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WJMAC presents George Colligan

Jazz

George Colligan (piano) at WJMAC. Join us to open WJMAC's Season 6 with this special artist. Formerly from NYC, now residing in the PNW, "... award-winning composer (Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation grant recipient) and player (winner, Jazzconnect.com Jazz Competition), Colligan is highly in demand as a sideman, having worked with players like Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Buster Williams, and Lonnie Plaxico, both on the bandstand and in recording sessions (appearing on over 100 CDs). He has released 24 recordings full of his intelligent writing and impressive technique. Colligan’s musical style incorporates everything from show tunes to funk, from free improvisation to 20th century classical music. " -georgecolligan.com Tickets available at the door after 6PM. Doors at 6:30. First come, first seated. Program subject to change; please check our website for updates. Email us: info@wjmac.org.

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• Wed 9/4/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WJMAC presents Jerry Steinhilber Trio

Jazz

WJMAC presents The Jerry Steinhilber Trio. “Not to seek to be like the Masters, but to seek what the Masters sought.” Drummer Jerry Steinhilber has written some wonderfully unique musical suites for this exciting tenor - bass - drums trio. The trio interweaves a variety of impactful tunes from classic and newer jazz masters that have been inspirational compositions for all serious jazz fans. Just when you think you know where a piece is heading, something unanticipated happens and the listener is taken on a journey in a whole new direction. Truly, some unexpected surprises around every corner. The free-wheeling, full-throated sound of Josh Cook’s tenor soars over the propulsive rhythms that Jerry and King lay firmly underneath. Jerry Steinhilber (drums), King Dahl (bass), Josh Cook (tenor). Tickets at the door after 6PM: $10 general, $5 students, WJMAC members FREE. Doors at 6:30. First come, first seated. Program subject to change. More info at www.wjmac.org. E-mail us: info@wjmac.org.

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• Wed 9/11/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WJMAC presents The Brad Shigeta Quintet

Jazz

WJMAC presents the Brad Shigeta Quintet. Originally from Montreal, and formerly of the Lincoln Center Jazz Band, The Duke Ellington Orchestra as well as other big bands, Shigeta now resides in Vancouver where he is in scorching demand. Rooted in the golden age of the big band jazz era, Shigeta entertains and delights his audiences with deep understanding of swing…he is “truly one of the best trombonists in the world.”- Birkley Wisniewski, Director, Sugar Swing. Tickets at the door after 6PM: $10 general, $5 students, WJMAC members free. Doors at 6:30. First come, first seated. Program subject to change. More info at www.wjmac.org. E-mail us: info@wjmac.org.

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• Wed 9/18/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WJMAC presents Stuart MacDonald with Thomas Marriott

Jazz

WJMAC presents: "Stuart MacDonald Plays and Sings and Plays!" with special guest Thomas Marriott, trumpet. Seattle saxophonist Stuart MacDonald presents an evening of classic jazz and original music, with a few vocal numbers thrown in for good measure. The evening features award-winning trumpeter Thomas Marriott, WJMAC mainstay Michael Glynn on bass, and two rising stars of the Seattle jazz scene: Dylan Hayes (piano), and Xavier Lecouturier (drums). Tickets at the door after 6PM: $10 general, $5 students, WJMAC members free. Doors at 6:30. First come, first seated. Program subject to change. More info at www.wjmac.org. E-mail us: info@wjmac.org.

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• Wed 9/25/19 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM