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BALLARD JAZZ FESTIVAL
Time to mark your calendars and follow the website to learn more when the lineup unfolds for one of Seattle’s favorite events, The Ballard Jazz Festival 2017.
Each year for four days, Ballard comes alive with the sounds of the best jazz artists in the Northwest as well as visiting musicians. The lineup that includes the Guitar Summit, Brotherhood of the Drum, the Jazz Walk and the Saturday mainstage concert will once again highlight the unique talents of the participating artists. Mark it on your calendar (May 17-20th) and watch this space.
JEFF LORBER FUSION
Jeff Lorber Fusion releasae their new album March 24th, called Prototype. “I came up with the name Prototype because we are always trying to up our game and come up with new exciting music that could be a prototype or innovative harbinger for the future of our musical style.” The project begins with Hyperdrive, a horn driven funky loaded piece of excellence. The sonic fury of high speed jazz is the ultimate platform for Lorber’s progressive fusion act.
Prototype gives some minutes of master class of syncopated splendor. Andy Snitzer on alto sax showcases his brilliance in contemporary jazz. Michael Thompson adds edgy and rock-like guitar riffs, while Lorber impresses with amazing versatility on piano and Rhodes. Test Drive reaches out with a Janus head of golden harmony and jazz rock power. The Hammond B3 flavored solo is nothing short of a stroke of pure musical genius.
ENTER TO WIN
GRAMMY®-winning pianist/singer/songwriter Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive and immediately recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots and sensuous, alluring voice with her virtuosic instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills. Two years after seducing fans with her GRAMMY®-winning Made in Brazil (Best Latin Jazz Album), Elias returns with the ebullient Dance of Time on Concord Jazz. Win tickets to her opening night at Jazz Alley, May 4th.