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“Journey Through Color” Benefit – Fri. June 15, 7pm in Bremerton, WA

“Journey Through Color” Benefit – Fri. June 15, 7pm in Bremerton, WA

LAST CONCERT for the summer!! Don’t miss this benefit show for local needy families. Our new show “Journey Through Colors” will be held at Abundant Life Foursquare Church in Bremerton, WA. Quite different from our standard format, we will not be featuring any one musical artist but will begin an exploration of textures in sound and color. Still with an interpretive painter and musicians on stage, there will be multi-media, lighting effects and collaboration with the Abundant Life team.  We are excited about some new ideas that will share our inspiration of the sythesis of art and music.

This will be fundraiser event – All proceeds from the ticket sales of Jazz Canvas along with the proceeds from the painting raffle will go to the ALFC’s benevolence fund to help several families who are facing significant medical and life issues. Please come invite your friends and everyone you know, it will be a night to remember with an awesome cause!

So what’s the cause?

Imagine having to choose between your next meal or receiving medical care. For some, in our local Kitsap region, life is that impossible choice. They are suffering from health problems and have acquired overwhelming medical bills that are threatening loss of their shelter and the possibility of even eating their next meal. Many are retired and and/or unable to work and they NEED OUR HELP! These are our neighbors, people you wouldn’t expect; people like you and me.

When: Friday, June 15 – 7pm-9pm
Where: Abundant Life Foursquare Church,
5610 Kitsap Way in Bremerton, WA.
Who’s performing?: Tracie Marsh – bass/vocals, Terry Marsh – drums, Josh Mason – piano, Dave Carson – saxophone and featuring our very talented artist, Derek Gundy!
Tickets: $20

Abundant Life Foursquare Church is located inside the Cornerstone Building at 5610 Kitsap Way in Bremerton, WA. Please note that though their address is on Kitsap Way, but they are actually located on Crawford Drive.

Click here to order tickets online

For more information call ALFC 360-377-9733 or go to


Chad McCullough, trumpet – Sat. March 24 at Knowles Studio in Poulsbo

Chad McCullough, trumpet – Sat. March 24 at Knowles Studio in Poulsbo

Jazz Canvas welcomes Chad McCullough again along his superstar “Spin Quartet.” These guys are awesome players. Kobie Watkins – drummer for Sonny Rollins, Clark Sommers – bassist for Kurt Elling, Geof Bradfield – Chicago’s award-winning saxophonist (out of Chicago). Seriously, it’s amazing these monster musicians are coming to little old Poulsbo. What a treat we are about to enjoy – you don’t want to miss this once in a lifetime opp! Tickets are unavailable through this website. Please call Leigh at Knowles Studio360-440-1399 to reserve your seat!

Calling all artists!

We thought we’d put a post out there, we are always looking for qualified artists/painters for Jazz Canvas. We do travel occasionally but we like to stay near Kitsap/Seattle area. We prefer that you have been formally trained in art and/or music understanding basic concepts like, composition, color theory, theme and repetition. We require that you are deeply affected by music and it’s power. Experience playing an instrument often helps. This is a specialized “performer” position so auditons are required. Please contact Terry Marsh if interested

Kyle Gregory and friends – Sat March 3 at Knowles Studio, Poulsbo 7pm

Kyle Gregory and friends – Sat March 3 at Knowles Studio, Poulsbo 7pm

Kyle Gregory

Kyle Gregory, trumpet

Jazz Canvas is excited to bring back our first ever Jazz Canvas guest for the 3rd year in a row! Based out of Verona, Italy, Kyle is coming back to the United States to share his love of jazz and the arts once again and this time he has brought his Italian friends. We will be featuring this very special performance from 7pm-9pm, Saturday March 3 at Knowles Studio in Poulsbo, WA.

Currently Kyle travels throughout Italy, Europe, and the rest of the world as a solo artist and educator. He plays regularly in various formations, including his own quintet, the Lydian Sound Orchestra, the Meshuge Klezmer Band, the Robert Bonisolo Quartet, the Luca Boscagin Quartet, Sing Without Words, and the Unscientific Italians. He currently directs the University (Verona), FareJazz (Trentino), and Abbey Town (Friuli) Jazz Orchestras and teaches jazz trumpet at the Conservatory of Trento.

Kyle has recorded over 35 albums with various artists and independent labels and
in past years he performed with numerous internationally-known jazz and commercial artists, including Paul Motian, Bob Mintzer, JJ Johnson, Dianne Reeves, Liza Minelli, The Temptations, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, and the Mingus Dynasty. More on Kyle . . .


To buy Jazz Canvas Tickets for the Kyle Gregory Show please click below:

Desiree opens a new Capitol Hill art gallery

Desiree D’Ambrosia Shafman, one of Jazz Canvas’s painters, recently opened a new art gallery on Capitol Hill in Seattle called Northwest Wood Design and Lucid Fusion Studio. Although an intimate space, it is wonderfully open and bright, filled with the vibrant, beautifully colored paintings by Desiree and unique wooden pieces by furniture designer/maker Dale M. Shafman. We are so excited to announce that we are going to try the gallery out for a Jazz Canvas show. This will be no ordinary show, however. We will be exploring the concept of “color” in music and art and featuring a peek at our developing production show. Jazz Canvas’s own creators will be the featured band, Terry Marsh on drums, Tracie Marsh on bass/vocals and Josh Mason on keys.

The new Seattle gallery, Northwest Wood Design and Lucid Fusion Studio, is located at: 611 E. Pike Street, Seattle, WA

Susan Pascal, vibraphone – Sat. Feb 11 at Knowles Studio, Poulsbo 7pm

Susan Pascal, vibraphone – Sat. Feb 11 at Knowles Studio, Poulsbo 7pm

Jazz Canvas is proud to bring back one of our favorite musicians, Susan Pascal. Pascal’s name is as recognizable on the Pacific Northwest jazz scene as the unique tone of the instrument she plays: the vibraphone. If you mention area vibraphonists, or listen to a CD produced by a local jazz musician and the recording includes a vibraphonist, chances are pretty good that Pascal’s name appears in the conversation or on the liner notes. When I mentioned this to her last month, Pascal deflected the praise. “Well, that’s interesting, because there are some very fine vibraphonists in Seattle,” she said, during a conversation in the living room of her West Seattle home. “There’s Tom Collier, who was my teacher at the University of Washington, and who has released two CDs. He’s incredible. There’s Ben Thomas, who has his own group, produces his own CDs, and is a fabulous player. I think one of the reasons my name might be mentioned is because I’ve played on various projects that fortunately get radio airplay and gig a lot.”

Read more about Susan . . . 

To purchase ticket for Saturday, Feb 11, 2012 featuring Susan Pascal, click below:

Dave Carson, saxophone – Sat. FEB 4, at Island Music Center, Bainbridge 7pm

Dave Carson, saxophone – Sat. FEB 4, at Island Music Center, Bainbridge 7pm

Jazz Canvas is proud to feature Kitsap’s own, Dave Carson on saxophone on February 4 at a different Kitsap location, The Island Music Center on Bainbridge Island. The show will start at 7pm and go until 9pm. Tickets are $20. Dave is one of the most well renowned saxophonists in the Northwest. He has played with many greats, Mel Torme and Smokey Robinson just to name a few. Read more about Dave . . .

Tracie Marsh, bass/vocals – Sat. April 14 at Island Music Center, BI

Tracie Marsh, bass/vocals – Sat. April 14 at Island Music Center, BI

We will be featuring the Tracie Marsh Trio, Island Music Center, Bainbridge Island, WA, on April 14. Different from our regular shows in production, but same in the concept spirit, we will be taking our audience on a journey through “color,” and theme complete with multi-media video. This new show will be more of an exploration of the concept of “synesthesia” – when art and music collide.

Many people don’t know Tracie has a music performance degree and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in design so this is not the beginning of her fascination with color and sound similarities. Having taken both theory and history courses in both art and music degrees simultaneously, she saw how the two worlds reflected one another. She has worked professionally for many years in both worlds as a professional musician and a professional graphic designer. This Jazz Canvas show will be an exploration that will take the concept to the next level. We will be journeying through: Blue, Yellow, Red, White and Black music with music from Tracie Marsh, Terry Marsh, Josh Mason and Dave Carson and painting from our featured artist: DEREK GUNDY

We are very excited to also be featuring Derek Gundy, as our interpretive painter. Derek has quite an expansive portfolio as a professional artist whose work has been displayed in galleries and other public artwork displays. He is an art instructor and owner of “The Artist’s Edge” in Poulsbo, WA. Read more about Derek here.

The Island Music Center’s performance theater is conducive to a new show like this, acoustically sound and truly a center for patrons of the arts. This intimate place gets you right up close with our artist and the vibrant artwork displayed all around the walls.   SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTS! We don’t want you to miss this special event. Seats are limited to 60.

THE ISLAND MUSIC CENTER CENTER IS LOCATED AT: 10598 NE Valley Road, Bainbridge Island WA 98110

Read more about Tracie . . . 

To purchase tickets for Saturday, April 14 featuring Tracie Marsh’s music book please click below:

Bill Anschell, pianist – Sat. Jan 21 has BEEN CANCELLED!

Bill Anschell, pianist – Sat. Jan 21 has BEEN CANCELLED!

Knowles Studio has decided to CANCEL the Jan. 21 show featuring Bill Anschell due to the weather conditions at the studio. For those who have already bought tickets, we can issue a refund OR use them at a future Canvas show of your choice. Please contact for refunds. Again, we are sorry for the inconvenience.

Award-winning pianist/composer, Bill Anschell, has been named “Northwest Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year” for 2010. Bill was previously voted “Northwest Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year” in 2005, and his trio was named “Northwest Acoustic Jazz Ensemble of the Year” in 2006. His playing is creative, abstract, melodic and very very artistic. Perfect for a fusion of paint and music. He has played on numerous recordings, many outside of the Northwest, and has a wonderful biography. We are excited to have him come to “little old Poulsbo.”

Read more about Bill
Bill’s Jazz Canvas has been postponed for a later date.

Zino Society Cool Yule – Thurs. Dec 1

Zino Society Cool Yule – Thurs. Dec 1

We will be featuring our own power trio, Tracie Marsh bass/vocals, Terry Marsh – drums and Josh Mason – keys at The Zino Society Holiday Party in Bellevue, WA THIS Thursday, December 1, 2011. Open to the Public. If you are interested in coming, The address is: Barrier Motors Mercedes-Benz of Bellevue - 11950 Bellevue-Redmond Rd, Bellevue, WA 98005.

Guests: $50
Children under 18: $10

Release your inner Vixen and Blitzen to the sights and sounds of shiny cars and cool jazz at ZINO Society’s Cool Yule Holiday Party.

Glasses clinking, saxophones swaying and bold brush strokes of an artist at work are the sounds of this not-to-be missed Cool Yule Holiday Party.

ZINO Society welcomes Jazz Canvas to the coolest of Yule parties.  Jazz Canvas blends live jazz musicians with  live unrehearsed art in motion.  The artist literally paints to the feeling of the music on a huge canvas that will be raffled off at the end of the party.

Wine Professional Members will be generously pouring their wines while hors d’oeuvres are ‘served throughout the beautiful Barrier Motors Mercedes Benz showroom or as we like to call it the “Garage Mahal”.  Savor the Mercedes Benz eye candy that all who are naughty and nice can appreciate.

If you do release your inner Vixen and or Blitzen, and driving is not a preferred mode of transportation home Pinpoint Pickup has generously offered a complimentary ride home for ZINO Society Members only.

Wear a little sparkle as the evening will be effervescent.

Complimentary for all ZINO Society Members; please email Christine Gilbert to register.

Complimentary Valet Parking