Jazz in January at Experience Music Project - Seattle, WA

Performances:

This year’s concert series highlights the unpredictable, improvisational nature of jazz music with performances by a number of diverse artists.

 

Saturday, January 5, 2002, JBL Theater, 8:30 p.m. An Evening with Joanne Brackeen

Joanne Brackeen is a virtuosic pianist and master composer whose original work epitomizes the evolution of jazz, from traditional to free and everything in between. Brackeen has worked with and apprenticed under the world’s greatest jazz players, including Art Blakey, Joe Henderson, and Stan Getz. In 2000, she released Popsicle Illusion, a follow-up to her Grammy-nominated album, Pink Elephant Magic.

Cost: $18.00 for EMP members, $20.00 for the public. Seated event. All ages.

 

Wednesday, January 9, Liquid Lounge, 10:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Pacific Lutheran University jazz combo

Featuring the best of Pacific Lutheran University’s jazz students performing after the films in JBL Theater. Draft beer special, $2.

Cost: No cover.

 

Saturday, January 12, 2002, Sky Church, 8:30 p.m. Wayne Horvitz- Music for Morning Featuring Wayne Horvitz, Bill Frisell, Ron Miles, Joey Baron, and Peggy Lee

Music for Morning is the name given to an all-star jazz ensemble led by composer, pianist, and electronic musician Wayne Horvitz. Horvitz has performed and collaborated with the biggest names in contemporary jazz music. Music for Morning, which performs compositions created specifically for this project, comprises guitarist Bill Frisell, trumpeter Ron Miles, drummer Joey Baron, and cellist Peggy Lee.

Cost: $10.00 for members, $15.00 for the public. Seated event. All ages. Bar with I.D.

 

Sunday, January 13, 2002, Sky Church, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Jackson Street After Hours: The Roots of Jazz in Seattle

Featuring Floyd Standifer, Buddy Catlett, George Griffin, Sr., Billy Towles, "Princess Zenobia" Curlee, writer Paul de Barros, artists from the EWAJO Dance Center, and other special guests.

Based on Paul de Barros’ book of the same name, Jackson Street After Hours is a multi-layered, multimedia tribute to the black musicians who lived and performed around Jackson Street, one of the most significant sites in Seattle’s jazz music history. The program features Floyd Standifer, Buddy Catlett, George Griffin Sr., Billy Tolles, EWAJO Dance Center artists, and other special guests and events.

Cost: $7.00 for members, $10.00 for the public. Seated event. All ages. Bar with I.D.

 

Wednesday, January 16, Liquid Lounge, 10:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Pacific Lutheran University jazz combo

Featuring the best of Pacific Lutheran University’s jazz students performing after the films in JBL Theater. Draft beer special, $2.

Cost: No cover.

 

Saturday, January 19, 2002, Sky Church, 8:30 p.m. Roy Haynes "Birds of a Feather" A Tribute to Charlie Parker Featuring Roy Haynes, Kenny Garrett, Nicholas Payton, Christian McBride, and Dave Kikoski

Released in September 2001, "Birds of a Feather: A Tribute to Charlie Parker" gathers a superb group of jazz musicians to record 12 Parker standards. The album contributors were assembled by drummer Roy Haynes, who played with Parker from 1949 to 1953 and performed on the legendary Summit Meeting at Birdland album.

Cost: $20.00 for members, $22.00 for the public. Seated event. All ages. Bar with I.D.

 

Wednesday, January 2, 2002, Liquid Lounge, 10:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Cornish College of the Arts jazz combo

Featuring the best of Cornish College of the Arts’ jazz students performing after the films in JBL Theater. Draft beer special, $2.

Cost: No cover.

 

Saturday, January 26, 2002, Sky Church, 8:00 p.m. Young Composers Showcase

This final concert of Jazz in January 2002 showcases original compositions by young composers. The program includes performances by participants in EMP’s Young Jazz Composers Program, which began in July 2001. Also featured are a group of teens and adults from Music Works Northwest, one of Seattle’s finest music education programs, and a jazz ensemble from Shorewood High School in Shoreline, WA.

Cost: $3.00 for members, $5.00 for the public. Children 12 & under are free.

 

Wednesday, January 30, 2002, Liquid Lounge, 10:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Cornish College of the Arts jazz combo

Featuring the best of Cornish College of the Arts’ jazz students performing after the films in JBL Theater. Draft beer special, $2.

Cost: No cover.

 

Educational Programming:

 

Saturday, January 5, 2002, Learning Labs, 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Teaching Jazz: Workshops for Middle and High School Jazz Band Teachers Jazz as Language, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pianist, educator, and master composer Joanne Brackeen discusses her techniques for inspiring students’ compositions.

Teaching Improvisation to Young Musicians, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

David Joyner of Pacific Lutheran University shares improvisation exercises and advice on choosing charts for young musicians.

Teaching Improvisation, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Marc Seales, jazz pianist and associate professor of jazz at the University of Washington, examines the role of rhythm sections and rhythm section styles in classroom learning.

Cost: Free event. Ticket required for entry.

 

 

Sunday, January 6, 2002, Learning Labs, 11:00 a.m. to noon, and 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Jazz for Babies and Toddlers: Introduction to Music and Movement Activities Using Jazz Music

In a program designed for youngsters ages 9 months through 3-years-old, instructors Susan Holmes and Kim Thal lead children and their parents through an introduction to music and movement activities that use jazz as their foundation. Holmes and Thal have developed an entire musical program, Swing Set, around exposing toddlers to music. Class size limited to 10 children, each with a parent.

Cost: Free event. Ticket required for entry.

 

Tuesday, January 8, 2002, JBL Theater, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Jazz Fundamentals: Evolution / Revolution

EMP Senior Curator Jim Fricke introduces some of the significant movements in jazz in the first of four different 90-minute presentations in EMP’s JBL Theater. Fundamental shifts in the jazz tradition are examined through the pioneering work of artists such as Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Ornette Coleman. Progressive sessions provide a background in jazz essentials, from the swing era and the bebop revolution through the avant-garde and fusion, to the roots of the current jazz scene as presented in EMP’s Jazz in January performance programming. The programs include suggested reading and listening lists, and feature audio examples, live demonstrations, and filmed performance footage.

Cost: Free event. Ticket required for entry.

 

Saturday, January 12, 2002, JBL Theater, 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

Fusion in the 21st Century

An informative panel discussion moderated by jazz percussionist Michael Shrieve. The panel includes jazz pianist Marc Seales and executive director of Earshot Jazz, John Gilbreath. Shrieve will open a debate about fusion and straight jazz, their futures and relative merits.

Cost: $5 for EMP members, $7 for the public.

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2002, JBL Theater, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Jazz Fundamentals: Evolution / Revolution

EMP Senior Curator Jim Fricke introduces some of the significant movements in jazz in the second of four different 90-minute presentations in EMP’s JBL Theater. See Tuesday, January 8 listing or emplive.com for more information.

Cost: Free event. Ticket required for entry.

 

Saturday, January 19, 2002, Learning Labs, 11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

All Ages Master Classes

Musicians of all ages are welcome, and encouraged to bring instruments and/or music. Attendees will play with, and get advice from, the experts.

Jazz Guitar with Michael Powers, Learning Labs, 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Jazz Piano with David Joyner, Learning Labs, 1:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

Jazz Saxophone with Susan Orfield, Learning Labs, 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

Cost: Free event. Ticket required for entry.

 

Saturday, January 19, 2002, JBL Theater, 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

Jazz Improvisation Workshop

Hosted by Daniel Barry (trumpet) and Susan Pascal (vibraphones). This event is a hands-on playing session for musicians of all levels. Bring your instrument!

Cost: Free event. Ticket required for entry.

 

Sunday, January 20, 2002, Learning Labs, 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

Learn by Listening: Composers and Musicians

Renowned composer and musician Wayne Horvitz will demonstrate and discuss various musicians and their work from the perspective of a composer.

Cost: This is a free event. Tickets are required for entry, and may be obtained on 10/30 by members, 11/1 by the public.

 

Sunday, January 20, 2002, JBL Theater, 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

Family Jazz Programs

Appropriate for children ages 5 to 10 with their parents.

Storytelling to Jazz, noon to 12:30 p.m.

Hear children’s stories told with the help of a jazz combo.

Children’s Songs Adapted to Jazz with vocalist Greta Natassa, 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.

Jazz vocalist Greta Natassa "jazzes up" favorite children’s songs.

Cost: Free event. One ticket required for entry to both kids’ events.

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2002, JBL Theater, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Jazz Fundamentals: Evolution / Revolution

EMP Senior Curator Jim Fricke introduces some of the significant movements in jazz in the third of four different 90-minute presentations in EMP’s JBL Theater. See Tuesday, January 8 listing or emplive.com for more information.

Cost: Free event. Ticket required for entry.

 

Saturday, January 26, 2002, Sky Church, 8 p.m. 10 p.m. Young Composers Showcase

This final concert of Jazz in January 2002 showcases original compositions by young composers. The program includes performances by participants in EMP’s Young Jazz Composers Program, which began in July 2001. Also featured are a group of teens and adults from Music Works Northwest, one of Seattle’s finest music education programs, and a jazz ensemble from Shorewood High School in Shoreline, WA.

Cost: $3 for EMP members, $5 for the public. Children 12 & under are free.

 

Tuesday, January 29, 2002, JBL Theater, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Jazz Fundamentals: Evolution / Revolution

EMP Senior Curator Jim Fricke introduces some of the significant movements in jazz in the last of four different 90-minute presentations in EMP’s JBL Theater. See Tuesday, January 8 listing or emplive.com for more information.

Cost: Free event. Ticket required for entry.

 

Films:

 

Wednesday, January 2

JAZZ on Film

Mark Cantor&&&s "Celluloid Improvisations," JBL Theater, 8:00 p.m.

(Various directors and years, 90 min.)

Mr. Cantor is the curator of one of the world’s largest collections of jazz on film, and he will be in town to introduce a program of rarely-screened classic jazz performances. Among the featured artists are Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Clark Terry, Ben Webster, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Eric Dolphy. Jazz film collector Mark Cantor in attendance!

Cost: Single admission $5 for members, $7 for the public.

 

Wednesday, January 9

JAZZ on Film

Charlie "Bird" Parker 1920 1955, JBL Theater, 7:00 p.m.

 (Dir. Jan Horne, 1989, 150 min. plus intermission)

Years in the making, Jan Horne’s documentary, produced by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, will almost certainly be seen as the definitive documentary on the life and work of Charlie Parker. Tracing his life from Kansas City to New York and the West Coast, the film uses interviews and archival film to explore Parker’s involvement with musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Chet Baker, Bud Powell, and Thelonious Monk. Seattle premiere!

Cost: Single admission $5 for members, $7 for the public.

 

Wednesday, January 16

JAZZ on Film

Mingus 1968, JBL Theater, 7:15 p.m.

(Dir. Thomas Reichman, 1968, 60 min.)

This heartbreaking portrait of Charles Mingus features scenes from a painfully frank interview with the celebrated bass player and composer-intercut with intimate live performance footage-as he and his 5-year-old daughter await eviction by the City of New York. The film will be preceded by a short performance clip of Mingus with his mid-60s sextet.

Cost: Single admission $5 for members, $7 for the public. Optional double feature $7 for members, $10 for the public.

 

Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog, JBL Theater, 9:00 p.m.

(Dir. Don McGlynn, 1997, 78 min.)

From veteran music-documentary director Don McGlynn (Dexter Gordon: More Than You Know; Louis Prima: The Wildest) comes a chronology of one of jazz’s greatest bass players and composers. Incorporating rarely seen performances and interviews from the 1960s and ‘70s as well as contemporary accounts from his family and bandmates, the film illuminates both the man and his music. Seattle premiere!

Cost: Single admission $5 for members, $7 for the public. Optional double feature $7 for members, $10 for the public.

 

 

Wednesday, January 23 JAZZ on Film

Shadows, JBL Theater, 7:15 p.m.

(Dir. John Cassavetes, 1960, 87 min.)

In this seminal first film from maverick American independent director John Cassavetes-who became well known for his unique improvisatory approach to directing actors-Hugh Hurd plays a jazz musician who resorts to playing dive clubs to support his brother and sister. Set in New York City during the late 1950s, Shadows captures the essence of jazz as well as any feature film before or since. Score by Charles Mingus.

Cost: Single admission $5 for members, $7 for the public. Optional double feature $7 for members, $10 for the public.

 

Too Late Blues, JBL Theater, 9:00 p.m.

(Dir. John Cassavetes, 1961, 100 min.)

Unavailable on video and rarely seen, Cassavetes’ follow-up to Shadows is his first attempt to work within the studio system. John "Ghost" Wakefield is a serious jazz musician who is torn between playing with his band and playing on the more commercial-and lucrative-cocktail circuit. Great score by David Raskin, performed by an ensemble featuring Benny Carter and Shelly Manne.

Cost: Single admission $5 for members, $7 for the public. Optional double feature $7 for members, $10 for the public.

 

   Wednesday, January 30 JAZZ on Film

Imagine the Sound, JBL Theater, 7:15 p.m.

(Dir. Ron Mann, 1981, 90 min.)

An exuberant profile of four legendary figures associated with the jazz avant-garde of the &&&60s-Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Bill Dixon, and Paul Bley-this award-winning film is an art exposition brought to life. The veteran jazz pioneers speak articulately about the theories and historical context of their music, and give passionate performances of their work. A key chapter in the history of jazz.

Cost: Single admission $5 for members, $7 for the public. Optional double feature $7 for members, $10 for the public.

 

Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise, JBL Theater, 9:00 p.m.

(Dir. Robert Mugge, 1980, 60 min.)

This portrait of the visionary artist Sun Ra and his avant-garde jazz Arkestra includes amazing performances ("Astro Black," "We Travel the Spaceways," and "Calling Planet Earth") as well as interviews with Ra, John Gilmore, and Marshall Allen. Preceded by the rarely-seen short film Spaceways, an experimental documentary on Sun Ra made for ESP Disk records in 1968.

Cost: Single admission $5 for members, $7 for the public. Optional double feature $7 for members, $10 for the public.

 

 

About Experience Music Project

Experience Music Project provides dynamic, multifaceted, ever-changing experiences through new and exciting explorations of American popular music, which both entertain and engage visitors in the creative process. It is a new kind of museum, that strives reflects the essence of rock ‘n’ roll, its roots in jazz, soul, gospel, country and the blues, as well as rock music’s influence on hip-hop, punk and other recent genres. Patrons can make their own music, see and learn about rare artifacts and memorabilia from EMP&&&s collection of nearly 100,000 items, explore various musical milestones within unique interpretive exhibits, feel the power of the creative force by listening to musicians tell their own stories, and discover the power and joy of music in all its forms. Founded by investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, under the direction of co-founder Jody Patton and designed by architect Frank O. Gehry, the 140,000 square foot multi-colored and "swoopy" museum rises up in the heart of Seattle at Seattle Center. A 509(a)(2) nonprofit organization, EMP is online at www.emplive.com.

 

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for the public. Seated event. All ages.

 

Wednesday, January 9, Liquid Lounge, 10:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Pacific Lutheran University jazz combo

Featuring the best of Pacific Lutheran University’s jazz students performing after the films in JBL Theater. Draft beer special, $2.

Cost: No cover.

 

Saturday, January 12, 2002, Sky Church, 8:30 p.m. Wayne Horvitz- Music for Morning Featuring Wayne Horvitz, Bill Frisell, Ron Miles, Joey Baron, and Peggy Lee

Music for Morning is the name given to an all-star jazz ensemble led by composer, pianist, and electronic musician Wayne Horvitz. Horvitz has performed and collaborated with the biggest names in contemporary jazz music. Music for Morning, which performs compositions created specifically for this project, comprises guitarist Bill Frisell, trumpeter Ron Miles, drummer Joey Baron, and cellist Peggy Lee.

Cost: $10.00 for members, $15.00 for the public. Seated event. All ages. Bar with I.D.

 

Sunday, January 13, 2002, Sky Church, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Jackson Street After Hours: The Roots of Jazz in Seattle

Featuring Floyd Standifer, Buddy Catlett, George Griffin, Sr., Billy Towles, "Princess Zenobia" Curlee, writer Paul de Barros, artists from the EWAJO Dance Center, and other special guests.

Based on Paul de Barros’ book of the same name, Jackson Street After Hours is a multi-layered, multimedia tribute to the black musicians who lived and performed around Jackson Street, one of the most significant sites in Seattle’s jazz music history. The program features Floyd Standifer, Buddy Catlett, George Griffin Sr., Billy Tolles, EWAJO Dance Center artists, and other special guests and events.

Cost: $7.00 for members, $10.00 for the public. Seated event. All ages. Bar with I.D.

 

Wednesday, January 16, Liquid Lounge, 10:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Pacific Lutheran University jazz combo

Featuring the best of Pacific Lutheran University’s jazz students performing after the films in JBL Theater. Draft beer special, $2.

Cost: No cover.

 

Saturday, January 19, 2002, Sky Church, 8:30 p.m. Roy Haynes "Birds of a Feather"

Additional Info

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  • Subtitle: Month-long Tribute Features Nationally Acclaimed Jazz Artists and Young Composers Showcase
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