Washington is no slouch when it comes to quality and quantity of jazz bands, but some lack a sense of self-awareness and infectious fun. It’s a fate that can befall anyone who spends a lifetime mastering a craft. That’s not the case with Hook Me Up, a Puget Sound quartet that approaches jazz with frivolity and unimpeachable musicianship. Made up of Osama Afifi on bass, James C. Cochran on keys, Aaron C. Hennings on drums and Tracey D. Hooker on trumpet and vocals, Hook Me Up is packed with celebrated professionals who’ve been in the jazz scene for years. Covering a wide range of songs in their own style – including unexpected choices like “Live and Let Die,” “My Girl” and “Route 66” – Hook Me Up aims to delight at every turn.
Hook Me Up
Legion and Capitol Way, Olympia
7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18