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Jun 2016
26 Sunday

Denise Donatelli

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We’re proud to have Denise Donatelli joining us from Los Angeles!

“Donatelli makes it sound so natural to hit the dead center of each note, you can almost forget how rarely it occurs in the rest of the world. Her intonation combines accuracy with ease in a way most singers can only imagine.” —Neil Tesser

Her last three albums have received four Grammy nominations, including her latest nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album for her most recent album Find A Heart. She has been voted into the Downbeat Critics Poll as Female Vocalist Rising Star for the past three years, and was named Jazz Vocalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Jazz Society.

Joining Denise and host Anton Schwartz (saxophone) are pianist Bill Anschell and bassist Michael Glynn.

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Apr 2016
10 Sunday

Russell Ferrante (6pm)

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There are currently still seats available for the 2:00pm show the same day.

Multi-Grammy winning pianist Russell Ferrante is perhaps best known as the founding pianist and composer of the Yellowjackets, whose 22 acclaimed albums over nearly 35 years have made them a guiding force in modern jazz. He has also recorded and performed with a dazzling list of artists including Art Blakey, Wayne Shorter, Joni Mitchell, Art Pepper, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Marcus Miller, Take 6, Lee Ritenour and Randy Crawford.

It’s a great honor to welcome Russell, up from Los Angeles to joins the Anton Schwartz Quartet for this special evening. The quartet also features John Shifflett on bass and Lorca Hart on drums, both of whom recorded on Anton’s latest CD, Flash Mob. Together, they will perform compositions of Russell’s and of Anton’s, as well as a few choice standards.

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Apr 2016
10 Sunday

Russell Ferrante (2pm)

NOTE: There are two shows. You can see the 6pm show here.

Multi-Grammy winning pianist Russell Ferrante is perhaps best known as the founding pianist and composer of the Yellowjackets, whose 22 acclaimed albums over nearly 35 years have made them a guiding force in modern jazz. He has also recorded and performed with a dazzling list of artists including Art Blakey, Wayne Shorter, Joni Mitchell, Art Pepper, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Marcus Miller, Take 6, Lee Ritenour and Randy Crawford.

It’s a great honor to welcome Russell, up from Los Angeles to joins the Anton Schwartz Quartet for this special evening. The quartet also features John Shifflett on bass and Lorca Hart on drums, both of whom recorded on Anton’s latest CD, Flash Mob. Together, they will perform compositions of Russell’s and of Anton’s, as well as a few choice standards.

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We’re honored to have joining Anton this time two standout artists in the world of jazz.

Lorraine Feather is without a doubt one of the freshest and most enjoyable voices in jazz. Not only because of her beautiful voice and subtle, spirited delivery. But because she writes material that is sophisticated, poignant, witty, expertly crafted, and perfectly tailored to her own remarkable musical-storytelling ability. Lorraine grew up steeped in jazz. Her father was the renowned jazz writer Leonard Feather; her godmother was Billie Holiday. A three-time Grammy-nominee (most recently in 2014), her recordings have received glowing reviews in every major jazz magazine. DownBeat has called her work “deliciously savvy”; Jazz Times referred to her lyrical reinventions as “pure genius.” Songs with her lyrics have been recorded by many jazz artists, including Patti Austin, Kenny Rankin and Phyllis Hyman.

Multi-Grammy winning pianist Russell Ferrante is perhaps best known as the founding pianist and composer of the Yellowjackets, whose 22 acclaimed albums over nearly 35 years have made them a guiding force in modern jazz. He has also recorded and performed with a dazzling list of artists including Art Blakey, Wayne Shorter, Joni Mitchell, Art Pepper, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Marcus Miller, Take 6, Lee Ritenour and Randy Crawford.

Lorraine and Russell have been songwriting partners for many years, and they share a warm chemistry when they perform. This is a rare opportunity to catch the two of them together in Seattle, not to mention in such an intimate setting.

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Sep 2014
6 Saturday

Jackie Ryan (Sept 6)

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“One of the outstanding jazz vocalists of her generation and, quite possibly, of all time… rivaling the dexterous sass of Sarah Vaughan, the instinctive smarts of Carmen McRae and the scintillating verve of Diana Krall.”
– Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times

Vocalist Jackie Ryan has soared to national attention in recent years, as her three most recent CDs have dominated the jazz radio charts, each spending copious time as #1 in the nation. And it’s no wonder why. She boast huge control over a 3½ octave range and has honed her craft through years of performance across multiple genres (swing, latin jazz, r&b…) alongside a long roster of musical greats that includes Toots Thielemans, Clark Terry, Buddy DeFranco, Scott Hamilton, John Clayton, Gerald Clayton, Jon Mayer, Barry Harris and Jon Hendricks… to mention but a few.

Jackie joins Anton as well as Bay Area jazz luminaries Larry Dunlap (piano) and John Wiitala (bass) for two special nights at the loft.
(See also Friday’s performance.)

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Sep 2014
5 Friday

Jackie Ryan (Sept 5)

This show is SOLD OUT.
A WAITING LIST is available.

“One of the outstanding jazz vocalists of her generation and, quite possibly, of all time… rivaling the dexterous sass of Sarah Vaughan, the instinctive smarts of Carmen McRae and the scintillating verve of Diana Krall.”
– Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times

Vocalist Jackie Ryan has soared to national attention in recent years, as her three most recent CDs have dominated the jazz radio charts, each spending copious time as #1 in the nation. And it’s no wonder why. She boast huge control over a 3½ octave range and has honed her craft through years of performance across multiple genres (swing, latin jazz, r&b…) alongside a long roster of musical greats that includes Toots Thielemans, Clark Terry, Buddy DeFranco, Scott Hamilton, John Clayton, Gerald Clayton, Jon Mayer, Barry Harris and Jon Hendricks… to mention but a few.

Jackie joins Anton as well as Bay Area jazz luminaries Larry Dunlap (piano) and John Wiitala (bass) for two special nights at the loft.
(See also Saturday’s performance.)

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Aug 2014
16 Saturday

Julian Priester

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It’s our honor to present one jazz’s great living treasures, Julian Priester, and his ensemble.

Priester has been a part of countless history-making bands over the past 60 years, performing and recording extensively with the likes of Duke Ellington, Max Roach, Lionel Hampton, Sun Ra, Dinah Washington, John Coltrane, Philly Joe Jones, Ray Charles, Herbie Hancock, Abbey Lincoln, Freddie Hubbard, Art Blakey, Blue Mitchell and Woody Shaw.

The concert features the members of Julian Priester’s working quartet, Priester’s Cue, expanded to form a quintet with Anton Schwartz on tenor sax. They will perform a program of compositions by Priester and arrangements of jazz standards.

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Jul 2014
26 Saturday

Rebecca Kilgore

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For this concert, Anton Schwartz will be joined by two of Portland’s greatest contributions to the international jazz scene: vocalist Rebecca Kilgore and pianist Randy Porter.

“Rebecca has a gorgeous voice and has a deep connection with every song she touches. In a world of pretenders, she’s absolutely the real thing. I love what she does!”
– Michael Feinstein

“Becky is one of my favorite singers, and one of my greatest recent pleasures was presenting her in concert on Fresh Air.”
– Terry Gross, host of NPR’s Fresh Air

“If Benny Goodman were alive today, he’d hire Becky to sing in his band.”
– Bucky Pizzarelli

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Anton Schwartz leads a slamming quartet with San Francisco organ star Wil Blades, Portland’s beloved guitarist Dan Balmer, and the formidable New York drummer Tim Bulkley, originally from the Bay Area, who performed on my CD, Radiant Blue.

Wil will be bringing his Hammond B-3 and a Leslie. If you haven’t heard what that sounds like in an intimate space… much less in Wil’s masterful hands… you are in for a magical experience!

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Mar 2014
21 Friday

KPLU Listeners’ Concert

For this special concert, saxophonist Anton Schwartz leads a slamming quartet with San Francisco organ star Wil Blades, guitarist Dan Balmer (Portland) and drummer Tim Bulkley (New York City).

This concert is available only as part of a trip hosted by Seattle jazz station KPLU 88.5 for their participating listeners. For more information, visit kplu.org.

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