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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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Susan Tuzzolino&David Deacon-Joyner

Dillinger's Cocktails, Kitchen & Rum Room

Susan started singing in the local jazz scene about 7 years ago at the Tradition’s Jazz Jam and hasn’t stopped since. She brings a natural born swing feel to everything she sings and spends most her time studying the Great American Songbook, as well as contemporary jazz composers. Susan's warm tone, her delivery of the lyric/story, and love of scat solos creates an enlivened evening. She is thrilled to be making music with David. Dr. David Deacon-Joyner is an accomplished pianist, vocalist, composer, scholar, retired Professor and Director from PLU Jazz Studies, a published author, and all around wonderful person. There is much to say; please check out his web site: https://ddjmusicservices.wordpress.com/ This will be a wonderful time to sit and relax with a cocktail or two, a delish dish, and music ~ sweet music.

Jaqueline Tabor

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Jacqueline Tabor is an award winning vocalist who lives and performs in the Pacific Northwest. This sultry alto has a voice that contains style, passion and sophistication. Expressive in her approach to a Jazz standard, she creates a memorable moment and lures you in wanting more. In 2011 at Jazz Alley she was awarded Seattle Kobe Jazz Queen. Upon returning, inspired by the experience in Japan, Tabor released her debut album "What a Wonderful World” in July 2011. This album includes 13 interpretations of Jazz Standards that has touched listeners worldwide. On April 11th, 2012, at Tula’s Jazz Club she was presented with the NW Vocalist of the Year for the Golden Ear Award. In May, Ms. Tabor released her second album, "The Lady in the Gown". “Jacqueline D. Tabor is an independent artist that must be discovered and experienced to truly enjoy the great skills and talents she possesses.” Robert Cunningham from the Lexington Jazz Music Examiner was wrote on April 24, 2012. $5 - 25 suggested donation. Sponsored by Olympia Jazz Central.

Jaqueline Tabor

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Jacqueline Tabor is an award winning vocalist who lives and performs in the Pacific Northwest. This sultry alto has a voice that contains style, passion and sophistication. Expressive in her approach to a Jazz standard, she creates a memorable moment and lures you in wanting more. In 2011 at Jazz Alley she was awarded Seattle Kobe Jazz Queen. Upon returning, inspired by the experience in Japan, Tabor released her debut album "What a Wonderful World” in July 2011. This album includes 13 interpretations of Jazz Standards that has touched listeners worldwide. On April 11th, 2012, at Tula’s Jazz Club she was presented with the NW Vocalist of the Year for the Golden Ear Award. In May, Ms. Tabor released her second album, "The Lady in the Gown". “Jacqueline D. Tabor is an independent artist that must be discovered and experienced to truly enjoy the great skills and talents she possesses.” Robert Cunningham from the Lexington Jazz Music Examiner was wrote on April 24, 2012. $5 - 25 suggested donation. Sponsored by Olympia Jazz Central.

Free Jazz with Fred on KAOS Radio 89.3

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

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