School Of Jazz: The Kids Up North Have Come To Play

The all-stars from the Mountlake Terrace High School jazz band were well-prepared for their live session in the KPLU studios, so well prepared, in fact, that their mentor, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra saxophonist Travis Ranney, said all he had to do was show up.

Swinging through a pair of standards, the septet of kids also brought an arrangement of the very cool modern jazz tune, “Tall & Lanky” by Jeff Coffin to show off their own two-sax and a trombone front line.

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Win Tickets To Greg Adams And East Bay Soul

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitiriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes the horn driven funky R&B of trumpeter Greg Adams and his band East Bay Soul touring in support of their new release That’s Life. Band members include, Greg Adams (trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals), Nick Milo (keyboards), Darryl Walker (lead vocals, tenor sax), Lee Thornburg (trumpet, fugelhorn, vocals), Johnnie Bamont (sax, flute, vocals), Greg Vail (sax, flute, vocals), Nick Milo (keys, vocals), Kay-Ta Matsuno (guitar), Dwayne “Smitty” Smith (bass), Herman Mathews (drums, vocals) and Johnny Sandoval (latin percussion, vocals). Show times Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6pm each night.

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Win Tickets To The Legendary Downchild Blues Band

Flip, flop, and fly with The Legendary Downchild Blues Band! For more than four decades, this multiple Maple Blues and JUNO award-winning Toronto powerhouse has been tearing up stages with its rollicking, sax-driven jump blues. Led by guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh–who also lays down some serious train-a-comin’ harp!–this internationally renowned juggernaut is “one of the greatest blues bands in the world. Period” (Toronto Star).

The immense charisma and smoking hot take on Chicago and Delta blues inspired Dan Aykroyd to create The Blues Brothers who then covered Downchild classics like “Everything I Need (Almost)” and “Shotgun Blues.”

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Win Tickets To Ana Popovic At Jazz Alley

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes sizzling blues guitarist and vocalist Ana Popovic touring in support of her new release TRIOLOGY. Band members joining Ms. Popovic are Steve Malinowski (B3/Keys and background vocals), Stef Avellaneda (drums) and Carlton Armstrong (bass and background vocals). Set times Monday and Tuesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm.

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Win Tickets To Stanton Moore With Cyril Neville

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcome drummer Stanton Moore and his band David Torkanowsky (piano) and James Singleton (bass) with special guest blues guitarist/vocalist Cyril Neville; steeped in New Orleans tradition. Show times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm each night.

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Win Weekend Tickets To The Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival

Win tickets to the 29th Annual Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival in the North Cascades, July 15th through 17th, with Allen Stone, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Alvin Brothers, Grace Love & the True Loves, Too Slim & the Taildraggers and More. Allstar Jam Sessions, on-site camping, food, crafts, beer garden.  More information can be found at WinthropBluesFestival.com

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Win Tickets To Hiromi: The Trio Project

“She’s to the piano what Hendrix and Van Halen are to the guitar. Yeah, she’s that good” – All About Jazz

Ever since the release of her 2003 debut album, Another Mind, Japanese pianist/composer Uehara Hiromi has electrified audiences worldwide. “One of the most exciting groups working in any genre today,” writes Downbeat. With electric bass master Anthony Jackson (Chick Corea, Steely Dan) and hard-hitting drummer Simon Phillips (Al DiMeola, David Gilmour), this fierce but playful trio blends percussive post-bop, proggy polyrhythms, mesmerizing counterpoint melodies, swing, and rock–all accompanied by Hiromi’s joyful offhand vocalizations and gleeful bouncing off the piano bench!

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