Share Photographed Bill Frisell recently at a house party in Seattle. He is so good.
Share On Feb 20th Earshot Jazz presented a true legend of modern jazz, seldom seen outside of his work with Keith Jarrett. Gary Peacock returned to Seattle with his sparkling trio of Marc Copland, piano, and the great Joey Baron on drums.
Share Charles Lloyd, the multi-horn mystic returned to Seattle last month as part of the 2015 Earshot Jazz Festival, with another another riveting séance. His newest quartet called on brilliant contemporaries Gerald Clayton (piano) and Kendrick Scott (drums) along with veteran bassist Reuben Rogers. After nearly five decades of utterly uncompromising music-making, saxophonist Charles Lloyd has achieved […]
Share Rich Man Poor Man: Frank Kohl Trio was presented by Earshot Jazz at the Chapel Performance Center as part of the Jazz: The Second Century series this year.
Share Earshot Jazz presented Peter Brötzmann Trio with William Parker & Hamid Drake in May at the Seattle Art Museum and it was wonderful. Here are a few images of the group.
Share Earshot Jazz put on a double bill of Jazz Trios last Friday night at the Royal Room starting with a new trio project from the bassist Evan Flory-Barnes, featuring D’Vonne Lewis on drums and Neil Welch on saxophone, opened the night. They were solid. – See more at: http://eyeshotjazz.com/#sthash.fRqx58DK.dpuf
Share At the Seattle Art Museum, Ambrose Akinmusire kicked off the Earshot Jazz 2014 Summer Concert series. Winner of the 2007 Thelonious Monk Trumpet Competition and the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition, two of the most prestigious awards in jazz, the Oakland-born Ambrose Akinmusire has established himself as an extremely bright and intriguing […]
Share The 2014 Earshot Jazz Festival presented the lovely Johnaye Kendrick and her Group this fall at Cornish College. Frequently seen on prestigious New York stages, vocalist Johnaye Kendrick has enriched the Seattle jazz community and mentored many other vocalists since becoming Associate Professor of Jazz Voice at Cornish College of the Arts in recent […]
Share John Seman’s Lil Coop Quintet performed at the Chapel Performance Space on October 11 as the 2014 Earshot Jazz Festival was gearing up. Bassist, composer, archivist and advocate for improvised music John Seman explores composition and free improvisation and musical past and future – in the moment – with his Lil Coop Quintet, featuring […]
Share Here are a few pictures from the Anton Schwartz Quintet performance at Tula’s during the recent Earshot Jazz Festival 2014. Fantastic set with George Colligan (piano), Lorca Hart (drums), Thomas Marriott (trumpet), and Jon Hamar (bass).
Share Earshot Jazz presented Bill Frisell in his second appearance at last year’s Earshot Jazz Festival at Jones Playhouse Theater UW. This time he played with in-demand young bassist Luke Bergman and New York/Seattle drummer, Ted Poor, both of whom range from the most subtle to the thunderous. All three now on the UW jazz […]
Share The Dawn Clement Trio performed original compositions, as well as some music they’ve written for Priester’s Cue on June 28th. One of the Northwest’s premiere jazz artists, pianist/vocalist/composer Dawn Clement is a sought after collaborator who has worked with the likes of Pharaoh Sanders, Nancy King, Ingrid Jensen, Jay Clayton, and more. The Seattle native is […]
Share Blue Note recording artist Ambrose Akinmusire is a trumpeter and composer who has gone from strength to strength since winning the 2007 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and the 2007 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition. He has since taken such honors as DownBeat’s 2012 trumpeter of the year title, and several others. […]
Share The 2013 Earshot Jazz Festival continues in full blast and on Tuesday I went and saw the SFJAZZ Collective at Benaroya Hall. Stunning virtuosity and drive from the most spectacular all-star ensemble in jazz – with (alto sax), David Sanchez (tenor sax), Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Robin Eubanks (trombone), Warren Wolf (vibes), Edward Simon (piano), Matt Penman […]
Share Earshot Jazz Festival 2013 presented La Familia Valera Miranda Saturday night at Town Hall and they were fantastic and had a whole lot of people up and dancing to every song. Father Félix Valera Miranda (guitar and vocals), wife Carmen (maracas and vocals) and sons Enrique “Kiki” (cuatro), Raúl (bass) and Ernesto (bongos) have […]
Share Jay Thomas brought Willie Thomas (trumpet), John Hansen (piano), Chuck Kistler (bass) and Adam Kessler (drums) to Tula’s last night as the 2013 Earshot Jazz festival continues. Here is a link to the Earshot Jazz Festival website schedule for the rest of the Festival.
Share Opening up the 2013 Earshot Jazz festival at Tula’s on Tuesday, Oct 1, D’Vonne Lewis proppeled Seattle’s homegrown, hard-hitting post-genre quartet –Industrial Revelation with bassist Evan Flory-Barnes, Rhodes pianist Josh Rawlings and trumpeter Aham Oluo – through epic, improvised jams. It was a great performance and a good start to Earshot Jazz Festival […]
Share I began covering the 6th annual Bellevue Jazz Festival at Bakes Place last month. Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao is a six-piece Latin Jazz band that plays a variety of rhythms from Boleros to Timba and Joropo to Danzón. This exhilarating group was comprised of some of the Puget Sound area’s hottest musicians who hail […]
Share John Hollenbeck, above, played at the Chapel Performance space last night with his trio Refuge, presented as part of the Earshot Jazz 2013 Spring Series. A really beautiful set by all three amazing artists. Playing with Hollenbeck was Theo Bleckmann – voice and Gary Versace – piano & keyboard
Share Tinke Postma, played at the Seattle Art Museum Thursday night as part of the Earshot Srt of Jazz Series. She was great along with a local group backing her.
Share The 2012 Golden Ear Awards, celebrating the contributions and achievements in Seattle jazz, were presented at Tula’s on March 20. Thomas Marriott’s group Flexicon opened the evening with a set and played another one after the awards were given out. I really like this group the more I hear them. Playing with Thomas were John […]
Share Recently had the pleasure of watching Bill Frisell play the music he composed to go with the film The Great Flood by Bill Morrison. Playing with Bill was Ron Miles on trumpet, Tony Scherr on bass, and Kenny Wollesen on drums. It was a moving experience. “Steeped in America’s roots music yet with a […]
Share The Jason Parker Trio played at Von Wednesday night at Vito’s Madison Grill. the Trio was great and Jason was in fine form as usual. He interestingly had a number of other musicians sitting in throughout the two sets I saw. Brian Hartman, above, who I have know for years as a photographer say in […]
Share Last fall Allison Miller performed with Jessica Lurie at an Earshot Jazz Art of Jazz series at the Seattle Art Museum. Love that colored lighting they had. Allison is an amazing drummer and I have seen her play on a number of occasions.