HOT JAZZ AT THE GALLERY Featuring JACQUELINE TABOR
Sat Feb 04 2023 at 07:00 pm to 09:30 pm
Frederick Holmes and Company | Seattle, WA
About this Event
"Hot Jazz At The Gallery: now this is how live music should be experienced: up close and personal, among friends, surrounded by great works of art!" —Dmitri Matheny
Located on Occidental Mall, in the "Heart of Historic Pioneer Square", Seattle, WA, FREDERICK HOLMES AND COMPANY - GALLERY OF MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART Is Proud To Offer Another Extraordinary Evening In Our Ongoing Monthly Series - HOT JAZZ AT THE GALLERY, Featuring The Top Musicians And Vocalists In The Pacific Northwest And Nationally. While Enjoying Premium Award-Winning Wines, And Listening To The "Best In The Northwest"! Celebrating BLACK HISTORY MONTH, Our Guest of Honor Will Be Los Angeles-Based Artist, KEN MOORE, Whose Solo Show “LOOKIN’, SEEIN’, FEELIN’ “ Will Run February 2 thru March 4, 2023.
THIS MONTH: We Proudly Present "The Seattle Chanteuse", JACQUELINE TABOR And Her All-Star Group, JOSH RAWLINGS (Keys); OSAMA AFIFI (Bass); CLIFF COLON (Saxaphone); & MATT JORGENSON (Drums).
For Jazz Lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest, Vocalist Jacqueline Tabor, needs no introduction! She is a three-time Earshot Jazz Vocalist of the Year Award winner and Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association Female Jazz Vocalist Award winner. Tabor’s unique bluesy style and charming energy have made her one of the most beloved jazz vocalists and storytellers in the Pacific Northwest. Tabor is often backed by an ensemble of Seattle’s most talented jazz musicians when she performs, and she always manages to put on a spectacular and unforgettable show. In February 2020, Tabor performed a powerful tribute concert to Billie Holiday with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO) and continues to collaborate with this outstanding organization. As a part of the 2022 Earshot Jazz Festival, Tabor, through her “Don’t Explain” project, joined pianist Marina Albero to deliver a powerful, dynamic performance paying tribute to musical icons Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. Her "Don't Explain" project at Seattle's Royal Room was sold-out and her powerful performance nearly brought the roof down with multiple standing ovations! (Trust me - I was there!) This is Tabor's third headlining performance with HOT JAZZ AT THE GALLERY and there's no one I would've wanted more to open the 2023 season than the fabulous JACQUELINE TABOR!
JOSH RAWLINGS is one of most sought after performing and studio musicians in the Pacific Northwest today. Rolling Stone described his piano playing on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Billboard Top-20 Single “Downtown” as a “bombastic, theatrical piano breakdown.” He has toured throughout the United States and Europe with Macklemore and emerging Soul/R&B sensation Allen Stone. After graduating from Cornish College of the Arts as a Jazz Piano major in 2005, Josh has been working as a professional performer, composer, educator and advocate in Seattle. He’s a member of the Pacific Northwest GRAMMY Association, with the Musicians’ Association of Seattle and a founding member of the award-winning super-group Industrial Revelation. You can catch Josh still performing in the Greater Seattle Area with countless talented artists/bands and hear his handy work on a steady flow of studio releases online
OSAMA AFIFI has been a professional bassist since 1983. He has recorded and performed live with many artists such as U.S. and Canadian tours with Yanni during the "Reflections of Passion", "Revolution in Sound", and "Dare to Dream" concert tours; a European and Canadian tour with French artist Vanessa Paradis; and a TV show on VH1 called Storytellers with The Doors. He worked with jazz vocalists Kurt Elling and Nnenna Freelon, The 5th Dimension, The Cadillacs, jazz saxophonist Gary Herbig, singer Debby Boone, keyboardist Kei Akagi, Doors drummer John Densmore, Brazilian style guitar duo Hugo Jojo, and jazz trumpeter Tony Guerrero.
For several years he has been the bassist for the B Sharp Jazz Quartet. The Quartet toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. They performed at the North Sea, Istanbul, Nice, Brecon, and Monterey Jazz Festivals, to name a few. Afifi ventured into composition, co-writing the song "Nami" for the album Searching for the One. KLON, a Los Angeles jazz radio station, chose "Nami" to be on a compilation album
In a music community populated with remarkable tenor saxophonists, CLIFF COLON’s raw expressiveness and ability to channel the purest of emotions into each note, sets him apart from the pack. His proficiency, and unabashed expression, has aided him in becoming a definite leader, innovative soloist, and an in demand sideman and instructor. Colón has merely scratched the surface of the long and promising musical career that lies ahead.Colón grew up in the Tacoma, Washington area and immediately took an interest in studying jazz. During his early musical development, Colón began performing in various church groups, which ended up being a heavy influence in the gospel and soul aspects of his playing. During his early 20′s, Colon was a regular performer in the greater Seattle area jazz and fusion scene. After experimenting with Drum N Bass and Jungle genres, Colón and his now wife, vocalist Sommer Stockinger, formed a 10-piece 70′s funk band named Players Club which features the areas premier R&B musicians. This submersion into funk and R&B further expanded Colón’s resume of musical influences, which were starting to become very eclectic and well rounded. Now in his 30′s, Cliff Colón is an in demand band leader, sideman, studio recording artist, educator, arranger in all aspects the Western Washington music scene. He has performed with many of the top bands, of any genre, in the local music scene and has also performed with numerous national acts.
Since moving back to Seattle in 2002 after 10 years in New York City, MATT JORGENSEN has been active in all aspects of the Seattle jazz scene. He has recorded four CD ’s with his group Matt Jorgensen +451 for Origin Records, and has toured extensively from New York to LA and in 2003 picked up an award for “Best Acoustic Jazz Group” by Earshot Jazz.
As a sideman he is frequently called on by an impressive list of musicians including Peter Bernstein, Eric Alexander, Bill Mays, Vincent Herring, George Colligan, Reggie Workman, Tim Ries, Chuck Leavell and others. Matt is also a founder and co-Artistic Director of the Ballard Jazz Festival and has produced jazz concerts in association with Bumbershoot and others.
Jorgensen’s new CD, Tattooed by Passion, is inspired by the paintings of his late father-in-law, the prominent abstract-impressionist artist Dale Chisman. Jorgensen has created a recording of all original works drawing influence directly from Chisman paintings, his home city of Denver, his life-long friends, and his constant reinvention as an artist. To properly reflect the power and expanse of Chisman’s pieces, Jorgensen, along with his longtime collaborators – trumpeter Thomas Marriott and saxophonist Mark Taylor – expands his own palette from previous recordings, exploring broad new textures and musical landscapes aided by Corey Christiansen’s earthy guitar work, bassist Dave Captein, and orchestrations for string quartet.
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As Always, 100% of Ticket Proceeds Are Paid To The Performing Artists. There Are No Refunds.
Fine Wines Available For Purchase Prior and During The Show, Courtesy of Our Good Neighbor, LOCUS WINES.
Reserved Seating Available For Guests With Special Needs.
Unless There's A Stadium Event, There Is Usually Free Street Parking Available On Saturday Evenings After 6:00 pm and Paid Lots or Garages Nearby.
The Doors Open At 6:30 And We Like The Show To Start On Time At 7:00. So Out Of Consideration For The Musicians and All Our Guests, Please Allow Adequate Time Before The Performance To Park, Walk To The Gallery, Find Your Seat, And Enjoy A Glass of Wine If You'd Like.
Masks Are Optional. If You've Been Exposed To Covid or Flu, and Experiencing Symptoms 3-5 Days Before The Performance Date, Please Respect The Health of Others and Stay Home.
The Monthly Performance Schedule For 2023: https://frederickholmesandcompany.com/events/
“What a great concert series and a fantastic venue! Fred is doing such an amazing service for the jazz community here…By the way, I felt perfectly comfortable and safe parking and attending this venue in Pioneer Square!” – Greta Matassa/ Greta Matassa Quintet, March 2022
"I had a fantastic time at our concert last Saturday night, thank you again for inviting me." - Francesco Crosara/Francesco Crosara Quartet, May 2022
"Thanks For opening your doors to music!! We really enjoyed the gallery and the fine audience. Moltes gràcies, Frederick!" - Marina Albero/ Marina Albero Quartet, June 2022
"Just wanted to say thanks a lot for the show with Jovino (Santos Neto) -- we really enjoyed it & appreciate all your support!" - Jeff Busch / JSN Trio Percussionist, August 2022
"It was a stone groove!" - Dmitri Matheny
EXPECTATIONS, 1977 - KEN MOORE (b.1949)
Where is it happening?Frederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue South, Seattle, United States
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