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927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
206-397-4053 www.vitosseattle.com

January 2020

Johnny Astro

January 17 @ 9:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Johnny Astro is a surf/lounge band from Seattle, Washington formed in 1997 by guitarist Mark Bombara. They perform instrumental surf, lounge, ’60s spy and movie soundtrack music and originals. The band combines the talents of guitarist, songwriter and band leader Mark Bombara, drummer Shane Peck, vibraphonist Susan Pascal, bassist Noah Wilson and saxophonist Marty Jourard.

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The Tarantellas

January 18 @ 6:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

In a salute to Vito's Italian heritage, we are proud to present The Tarantellas as our dinner show on the first and third Saturdays of each month for a festive and loving tribute to "The Legendary Favorite Songs of Italy." Bandleader/vocalist Richard Sclafani holds forth with his antique Neapolitan mandolin, a little work of art in itself, with a unique sound that has been described as the "heart and soul of Southern Italy". On various nights, he is accompanied by…

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Alex Guilbert

January 19 @ 6:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Alex Guilbert has been a mainstay as a sideman, leader and soloist in the Seattle jazz and swing scene for over a quarter century. Alex has omnivorous musical tastes, but is also a serious student of both early and modern jazz. He’s spent plenty of time energizing lindy hoppers and balboa dancers, but also exploring bebop, modern jazz and beyond. Sit down for an hour with Alex behind the piano and you’ll experience a journey, from the stride piano of…

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Ron Weinstein Trio

January 19 @ 9:30 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

You might have heard Ron Weinstein play with Combo Craig or Crack Sabbath, but this straight-up trio of piano, stand-up bass, and drums is jazz reminiscent of the late 50's and early 60's New York style. It is one of the most energetic jazz gigs we have at Vito’s and you really can’t help but smile at the whole affair. Ron brings together some of Seattle’s most expressive musicians with a different arrangement each week, always tying the gig together…

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Ben Von Wildenhaus

January 22 @ 9:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Ben von Wildenhaus performs a mostly instrumental music that New York Music Daily has described as “transcontinental noir.” He has been compared to guitarists like Marc Ribot, Sir Richard Bishop and Sandy Bull, though his live show can evoke the intentional awkwardness of Neil Hamburger. Using an electric guitar, textless vocals, found audio and just about anything that can produce a tone, Wildenhaus produces, both live and on record, a seamless amalgam of Egyptian film music, Berber desert guitar, American…

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Casey MacGill

January 23 @ 5:30 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Casey MacGill croons classic tunes in a style encompassing blues, ballads, and boogie. His piano weaves a spell of smoke-filled joints where little dramas played out to the sounds of tinkling keys. Casey is a native of Los Angeles and grew up with folk music, surf, 60's pop, and eventually the blues. He attended the Monterey Pop Festival, saw icons Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, blues artists Paul Butterfield, Junior Wells, Albert King, and the blues became the cornerstone of his…

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Katrina Kope

January 23 @ 9:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Though her projects span many genres, from electronica, to funk, reggae, trip-hop, R&B, or vocal improvisation, Katrina might tell you that her roots reside in jazz and blues. She’s graced some of the largest stages in the Northwest, has eight albums under her belt, and has garnered massive respect among peers for her voice and approach to songwriting. She certainly has no fear exploring new genres and material, but seems to always find a home back with her piano and…

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The New Triumph

January 24 @ 9:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Comprised of some of the best players from Seattle's World/Jazz/Funk scenes, The New Triumph plays an energetic, eclectic and original mix of Funk, Latin and Jazz music. Members include Camilo Estrada (bass), Scott Morning (trumpet), Arie Pytel (guitar), Adam Kessler (drums), Ivan Galvez (percussion) and Marc Hager (keys). Their album 'Starship Estrada' can be streamed, downloaded, and bought at www.thenewtriumph.bandcamp.com

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Jerry Zimmerman

January 25 @ 6:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Pianist Jerry Zimmerman has been a mainstay in Seattle for nearly 50 years. It was during his 30-plus years at Canlis that he was named by the Seattle Weekly as “Seattle’s Best Piano Bar.” That was when he was doing what he loves to do most, including aspiring and professional singers in the mix. They covered the gamut of opera, jazz, show tunes, contemporary and classical. That, plus his seemingly effortless transitions from request to request has made him “one…

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Afrocop

January 25 @ 9:30 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Seattle trio Afrocop performs improvised soundscapes inspired by soul, psych, breakbeat, sci-fi and jazz. Noel Brass Jr. (keys) formed the band after moving to Seattle 5 years ago from the Chicago area to express his psychedelic gospel leanings. Veteran Seattle player Andy Sells has set his role in the group as the force on drums and percussion (FCS North, Cascadia ’10, Fascination Nation) Carlos Tulloss holds down bass & creates his own level of otherworldly groove (SCREENS, Stereo Sons, Undersea…

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Tim Kennedy

January 26 @ 6:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Tim Kennedy is a Seattle-based pianist and composer. He can be found on any given night performing jazz, pop, or gospel around town. A lifelong student of jazz, Tim has toured all over the world performing this music. He is currently the front man for the pop dance outfit Richie Aldente, and leads the electric jazz trio Gravity.

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Ron Weinstein Trio

January 26 @ 9:30 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

You might have heard Ron Weinstein play with Combo Craig or Crack Sabbath, but this straight-up trio of piano, stand-up bass, and drums is jazz reminiscent of the late 50's and early 60's New York style. It is one of the most energetic jazz gigs we have at Vito’s and you really can’t help but smile at the whole affair. Ron brings together some of Seattle’s most expressive musicians with a different arrangement each week, always tying the gig together…

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Marco de Carvalho Trio

January 29 @ 9:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Rio de Janeiro native Marco de Carvalho graduated from the prestigious Music Conservatory of Rio de Janeiro under Juarez Carvalho and Sergio Vale. He studied composition and harmony under Luiz Eca and Ronaldo Miranda. Marco began playing guitar at the age of 14 and played in clubs, universities, and festivals throughout Brazil, USA and Europe. Marco has been a performance guitarist, composer and arranger for thirty years. He plays an extensive repertoire of music from Rio de Janeiro as well…

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Casey MacGill

January 30 @ 5:30 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Casey MacGill croons classic tunes in a style encompassing blues, ballads, and boogie. His piano weaves a spell of smoke-filled joints where little dramas played out to the sounds of tinkling keys. Casey is a native of Los Angeles and grew up with folk music, surf, 60's pop, and eventually the blues. He attended the Monterey Pop Festival, saw icons Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, blues artists Paul Butterfield, Junior Wells, Albert King, and the blues became the cornerstone of his…

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Marina Albero Trio

January 30 @ 9:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Nate Omdal Trio

January 31 @ 9:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Bassist and Composer Nate Omdal leads an assemblage of his friends and colleagues through his unique arrangements and repertoire. Being equally happy with jazz and contemporary music, the evening promises its share of jokes and surprises as Nate and company plays memorable music from all across popular culture. Nate studied at Cornish College of the Arts and has spent the last two decades working as an arranger, bandleader and performer.

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February 2020

The Tarantellas

February 1 @ 6:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

In a salute to Vito's Italian heritage, we are proud to present The Tarantellas as our dinner show on the first and third Saturdays of each month for a festive and loving tribute to "The Legendary Favorite Songs of Italy."  Bandleader/vocalist Richard Sclafani holds forth with his antique Neapolitan mandolin, a little work of art in itself, with a unique sound that has been described as the "heart and soul of Southern Italy".  On various nights, he is accompanied by…

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Don’t Move

February 1 @ 9:30 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

From the shadows comes a strained whisper… Don’t Move. Seattle locals Don’t Move are a piano trio specializing in unique musical concepts. Strictly instrumental, their music is improvised, deliberate, and exploratory. A typical set delivers a clever combination of original compositions and very non-standard standards. Their sound debates the merits of reckless behavior against a boundless and compassionate curiosity, and the result is a perfect entree of angst, wonder and golden creatures past.

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Lennon Aldort

February 2 @ 6:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Lennon Aldort has been playing the piano his entire life. Mostly self-taught, he blends together classical, jazz, blues, film scores, and many other genres, delivering a unique and highly personal performance.

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Ron Weinstein Trio

February 2 @ 9:30 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

You might have heard Ron Weinstein play with Combo Craig or Crack Sabbath, but this straight-up trio of piano, stand-up bass, and drums is jazz reminiscent of the late 50's and early 60's New York style. It is one of the most energetic jazz gigs we have at Vito’s and you really can’t help but smile at the whole affair. Ron brings together some of Seattle’s most expressive musicians with a different arrangement each week, always tying the gig together…

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Bar Tabac

February 5 @ 9:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Bar Tabac deftly veers between pulsating exotica and tortured ballads without ever losing their sensuous warmth. The deep baritone guitar melodies from Jonathan Sampson, the mercurial drum echoes from Andru Creature and the lyrical bass lines from Aaron Harmonson combine to create refreshing interpretations of movie themes from the '60s and '70s as well as Sampson's own haunting tunes from film soundtracks recorded in Paris, London, New York and Seattle. At Vito's their performances may be worthy of your undivided…

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Emma Caroline Baker

February 6 @ 9:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Emma Caroline Baker is a powerhouse vocalist whose expressive style spans across Jazz, Soul, and R&B. Accompanied by master guitarist George Bullock, she delivers sultry jazz classics fused with contemporary hits, and a healthy dose of old-school flair.

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Jovino Santos Neto

February 7 @ 9:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Three-time Latin Grammy nominee and Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame member Jovino Santos Neto, a master pianist, composer and arranger, is among the top Brazilian musicians working today. Currently based in Seattle, Washington, he has throughout his career been closely affiliated with the Brazilian master Hermeto Pascoal.  He was an integral part of Pascoal’s group from 1977 to 1992, where he fine-tuned his artistry, performing around the world and co-producing several legendary records.
Jovino’s personal style is a creative blend of…

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Jerry Zimmerman

February 8 @ 6:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Pianist Jerry Zimmerman has been a mainstay in Seattle for nearly 50 years. It was during his 30-plus years at Canlis that he was named by the Seattle Weekly as “Seattle’s Best Piano Bar.” That was when he was doing what he loves to do most, including aspiring and professional singers in the mix. They covered the gamut of opera, jazz, show tunes, contemporary and classical. That, plus his seemingly effortless transitions from request to request has made him “one…

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Kareem Kandi

February 8 @ 9:30 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

A native of the Pacific Northwest, saxophonist Kareem Kandi has been performing on the scene for years, gaining attention from both critics and audiences alike.  Kareem attended Cornish College of the Arts where he studied composition and performance from some of the greatest jazz musicians in Seattle. Currently, his band plays a mixture of originals and arrangements of standards which cover many styles ranging from jazz, funk, rock, blues, and ballads. When not leading his own group, Kareem can be…

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Jonas Myers

February 9 @ 6:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Jonas Myers grew up in Seattle and started gigging on piano and bass at age 12. For three years he played piano in the prestigious Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble. After studying creative writing in college, he returned to Seattle to begin his career as a musician, establishing himself quickly as an in-demand pianist all over the region. Jonas has performed frequently at Seattle jazz hotspots like Tula's, Vito's, Egan's, and The Royal Room, as well as live on KNKX.…

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Ron Weinstein Trio

February 9 @ 9:30 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

You might have heard Ron Weinstein play with Combo Craig or Crack Sabbath, but this straight-up trio of piano, stand-up bass, and drums is jazz reminiscent of the late 50's and early 60's New York style. It is one of the most energetic jazz gigs we have at Vito’s and you really can’t help but smile at the whole affair. Ron brings together some of Seattle’s most expressive musicians with a different arrangement each week, always tying the gig together…

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The Diamonics

February 12 @ 9:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

With roots in jazz, blues, and fusion, the Seattle-based band The Diamonics has a unique style that ranges from smooth jazz sounds to driven rock-jazz rhythms and funk patterns. Although it's not easily classified, it’s a sound reminiscent of R&B-tinged hard bop of the 1960's, Pat Metheny, and fusion groups such as Weather Report. This diversity of influences and styles is reflected in an eclectic blend of original compositions and standards. The band features Erik Olsen on piano and keyboard,…

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Jennifer Kienzle

February 13 @ 9:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Since her arrival to Seattle in 2008, international jazz vocalist Jennifer Kienzle has emerged as a singer adept at conveying a direct and honest interpretation of the American songbook. Jennifer's playful lyricism and beautiful, pure tone pull her listeners in to the stories she sings. Jennifer and her musicians enjoy creating music in the moment. The songs you hear will be unique and never to be heard the same way again.

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Marina Albero

February 14 @ 9:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Marina Albero burst onto the Seattle jazz scene in September of 2014. Since that time, she has energized the scene with her quartet, and in duo and solo piano performance. Her style reflects her musical journey that began with touring the world as a child with her musical family, to her teen years spent studying in Cuba, to her association with flamenco forms in Spain. The listener can hear a world of music in her playing, from jazz, to classical, to…

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The Tarantellas

February 15 @ 6:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

In a salute to Vito's Italian heritage, we are proud to present The Tarantellas as our dinner show on the first and third Saturdays of each month for a festive and loving tribute to "The Legendary Favorite Songs of Italy."  Bandleader/vocalist Richard Sclafani holds forth with his antique Neapolitan mandolin, a little work of art in itself, with a unique sound that has been described as the "heart and soul of Southern Italy".  On various nights, he is accompanied by…

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Tim Kennedy Trio

February 15 @ 9:30 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Tim Kennedy is a Seattle-based pianist and composer. He can be found on any given night performing jazz, pop, or gospel around town. A lifelong student of jazz, Tim has toured all over the world performing this music. He is currently the front man for the pop dance outfit Richie Aldente, and leads the electric jazz trio Gravity.

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Alex Guilbert

February 16 @ 6:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Alex Guilbert has been a mainstay as a sideman, leader and soloist in the Seattle jazz and swing scene for over a quarter century. Alex has omnivorous musical tastes, but is also a serious student of both early and modern jazz. He’s spent plenty of time energizing lindy hoppers and balboa dancers, but also exploring bebop, modern jazz and beyond. Sit down for an hour with Alex behind the piano and you’ll experience a journey, from the stride piano of…

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Ron Weinstein Trio

February 16 @ 9:30 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

You might have heard Ron Weinstein play with Combo Craig or Crack Sabbath, but this straight-up trio of piano, stand-up bass, and drums is jazz reminiscent of the late 50's and early 60's New York style. It is one of the most energetic jazz gigs we have at Vito’s and you really can’t help but smile at the whole affair. Ron brings together some of Seattle’s most expressive musicians with a different arrangement each week, always tying the gig together…

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Brad Gibson Presents

February 19 @ 9:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Drummer Brad Gibson likes to feature a rotating cast of the city's best musicians in his monthly performances at Vito's. Gibson and Co. offer a contemporary spin on classic jazz repertoire, performed with a daring yet refined attitude.

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Jacqueline Tabor

February 20 @ 9:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

The Seattle Chanteuse Jacqueline Tabor is a rising star on the scene Here soulful renditions of the American standard is a refreshing approach to the genre. Tabor is a true performer and can be bold on stage. She is unafraid to showcase what her music offers to listeners. Jacqueline has an uncanny ability to make you feel at home no matter where you are sitting and handles a jazz standard with purity and confidence.  The Current Earshot recipient of Vocalist…

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Michael Owcharuk Trio

February 21 @ 9:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

The Michael Owcharuk Ensemble is a modern jazz ensemble influenced by the sounds of swing, rock, pop, funk, classical, and more. Performing original music written by Michael and other Seattle composers, choice jazz standards, and have been known to throw in some TV show theme songs too. The Quartet has a rotating cast of some of Seattle's greatest musical talents, often featuring Kate Olson on sax, Nate Omdal on the upright bass, and Jacques Willis on drums.

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Jerry Zimmerman

February 22 @ 6:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Pianist Jerry Zimmerman has been a mainstay in Seattle for nearly 50 years. It was during his 30-plus years at Canlis that he was named by the Seattle Weekly as “Seattle’s Best Piano Bar.” That was when he was doing what he loves to do most, including aspiring and professional singers in the mix. They covered the gamut of opera, jazz, show tunes, contemporary and classical. That, plus his seemingly effortless transitions from request to request has made him “one…

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The James Band

February 22 @ 9:30 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

The James Band, featuring James Baumgart on guitar, is a straight-ahead jazz group that draws from the well of American music.  Though most of the tunes were written before we were born, they are flavored with modern twists of phrasing and rhythm. Sometimes swing, sometimes funky, sometimes moody, at times even hip hop influences emerge; come get down to the joyful noise of The James Band.

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Tim Kennedy

February 23 @ 6:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Tim Kennedy is a Seattle-based pianist and composer. He can be found on any given night performing jazz, pop, or gospel around town. A lifelong student of jazz, Tim has toured all over the world performing this music. He is currently the front man for the pop dance outfit Richie Aldente, and leads the electric jazz trio Gravity.

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Ron Weinstein Trio

February 23 @ 9:30 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

You might have heard Ron Weinstein play with Combo Craig or Crack Sabbath, but this straight-up trio of piano, stand-up bass, and drums is jazz reminiscent of the late 50's and early 60's New York style. It is one of the most energetic jazz gigs we have at Vito’s and you really can’t help but smile at the whole affair. Ron brings together some of Seattle’s most expressive musicians with a different arrangement each week, always tying the gig together…

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Wally Shoup Quartet

February 26 @ 9:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

The Wally Shoup Quartet brings its own film noir soundtrack to Vito's each time they play. Torch songs, blues ballads, Beatles and classic jazz tunes are filtered through a Lynchian prism by way of Sun Ra and John Coltrane. Led by the soulful, deep-toned alto sax of Wally Shoup and vibist Bob Rees, the quartet is equally at home casting a sultry spell or lifting off into the sonic spaceways. Bassist John Seman and drummer Mark Ostrowski round out this…

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Kristin Chambers

February 27 @ 9:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Kristin's blues and jazz infused original music has often been described as sultry, warm and passionate. Hints of Norah Jones and Adele bubble up, but Kristin is unique in her delivery and heart.

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Lushy

February 28 @ 9:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Progressive cocktail pop – Think the Jetsons with fuzzy guitars!!! Drink up, people–it’s LUSHY! Bossa-beat-flavored alterna-pop that goes down nice and easy. Lounge-y and danceable with hints of exotica and a touch of electronica… nutty and hip… intriguing and soothing… a must-see live! Lushy concocts a refreshing pop style that blends original samples and Bossa beats with elements of vintage Latin jazz, exotica, surf, new wave and 60’s pop to create their own distinctive intercontinental sound. Most importantly, they have…

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Jerry Zimmerman

February 29 @ 6:00 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Pianist Jerry Zimmerman has been a mainstay in Seattle for nearly 50 years. It was during his 30-plus years at Canlis that he was named by the Seattle Weekly as “Seattle’s Best Piano Bar.” That was when he was doing what he loves to do most, including aspiring and professional singers in the mix. They covered the gamut of opera, jazz, show tunes, contemporary and classical. That, plus his seemingly effortless transitions from request to request has made him “one…

Find out more »

Afrocop

February 29 @ 9:30 pm
Vito’s, 927 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Seattle trio Afrocop performs improvised soundscapes inspired by soul, psych, breakbeat, sci-fi and jazz. Noel Brass Jr. (keys) formed the band after moving to Seattle 5 years ago from the Chicago area to express his psychedelic gospel leanings. Veteran Seattle player Andy Sells has set his role in the group as the force on drums and percussion (FCS North, Cascadia ’10, Fascination Nation) Carlos Tulloss holds down bass & creates his own level of otherworldly groove (SCREENS, Stereo Sons, Undersea…

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