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February 2020

Art of Jazz: Alex Dudgdale

February 13 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum – Brotman Forum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
Free
Alex Dugdale playing saxophone

Alex Dugdale by Daniel Sheehan Co-presented with Seattle Art Museum and KNKX. Alex Dugdale is a saxophonist, tap-dancer, and educator. The young artist is quickly on his way to becoming a Seattle legend. He leads a crackling, straight-ahead band comprised of Seattle's best. Art of Jazz takes place on the second Thursday of every month. Free and open to the public!

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Tim Berne & Matt Mitchell

February 13 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
$10 – $25
Matt Mitchell and Tim Berne

Matt Mitchell and Tim Berne by Robert Lewis Get Tickets Ticket prices increase day of show! The compositions of iconic saxophonist/bandleader Tim Berne are renowned for their intensely kinetic, dizzyingly intricate quality as performed around the world by his various groups over the past four decades. Virtuoso pianist Matt Mitchell, a member of Berne’s band Snakeoil, has explored the full range of the composer’s songbook. As Berne says: “No one knows my music better than Matt. He might know it…

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Jaimie Branch: Fly or Die

February 18 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
$10 – $25
Jaimie Branch playing a trumpet

Jaimie Branch photo by Dawid Laskowski Get Tickets Ticket prices increase day of show! Jaimie Branch is an avant-garde trumpeter and now vocalist. She's been a mainstay of the Chicago jazz scene and active recent addition to the New York scene. Known for her "ghostly sounds" (New York Times), Branch sucker-punches crowds straight from the jump-off. Her classical training and unique voice are featured on a wide range of projects in jazz, punk, noise, indie rock, electronic and hip-hop. FLY or…

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Miguel Zenón Quartet

February 29 @ 8:00 pm9:30 pm
Town Hall Seattle – The Forum, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
$10 – $30
Miguel Zenon sitting on a couch with a saxophone

Miguel Zenón photo courtesy of the artist Get Tickets Ticket prices increase day of show! “This young musician and composer is at once reestablishing the artistic, cultural, and social tradition of jazz while creating an entirely new jazz language for the 21st century.” — MacArthur Foundation, 2008. Miguel Zenón is a multiple Grammy Nominee and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow. He is widely considered one of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of his generation. His unique voice as a composer…

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March 2020

Dayna Stephens w/ Eric Harland & Harish Raghavan

March 1 @ 7:30 pm9:00 pm
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
$10 – $25
Dayna Stephens holding a saxophone in a field

Dayna Stephens by Christopher Drukker Get Tickets Ticket prices increase day of show! Built from the ethos that liberty is the common ground we all stand on and can build from, Dayna Stephens’ Liberty Trio takes liberty in using a wide range of textural colors and rhythmic languages. Stephens performs on all four saxophones (soprano to baritone) and EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument) to create a diverse sonic world that—along with Harish Raghavan's command on acoustic, electric, and Moog basses, and…

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Golden Ear Awards Party feat. Marina Albero

March 9 @ 7:00 pm9:30 pm
The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
Marina Albero playing a mallet instrument

Marina Albero by Daniel Sheehan Get Tickets Tickets by sliding scale donation It’s our favorite party of the year—the Golden Ear Awards! Each year, we recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the previous year in Seattle jazz. In the process, Seattle jazz fans and performers take stock of and show gratitude for the region’s vibrant jazz ecology. We’ll be honoring the award recipients and getting down to the sounds of Marina Albero's ensemble. Radio host Jim Wilke emcees the…

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Art of Jazz: Johnaye Kendrick

March 12 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum – Brotman Forum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
Free
Female jazz vocalist singing into a microphone

Johnaye Kendrick by Daniel Sheehan Co-presented with Seattle Art Museum and KNKX. Johnaye Kendrick is a beloved vocalist and educator at Cornish College of the Arts. Johnaye performs original compositions and fresh interpretations of jazz & pop classics with stylish flair. Art of Jazz takes place on the second Thursday of every month. Free and open to the public!

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April 2020

Art of Jazz: MMJB

April 9 @ 5:30 pm7:30 pm
Seattle Art Museum – Brotman Forum (Downtown), 1300 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
Free
Three jazz musicians playing bass, saxophone, and drums.

Jeff Johnson, Rick Mandyck, and John Bishop by Daniel Sheehan Co-presented with Seattle Art Museum and KNKX. A super-group of some of Seattle's best jazz musicians. MMJB is Rick Mandyck (saxophone), Thomas Marriott (trumpet). Jeff Johnson (bass), and John Bishop (drums). Each of the artists records with Origin Records and are stalwarts on the scene. Art of Jazz takes place on the second Thursday of every month. Free and open to the public!

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Tigran Hamasyan featuring Arthur Hnatek & Evan Marien

April 18 @ 8:00 pm9:30 pm
Town Hall-Great Hall, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
Tigran Hamasyan standing in front of a tree

Tigran Hamasyan photo courtesy of the artist Get Tickets Steeped in the traditions of his native Armenia, Tigran Hamasyan is revered for his piano and vocal virtuosity. He threads folkloric music into powerfully distinctive jazz. Joining Hamasyan are swiss drummer Arthur Hnatek and NYC bassist Evan Marien. “His touch is sublime," –DownBeat “A mature and great and rich and deep artist," –Chick Corea

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Maria Schneider Orchestra

April 24 @ 7:30 pm
Town Hall-Great Hall, 1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States

Get Tickets NEA Jazz Master Maria Schneider’s music has been hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, and beyond categorization.” The celebrated composer returns to Seattle after a thrilling performance during the 2018 Earshot Jazz Festival with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. This time she brings along her New York City-based 18-member jazz collective. One of few artists to have earned Grammys in multiple categories, she is known for defying categorization and tailoring her compositions to highlight the…

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Ab Baars

April 30 @ 8:00 pm9:30 pm
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
Seattle, 98103 United States
$10 – $20
Ab Baars playing the saxophone

Ab Baars photo courtesy Wikimedia commons Get Tickets Dutch musician and composer Ab Baars performs solo on tenor saxophone, clarinet, and shakuhachi. Baars’ music is characterized as joyfully obstinate. It is as colorful as it is astonishing. Baars' sound embodies the best Dutch improvised music has to offer. Although he seldom uses recognizable song forms or ongoing swing rhythms, the music stays catchy.

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