Archive for November 3, 2010

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents contemporary jazz supergroup, Fourplay. Band members are Bob James (keyboard), Chuck Loeb (guitar), Nathan East (bass) and Harvey Mason (drums). Set times: Wednesday and Sunday at 7:30pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7:30pm and 10:00pm. Doors open at 5:30pm all nights.

Fourplay has had the distinct privilege of enjoying the past 12 years of its 20 year history with legendary guitarist Larry Carlton. As Larry takes his leave to delve further into his solo career, they welcome newest member, virtuoso guitarist Chuck Loeb. Loeb’s musical contributions will undoubtedly enhance the creativity and pursuit of excellence Fourplay has enjoyed in the studio and on the stage. A Grammy-nominated contemporary jazz quartet, Fourplay will continue to take fans on a musical ride blending jazz, pop, funk, R&B, and sometimes a touch of classical.

Fourplay is Bob James, Nathan East, Chuck Loeb, and Harvey Mason, four of the heaviest hitters in contemporary music. Common ground is that each of these artists bears the distinction of having recorded, written, or produced music with the biggest recording artists in the industry; they include Anita Baker, Babyface, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Al Jarreau, Herbie Hancock, and Steeley Dan. The list of stars they haven’t played with is far shorter.

For almost three decades, Dimitrou’s Jazz Alley has been a West Coast ‘must’ for all the towering figures in the world of jazz – stars such as Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Betty Carter, and Bill Evans have played there. Join local jazz singer Kabibi Monie for a trip behind the scenes at Jazz Alley to learn what has made this Seattle icon such a success.

In its first twenty years, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley has become the West Coast’s premiere jazz club. Every week the club brings the greatest names in jazz to Seattle’s audiences.

Upcoming Shows
Nov 3: Seattle, WA – Jazz Alley
Nov 4: Seattle, WA – Jazz Alley
Nov 5: Seattle, WA – Jazz Alley
Nov 6: Seattle, WA – Jazz Alley
Nov 7: Seattle, WA – Jazz Alley
Nov 12: Austin, TX – One World Theater
Nov 13: Kiawah Island, SC – Weekend of Jazz
Nov 14: Orlando, FL – Orlando Food and Wine Festival
Dec 5: Tokyo – Blue Note Tokyo
Dec 6: Tokyo – Blue Note Tokyo
Dec 7: Tokyo – Blue Note Tokyo