Edward Petersen

Ed Petersen

January 13, 2020  /  7:30pm

Ed Petersen is a featured saxophone soloist and arranger with Dee Dee Bridgewater and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO). He has performed at major festivals and concert halls in the United States (Rose Hall-Lincoln Center, Newport Jazz Festival, and many other venues), France, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Hungary, Canada, Netherlands, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand.

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Tim Lerch

Tim Lerch

February 10, 2020  /  7:30pm

Currently one of the Pacific Northwests busiest and most well respected guitarists, Tim is a member of the legendary Northwest Gypsy Jazz Group Pearl Django. In between gigs with PD Tim tries to play as many Solo Guitar performance as he can fit into the schedule.  Also a sought after session guitarist, Tim records frequently in Seattle and Vancouver.

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Joel Frahm

Joel Frahm

March 9th, 2020  /  7:30pm

For nearly 30 years, Joel Frahm has lived in New York City, working in jazz clubs, collaborating with other musicians, and honing his craft. His bold, inventive tenor sound has won fans in the U.S. and across the world.

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Pat Kelly

Pat Kelly

April 13, 2020  /  7:30pm

Recognized for his signature touch, harmonic dexterity, bluesy melodies and sense of rhythm, guitarist Pat Kelley has enjoyed a steady and successful career in Los Angeles as a studio and touring musician, recording artist, composer, producer, arranger, vocalist, recording engineer, and educator.

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Peter Bernstein

Peter Bernstein

May 11, 2020  /  7:30pm

"Peter Bernstein produces a warm, ringing, muscular tone which echoes that of such giants as Wes Montgomery"-Jim Hall, and Kenny Burrell.

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Roseaana Vitro

Roseanna Vitro

June 8, 2020  /  7:30pm

Born Roseanna Elizabeth Vitroin Hot Springs, Arkansas, on February 28, 1951, Vitro began singing at an early age, drawing inspiration from gospel, rock, rhythm and blues, musical theatre, and classical music. During the 1950s, her father owned a night club in Hot Springs called The Flamingo. He loved Dean Martin's music and opera, and her mother's family sang gospel. By the 1960s, she was determined to be a rock singer.

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Ed Cherry

Ed Cherry

July 13, 2020  /  7:30pm

Born in New Haven,Connecticut, Ed moved to New York in 1978 to play guitar with Dizzy Gillespie from 1978 to 1992 performing in Gillespie's quartet, big band and with The United Nation Orchestra which recorded the Grammy Award-winning Live at Royal Festival Hall (Enja). Gillespie died in 1993, and Cherry released his first recording as a leader, 'First Take' (Groovin' High). That same year, Ed recorded with Paquito D'Riveras' small group which recorded "Havana Cafe" (Chesky Records). Ed also worked with composer/saxophonist Henry Threadgill for two years and recorded  three cds with Henry's 'Very Very Circus' group.

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Geoff Clapp

Geoff Clapp

August 10, 2020  /  7:30pm

Clapp, who began beating Tupperware bowls with wooden spoons and moved from a rock to a jazz drum set, is back on the New Orleans modern jazz scene, playing what he describes as a mix of the “heady New York and soulful New Orleans” drum styles.

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James Singleton

James Singleton

September 14, 2020  /  7:30pm

James Singleton is an acoustic bassist, composer, and producer. He is a member of the New Orleans-based jazz group Astral Project with Johnny Vidacovich, Tony Dagradi, and Steve Masakowski. He has been described as one of the best and most sought after bassists in New Orleans.

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Howard Alden

Howard Alden

October 12, 2020  /  7:30pm

"He may be the best of his generation," writes Owen Cordle in JazzTimes. George Kanzler of the Newark Star Ledger proclaims that he is "the most impressive and creative member of a new generation of jazz guitarists." And Chip Deffaa of the New York Post observed that he is "...one of the very finest young guitarists working today."

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Victor Atkins

Victor Atkins

November 9, 2020  /  7:30pm

Victor began his professional career on Delfeayo Marsalis’ “Pontius Pilate’s Decision” record. After recording he moved on to be a professional pianist alongside many notable musicians such as Elvin Jones, Mark Whitfield, Nnenna Freelon, Joshua Redman, Wynton Marsalis, and Leroy Jones. Subsequently he returned to school to finish his Masters at the Manhattan school of Music. He was inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in 1998. Atkins is well-known for his work with Grammy-winning, New Orleans-based Los Hombres Calientes as well as his re-working of Duke Ellington’s “Such Sweet Thunder,” a tribute to William Shakespeare.

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