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Do you know who Miles Davis is? You must also know that Bird, Trane and Cannonball are not politicians. How about Charles Mingus, Max Roach or Chick Corea? Maybe you have LP's of Oscar Peterson, J.J. Johnson or Stan Kenton or possibly Don Cherry? If this is you, you must be part of an exceptional crowd that seeks-out the solid groove or the smokin' jam session, where the sounds are cool and the standards are hot. Perhaps you are of the Latin side of jazz where Tito Puente and Poncho Sanchez moves your being. Did I see you at the Maraca and The New Collective concert at SPSCC? Or Maybe it's hearing Night and Day by Sinatra or A-Tisket, A-Tasket by Ella or perhaps Tenderly by Sarah Vaughan or Honeysuckle Rose by Joe Williams? Now you don't have to go all the way to the Lincoln Center to see Wynton Marsalis or the Village Vanguard to hear the Maria Schneider Big Band. We've got the local jazz scene right here in Olympia. Sometimes Seattle is just too far to go and I-5 can be a real headache. Sadly, the IAJE conventions are now long gone but fortunately for us, the jazz party starts here. Did you know there are about 50-Olympia based jazz musicians and vocalists who perform right here in our local community? It's time to get the word out! Come join us to create a community where the music thrives, the musicians jam and the cultured gather to support Olympia live jazz. We are your classic jazz connection in Olympia! WEEKLY JAZZ HOT SPOTS!

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Upcoming events (5+)

Vocalist Jessica Blinn w/ Guitarist Vince Brown

Vocalist Jessica Blinn with guitarist Vince Brown at La Gitana.

"The Wayne Shorter Project"

Arthouse Designs

Celebrating the life and music of the great Wayne Shorter, come join us for an entire evening of his original compositions. Wayne is one of the greatest living jazz composers of all time. His resume reads like the history of jazz...starting with his work with Art Blakey and the jazz messengers, then the Miles Davis quintet, Co-founder of Weather Report and along the way, countless recordings with his own groups. Recently featured at the Kennedy Center awards, he continues to be an incredible musical force. The evening will be led by saxophonist Rob Scheps. Rob is one of the busiest jazz musicians working today. Based out of NYC/Portland, he is constantly touring with a variety of groups. On this occasion he will be joined by John Hansen on piano, Phil Sparks on bass and Steven Bentley on drums. You can also tune in to KAOS radio on 2/18 to hear an interview with Rob, by Fred Kellogg, on his show" Free Jazz with Fred". HIs show airs from 8-10pm. 89.3 on your FM dial. Doors open at 7:30 Showtime is 8:00 Arthouse Designs 420 Franklin St SE Olympia, WA 98501

Free Jazz with Fred on KAOS Radio 89.3

KAOS 89.3 FM

with Fred Kellogg Jazz for the thinking listener. Current and classic avant-garde, modal and free jazz.

Smoocho Gusto live at Cascadia Grill in downtown Olympia!

Smoocho Gusto is Lorree Gardener on bass and vocals and Steve Luceno on guitar and vocals. They have been active in the Olympia/Northwest music scene for 40 years. Their repertoire includes funky beats, swing, jazz, pop, instrumentals and Caribbean sounds, all performed with personalized twists and improvisational spirit!

Past events (3,192)

The Joe Mailhot Jazz Duet

Basilico Ristorante

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