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Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

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104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
206-323-7067 https://www.langstonseattle.org/

October 2018

Tribute to Dave Lewis featuring D’Vonne Lewis and Friends

October 21, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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D'Vonne Lewis photo by Daniel Sheehan   Buy Tickets Co-presented with Langston $22 adult $20 Earshot members and seniors $10 students and military  D’Vonne Lewis, a major presence on the Seattle scene, tributes his grandfather, a B3 player of jazz, blues, and R&B and pioneer integrator of black and white musicians. Joining the drummer are Hammond B3 wiz Joe Doria and guitarist Cole Schuster, plus special guests, including Jay Thomas. http://youtu.be/C_RRj9ghP0Q You might also like... Keyon Harrold - Learn More…

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Garfield High School Jazz Band (2018)

October 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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Garfield High School photo by Daniel Sheehan Buy Now Year in year out, the Garfield band under the direction of Clarence Acox performs some of the tightest, most swinging jazz in town, taking regional  and often national honors. Adults $20 Earshot members & seniors $18 Students & veterans/military $10 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siPoo3DmxkU You might also like... Edmonds-Woodway Jazz Orchestra w/ special guest Helen Sung - Learn More Oliver Groenewald NewNet CD release featuring Jay Thomas - Learn More Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra…

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Jazzmeia Horn- SOLD OUT

October 23, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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Jazzmeia Horn photo by Jacob Blickenstaff Buy Tickets Co-presented with Langston $22 adults, $20 Earshot members and seniors, $10 students and military The superb vocalist’s electrifying stage presence has won her the Thelonious Monk Vocal Jazz prize and the hearts of every audience she’s regaled. Reared in Dallas churches and steeped in the spirit of Betty Carter, “every word, gesture, and ornament becomes an expression of her total conviction” (London Jazz News). Not to be missed! With Victor Gold (piano),…

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James Brandon Lewis Trio / Gary Hammon’s Last of the Tribe

October 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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James Brandon Lewis photo by Ingrid Hertfelder Buy Now Co-presented with Langston $18 adults, $16 Earshot members and seniors, $10 students and military The powerful NYC tenor saxophonist carries the torch of today’s Black avant-garde with serious momentum from bassist Luke Stewart and drummer Warren “Trae” Crudup III. Kindred Seattle masters, saxophonist Opener Gary Hammon's Last of the Tribe featuring Booker T. and Nathan Breedlove, set the stage and the spirit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKMmXZvx0oo You might also like... Logan Richardson blues PEOPLE…

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Michael Powers / Deems Tsutakawa

October 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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Michael Powers photo by Susan Scott Buy Tickets Co-presented with Langston. $18 adults, $16 Earshot members and seniors, $10 students and military. Two legends of Seattle’s contemporary jazz scene. Guitarist Michael Powers, always dazzling for his considerable chops and his easy blues/funk/jazz groove, leads his much-loved band. Opening: Another Seattle institution, keyboardist Deems has carved his own place in Seattle’s music scene while continuing his family’s long, prized dynasty in Seattle art and culture. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wOsg_8Wsfk You might also like... Keyon…

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Brandee Younger / Gretchen Yanover

October 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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Brandee Younger photo by Jerris Madison Buy Tickets Co-presented with Langston. $22 adults, $20 Earshot members and seniors, $10 students and military. A rare exponent of jazz harp, Younger has worked with such leaders as Ravi Coltrane and the Brooklyn Raga Massive. She “taps into the spiritual well that fueled...both Ashby and Coltrane” (All About Jazz). Opening, Gretchen Yanover evokes an alternative reality with electronic loops of virtuosic cello.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siusj4x1b_E You might also like... Tigran Hamasyan - Learn More Marina…

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Madison McFerrin / SassyBlack

October 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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Madison McFerrin photo by Karston "Skinny" Tannis Buy Tickets Co-presented with Langston. $20 adults, $18 Earshot members and seniors, $10 students and military. Two arresting singer/songwriter/producers: New Yorker Madison McFerrin deploys “wonderful vocal dexterity, deftly swerving from sharp, clearly enunciated staccato bursts to fluttery, free-form melismata” (New York Times), while Seattle’s SassyBlack conjures up “electronic psychedelic soul” and “hologram funk.”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj1UigARLJw You might also like... Logan Richardson blues PEOPLE – Learn More Keyon Harrold – Learn More Afrocop – Learn More Thiefs w/…

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Thiefs w/ Guillermo E. Brown

October 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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 Photo by Laetitia-Derieux-&-Davis-Thompson-Moss. Buy Now Adults $18 Earshot members & seniors $16 Students & veterans/military $10 Presented with support from the French-American Jazz Exchange. Thiefs’ mix of jazz, hip-hop, electronica, and spoken word is “transcending the concept of idiom altogether” (JazzTimes). With Christophe Panzani (sax, electronics), Keith Witty (bass, electronics), David Frazier Jr. (acoustic & electric drums), and Guillermo E. Brown (vocals, electronics). $10-18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPZQ1cAKwP0 You might also like... Keyon Harrold – Learn More Madison McFerrin / Sassy Black – Learn More Harriet…

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Alex Dugdale Fade Quintet

October 30, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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Alex Dugdale photo courtesy of the artist. Buy Now Adults $18 Earshot members & seniors $16 Students & veterans/military $10 Co-presented with Langston. A saxophonist and tap dancer on his way to becoming a Seattle legend appears with his crackling straight-ahead quintet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNHW6g36f7E You might also like... Marquis Hill Blacktet - Learn More D'Vonne Lewis - Learn More Tia Fuller Quartet - Learn More Vernon Reid Band of Gypsys Revisited - Learn More

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November 2018

Harriet Tubman: The Band

November 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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Photo Harriet Tubman: The Band by Michael Halsband. Buy Now Adults $22 Earshot members & seniors $20 Students & veterans/military $10 Co-presented with Langston. The New York power trio of Brandon Ross (guitars), Melvin Gibbs (bass), and JT Lewis (drums) is named for the slave who freed hundreds, and has for 20 years engaged her spirit of liberation. With credentials miles long, their “Open Music” invokes forebears like Ornette Coleman, Jimi Hendrix, Parliament-Funkadelic, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulmISi-X0Fo…

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October 2019

Jamaaladeen Tacuma Trio feat. Gary Bartz

October 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States

Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Gary Bartz, and Ronnie Burrage photo by Sound Evidence. Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: Adult $28, Senior (60+) $26, Earshot Member $26, Student $10, Military $10 DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: Adult $33, Senior (60+) $31, Earshot Member $31, Student $10, Military $10 Co-presented with Langston. Welcomed by Rainier Avenue Radio. The biggest, baddest bassist in jazz is accompanied by saxophonist legend Gary Bartz — “one of the very best who ever picked up the instrument” (Stanley Crouch)…

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Knife Knights 
/ Darius Jones and Stas Thee Boss

October 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States

Knife Knights photo featuring Marquetta Miller, Ishmael Butler, Erik Blood, and OCnotes by OCnotes. Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: Adult $22, Senior (60+) $20, Earshot Member $20, Student $10, Military $10 DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: Adult $27, Senior (60+) $25, Earshot Member $25, Student $10, Military $10 Ishmael Butler (Digable Planets, Shabazz Palaces) and crew chief Erik Blood weave what they describe as “soul and shoegaze, hip-hop and lush noise, bass and bedlam” with DJ OC Notes (Otis Calvin…

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Folks Project

October 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States

Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: $18 Adults, $16 Earshot Members & Seniors, $10 Students & Military DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: $23 Adults, $21 Earshot Members & Seniors, $10 Students & Military Co-presented with Dr. James Gore and Jackson Street Music Program. Folks — D’Vonne Lewis (drums), Darrius Willrich (keys), and Evan Flory-Barnes (bass), tribute the long history of music culture of Seattle’s Central District as they build on the legacy of artists like Quincy Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Ernestine Anderson, Floyd…

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Kassa Overall & Sullivan Fortner

October 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States

Kassa Overall photo courtesy of the artist. Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: Adult $24, Senior (60+) $22, Earshot Member $22, Student $10, Military $10 DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: Adult $29, Senior (60+) $27, Earshot Member $27, Student $10, Military $10 Welcomed by Rainier Avenue Radio. Drummer/rapper Kassa Overall is a Seattle-reared revelation on the New York scene in his own bands and with the likes of Vijay Iyer. “One of the few genuine-sounding, full-scope amalgams of contemporary hip-hop and…

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Options: Eric Revis/Bennie Maupin/Nasheet Waits

October 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States

Eric Revis, Nasheet Waits, and Bennie Maupin photo courtesy of the artists. Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES: Adult $24, Senior (60+) $22, Earshot Member $22, Student $10, Military $10 DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: Adult $29, Senior (60+) $27, Earshot Member $27, Student $10, Military $10 Welcomed by Rainier Avenue Radio. Two generations, three masters: bassist Eric Revis and drummer Nasheet Waits (both of Tarbaby, with Orrin Evans), join forces with legendary multireedist Bennie Maupin, perhaps best known for his…

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November 2019

Gary Hammon: “In case you didn’t know”

November 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States

Gary Hamon photo by Daniel Sheehan. Get Tickets ADVANCE TICKET PRICES:  Adult $18, Senior (60+) $16, Earshot Member $16, Student $10, Military $10 DAY OF SHOW TICKET PRICES: Adult $23, Senior (60+) $21, Earshot Member $21, Student $10, Military $10 Presented with support from 4 Culture. Welcomed by Rainier Avenue Radio. Black Seattle Jazz History: an evening rooted in the jazz legacy of Seattle’s Central District, including “In Case You Didn’t Know,” the latest work by saxophonist Gary Hammon, a…

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