For years I’ve put on concerts at my loft space in Oakland, California, collaborating with great Bay Area players and touring players passing through town. The concerts are intimate performances with a party vibe before & after.
Now that my wife Dawn and I have our own place in Seattle, we’ve started up concerts there as well. Our most recent one featured Randy Porter on piano and Jeff Johnson on bass—two of the northwest’s brightest stars on the international jazz scene. Jazz photographer Jim Levitt attended it and gave a nice little writeup, with photos, at SeattleJazzScene.com.
The next one is right around the corner, on July 21. I’ll be collaborating with vocalist Gail Pettis, in a quartet also featuring Jeff Johnson and Blake Angelos. Other concerts on the calendar feature clarinetist/saxophonist Ken Peplowski and vocalist Ed Reed.
Information and reservations are available at at LoftConcert.com.
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