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BELLEVUE JAZZ FESTIVAL RISING STARS

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Bellevue Jazz Festival Rising Stars Program

I just wanted to put up this group photo of the jazz students in the rising stars program before I put up some of them in performance. Here is a description of this great program. It was fun to watch them.

The 2009 festival also marks the launch of a program to celebrate and help develop emerging jazz students. Working with a team of noted educators, the festival will present a unique high school player invitational program called the Bellevue Jazz Festival Rising Stars.

Rising Stars offers promising students from the Seattle metropolitan region the unique opportunity to rehearse with noted area musicians in a workshop environment, and then perform in a professional setting as part of the festival.

The Bellevue Jazz Festival invited 50 high school band directors from Washington State to nominate students for Rising Stars. Nominated students applied and auditioned for the program, and a panel of Rising Stars program advisors selected players to form three six-member ensembles. The ensembles rehearsed under the direction of three professional musicians from the local area. Rehearsals were hosted and facilitated by Music Works Northwest.

The Bellevue Jazz Festival Rising Stars program will culminate at the Bellevue Jazz Festival, Sunday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m. with a live performance by the ensembles at the Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, as an opening act for the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2009 RISING STARS:
Christian Anderson, EDMONDS-WOODWAY (tenor saxophone)
Max Bates, BELLEVUE (alto saxophone)
Eddie Bond, MERCER ISLAND (guitar)
Tory Brediger, SHOREWOOD (bass)
Joe Gladow, SHOREWOOD (tenor saxophone)
Peter Graham, BELLEVUE (piano)
Thomas Guenther, KENTWOOD (alto saxophone)
Matthew Gunby, MERCER ISLAND (trombone)
Max Holmberg, ROOSEVELT (drums)
Ellie Lightfoot, GARFIELD (drums)
Eli Meisner, NEWPORT (guitar)
Mat Muntz, ROOSEVELT (bass)
Chris Picardo, MERCER ISLAND (tenor saxophone)
Ariel Pocock, NEWPORT (piano)
Colin Ramsay, MERCER ISLAND (drums)
Nick Rogstad, SAMMAMISH (trombone)
Zach Stoddard, NEWPORT (bass)
Devon Yesberger, EDMONDS-WOODWAY (piano)

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Dave Peterson Trio

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Dave Peterson, on guitar, playing with his trio Sunday afternoon at the Rock Bottom Brewery & Restaurant

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Just had to get one more up here before I head off in to the dawn. The Rock Bottom Brewery & Restaurant was packed. they never had seen such a crowd on a Sunday afternoon in the Bellevue eatery. Origin Records recording artist Dave Peterson‘s Trio played to a full house.


Mose Allison Trio

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Mose Allison continued the 2009 Bellevue Jazz Festival this afternoon at the Theatre at Meydenbauer Center.

 

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Patricia Barbera

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Singular singer & pianist Patricia Barber put her distinct stamp on a collection of standards and selections from her new release The Cole Porter Mix (2008), a stunning celebration of the great Cole Porter’s songbook in the opening set of the second evening of the Bellevue Jazz Festival Saturday night at theTheatre at Meydenbauer Center


Danilo Perez

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The extraordinary Panamanian pianist and composer Danilo Perez, among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time performed Saturday as the Bellevue Jazz Festival continued into its second day.
He is a warm and generous soul and it was hard not to feel the joy his music brings to the people in attendance,


Dianne Reeves and Kurt Elling

The Bellevue Jazz Festival opened last night to two of the best jazz vocalists in the world today. Dianne Reeves and Kurt Elling.

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Dianne Reeves performed last night in the Meydenbauer Center with her Strings Attached ensemble featuring guitarists Russell Malone and Romero Lubambo. Reeves is a giant among jazz divas and the only singer ever to earn the “Best Jazz Vocal Performance” Grammy Award for three consecutive albums. In 2006 she was bestowed with a fourth Grammy for her fantastic spin on standards for the Good Night, and Good Luck film soundtrack. It was an an evening of great  jazz artistry and a delightful perforamance by one of the genre’s finest vocalists.

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Kurt-2 Kurt Elling the preeminent young male jazz singer today, performed Friday night as the first of the two jazz vocalists opening the main venue  of the 2009 Bellevue Jazz Festival at the Theatre at Meydenbauer Center

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With Laurence Hobgood on piano,Harish Raghavan on bass, and Ulysses Owens Jr on drums, the trio created a great sound backing Kurt as he gave a wonderful performance. The packed house loved it.

Saturday the Bellevue Jazz Festival continues at 2 PM with Danilo Perez, the extraordinary Panamanian pianist and composer.

Danilo Perez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. Performing at 2 PM in the Theatre at Meydenbauer Center.

The rest of the festival schedule is:
Shorewood High School Jazz Combo

Bellevue Arts Museum [ FREE ]

Student Showcase – Jazz Combo
4:30 PM
Greta Matassa Quartet

Sherman Clay Pianos [ FREE ]

Jazz vocalist
4:45 PM
Ingraham High School Jazz Combo

Bellevue Arts Museum [ FREE ]

Student Showcase – Jazz Combo
5:30 PM
Bill Anschell Trio

Bellevue Grille [ FREE ]

Jazz pianist
7:00 PM
Trish Hatley Trio

El Gaucho Bellevue [ FREE ]

Jazz vocalist
7:00 PM
Patricia Barber

Theatre at Meydenbauer Center [ Buy tickets ]
Patricia Barber

The singular singer & pianist Patricia Barber last put her distinct stamp on a collection of standards with her acclaimed 2000 release Nightclub. Now Barber returns with The Cole Porter Mix (2008) … [ more ]
8:00 PM
Thomas Marriott Trio

Cypress Lounge and Wine Bar at The Westin Bellevue [ FREE ]

Trumpet artist
9:00 PM
Mingus Big Band

Meydenbauer Center (Center Hall) [ Buy tickets ]
Mingus Big Band

The Mingus Big Band celebrates the music of the composer and bassist, Charles Mingus. … [ more ]
10:30 PM
Origin Records Jam Session

Courtyard by Marriott-Downtown Bellevue [ FREE ]

Jam with Origin Records artists: Bill Anschell on piano, Paul Gabrielson on bass and John Bishop on drums
Sunday, May 24
11:00 AM
Primo Kim Trio

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill [ FREE ]

Jazz pianist and vocalist
2:00 PM
Mose Allison Trio

Theatre at Meydenbauer Center [ Buy tickets ]
Mose Allison Trio

Mose John Allison Jr. was born in 1927 in Tippo, Mississippi, a cotton town in the Mississippi delta. By the time Mose was in grade school he was already composing boogie woogie tunes on the piano. … [ more ]
4:00 PM
Dave Peterson Trio

Rock Bottom Brewery & Restaurant [ FREE ]

Guitarist
7:00 PM
Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra Plus The Festival’s Rising Stars

Theatre at Meydenbauer Center [ Buy tickets ]
Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra Plus The Festival’s Rising Stars

The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO) is the Northwest’s premier big band jazz ensemble. Founded in 1995, the 17-piece big band is made up of the most prominent jazz soloists and band leaders in the greater Seattle area. … [ more ]
10:00 PM
Hadley Caliman Trio

Twisted Cork Wine Bar [ FREE ]

Jazz saxophonist

For more information go over to: http://bellevuejazz.com
Daniel Sheehan is a Seattle photographer.


Bellevue Jazz Festival Coming Up

Bellevue Jazz Festival is Coming May 22 – 24
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Photos courtsey of Bellevue jazz Festival
The Bellevue Jazz Festival is coming up this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the second year in a row. It is diverse offering of artists, both well-known and novices, all taking place in downtown Bellevue. Featured artists for this years festival will be Dianne Reeves Strings Attached, the Mingus Big Band, Kurt Elling, Patricia Barber, Danilo Perez, and Mose Allison Trio.

I will be doing the jazz photography for the Festival this year for the first time and will post my jazz photographs photos here from every concert. I will try and get at least one photo up here on the same night after I get home. I look forward to the challenge of shooting a lot then filing the photos. It reminds me of the days when I worked for New York Newsday and had to cover the Knicks or Yankees and then drive back to the office, process my film and then edit and make a print on deadline. Seeing it on the cover at the news stands the next morning was a great reward. Now it feels the same when I see how many people come to check out my jazz photography.

Bellevue’s jazz festival history dates back to 1978 when the City of Bellevue first hosted the Bellevue Jazz Festival at Bellevue Community College. Honoring this tradition and bringing jazz back in festival form is a primary aim of the Bellevue Downtown Association. To accomplish this, the BDA has brought together a cast of more than 20 jazz experts to help guide programming for the festival.

Since 1974, the BDA has produced major arts and cultural community events, in addition to advocacy work on behalf of members, all to advance Downtown Bellevue as the economic and cultural heart of the Eastside.
The BJF starts the Friday before Memorial Day and runs through Sunday, competing with one of Seattle’s most popular and longest-running musical events, the Northwest Folklife Festival. The BJF has committed itself to a three-year run. It has yet to make money but is convinced it is on the right track to becoming a viable event.

The headline acts, which includes the addition of the hometown Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, will perform in the Meydenbauer Center. Tickets for individual concerts range from $20 to $85. Ticket packages that allow you to see an entire day’s worth of performances or the entire weekend’s lineup range from $99 to $199.
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BELLEVUE JAZZ FESTIVAL RISING STARS

The 2009 festival also marks the launch of a program to celebrate and help develop emerging jazz students. Working with a team of noted educators, the festival will present a unique high school player invitational program called the Bellevue Jazz Festival Rising Stars.

Rising Stars offers promising students from the Seattle metropolitan region the unique opportunity to rehearse with noted area musicians in a workshop environment, and then perform in a professional setting as part of the festival.

The Bellevue Jazz Festival invited 50 high school band directors from Washington State to nominate students for Rising Stars. Nominated students applied and auditioned for the program, and a panel of Rising Stars program advisors selected players to form three six-member ensembles. The ensembles rehearsed under the direction of three professional musicians from the local area. Rehearsals were hosted and facilitated by Music Works Northwest.

The Bellevue Jazz Festival Rising Stars program will culminate at the Bellevue Jazz Festival, Sunday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m. with a live performance by the ensembles at the Theatre at Meydenbauer Center, as an opening act for the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra.

Artists
2009 Bellevue Jazz Festival Featured Artists

Friday, May 22
3:15 PM
Sammamish High School Jazz Combo

Bellevue Arts Museum [ FREE ]

Student Showcase – Jazz Combo
4:00 PM
Jose Gonzales Trio

Grand Cru Wine Shop & Bar at TEN20 [ FREE ]

A spicy blend of funk, swing, and pop
4:30 PM
Newport High School Jazz Combo

Bellevue Arts Museum [ FREE ]

Student Showcase – Jazz Combo
5:00 PM
Jon Hamar Trio

Vertigo Lounge & Grill [ FREE ]

Jazz bass
5:30 PM
New Age Flamenco

Bellevue Grille [ FREE ]

Latin jazz
5:45 PM
Edmonds-Woodway High School Jazz Combo

Bellevue Arts Museum [ FREE ]

Student Showcase – Jazz Combo
7:00 PM
Trish Hatley Trio

El Gaucho Bellevue [ FREE ]

Jazz vocalist
7:00 PM
Kurt Elling

Theatre at Meydenbauer Center [ Buy tickets ]
Kurt Elling

Kurt Elling is widely known as the preeminent young male jazz singer today. On Nightmoves (2007), his brilliant debut for Concord Records and seventh outing overall, Elling artfully blends his rich baritone voice with signature scatting and virtuosic vocalese in a wide-ranging repertoire of tunes … [ more ]
9:00 PM
Dianne Reeves Strings Attached

Meydenbauer Center (Center Hall) [ Buy tickets ]
Dianne Reeves Strings Attached

Recognized as one of the premier vocalists in the world, four-time GRAMMY® winner, Dianne Reeves, is one of the most significant singers in jazz. … [ more ]
10:30 PM
Music Works Jazz Orchestra & Jam Session

Courtyard by Marriott-Downtown Bellevue [ FREE ]

Jam with members of the Music Works Jazz Orchestra
Saturday, May 23
12:30 PM
Bellevue High School Jazz Combo

Bellevue Arts Museum [ FREE ]

Student Showcase – Jazz Combo
2:00 PM
Danilo Perez

Theatre at Meydenbauer Center [ Buy tickets ]
Danilo Perez

The extraordinary Panamanian pianist and composer Danilo Perez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. … [ more ]
3:30 PM
Shorewood High School Jazz Combo

Bellevue Arts Museum [ FREE ]

Student Showcase – Jazz Combo
4:30 PM
Greta Matassa Quartet

Sherman Clay Pianos [ FREE ]

Jazz vocalist
4:45 PM
Ingraham High School Jazz Combo

Bellevue Arts Museum [ FREE ]

Student Showcase – Jazz Combo
5:30 PM
Bill Anschell Trio

Bellevue Grille [ FREE ]

Jazz pianist
7:00 PM
Trish Hatley Trio

El Gaucho Bellevue [ FREE ]

Jazz vocalist
7:00 PM
Patricia Barber

Theatre at Meydenbauer Center [ Buy tickets ]
Patricia Barber

The singular singer & pianist Patricia Barber last put her distinct stamp on a collection of standards with her acclaimed 2000 release Nightclub. Now Barber returns with The Cole Porter Mix (2008) … [ more ]
8:00 PM
Thomas Marriott Trio

Cypress Lounge and Wine Bar at The Westin Bellevue [ FREE ]

Trumpet artist
9:00 PM
Mingus Big Band

Meydenbauer Center (Center Hall) [ Buy tickets ]
Mingus Big Band

The Mingus Big Band celebrates the music of the composer and bassist, Charles Mingus. … [ more ]
10:30 PM
Origin Records Jam Session

Courtyard by Marriott-Downtown Bellevue [ FREE ]

Jam with Origin Records artists: Bill Anschell on piano, Paul Gabrielson on bass and John Bishop on drums
Sunday, May 24
11:00 AM
Primo Kim Trio

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill [ FREE ]

Jazz pianist and vocalist
2:00 PM
Mose Allison Trio

Theatre at Meydenbauer Center [ Buy tickets ]
Mose Allison Trio

Mose John Allison Jr. was born in 1927 in Tippo, Mississippi, a cotton town in the Mississippi delta. By the time Mose was in grade school he was already composing boogie woogie tunes on the piano. … [ more ]
4:00 PM
Dave Peterson Trio

Rock Bottom Brewery & Restaurant [ FREE ]

Guitarist
7:00 PM
Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra Plus The Festival’s Rising Stars

Theatre at Meydenbauer Center [ Buy tickets ]
Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra Plus The Festival’s Rising Stars

The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO) is the Northwest’s premier big band jazz ensemble. Founded in 1995, the 17-piece big band is made up of the most prominent jazz soloists and band leaders in the greater Seattle area. … [ more ]
10:00 PM
Hadley Caliman Trio

Twisted Cork Wine Bar [ FREE ]

Jazz saxophonist

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For more information go over to: http://bellevuejazz.com
Daniel Sheehan is a Seattle photographer.


Jazz Photography – Flexicon Release Party

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Mark Taylor plays saxophone Tuesday noght at the Triple Door CD release party of Thomas Marriott new CD Flexicon.

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Bill Anschell
backed up Thomas on piano.
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Geoff Harper played bass

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John Bishop was on drums.

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Thomas played trumpet and fluegelhorn. It was a really good evening at the Triple Door.


Thomas Marriott

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Thomas Marriott had a CD Release Party For His New Album “FLEXICON” tonight at the Triple Door

It was another fine performance by Thomas and his band introducing his new CD Flexicon. Backing him were Mark Taylor on saxophone, Bill Anschell, piano, Jeff Johnsonon bass and John Bishop on drums. I will put up some more photos from this great performance soon.


Peter Brotzmann Trio with Eric Revis & Nasheet Waits

This blog, eyeshotjazz.wordpress.com is ending here at wordpress.com, but will continue to be updated at the new address for EyeShotJazz at http://www.eyeshotjazz.com/. Please go and set your bookmark to continue to follow the work of Jazz Photographer Daniel Sheehan. Here is the final posting to this site. Also visit his newest website http://www.eyeshotphotos.com to see samples of all of his work as a Seattle Photographer.
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Peter Brotzmann  on clarinet at Poncho Concert Hall, Cornish College Tuesday evening in a Earshot Jazz Spring Series 2009

brotzmann-trioHere are a couple more shots from the Brotzmann Trio concert.

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 Nasheet Waits was great on  drums. Really fantastic performance. The German sax giant teamed with young American jazz stars. Try and catch them next time they return to Seattle.  Photos by Seattle photographer  and wedding photojournalist Daniel Sheehan.


New Jazz Photography of The Thing

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Ingebrigt Haker Flaten on bass and Mats Gustafsson on Sax Thursday night at Poncho Performance Hall 

I just wanted to post one more shot from the Thing concert last night. It was truly an amazing concert. An incredible amount of energy was expended up on that stage. Then next time they come back to Seattle try and get out and see them. Photo by photographer Daniel Sheehan who shoots weddings at A Beautiful Day Photography on weekends creating award winning wedding photojournalism


The Thing – Jazz Photography

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Mats Gustafsson Blows real hard in performance Thursday night at Poncho Performance Hall in the last of the April Earshot Jazz Spring Series Jazz which started out so long ago on February 25th with Bill Frisell and Russell Malone.

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The Thing– Norway’s most ferocious and refined improvisers are Gustafsson – reeds – Ingebrigt Haker Flaten – bass – Paal Nilssen-Love – drums.
What an amazing concert. It was so refreshing to see and hear them play. An incredible amount of energy was expended up on that stage. The photographs in these pages are by   photographer Daniel Sheehan, a photojournalist who also does weddings atA Beautiful Day Photography creating award winning wedding photojournalism . As a photographer with a rather new digital camera, I am beginning to experiment with the HD video capabilities of my Canon 5D Mark II and recorded some of this concert.

Look forward to seeing some of it embedded into an upcoming blog. There is a small matter of editing the footage and getting it hosted and embedded here. It is stuff that may be old hat to some but is new to me. Just keep a look out for it. Seattle photojournalist in general may be ahead of the curve in this department.