Rainy season is starting up, the days are growing shorter, and you might be starting to wonder what is going to get you through another gray Seattle winter. Jazz will help.
Get yourself out to a show. The Earshot folks have just kicked off their 30th Earshot Jazz Festival. They’ve got this thing figured out! With events going all over town every single night through November 4th, there is bound to be something up your Alley. Be sure to get your tickets for the October 29th Earshot show featuring the Roosevelt Jazz Band with Jovino Santos Neto.
You could stop in at Tula’s to see Jazz Bands 3 and 4 open for the Mark Taylor/Michael Van Bebber Quintet. And check out what’s going on at The Royal Room. Or take in an SRJO show. They’re in concert with Maria Schneider in November. That’s right, Maria Schneider! The Saturday 11/3 show at Benaroya is sold out but right now, as I type this, there are still a few tickets left for the Sunday 11/4 show in Kirkland.
If you want to play more jazz, there are lots of opportunities for that too! Register for a JazzED ensemble. Placements take place on November 17th and 18th. Or, find a jam session. You can start with the next Roosevelt Jam at the Stone Way Café on Wednesday October 24th from 7:30-9:30pm. And there’s the North Seattle Youth Jam in Greenwood on the 2nd Sunday of every month. Naturally, JazzED has a few jam sessions this year in addition to everything else they do.
Look around! We are lucky to be alive here in this grey, green, rainy city full of jazz. And coffee.