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In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women In Jazz Olympia Jazz Central Presents: The Women Be Jammin’ An Evening of Jazz Improvisation We will have an all-star rhythm section: Marina Albero/piano Lorree Gardener/bass Darlene Jones/drums Susan Tuzzolino/Mistress of Ceremony We are all looking forward to a wonderful jam session with local, out of town, and out of sight musicians/vocalists ~ tell everybody! Bring your instrument, your voice, your heart, and your charts (try to have Eb & Bb charts for horns)! The Rhythm & Rye Sign up at 7:30pm ~ grab a drink, mill around, share ideas Downbeat at 8pm Let’s create on the spot ~ let’s be our bad selves and make a joyful noise! We’ll play till around 10:30pm
Come to the Pig Bar and enjoy amazing music while downing great drinks and fantastic Tacos on Taco Tuesday. Featuring the music of composer/guitarist Joe Mailhot, with Craig Hoyer on keyboards, bassist Erich Hahn, Dylan Johnson on drums, and new addition Jim Pribbenow on tenor saxophone , The JMJU draws from styles ranging among modern jazz, funk, soul, free and psychedelic. Joe Mailhot's original compositions are inspired by jazz masters like Coltrane, Coleman, Davis, Ayler and The Art Ensemble of Chicago as well as by modern European composers like Pendercki, Crumb, and Stravinsky. Come and travel to musical soundscapes bombastic, tender, wild, beautiful, brilliant and dark. It's not about the music but where the music takes you.
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!