Lot’s of new artists on the show this week! Glad to find so many great musicians to feature. We get funky, we get out, we have vocals and we have big bands. Oh, and some swingin’ too!
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- Greg Williamson – “Oo-Bop”
From the CD Oo-Bop (Pony Boy Records)
Drummer and jazz impressario Greg Williamson brings his quartet back to Hiroshi’s for the long-running Jazz & Sushi series this weekend. This is one of the Seattle jazz scene’s great hangs, and it is not to be missed! Plus, Greg brings along with him John Hansen on piano, Jon Hamar on bass and the tenor titan Alexey Nikalaev. That and a California Roll is just what the doctor ordered.
Upcoming show: Fri., July 27th @ Hiroshi’s
- Josh Deutsch – “Through The Window”
From the CD Four Across (self-produced)
Trumpeter Josh Deutsch returns to Seattle for a show at the Royal Room this week. He lives in NYC now but came up through the great band programs here in Seattle and we’re glad he’s back! On the show he’ll be joined by Dave Glenn on trombone, Tim Kennedy on piano, Evan Flory-Barnes on bass & D’Vonne Lewis on drums. On this track from his great debut album you’ll hear Carmen Staaf on piano, Kendall Eddy on bass and Brian Adler on drums.
Upcoming show: Tues., July 31st @ The Royal Room
- Pete Christlieb – “Seven Steps To Heaven”
From Kelly’s Heroes (Cars Productions)
Tenor saxophonist Pete Christlieb plays two great shows this week, one with the Tall and Small Band and one with his sextet. He’s also playing up in Port Townsend for the festival if you happen to be up that way. He and his wife Linda put on great shows and always hire stellar musicians. This track is Pete with the Milt Kleeb/Bill Ramsey band that also includes Jay Thomas and “Red” Kelly.
Upcoming shows: Sun., July 29th @ Tula’s & Tues., July 31st @ Boxley’s
- Unsinkable Heavies – “Thickee Sticky”
Exclusive Unreleased Track
Take a healthy dose of funk and R&B and add some killer jazz solos on top and you’ll get Unsinkable Heavies. With Grant Schroff on drums, Jason Gray on bass, Ben Bloom on guitars, Nathan Spicer on keyboards and Art Brown on sax and flute, these guys know how to get the booties shakin’ and the solos flyin’. Drummer Schroff leads a trio this week at the Musicquarium with Brown and organist Delvon Lamarr. Smaller but just as unsinkable.
Upcoming show: Thurs., Aug. 2nd @ The Musicquarium
- Stephanie Porter – “Love For Sale”
From the CD How Deep Is The Ocean? (self-produced)
Vocalist Stephanie Porter brings her band back to Tula’s this week for a romp through the Great American Songbook. She usually plays with the cats on her latest album, including Zyah Ahmonuel on piano, Dan O’Brien on bass, Steve Yusen on drums and Oscar De La Rosa on percussion. The Seattle native like to put her own spin on the standards, like you hear on this Cole Porter ditty.
Upcoming show: Fri., July 27th @ Tula’s
- Cheryl Jewell – “Get Happy”
From the CD My Blue Heaven (self-produced)
Here’s another vocalist intent on bringing her own sensibilities to the standards. Cheryl Jewell celebrates the release of her latest album at Tula’s this week with Darin Clendenin on piano and Milo Peterson on guitar, among others. This is the first time we’ve played Cheryl on the podcast and we’re happy to welcome her to the JNS family!
Upcoming show: Thurs., Aug. 2nd @ Tula’s
- Sonny Clark Memorial Quartet – “Cool Struttin’”
From the CD Voodoo (Black Saint)
Wayne Horvitz has been leading some form of the Sonny Clark Memorial band for over a decade. The version of the band that’s been playing in Seattle recently is a sextet with a killer front line of Al Keith on trumpet, Craig Flory on tenor, Steve Moore on trombone. This track is from the first album, with John Zorn, Ray Drummond and Bobby Previte.
Upcoming show: Fri., July 27th @ The Royal Room
- Special OPS – “Demons Dancing Around His Pipes”
From the CD Arm Me (Monktail)
Guitarist Stephen Parris is leaving town after many years of being an integral part of the Monktail family, and they are throwing him a big farewell party at The Royal Room. Parris’ band Special OPS will be playing with special guest Beth Fleenor, as well as Non Grata and others. Should be a raucous good time and a great send-off.
Upcoming show: Mon., July 30th @ The Royal Room
See you in the clubs!