Pink Martini featuring China Forbes

“Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure… if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.” — Thomas Lauderdale, bandleader/pianist Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop – Thomas Lauderdale founded Pink Martini in 1994 to provide …

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Black Box Jazz: Alexey Nikolaev Quartet

Alexey Nikolaev has performed at jazz festivals all over the world. He has made Seattle his home since 2000 and regularly performs and records with other Seattle jazz artists. “The first time I heard Alexey Nikolaev perform I was knocked out by his big tenor sound and his willingness to take chances with the music” …

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Sammy Miller and the Congregation

Sammy Miller and The Congregation are on a mission, crisscrossing the country like a vaudevillian revival show with evangelic fervor for music. The seven-piece band is pulling people out of their solitary lives and putting them in the moment with a bracing dose of joyful jazz performed with infectious theatricality. Led by Juilliard trained and …

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Black Box Jazz: David Joyner and Jared Hall Quartet

David Lee Joyner is an in-demand pianist, composer, vocalist, and educator in the Pacific Northwest region. Trumpeter, composer and educator Jared Hall is the winner of the 2013 National Trumpet Competition – Jazz Division.

Postmodern Jukebox

Remaking the pop hits of today into the classic sounds of the legends of yesterday, Postmodern Jukebox has become a pop culture mainstay in its own right. One part celebration of vintage music and culture, one part “Saturday Night Live for singers”, a Postmodern Jukebox show is an unforgettable trip back in time that makes …

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Black Box Jazz: Frank Kohl and John Stowell

John Stowell is an internationally recognized guitarist and clinician, traveling the world teaching and performing. John has performed or recorded with Milt Jackson, Herb Ellis, Larry Coryell and many many others. LA Times has said of John: “a delightful departure from the road well traveled. He transcends the label of jazz guitarist”. Frank Kohl is …

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Black Box Jazz: Jay Thomas Band

Jay Thomas is among the leading jazz soloists in the northwest, appearing with his own group and as a member of groups far and wide. In 2020 Thomas was the winner of the Journalist Jazz Heroes award for being a mentor and inspiration for young jazz players. Thomas is a former Earshot Golden Ears winner …

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Dmitri Matheny Group | CASCADIA album release celebration

A jazz celebration of CASCADIA, the new album by Dmitri Matheny with “an all-star jazz band featuring some of the most accomplished musicians in the western United States” (All About Jazz) performing fresh originals, timeless classics, and more. Join us!

Black Box Jazz – Duende Libre Trio

The Duende Libre Trio is a dynamic Seattle ensemble featuring pianist Alex Chadsey, drummer and percussionist Jeff Busch, and bassist Farko Dosumov. Duende’s sound draws on eclectic influences ranging from Afro-Cuban Jazz to Brazilian Samba, American Funk, and traditional West African music. Our Black Box Jazz Series offers intimate cabaret-style evenings featuring talented musicians from …

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Black Box Jazz – Ann Reynolds & Clave Gringa

From the charm of the cha-cha-cha to the depth of AfroCuban rhythms, Clave Gringa presents a broad spectrum of Cuban music; original engaging compositions by Ann Reynolds as well as Cuban classics. Our Black Box Jazz Series offers intimate cabaret-style evenings featuring talented musicians from around the region. Jazz lovers will enjoy the diverse sounds …

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