Seattle’s Avant-Jazz Music Festival is coming up this weekend and next here in Wallingford at the Chapel Performance Space in the Good Shepherd Center (50th & Sunnyside). This is the second year for the IS THAT JAZZ? Festival, which “embraces jazz as a living, breathing art-form, one that must change and grow.”
Headlining this year’s festival is trumpeter and Seattle native Cuong Vu, who will be performing with his Trio from New York.
I’m no expert when it comes to jazz, but Cuong Vu’s style is a real pleasure to listen to. It’s a smooth blend of jazz, rock and ambient. He has worked with a wide variety of artists from Path Metheny to David Bowie. You can hear a handful of his music here.
What a treat! Nationally renowned jazz in our own backyard.
WHERE: The Chapel Performance Space (4639 Sunnyside Ave N).
WHEN: January 22, 23, 29, 30, 2010 – 8:00 PM
- 1/22, 8 PM – Sunship (Seattle and NYC), Sun Ra Tribute Band (Pac Northwest)
- 1/23, 8 PM – Bill Smith Trio (Seattle), Evan Flory-Barnes’ Threat of Beauty (Seattle)
- 1/29, 8 PM – Bad Luck (Seattle), Jesse Canterbury’s Vertigo (Seattle)
- 1/30, 8 PM – Tom Baker Quartet (Seattle) http://www.myspace.com/tombakerquartet, Cuong Vu Trio (Seattle and NYC) http://www.myspace.com/cvtrio
COST: $15 suggested donation. All ages welcome.