The upcoming schedule for Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley looks and sounds phenomenal. It is sprinkled with old favorites and intriguing new finds. Seattle is truly blessed to have an institution so attuned with Jazz culture. There are some all-time favorites like Peabo Bryson, Tower of Power, and Seattle’s own Kenny G. Then, we have newer faces like Spencer Day. It all adds up to an extremely talented and entertaining lineup. Hold my calls, I will be at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley.
For reservations visit www.jazzalley.com or call 206-441-9729
Delfeayo Marsalis & The Uptown Jazz Orchestra
“Delfeayo is, in many ways, the most fun of the Marsalises. He’s the family trombonist. And record producer. And he seems to be the family wise guy too.” — Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News
April 2 – 3, $36.50
Two-time Grammy Award-winning R&B/Soul Singer and hit machine! “If Ever You’re In My Arms Again,” “Can You Stop The Rain,” “Love Like Yours And Mine,” and more…
April 4 – 7, $56.00
Bebop/hard bop jazz tenor saxophonist, composer and arranger. “ I have known Benny as one of the most complete musicians of the past twenty-five years. He is a composer with an unusually brilliant melodic sense.” – John S. Wilson, The New York Times
April 9 – 10, $30.50
Tower of Power – 50th Anniversary Tour (SOLD OUT)
Since its formation in Oakland, California in 1968, Tower of Power has forged a reputation as a crack band of high achieving musicians fluent in all realms of Soul, Rock and Pop music with a sophistication and punch like that of a Jazz big band.
April 11 – 14, $66.50
Helen Sung presents Sung With Words
Winner of the Kennedy Center’s Mary Lou Williams Piano Competition and 2019 Jazz Artist-in-Residence for Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute, pianist/composer Helen Sung has worked with jazz luminaries including the late Clark Terry, Wayne Shorter, Regina Carter and Cecile McLorin Salvant.
April 16 – 17, $16.00 ***Special Price***
Seattle’s own Grammy-winning saxman returns for four nights and eight shows!
April 18 – 21, $66.50
Oregon-based singer/songwriter…. the first thing you notice is that voice: gorgeous, graceful, and somehow earthy and ethereal all at once.
April 23 – 24, $16.00 ***Special Price***
Sophisticated up-tempo classic R&B with precision choreography! The Spinners have sold over 60 million records, topped both the Pop and R&B charts (“I’ll Be Around,” “Then Came You”), received 6 Grammy nominations, and have 18 Solid Gold Top 40 hits!
April 25 – 28, $50.50
Jackson High School
April 29, $26
The Delfonics featuring Greg Hill
The original Delfonics are well known for their smooth harmony and legendary choreography that has brought them worldwide fame. Greg Hill along with current members Tommy Moore and Benny “Primetime” Daniels continues to take the legendary “Sounds of Philly Soul: to a new level in sight and sound!
April 30 – May 1, $36.50
33 Blues Music Awards, 11 Grammy nominations including a 2014 Grammy win for best blues album with Ben Harper: “GET UP.” “Musselwhite continues to create trailblazing music while remaining firmly rooted in the blues. His worldly-wise vocals, rich, melodic harmonica playing and deep country blues guitar work flawlessly accompany his often autobiographical and always memorable original songs.” – AllAboutJazz.com
May 2 – May 5, $ 34.50
The Hot Sardines
“Irrepressible pre-war rhythms from the snappily dressed New York combo and the feline vocalist Elizabeth Bougerol.” – The Sunday Times (London)
May 7 – 8, $36.50
Five #1 Albums and Four #1 singles on the Billboard Charts, Multi-platinum & Grammy-nominated saxophonist/flautist NAJEE is back with his new album, “Poetry In Motion.”
May 9 – 12, $34.50
Fifteenth Annual Seattle-Kobe Jazz Vocalist Audition
May 13, $15.00
May 14 – 15, $TBD
“The impeccable vocal harmony of Take 6 is a magic fairy dust that renews every song it touches.” – Keyboard
May 16 – 19, $40.50
The Messenger Legacy – Art Blakey Centennial Celebration
Drummer Ralph Peterson Jr. assembles an all-star group for a tribute to The Jazz Messengers, the prolific big band collective led by his mentor, the late Art Blakey. Marking the 100th year of Blakey’s birth with selections from a new recording, the band will include Peterson on percussion, saxophonists Bobby Watson and Bill Pierce, bassist Essiet Essiet, pianist Geoffrey Keezer, and trumpeter Brian Lynch.
May 21 – 22, $26.00
Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton
An organic gumbo of progressive rock, psychedelic soul, and African, Middle Eastern, Caribbean rhythms with classical influences. In performance, they re-invent songs by Led Zeppelin, Amy Grant, Little Willie John, and The Rolling Stones as well as Lisa’s originals. After decades bringing raw soul to the stage for The Rolling Stones, Sting, Tina Turner and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa is emerging as the most inventive and heartfelt interpreter of classic rock songs working today.
May 23 – 26, $40.50
Ballard High School Jazz Bands
May 28, $26.00
Bothell/Mercer Island High School Jazz Bands
May 29, $26.00
Over the last 40+ years Platinum and Gold Album artists, 5-piece band Spyro Gyra, have been delivering their top-shelf blend of jazz, fusion, R&B, and funk.
May 30 – June 2, $34.50
#1 Billboard charting pop/jazz performer touring in support of his new release Angel City! “His melodies are infectious…his arrangements are dazzling and, most of all, his delivery is heartfelt and, often, heartbreaking. He is not only a superb pianist, but a brilliant arranger, who consistently celebrates the partnership between his voice and the piano. “ – SF Chronicle
June 4 – 5 $27.50
Nearly Dan is 12 most highly skilled, career musicians who electrify the richness & complexity of classic Steely Dan jazz-rock compositions live on stage.
June 6 – 9, $36.50
This exciting all-star septet summons up an aggressive mid ‘60s spirit with a potent collection of expansive post-bop originals marked by all the requisite killer instincts and pyrotechnic playing expected of some of the heaviest hitters on the scene today.
June 11, $30.50
Moveable Mirror: Rudresh Mahanthappa, Eric Revis, Dave King
Downbeat Poll Winner and Guggenheim Fellow alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa leads a new trio with the highly acclaimed bassist Eric Revis (Branford Marsalis) and brilliant drummer Dave King (The Bad Plus). In the great tradition of Sonny Rollins’ A Night at the Village Vanguard, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, this ensemble explores some of the iconic standards presented by Rollins as well as music by Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and original work by Mahanthappa.
June 12, $30.50
John Mayall Band featuring Carolyn Wonderland
Blues Hall of Famer dubbed the Godfather of British Blues!
June 13 – 16 $36.50
“Returning by popular demand, Brian Culbertson brings his distinct award-winning brand of genre-crossing urban contemporary jazz, R&B and funk for four nights and six shows!
June 20 – 23, $60.00
Bill Frisell Trio featuring Tony Scherr (bass) and Kenny Wollesen (drums)
Guitarist Bill Frisell is widely known as one of the most versatile players in jazz history, despite possessing an always instantly recognizable warm, bell-like tone on his instrument, no matter what he happens to be playing.
June 25 – 30, $32.50
Acoustic Alchemy – CD Release Celebration!
Touring in support of their new release and first in seven years, 33 1/3, Acoustic Alchemy have spent thirty years making music and in that time they have not only received critical acclaim for their albums (including three Grammy nominations), but have built a reputation for being one of the most exciting live bands in the business.
July 2,3 and 5-7, $34.50
Lydia Pense & Cold Blood
East Bay music pioneers celebrating their 50-year anniversary since debuting at the Filmore!
July 9 – 10, $28.50
“Combining revered Gullah kinship with a jazz sensibility, Ranky Tanky accentuates the spirituality connected to the ring shouts and praises houses, proposing a modern rendition of their ancestral music.” – All About Jazz
July 23 – 24, $36.00
Former member of Prince and the New Power Generation, bandleader Philip Lassiter is a household name in the music industry and 7-time Grammy award winning arranger. This is his LA-based 13 piece soul band!
July 30 – 31, $30.50
The award-winning, hard-touring, guitar slinger and singer Ana Popovic is back on the road promoting her new album ‘Like It On Top‘, that focuses on empowered, successful, inspiring female role models. Like It On Top opened #2 at the iTunes most downloaded US blues albums. The album peaked at #2 of the Billboard Top Selling blues albums chart.
August 15 – 18, $32.50
Larry Carlton “The 1978 Album/Steely Dan”
10 time Grammy nominee, 4 time Grammy winner. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and literally dozens of others.
September 19 – 22, $50.50
For reservations visit www.jazzalley.com or call 206-441-9729
Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
STANDARD SHOW TIMES
Monday (occasionally), Tuesday – Thursday & Sunday at 7:30pm
Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm
(Doors open at 5:30pm Friday – Sunday. Doors open at 6:00pm Monday – Thursday)
Show admission includes a $6.00 service fee