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MIGUEL ZENÓN QUINTET

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Miguel Zenon was smokin at the Triple Door with his quintet. More pictures to come.

“The Puerto Rican saxophonist, a brilliant star on the international jazz scene, and the newest faculty member at the New England Conservatory, brings his explosive new group to the main stage for his second appearance during Earshot’s opening weekend. The members of the Esta Plena Quinet include the thoughtful pianist Luis Perdomo, dynamic bassist Hans Glawischnig, standout drummer Henry Cole, and the exciting percussionist and vocalist Tito Matos.

Drummer Byron Vannoy’s Meridian opens for Zenón. A local jazz fusion outfit, the band features Vannoy and several other talented artists, including Chris Symer on bass, Kacey Evans on the keyboard, Chris Spencer on guitar, and Eric Barber on saxophones. In 2008, Meridian won the Golden Ear Award for NW Recording of the Year. ”
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Photography by photographer in Seattle  Daniel Sheehan Photography, a photojournalist specializing in jazz photography and portrait photography for publications and corporations and  photographers in Seattle with a story-telling approach creating  prize-winning wedding photography.

 

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Tarbaby

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Orrin Evans plays a very intense piano.

Tabbaby simply killed them tonight at Tula’s. A packed soldout house. Great vibe. They will be they again Sunday night so try and catch them if you can.

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Photography by photographers in Seattle  Daniel Sheehan Photography, a photojournalist specializing in jazz photography and portrait photography for publications and corporations and a wedding photographer in Seattle with a story-telling approach creating  award-winning wedding photography.

 


2nd Century Savage

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A lot of you missed a really good show tonight at the final concert of the July concert series Jazz: The Second Century at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford. It turned out not to be as hot as it was last night. There was a cool breeze drafting in the windows as the Good Shepherd Center sits on top of a hill and the space is on the 4th floor with a view of the sun setting over the Olympics.
The duo put on an interesting program mixing live instruments with electronic. I recommend checking them out the next time.

2nd Century Savage is saxophonist, flutist, and composer John C. Savage with electronica artist, vusac (aka Isaac Peachin). Their mission, they say, is to expand the definition of jazz to include electronic instruments and live production techniques in tandem with contemporary jazz improvisation. The results are haunting, transporting, and strikingly novel. Their performances give the impression of swirling planes of sound, some melodic and familiar, some protean and mysterious, folding through untold dimensions of space and the mind.

They say: “Although we are a duo, we have the potential to suspend a single note in space, or to summon the power of an orchestral wall of sound. We achieve this dynamic range with interactive software sampling, effect processors, and virtuosic instrumental technique.”
Vusac, who arrived in Seattle recently from Brooklyn, was a founding member of the electro-rock combo Lution where he developed a transporting style of acoustic collage locked down by drum-and-bass grooves. He pulled material from TV and online media and created a trance-inducing sense of collective unconscious.

John C. Savage has won high praise for his performances from his performances from such publications as Down Beat, which called his flue sound “yearning”; The Guardian (UK), which praised his “exquisite” soloing; and Willamette Week (Portland), which called him “an extremely thoughtful and rigorous improviser” and “a badass, knock-down-drag-out force.” A PhD candidate in flute performance and improvisation at New York University who also teaches at Western Oregon University, Savage collaborates often with musicians, poets, dancers, painters, and technologists. He has performed and recorded with the late, great jazz pianist, Andrew Hill, and with the Kitsune Ensemble, his duo Cartridge with Will Redmond (aka BlipVert), Groove Revelation, The Savage 3, and poet Claudia F. Manz.

More photos to come in a day or two.


Michael Jackson Remembered

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I know it is not jazz, but he was a major force and influence in popular music. As Michael Jackson’s memorial service is being held in L.A. as I write, I felt moved to go to the files and pull up an old negative from the time I got to see him perform and photograph him. We were all so much younger, and his music was a dominant note on the soundtrack of our lives. He was everywhere on the radio and MTV. It is almost incredible to remember how really big he was then. Seeing him and photographing him on assignment was a big deal. It is so sad to see him gone.

Michael Jackson performed at the Gator Bowl Stadium in Jacksonville Florida before 45,000 people for every night for three nights  July 21, 22, 23rd 1984.  I was there on July 23rd on assignment to photograph him for the Black Star Photo agency.  It was a big news story everywhere Michael went.

He was on his Victory tour at the top of his game. He performed with his brothers Jackie, Jermaine, Tito, Marlon, and Randy. The tour reunited all Jackson brothers including Michael, who had just released the highly successful Thriller album in 1982, two years previous to the tour, and Jermaine, who had not recorded or toured with his brothers since they left Motown in 1975. The Jacksons’ Victory Tour was the group’s final concert tour of the United States and Canada.

Seattle portrait photographer  Daniel Sheehan specializing in jazz photography, and editorial photography for publications and corporations and portrait photographers in Seattle with an unobtrusive, story-telling approach creating award winning wedding photojournalism ranking him among the best Seattle wedding photographers.


Garfield High School Jazz Band


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Here is a color version of the photograph on the cover of this month’s Earshot Jazz, the magazine, honoring Seattle’s Garfield High School, under the direction of Clarence Acox, for taking top honors on Sunday, May 10th in New York at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 14th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. They were selected as the winner by a panel of judges composed of distinguished jazz musicians and historians — Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director; composer, conductor and Ellington authority David Berger; educator, clinician and pianist, Reginald Thomas; and legendary jazz trumpeter and composer/ arranger, Gerald Wilson— from among the 15 finalist bands from the U.S. and Canada that came to the Competition & Festival in New York City. At the awards ceremony, Wynton Marsalis presented prizes and cash. Acox accepted the 1st place trophy and an award of $5,000. Scott Brown, Director of the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band, accepted the 2nd place trophy and an award of $2,500. For complete list of winners, including top soloists and sections, visit www.earshot.org.

Story by Danielle Bias from Earshot Jazz, the magazine.

Photograph by Seattle photographer Daniel Sheehan, a portrait photographer who specializes in people and travels everywhere to shoot weddings in a photojournalist style that is real, straightforward, subtle and unobtrusive. Daniel was named among the best  photographers in Seattle by the Wedding Photojournalists Association.


Phil Kelly Big Band Group Portrait

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Phil Kelly has been working on a new CD project out at Bear Creek Studio in Woodinville recently. I got to make a panoramic photo of the whole band on a break out behind the studio. Phil is seated at right.


Jerry Dodgion Portrait

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Jerry Dodgion was in town this weekend playing in a big band making a recording with Phil Kelly. He told me he needed a new portrait for publicity since he has some gigs coming up in the San Francisco Bay area. He grabbed his sax and we got together and made this portrait. Jerry is a jazz saxophonist and flautist.
Jerry Dodgion, alto saxophone, flute, arranger and composer, hails from Richmond, California on San Francisco Bay. He gained early experience in 1950s with bay area bands of Rudy Salvini, John Coppola/Chuck Travis and Gerald Wilson as well as brief appearances with the Vernon Alley quartet which included backing Billie Holiday in 1955.
Dodgion joined Benny Carter, on Gerald Wilson’s recommendation, for the opening of the “Moulin Rouge” in Las Vegas ‘55. Jerry joined the Red Norvo quintet [`58-’61] which included long stints in Las Vegas at the “Sands Hotel.” Many tours accompanying Frank Sinatra ‘59-’60 plus touring as part of the Benny Goodman groups of ‘59-’61 which incorporated the Red Norvo quintet into Goodman’s ten piece band (including Flip Phillips, Bill Harris and Jack Sheldon) and subsequent versions which included Zoot Sims, Carl Fontana and Charlie Shavers.

After a long career as a side man, Dodgion’s first release as a bandleader arrived in 2004 with his ensemble The Joy of Sax, featuring saxophonists Frank Wess, Brad Leali, Dan Block and Jay Brandford, pianist Mike LeDonne, bassist Dennis Irwin and percussionist Joe Farnsworth.


Danilo Perez – Jazz Photography

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Photographing Danilo Perez in concert at ast weekend’s 2009 Bellevue Jazz Festival was a lot of fun. He was so unpredictable as he moved around a lot as he played the piano and sometime like here he played on the side of the piano. His music was serious but he made the performance feel fun. This just about wraps up my coverage of the 2009 Bellevue Jazz Festival. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.


Kurt Elling Redux

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Here is another shot of Kurt Elling from last weekend’s 2009 Bellevue Jazz Festival.


Greta Matassa Quartet

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Here is a shot of jazz vocalist Greta Matassa who appeared last weekend at the 2009 Bellevue Jazz Festival.


Jazz Photography – Patricia Barber

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Here is another shot of Patricia Barber from last weekend’s 2009 Bellevue Jazz Festival.


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.