Jazz Alley welcomes Edmonds-Woodway ensemble

  • By Jackson Holtz Herald Writer
  • Wednesday, June 6, 2012 4:11pm
  • LifeGo-See-Do

The Edmonds-Woodway High School Jazz Emsembles bring an end-of-the-school-year show to Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in Seattle.

These young musicians have been named “one of the best five high school jazz bands” by Starbucks at the company’s annual Hot Java Cool Jazz Concert.

“Jazz Alley’s so excited to be the hub for blooming musicians,” club spokesman Rachael Millikan said. “We are expecting some high-energy horn blowing and lots of happy parents.”

Jazz Ensemble I is a three-time finalist in the Essentially Ellington Competition in New York.

Edmonds-Woodway Jazz Groups are honored regularly at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho, and they’ve been featured in All-State and All-Northwest music groups as well as National Ensembles like the Grammy Bands.

The bands also serve their community by playing throughout the year at events, businesses, private parties and benefits.

Jake Bergevin and Jim Sisko are the directors. Student teacher Dan Taylor will assist.

Music starts at 7:30 p.m. June 11 at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle.

Tickets are $17 at www.jazzalley.com or 206-441-9729.

One of the most recognized voices in rock ‘n’ roll, Jon Anderson, a major force behind the power ballad group Yes, is coming to the Triple Door for a couple of solo acoustic shows.

He co-wrote the all-time classics “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Roundabout” and “Owner of a Lonely Heart.”

Now, at 67, Anderson still is a creative force.

Last year, he wrote and recorded “Open,” a 21-minute piece that is reminiscent of his early rock days.

This year, he’s writing and planning to release a new solo album later this summer.

Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at The Triple Door, 216 Union St., Seattle.

Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 day of the show and $45 for VIP, at www.tripledoor.net or 206-838-4333.

John Batdorf has spent four decades in music, as a headline act, song writer, singer and producer.

Now, he’s returning to his folk-rock roots and touring.

He’s performing with Terry Holder, a local festival musician.

Catch both of them at 4 p.m. Sunday at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater, 12411 Fourth St., Snohomish.

Tickets are $15 at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde and Jay Lane are Primus, the quirky alt-rock band.

They’ll bring high-energy music that comes with a wink to the shores of Lake Sammamish as they kick off the Concerts at Marymoor season.

The band is a bit of Frank Zappa meets Weird Al Yankovich meets Pink Floyd.

The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Concerts At Marymoor, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond.

Tickets are $43.50 at www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

Jackson Holtz: 425-339-3447; jholtz@heraldnet.com.

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