street, 206-789-1621

    BOXLEY’S: Dan Kramlich’s Heavy Metal Jazz Trio
    101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

    GRAZIE: Quiet Fire
    23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

    LUCID: IOUs
    5241 University Ave NE, 206-402-3042, 9:00pm

    SCOTCH AND VINE: Al Miller
    22341 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, 7:00pm

  • Friday Jazz

    Posted 10 February, 2012 in Seattle Jazz - Comments Off comments

    NEW ORLEANS: Thomas Marriott’s Flexicon
    114 First Ave S, 206-622-2563, 8:00pm

    TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Johnaye Kendrick Quartet
    2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

    CMA GALLERY: Steve Treseler and Michael Stegner
    4501 Interlake Ave N, 7:30pm

    JAZZ ALLEY: Tower of Power
    2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

    THE ROYAL ROOM: Sonny Clark Memorial Sextet
    5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 9:30pm

    HIROSHI’S: Jazz and Sushi
    2501 Eastlake Ave E, 726-4966

    LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio
    6423 Latona Avenue NE, 5:00 – 7:00pm, No Cover, 21+

    LAKESIDE BISTRO: Trish Hatley with Hans Brehmer
    11425 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, (206) 772-6891

    EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
    9pm – The Schwa with Justin Sorensen (vibraphone), Chris Credit (reeds), Geoff Larson (double bass) and Bob Rees (drums)
    1707 NW Market Street, 206-789-1621

    BOXLEY’S: Chris Morton Trio
    101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

    GRAZIE: Diana Page Trio
    23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

    VITO’S: Jovino Santos Neto
    927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695

    BAKE’S PLACE: Butch Harrison & Good Company
    4135 Providence Point Dr. SE Issaquah, (425) 391-3335, 7:45pm

    LUCID: Black River Blues Band
    5241 University Ave NE, 206-402-3042, 9:00pm

    SCOTCH AND VINE: Jose “juicy” Gonzales Trio
    22341 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, 7:00pm

  • Tom Varner Nonet at Corish

    Posted 4 February, 2012 in Seattle Jazz - Comments Off comments

    Friday, February 4 – 8:00pm
    Tom Varner Nonet

    Cornish College of the Arts (Poncho Theater)
    710 East Roy Street
    8:00pm, All ages.

    New music as well as music from the “Heaven and Hell” CD. this is part of the Cornish Music Series 2012.
    www.cornish.edu/musicseries/event/tom_varner_nonet/

    Tom Varner – french horn/compositions
    Thomas Marriott – trumpet
    David Marriott – trombone
    Steve Treseler – clarinet
    Mark Taylor – alto/soprano saxophones
    Eric Barber – tenor saxophone
    Jim DeJoie – baritone saxophone
    Phil Sparks – bass
    Byron Vannoy – drums

  • Friday Jazz

    Posted 2 February, 2012 in Seattle Jazz - Comments Off comments

    NEW ORLEANS: Thomas Marriott’s Flexicon
    114 First Ave S, 206-622-2563, 8:00pm

    TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Marc Seales / Fred Tuxx / Chuck Deardorf / Mark Ivester
    2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

    CMA GALLERY: Ryan Burns Quartet w/ Mark Taylor
    4501 Interlake Ave N, 7:30

    JAZZ ALLEY: Peter White
    2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

    THE ROYAL ROOM: Painting the Town Red: The Music of Billie Holiday
    5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 9:30pm

    HIROSHI’S: Jazz and Sushi
    2501 Eastlake Ave E, 726-4966

    LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio
    6423 Latona Avenue NE, 5:00 – 7:00pm, No Cover, 21+

    LAKESIDE BISTRO: Keely Whitney w/ Paul Richardson
    11425 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, (206) 772-6891

    EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
    7pm – Cara Francis (vocals), with Clipper Anderson (bass) and Darin Clendenin (piano)
    9pm – Mike Owcharuk Trio
    1707 NW Market Street, 206-789-1621

    BOXLEY’S: Bryant Ubran’s Blue Oasis
    101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

    GRAZIE: Quiet Fire
    23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

    SCOTCH AND VINE: JD Hobson
    22341 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, 7:00pm

    VITO’S: Casey MacGill
    927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695

    BAKE’S PLACE: Butch Harrison & Good Company
    4135 Providence Point Dr. SE Issaquah, (425) 391-3335, 7:45pm

  • Sunday Jazz

    Posted 29 January, 2012 in Seattle Jazz - Comments Off comments

    THE ROYAL ROOM:
    6:30pm: The Cornish Big Band dir. Jay Thomas
    7:30pm: Human Spirit (Thomas Marriott, Mark Taylor, Matt Jorgensen, Marc Seales & Evan Flory-Barnes)
    5000 Rainier Avenue South, (206) 906-9920

    TULA’S JAZZ CLUB:
    3pm – Fairly Honest Jazz Band
    8pm – Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra
    2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221

    JAZZ ALLEY: WAR
    2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30pm

    BOXLEY’S: Danny Kolke Trio
    101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 6:00pm

    CAFE RACER: Simon Henneman
    5828 Roosevelt Way NE, 8pm

    BAKE’S PLACE: Trish, Hans and Phil
    4135 Providence Point Dr. SE, Issaquah, (425) 391-3335, 6:45pm

    DARRELL’S TAVERN: Kevin Mccarthy & Friends Jam Session
    18041 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, 8

    FAIRE GALLERY CAFE: Monktail session
    1351 E Olive Way, Seattle 206-652-0781

    SERAFINA: 11:00am: Alex Guilbert Duo; 6:30pm: Anne Reynolds & Tobi Stone
    2043 Eastlake Ave E, 206-323-0807

    VITO’S LOUNGE: 6pm: Ruby Bishop; 9:30pm: Ron Weinstein Trio
    927 9th Ave, Seattle, 6:00pm

    PROHIBITION GRILL: Bob Strickland jam
    1414 Hewitt Ave, Everett, 425-258-6100, 5:00pm

  • Friday Jazz

    Posted 27 January, 2012 in Uncategorized - Comments Off comments

    NEW ORLEANS: Thomas Marriott’s Flexicon
    114 First Ave S, 206-622-2563, 8:00pm

    TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Kelley Johnson Quartet
    2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

    CMA GALLERY: Ryan Burns Quartet w/ Mark Taylor
    4501 Interlake Ave N, 7:30

    JAZZ ALLEY: WAR
    2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

    THE ROYAL ROOM: Painting the Town Red: The Music of Billie Holiday
    5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 9:30pm

    HIROSHI’S: Jazz and Sushi
    2501 Eastlake Ave E, 726-4966

    LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio
    6423 Latona Avenue NE, 5:00 – 7:00pm, No Cover, 21+

    LAKESIDE BISTRO: Deems Tsutakawa
    11425 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, (206) 772-6891

    BOXLEY’S: Bryant Ubran’s Blue Oasis
    101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

    VITO’S: Lushy
    927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695

    GRAZIE: Michael Powers Group
    23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

    SCOTCH AND VINE: Katy Bourne & Reuel Lubag
    22341 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, 7:00pm

    BLUE HORSE GALLERY: Pearl Django & Douce Ambiance
    301 W Holly St, Bellingham, 8:00pm

  • Friday Jazz

    Posted 20 January, 2012 in Uncategorized - Comments Off comments

    NEW ORLEANS: Thomas Marriott’s Flexicon – cancelled
    114 First Ave S, 206-622-2563, 8:00pm

    TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Stephanie Porter Quartet
    2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

    CMA GALLERY: Dan Kramlich Trio
    4501 Interlake Ave N, 7:30

    JAZZ ALLEY: Jeff Lorber Fusion with Special Guest Randy Brecker Featuring Eric Marienthal, Lionel Cordew and Ron Jenkins
    2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

    THE ROYAL ROOM: Painting the Town Red: The Music of Billie Holiday
    5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 9:30pm

    HIROSHI’S: Jazz and Sushi
    2501 Eastlake Ave E, 726-4966

    LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio
    6423 Latona Avenue NE, 5:00 – 7:00pm, No Cover, 21+

    LAKESIDE BISTRO: Phil Westbrook
    11425 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, (206) 772-6891

    BOXLEY’S: Bryant Ubran’s Blue Oasis
    101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

    VITO’S: Yada Yada Blues Band
    927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695

    GRAZIE: Diana Page
    23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

    LUCID: 6:30pm: Alika Lyman Group; 9:30pm: Alika Lyman ( Fairwell Seattle Show)
    5241 University Ave NE, 206-402-3042, 9:00pm

    SCOTCH AND VINE: Jose ‘Juicy’ Gonzales Trio
    22341 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, 7:00pm

  • Friday Jazz

    Posted 13 January, 2012 in Uncategorized - Comments Off comments

    NEW ORLEANS: Thomas Marriott’s Flexicon
    114 First Ave S, 206-622-2563, 8:00pm

    TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Johnaye Kendrick Quartet
    2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm

    CMA GALLERY: Steve Treseler Group
    4501 Interlake Ave N, 7:30

    JAZZ ALLEY: Arturo Sandoval
    2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm

    THE ROYAL ROOM: Sonny Clark Memorial Sextet
    5000 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, 9:30pm

    CAFE RACER: Brandon Lucia; Smallface; Bad Luck
    5828 Roosevelt Way NE, 206-523-5282, 8:00pm

    HIROSHI’S: Jazz and Sushi
    2501 Eastlake Ave E, 726-4966

    LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio
    6423 Latona Avenue NE, 5:00 – 7:00pm, No Cover, 21+

    LAKESIDE BISTRO: Kelley Johnson with John Hansen
    11425 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, (206) 772-6891

    BOXLEY’S: Milo Peterson Trio
    101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm

    VITO’S: Jovino Santos Neto
    927 9th Ave, Seattle, 206-682-2695

    GRAZIE: Tumbao
    23207 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, 425-402-9600, 7:00pm

    LUCID: 6:30pm: Alika Lyman Group; 9:30pm: Jean Caze
    5241 University Ave NE, 206-402-3042, 9:00pm

    TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Joe Doria
    216 Union Street, 9:30pm

    SCOTCH AND VINE: Al Miller
    22341 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, 7:00pm

  • Best NW Jazz CDs

    Posted 30 December, 2011 in Seattle Jazz - Comments Off comments

    Starting with a trickle of albums years ago, there’s now a constant stream of excellent CDs by NW Jazz artists each year.

    We’ll feature some of the best from 2011 on Jazz Northwest this Sunday at 1:00 PM on 88.5 KPLU.

    JIM WILKE’S TOP NORTHWEST JAZZ CDs OF 2011
    For Pacific Northwest jazz fans in particular, here are some of the exceptional releases from artists living in Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver.

    Chuck Deardorf, Transparence (Origin)
    Thomas Marriott, Human Spirit (Origin)
    Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto, Current (Adventure Music)
    Bill Anschell, Figments (Origin)
    Elspeth Savani, Flights of Mind (Elspeth Savani)
    Cory Weeds, Just Like That (Cellar Live)
    Wellstone Conspiracy, Humble Origins (Origin)
    Milt Kleeb Dectet, Something If Nothing Else (Pony Boy)

  • Friday Jazz

    Posted 30 December, 2011 in Seattle Jazz - Comments Off comments

    NEW ORLEANS: Chad McCullough
    114 First Ave S, 206-622-2563, 8:00pm

    EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
    9pm – Human Spirit with Thomas Marriott (trumpet), Mark Taylor (sax), Gary Fukushima (piano), Mark Hunter (bass) & Matt Jorgensen (drums)
    1707 NW Market Street, 206-789-1621

    TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Bill Anschell

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