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NEWS: FESTIVAL

Ballard Jazz Festival Preview: A Seattle Rite Of Spring

Ballard Jazz Festival Preview: A Seattle Rite Of Spring

The Ballard Jazz Festival, Seattle's most anticipated and community oriented jazz event, will take place May 17-20, and will headline legendary saxophonist, Chico Freeman. Dubbed three decades ago as one of the “young lions" of jazz for his participation in recordings with other "stars to be," such as Wynton Marsalis, Kevin Eubanks, and Paquito D'Rivera, Freeman's career has established ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ NEAR ME

Tula's Jazz Club: A Seattle Tradition in the Making

Read "Tula's Jazz Club: A Seattle Tradition in the Making" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Life in the Pacific Northwest is hauntingly similar to jazz music itself, from that which is inward, deep in the recesses of our collective soul, to the outward expressionism as a ray of sunlight, an exaltation of joy, harmony expressed in the deep, deep blue of sentient life, and of our enlightened sky. High notes expressed ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Tenor Saxophonist/Composer Anton Schwartz To Release "Flash Mob" Jan. 28

Tenor Saxophonist/Composer Anton Schwartz To Release "Flash Mob" Jan. 28

With Flash Mob, his first new recording in seven years, the expressive and swinging tenor saxophonist/composer Anton Schwartz delivers a disc notable for its well-crafted tunes, riveting ensemble work, and abundance of attitude. Schwartz’s Antonjazz label will release the CD, his fifth since his 1998 debut When Music Calls and first since 2006’s Top 5 radio ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Eastside Jazz Club Moves to New Venue Starting Tonight

Eastside Jazz Club Moves to New Venue Starting Tonight

The Eastside Jazz Club, the monthly concert organized by Lionel and Cooksie Kramer, were forced to find a new venue after the closing of the Bellevue Sherman Clay store. Their first concert at the Bellevue Courtyard by Marriott hotel is tonight.

Tonight they welcome vocalist Greta Matassa and her group joined by Susan Pascal on ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Greta Matassa and Barney McClure at Bake's Place This Friday

Greta Matassa and Barney McClure at Bake's Place This Friday

Friday, December 3, 2010
Fridays in the Living Room with Greta & special guest Barney McClure

BAKE'S PLACE
4135 Providence Point Dr. SE
Issaquah, WA 98029
Reservations: (425) 391-3335

Greta's guests for the evening is Hammond B3 player Barney McClure.

Barney has had a dizzying ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Leading Questions: Greta Matassa

Leading Questions: Greta Matassa

Note: Greta Matassa will be performing in Portland tonight through Saturday. Thursday, June 10 at Brasserie Montmartre and Friday-Saturday at Wilf's Restaurant and Bar.

Interview and Photo by Steve Korn

Someone once told me, Success is getting what you want, but happiness is wanting what you get. Ive based my career decisions on this ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Catching up with Greta Matassa

Catching up with Greta Matassa

So far this year, Greta Matassa has sung with the Spokane Jazz Orchestra in the Bing Crosby Theater, performed in the Muckleshoot Casino and the Edmonds Center for the Arts, packed the house at the Ballard Jazz Festival, and hosted a weekly gig at Tulas.

In July, she will sing the national anthem before Seattles ...

Resonance Records: Non-Profit Jazz Label with a Mission

Read "Resonance Records: Non-Profit Jazz Label with a Mission" reviewed by Samuel Chell

It's a story often heard before: musically, these are the best and worst of times. Only this time, in 2010, it seems different. Even as the pool of fresh talent expands, jazz continues to witness a dearth of venues along with the slump in CD sales. Uncounted numbers of talented musicians, young and otherwise, are reduced ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Pianist Tamir Hendelman Interviewed at AAJ

Pianist Tamir Hendelman Interviewed at AAJ

One of those “overnight sensations" who's been working steadily for years, Israeli-born pianist and composer Tamir Hendelman has finally caught a rocket. A member of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and the Jeff Hamilton Trio, as well as leader of his own groups, Hendelman is also a first-call arranger and accompanist for some of the best vocalists ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Tamir Hendelman: Living a Dream

Read "Tamir Hendelman: Living a Dream" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

One of those “overnight sensations" who's been working steadily for years, Israeli-born pianist and composer Tamir Hendelman has finally caught a rocket. A member of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and the Jeff Hamilton Trio, as well as leader of his own groups, Hendelman is also a first-call arranger and accompanist for some of the best vocalists ...


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