Calendar of upcoming live music in the area


Preservation Hall Jazz Band: The best from New Orleans plays 8 p.m. April 10 and 11, 2 p.m. April 12, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. Tickets available by calling 206-215-4747.

Marysville Strawberry Jam: This accoustic jam session is 6 to 9 p.m. April 10 at the Red Curtain Arts Center, 1410 Grove St., Marysville. All ages are welcome.

Cascade Symphony Ensemble Concert: The chamber concert is 3 p.m. April 12, Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds. Tickets are $15, $10 for students and $5 for children. More at

Jeff Johnson Quartet: The Jazz at the Center series continues at Camano Center from 7 to 9 p.m. April 15, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Tickets are $20 for adults; students with ID get in free. Call 360-387-0222 for more information.

Jackson High School Jazz Ensembles: The high school students perform at 6:30 p.m. April 13 at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. Admission is $25. The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents the Jackson ensembles led by Tom Morgan, Patrick West, Kevin Hall and Lesley Moffat. Jackson has performed at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, the Essentially Ellington competition and the Heritage Music Festival. In May, Jazz 1 will performing at Disneyland and d a recording session in the Disney recording studios.

Greg Ruby and the Rhythm Runners: 7:30 p.m. April 16 at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. The 2014 opening night headliner for DjangoFest Northwest, the band returns to celebrate the release of their new CD “Washington Hall Stomp.” Evoking the sounds of underground speakeasies, roadhouses and dance halls of the 1920s and ’30s, Greg Ruby and the Rhythm Runners’ CD features nine original compositions by Greg Ruby and three compositions from 1924 by Seattle jazz pioneer Frank D. Waldron. Ticket are $20 or $10 for young people. Call 800-638-7631.

Ranger and the Re-Arrangers: 7 p.m. April 17, Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. Robert Strickland and the Jazz Couriers of Everett open for Ranger and the Seattle-based gypsy jazz band whose repertoire includes swing standards, the music of Django Reinhardt and Ranger’s originals. Tickets are $15. Call 425-258-6766.

Maltby Bluegrass Concert: 7 p.m. April 18, Maltby Community Club, 8711 206th St. SE, Snohomish. This fundraiser, which includes an auction and a jam session, supports the community hall where the monthly bluegrass jam has been based for more than 22 years. The bands playing are Rural Delivery from Bremerton, Blueberry Hill from Stanwood and Top String from Pasco. Nick Dumas from Brier, raised at the Maltby jam, will be sitting in with Top String. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, free for children. For tickets, go to

The Association: The popular 1960s band that brought you “Never My Love,” “Cherish” and “Windy” performs at 7 p.m. April 18 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. Tickets are $25 to $45. Call 425-258-6766.

Correo Aereo: 7:30 p.m. April 18, Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish. This duo, whose name means air mail, performs Latin and world music, especially from Venequela, Argentina and Mexico. Guest performer is Michaud Savage. Tickets are $20, or $15 for youth and seniors. Call 360-568-9412 or go to

Hank and Claire: The Pacific Northwest Folklore Society and the Everett Public Library again collaborate with a free public concert at 2 p.m. April 19 in the main library auditorium. Seating is limited, so early arrival is best. More information about the duo is at Stew Hendrickson, co-director of the PNWFS, said, “Hank and Claire sing stories, yours and mine, in harmony. They’ll touch you in your funny bone and your heart. They draw from traditional and contemporary material, and add a few originals.”

Nick Dumas, Chris Luquette and Connor Hutteball: 4 p.m. April 19, Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish. Tickets $20 at the door. This bluegrass trio rips it up with a variety of contemporary bluegrass tunes. Dumas plays with North Country, Luquette plays with the Grammy nominated, Virginia-based band Dirty Kitchen, and Hutteball joins them on upright bass. Dumas and Luquette play a variety of instruments.

Fred Chu and the Pacifica Chamber Orchestra: Spring Concert at 3 p.m. April 19 at First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Tickets are $20 or $15 for seniors and students. The program includes Concerto de Camera for Flute, English Horn and Strings by Honegger, Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky by Arensky, Valse Triste by Sibelius, Serenade for Strings by Foote.

“Carmina Burana”: The Everett Chorale joins the Rainier Chorale and the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra for a performance at 2 p.m. April 19, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. Tickets are $30. Go to

Strutz: The Arlington classic rock band performs April 25 at the music hall at the Everett Mall, near Macy’s. Doors open at 7 p.m. The band Shameless Hussy opens for Strutz. Tickets are $15.

Camano Junction: Big band music for dancing, 7 to 10 p.m. April 25, Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Call 360-387-0222.

Mycle Wastman: Singer/songwriter Mycle Wastman, who emerged as a frontrunner in season three of NBC’s “The Voice,” will perform a benefit concert to raise money for Mukilteo student scholarships at 7 p.m. April 25 at the Kamiak Performing Arts Center. Wastman delivers a combination of soul, R&B and pop. Tickets cost $12 each. Family and friends are welcome. Mukilteo School District employees also plan a silent auction. Call 425-356-1215.

Call for performers: The city of Lynnwood wants to spotlight local musicians and performing artists at the Lynnwood Farmers Market on Thursday afternoons/evenings June 11 through Sept. 10 at Wilcox Park, 5215 196th St. SW. Singers, bands, instrumentalists and other performance artists are invited to apply. For more information, go to or contact Sarah Olson at Deadline is May 1.

Evergreen Community Orchestra: Rehearsals are 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Music Hall, Everett Mall. The group needs more players. Email the conductor at

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