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Ecstasy In Numbers – TBD

Ecstasy In Numbers – TBD

Featured Band: “Ecstasy in Numbers.” Location: Island Music Center, Bainbridge Island WA. Time: 7pm-9pm. Finally we will be featuring local band Ecstasy in Numbers featuring masterful musicians, Mike Mattingly – guitar, Rick White – bass and Garey Williams – drums. The band will be playing original music in the jazz/fusion idiom that really ebbs and flows to the colors of sound and texture.

This show is going to happen but we are waiting until renovations at the Island Music Center are finished (which has yet to be determined.)

TOUR to Texas – March 13-17, 2013

TOUR to Texas – March 13-17, 2013

Jazz Canvas will be heading down to Dallas, Texas this year during national music festival week! We will be a featured artist at the American Choral Directors Association 2013 National Conference. Tracie Marsh will be our painter.

“Hook Me Up” Band! – March 2 in Belfair

“Hook Me Up” Band! – March 2 in Belfair

Jazz Canvas is proud to feature the “Hook Me Up” Smooth Jazz Band from Tacoma, WA. Led, by Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, Tracey Hooker, this high voltage band is pro and will be playing March 2, 2013 for Belfair High School Auditorium fundraiser. Hook Me Up is comprised of 4 of the top contemporary musicians in Western Washington. The average experience level of the individual members is 25 years and that experience shines through when we take the stage. A couple hours with HMU will have you enjoying a few jazz standards, instrumental pop, a few latin tunes, vocal tunes, and some original music from our summer 2008 CD release to keep things fresh. Collectively HMU members have performed for hundreds of weddings, yacht/golf clubs, corporate functions, and nightclub/casinos. You can have us play quiet dinner music or put on a show, or both!

Some of our past performances include Multicare, H.G. Bistro, Muckleshoot Casino, Charles Wright Academy, Celebrate Shoreline Festival, Olympia Golf and Country Club, Tacoma Jazz Festival, Mt. Rainier Wine Festival, Sullivan’s Steakhouse, Capital Lakefair Olympia, Jazz in the Valley. Lacey Music in the Parks, Auburn Avenue Theatre, Bremerton Blackberry Festival, Burien Strawberry Festival, Tunes for Tapps, Crossroads Mall, Proctor Arts Festival, Emerald Downs Racetrack, Obelisco Estate Winery, Franke Tobey Jones Concerts on the Lawn, Jazzbones, and more! Read what a few have said about Hook Me Up;

“Hook Me Up presents a very tight, broad-spectrum, and fast-paced program with energy and top-notch professionalism virtually no other quartets can match. Their performance at Jazz in the Valley 2011 in Ellensburg, WA was so successful and popular, in an unprecedented move we brought them back in 2012 for an afternoon main stage AND evening 3-hour club set. The Hook Me Up mix of instrumentals, vocals, audience interplay, and music in nearly any style imaginable, leaves this band completely exhausted by the end of every night, and audiences delighted.”

Norm Wallen
Central Washington University Department of Music
Jazz in the Valley Board of Directors, Ellensburg, WA

“I’m hooked! Hook Me Up quartet played Olympia’s Music in the Park last week to a crowd of 1,000 in Sylvester Park. The performance was upbeat and professional–with artist flair. Led by Tracey Hooker, the band really got the audience involved as Tracey stepped down from the gazebo and let his trumpet do the talking. Hook Me Up is very entertaining with great song selections and awesome sounds. They are definitely a sure thing and we’ll be inviting Hook Me Up to play future dates in Olympia.”

Donelle DeuelMusic in the Park
Producer Olympia Downtown Association

“I enjoyed the group for several reasons; good musicianship, a great mix of classic pop/fusion/jazz material, tight sound, short tunes, trumpet/flugel oriented ensemble, and a fun feel coming off the stage.”

Keith McClelland
Artist Coordinator
North City Jazz Walk
Shoreline, Washington

Sat. DEC. 8 on Bainbridge Island 7pm

Sat. DEC. 8 on Bainbridge Island 7pm

It’s a SPECIAL Christmas Canvas! We’re planning something very unique to the season for this one. We will be exploring different emotional aspects of the traditional Christmas colors, RED and GREEN. Expressed through music and art of course. We will be featuring one of Seattle’s top-call guitarists, Mark Wilson. A little about Mark:

Before the age of 24, Mark Wilson has toured over 30 countries playing in a 16 piece band. He has spent well over 10 years producing records for regional artists and 20+ years touring and recording on nationals records. He recently recorded “The Fireplace” CD in 3 days beginning with little more than 3 or 4 simple 8-bar notions —a realtime evolution of spiritually influenced sounds. More

Our evening will include incredible live music and live painting by Kitsap-based artist, Leigh Metteer, lighting effects, and collaboration with the Island Music Center team as we begin celebrating the holidays together.  We are excited to share this inspiring synthesis of art and music.

Hope you can make it! – Terry and Tracie


Fri. NOV. 16 in Bremerton 7pm @ALFC

Fri. NOV. 16 in Bremerton 7pm @ALFC

Featured Artist: Dave Carson
Location: Abundant Life Foursquare Church (FUNDRAISER)
5610 Kitsap Way (access is off Crawford Drive) Bremerton, WA
Time: 7pm-9:30pm
Tickets: $20 General

Don’t miss Jazz Canvas: Holiday Edition!  Jazz Canvas is an exploration of sound and color, featuring live music and an interpretive painter on stage.  Our evening will include incredible live music and live painting, lighting effects, and collaboration with the Abundant Life Foursquare team as we begin celebrating the holidays together.  We are excited to share this inspiring synthesis of art and music.

This is a fundraising event.  All income from ticket sales along with the proceeds from the painting raffle will go to benefit Santa’s Cause and  ALFC’s benevolence fund to help families who are facing significant life issues.  Please join us and invite your friends; it will be a night to remember supporting an awesome cause!

So What’s the Cause

The holidays, a season traditionally leading up to Christmas, is a time of celebration, of sharing good food and gifts with loved ones.  Many families in our community have barely enough to buy everyday necessities, sometimes choosing between their next meal or receiving medical attention, and very little left over for gifts or a special meal.  For some in our local Kitsap region, life presents just such difficult choices.  Santa’s Cause, a ministry of ALFC, is hoping to help 150 or more families this year.  We strive to provide each child a least one or more age-appropriate gifts, and each adult who is part of the immediate family, also receives a gift.  To the best of our ability, we also provide a $50 food card to help purchase items needed for a holiday/Christmas dinner.  Loss of reliable meals and shelter is a genuine concern with our neighbors. Please join us as we come together to help struggling families in need.


November 16th, 7pm – 9:30pm

Abundant Life Foursquare Church

5610 Kitsap Way (access is off Crawford Drive)

Bremerton, WA


Tickets can be purchased online at: (click on the Jazz Canvas banner)



Sat. OCT. 20 – in Kingston 7pm

Sat. OCT. 20 – in Kingston 7pm

Featured Artist: Jackson Rice
Location: Bayside Community Church
Time: 7pm-9pm
Tickets. $20.

We are so excited to bring amazing musician/composer Jackson Rice (and friends) to Jazz Canvas! Working for nearly 20 years behind the scenes he has recorded, mastered, produced or performed on over 2000 recordings. Now a major artist in his own right, performing worldwide, selling his first solo CD release “The Firefly”, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in contemporary jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre. With “The Firefly” he has thoroughly established himself as one of the important, innovative trumpet players of the contemporary music world. says this:

This is an outstanding album of trumpet-driven Smooth Jazz from an amazingly talented and creative composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer from the Pacific Northwest, Mr. Jackson Rice. The best way to describe Jackson Rice’s music is, “Fourplay meets Chris Botti,” - Scott O’Brien

The Smooth Jazz Ride 2012 says this:

It has a sweet, refined feel to it combined with just enough thump and bump for the moderate funk rhythms we jazzers so love in our music. This album has balance and integrity as a contemporary jazz undertaking. Rice is clear on where he wanted to take this work, and the journey is truly a very pleasant one. – Ronald Jackson

Jackson also brings some heavyweights in from the jazz/contemporary music world. On keyboards, Mr. Kelly Carpenter, an amazing solo jazz/contemporary artist in his own right (he has also been known for his original song, “Draw Me Close”). On Guitar, Mark Wilson, first call Seattle musician well-versed in jazz, smooth jazz and contemporary music.

Read more on Jackson Rice:






“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


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:

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

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