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Friday, May 25
 

11:35am PDT

Hamilton International Senior Jazz Band
Senior Jazz Band

Friday May 25, 2012 11:35am - 12:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography This is the highest level of jazz ensemble at Hamilton International Middle School. There will be emphasis on stylistic considerations through the jazz idiom as well as improvisational practice and performance. This ensemble swings hard in the jazz tradition and interprets several styles of jazz including blues, ballads , latin and vocal compisitions.

12:10pm PDT

Hamilton International Middle School
Vocal Jazz

Friday May 25, 2012 12:10pm - 12:35pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography HIMS Vocal Jazz is in it's first year and is carrying on the vocal traditions of past generations. The groups reportroire ranges from classic blues and jazz and latin to The Great American Songbook and contemporary music. We are proud to represent the Seattle Public Schools music programs.

3:40pm PDT

Mouce Manouche
Hard Swinging Old-time Jazz

Friday May 25, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography We we're brought together by our love of the music of Django Reinhardt and hot club jazz, but have since branched out to explore a variety of early swing music, as well as our original compositions. We make our home in the U-district and Ravenna, playing swingin music for the rowdy, dancing crowds of Seattle's bars and farmer's markets.

4:00pm PDT

6:00pm PDT

The Jangles
Western Swing Dance Music

Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Friday Swing Dance
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography A swinging band in the style of the great Western swing bands such as Bob Willis, Milton Brown and Space Cooley.

7:00pm PDT

Natalie Hall
Cellist

Friday May 25, 2012 7:00pm - 7:10pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Legacy of NW Impovised Music
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography Natalie Hall studies cello performance with Professor Toby Saks, working towards her Bachelors of Music at the University of Washington. She is the cellist of the Eros Piano Trio, the Sequoia Ensemble and the Quantum String Quartet, winners of the 2010 UW Chamber Music Competition. She is a member of the UW Modern Band coached by Professor Cuong Vu. Natalie performs with Macklemore, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the American String Project, the Degenerate Art Ensemble and the Seattle Rock Orchestra. Last month she performed a sold out show with Noah Gundersen at the Triple Door and on Nancy Guppy’s televised show, The Art Zone, with Kris Orlowski and the Passenger String Quartet. Natalie performed a sold out show at the Key Arena for the Bumbershoot Music Festival and at the Sasquatch Music Festival. She performed in Neil Welch’s Sleeper Ensemble which was released in November on the Table and Chairs record label. She has collaborated with slam poet Ken Arkind, saxophonist Tim Berne and bassist Scott Pingle of the San Francisco Symphony. Over the summer Natalie attended the School for Improvised Music in New York. In addition to Toby Saks, her mentors include Okkyung Lee, Heidi Lehwalder, Cuong Vu, Lori Goldston, Tony Malaby, Melia Watras and Ralph Alessi. Natalie regularly performs free-improvisation at Café Racer’s The Racer Sessions.

7:10pm PDT

Paul Hoskin
Contrabass Clarinet Solo

Friday May 25, 2012 7:10pm - 7:20pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Legacy of NW Impovised Music
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography Paul Hoskin investigates solo language. He has performed solo contrabass clarinet, one of the lowest reed instruments, for over 25 years.

7:30pm PDT

Smallface
Ghosts-Disembodied-Radio-Noise

Friday May 25, 2012 7:30pm - 7:45pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Legacy of NW Impovised Music
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography Aaron Otheim (Heatwarmer, Speak) and David Balatero (Operation ID, Song Sparrow Research) are frequent participants in Seattle's pop, rock and experimental circles. Both Otheim and Balatero help run the Cafe Racer Sessions and record label Table & Chairs. Smallface is a collaboration that draws on the duo's mutual background in classical chamber music and shared affinity for new and avant-garde music.

7:45pm PDT

Gregg Keplinger & Simon Henneman / WA
Energy Music

Friday May 25, 2012 7:45pm - 8:00pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Legacy of NW Impovised Music
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography Kelli, I have to track down a bio from Gregg. SHould I do this whole thing over or can I just send it when I get it? Sorry we are late on this thing and thanks for the link!

8:10pm PDT

Kromer
Avant-improv Trio

Friday May 25, 2012 8:10pm - 8:30pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Legacy of NW Impovised Music
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography Kromer is an acoustic trio of Saxophone, keyboards, and drumset playing original compositions. The music is tense, bizarre and beautiful with heavy influences from free-improvisation, jazz, and the local Table & Chairs music scene in Seattle.

8:30pm PDT

The Isotunes
Mm, mm good: Tasty music & fun

Friday May 25, 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography In 2010 The Isotunes’ took audiences on a musical tour of the “Seven Deadly Sins”; this year they’re serving up cool jazz and other tasty tunes that have audiences saying “M’m, m’m good!”

9:00pm PDT

Burn List
Seattle's New Music Scene

Friday May 25, 2012 9:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Legacy of NW Impovised Music
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography Burn List, a new collaboration from Seattle’s scorching new music scene features trumpeter Cuong Vu, tenor saxophonist Greg Sinibaldi, keyboardist Aaron Otheim, and drummer Chris Icasiano. Marking the meeting of two distinctive generations of creative new music in Seattle, each member of Burn List have uniquely contributed their musical DNA to the city’s musical lineage. Having been on the forefront of the scene as established veterans, Vu and Sinibaldi each offer unique compositional approaches and styles that have helped shape the newest generation of musicians in Seattle. Icasiano and Otheim are, in part, products of those contributions and they form Burn List’s paired- down rhythm section combination of keyboard and drums pushing to create a new sonic approach to the music and group improvisation. Burn List’s unique interface with improvisation and original compositions draw from wide musical influences ranging from Ligeti to Albert Ayler to Aphex Twin to Meshuggah and many things in between. Siphoned through the band’s collective aesthetics, the music freely crisscrosses genres resulting in a new musical sound that is thoughtful, energetic, current and original.

9:30pm PDT

Wally Shoup Quartet
Free Jazz, Free Improv, Jazz

Friday May 25, 2012 9:30pm - 10:00pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, Legacy of NW Impovised Music
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography American jazz alto saxophonist and painter. Based in Seattle, Washington since 1985, Shoup is a mainstay of that city's improvised music scene. Seattle Metropolitan named him one of the 50 most influential musicians in that city's history.
 
Saturday, May 26
 

12:20pm PDT

Michelle Dedman
Jazz tunes from the heart

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:20pm - 12:55pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography Michelle Dedman has been singing jazz standards, blues, bossa nova, jump blues, and more in the northwest since she moved from Texas in 1987. She is known for her singing, but she is also a rhythm guitarist. An integral member in the vocal swing band "Beats Cookin'" for 9 years, she sang and played drums. In the early 90's, Michelle formed a folk/blues quartet and in 1995 came out with the CD "Meet Me Where They Play the Blues." She loves to sing songs from the1920's to the present day. While a member of “Bevy” (bevytheband.com), an all-woman ensemble from Olympia, Washington specializing in Latin-American and African rhythms and songs, jazz standards and music by local composers, Michelle added her vocals and rhythm guitar and ukelele. She now resides in Corvallis, Oregon.

12:35pm PDT

Hot Club Sandwich
Gypsy Jazz

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:35pm - 1:15pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography Hot Club Sandwich plays gypsy jazz.

2:00pm PDT

The SpeakEasy Band
Prohibition Era Music 1919-34

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Waltz Dance
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography Formed in 2004, SpeakEasy plays from authentic "stock arrangements",mostly from the 1920's and early 30's. These were commercially available orchestrations of popular music of that era. This is a recreation of the sound as it would have been heard from many dance bands around the country at that time.

3:40pm PDT

Sour Mash Hug Band
Klezmer & Hot Jazz Cabaret

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography A cabaret band that combines virtuosic central European violin technique with 1920s/30s jazz and Yiddish theatre, the Sour Mash Hug Band evokes an era that never quite existed. Paris in the 30s, Harlem in the 20s, New Orleans in the 90s, its hard to say. The band is especially known for their original tunes reminiscent of Kurt Weill and Danny Elfman. The band started in Eugene, OR 10 years ago as an old-time band with the classic line-up of claw-hammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, and bass. After a couple years in Eugene they took to the road, and toured the country by bike, freight train, hitchhiking, and a broken down old van. This took them to San Francisco, Bellingham, New York and finally to New Orleans which became their home away from home. For the past five years the band has split their time between a quiet spot by Lake Merritt and a couple of less quiet shotgun shacks in New Orleans, while spending summers in Romania and Hungary studying the music they love. Being exposed to many varieties of music in their travels the musicians have developed a unique cabaret style drawing on New Orleans jazz, muzica lautareasca, and Yiddish theatre.
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

Ranger and the 'Re-Arrangers'
Gypsy Jazz featuring Violin

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:35am PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • URL
  • Biography Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of Gypsy campsite with their unique twist on gypsy jazz. “At the heart of their sound is Ranger Sciacca's sweet violin playing… his sense of melody and daring improvisations” (World Rhythm Webzine). Their tight rhythm section features a hand drummer, giving the music a bouncy swing and accentuating the joyful interplay between the two soloists. The band’s repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, the music of Django & Grappelli, Brazilian choros, and Ranger's unique originals.

11:50am PDT

The MoodSwings
All women, All swing

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:50am - 12:20pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography 18 musical women, 1 1/2 cups Duke Ellington, 1 cup Gershwin, 1 cup Latin Spice, 2 tablespoons funk, a pinch of attitude and a generous helping of danceable fun. Blended it together... the MoodSwings!

1:15pm PDT

Miss Mamie Lavona
Put Some Color In Your Life

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography Miss Mamie Lavona the Exotic Mulatta and her White Boys started as a trio in 2005. As the years went by Mamie collected more Caucasian cuties til she had a full stable. The band comes from theatre, stage, and music backgrounds, and continues to be highly involved in the stage-ly arts scene of Seattle. Drawing from styles such as cabaret, swing, New Orleans-style jazz, klezmer, Balkan, vaudeville and more, Miss Mamie and her Boys always put on a racous, diverse, and colorful show.

2:15pm PDT

Northwest Tap Connection
South West Tap

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography The Southeast Seattle Community Youth Orchestra & NW Tap Connection are programs in music and dance that seek to provide access to high quality arts program to underserved children in Southeast Seattle

2:45pm PDT

A Cedar Suede
Mediterranean

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • URL
  • Biography A Cedar Suede is an eclectic combination of high-energy Latin grooves, soaring classical motifs, spontaneous improvisations, and Mediterranean jazz. All pieces are the result of collaborative writing by Belskus and Maschler: a crossroads of modern musical flavors.

7:45pm PDT

Jason Parker Quartet
Playing the music of Nick Drake

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:45pm - 8:20pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography The JPQ consists of Jason Parker on trumpet & flugelhorn, Josh Rawlings on piano, Evan Flory-Barnes on bass and D’Vonne Lewis on drums. They have been honing their tight swinging sound for three years, which shows in the way they interact with each other on stage and the deep bond that results. Each member of the group pours his passion and excitement into the performance making a Jason Parker Quartet show both musically and visually exciting. These four Seattle musicians have carved their own path, honoring the jazz tradition by bringing their own passions and personalities to bear on the music. For this project Parker enlisted the help of two very special guests, Cynthia Mullis on tenor sax & flute and Michele Khazak on vocals. The JPQ has released three previous, critically acclaimed CD’s and played all the top venues in Seattle, including Jazz Alley, The Triple Door, Tula’s, Lucid Jazz Lounge and Egan’s.

8:10pm PDT

Sky Blue
Heavenly Dance Music

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:10pm - 9:00pm PDT
Warren's Roadhouse in the Fisher Pavilion 47.62127, -122.35212
  Participatory Dance, Waltz Dance
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography Nadine and Julian first played together at Fiddle Tunes. The rest is history!
 
Monday, May 28
 

11:00am PDT

1928
Speakeasy Swing

Monday May 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography Marc and Dennis have been playing together sincve the early 90s first with the Spakling Tonics, then as a duo and then with various incarnations of 1928. now we have found the perfect balance with award winning fiddler Lyn Neal and our accomplished vocalist and multi instrumentalist Hiedi Stoermer.

4:10pm PDT

Paul Anastasio & His Swing Cats
Dredged Up Swingstres Play Hot

Monday May 28, 2012 4:10pm - 5:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Participatory Dance, Swing Dance
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography Paul has been playing the violin for nearly 50 years. You'd think he'd learn. Surrounded by Whomever he could dredge up, he'll be swinging a bunch of old standard melodies. Website: swingcatecterprises.com