Category archive - Upcoming Guests

Grace Episcopal Church – Bainbridge Island, WA

Grace Episcopal Church – Bainbridge Island, WA

We are coming strong back to Bainbridge Island! This time we will be performing in one of the most fantastic, artistic buildings on the Island, Grace Episcopal Church. The architecture was exquisitely designed for fine art like Jazz Canvas! Grace Episcopal Church is a grand supporter of the arts (they even have an art gallery in their lobby.)

Come see our 2017 home team perform the latest show called, “Primary Colors.”

Tracie Marsh – bass/vocals, Mack Grout – piano, David Carson – sax,  and of course the amazing Terry Marsh on drums. CJ Elsip, our newest Jazz Canvas artist will be our painter.

March 12, 4pm-6pm

PURCHASE TICKETS

Benefit for WF West High School Band – Chehalis, WA

Benefit for WF West High School Band – Chehalis, WA

We are excited to support music education all through the Northwest! This performance is a fundraiser for WF West High School Band Program. We will be featuring each musician on a choice song. Our band will include, our own singing/songwriting bass player, Tracie Marsh, a NW favorite, Dave Carson on sax, Terry Marsh on drums and Mac Grout on piano. We are also featuring the interpretive painting of CJ Elsip, an awesome Duvall Artist originally from Scotland.

The show will be held at WF West Theater, west campus.

March 10, 2016, 7pm-9pm
Cost: $10 per person

To purchase tickets CLICK HERE

Find out more about the performers; davecarson.orgtraciemarsh.comdrummersden.net https://www.facebook.com/cjelsip

George Colligan, piano – June 7

George Colligan, piano – June 7

 

George Colligan is a New York based pianist, organist,drummer, trumpeter, teacher, and bandleader, who is one of the most original and compelling jazz artists of his generation. An award-winning composer (Chamber Music America/Doris Duke Foundation grant recipient) and player (winner, Jazzconnect.com Jazz Competition), Colligan is highly in demand as a sideman, having worked with players like Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Buster Williams, and Lonnie Plaxico, both on the bandstand and in recording sessions (appearing on over 100 CDs). He has released 24 recordings full of his intelligent writing and impressive technique. His latest CD on the Origin Label is called ”The Endless Mysteries” and features Larry Grenadier and Jack DeJohnette. Colligan’s musical style incorporates everything from showtunes to funk, from free improvisation to 20th century classical music. His performances include dazzling technique as well as mature restraint.

Colligan was on the faculty of the Juilliard School (NewYork City) for two years and is currently an Assistant Professor at Portland State University. He is currently a member of Jack DeJohnette’s New Quintet. Recently, Colligan started playing the Hammond 44 Melodion(melodica). He also started a popular blog called jazztruth(jazztruth.blogspot.com).

 

“Colligan is an equally deserving torch-carrier of the piano trio tradition….” John Kelman , All About Jazz

 

“One of the best kept secrets in jazz….” Chris Hoven, All About Jazz

 

“As a creative artist, he’s really up there…. In terms of technique, knowledge of music and improvisational creativity, there aren’t a whole lot of cats from his generation that are any better than him. As a matter of fact, I can’t think of any.”– Don Braden in a blindfold test for Jazz Times

 

“Pianist George Colligan stole the set with a display of technique that inspired a standing ovation.”-Harvey Siders, Jazz Times, in a review of a Ravi Coltrane concert.

 

George Colligan has toured, recorded ,and/or performed as a sideman with Cassandra Wilson, Buster Williams, Don Byron, Lonnie Plaxico, Gary Bartz, Benny Golson, Gary Thomas, Miguel Zenon, Tom Harrell, Steve Coleman, Eddie Henderson, Ralph Peterson, Vanessa Rubin, Steve Wilson,Dave Weckl, Richard Bona, Jane Monheit, Ravi Coltrane, Lenny White, Michael Brecker, Mike Clark, Nicholas Payton, Sheila Jordan, Janis Siegel, Christian McBride, Billy Hart, Charles Fambrough, Mingus Big Band, AL Foster, Mark Turner, Don Braden, Lew Soloff, Gunther Schuller, Carl Allen, Rodney Whitaker, Lee Konitz, Jamie Baum, Michal Urbaniak, Ron McClure,DJ Logic, Randy Brecker and Stefon Harris, among others.

Dave Carson, sax – May 17

Dave Carson, sax – May 17

We are bringing back local saxophone favorite Dave Carson as our featured musician for this very special event. Our performance will feature Josh Mason on piano and Terry Marsh on drums and Tracie Marsh on bass.

As a performer, 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. He got his professional start in the US Navy Band. He currently is busy running the band, Soul Siren and The Dave Carson Band and probably plays more shows more than anyone in the Kitsap area.

As an instructor, Dave has about 60 students in his studio, and his students always dominate the top bands in their class. His record for saxophone students participating at State Solo Ensemble and winning is unmatched. Dave is a seasoned musician, a busy performer and a first class instructor. He is based out of Kitsap, however, his music brings him all over the Northwest.

Dave plays the saxophone with passion and energy, with solos which reach an exciting peak. You are in for a treat, his music is powerful and groove of swing runs deep.

Check out more on his website

Gail Pettis – Featured Vocalist

Gail Pettis – Featured Vocalist

This was a fundraiser for Kingston High School Band Program. We featured the music of award-winning jazz vocalist, Gail Pettis accompanied by an awesome rhythm section; Terry Marsh- drums, Josh Mason – piano, Dave Carson – sax. We also featured the interpretive painting of Tracie Marsh.

Bayside Community Church hosted this wonderful event on March 4, 2014. It was a great cause giving life opportunities to kids through the arts at Kingston High School that raised over $2000 for the KHS Band Program!

About our Featured Artist, Gail Pettis:
Named ” 2010 Northwest Vocalist of the Year,” by Earshot Jazz Society, (also 2007), Gail’s rich, warm vocals and understated phrasing have been described as “deliciously soulful” by Cadence Magazine. Gail enjoys interacting with listeners as well; her live performances have been described by Earshot jazz as going “…from strength to strength, performing a winning, crowd-involving style of vocal jazz.”. As artist-in-residence at the Amersfoort Jazz Festival in the Netherlands in 2006, she was featured artist with the New Manhattan Big Band, also Eddie Conard and the Dutch Jazz Cats on the mainstage and smaller combs in venues in Amersfoort and Harderwijk. Included on this tour was a stop in Kobe, Japan to perform as a guest artist at KAVC Hall as First Place winner of the Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist Audition. She has also performed at the Gene Harris Jazz Festival in Boise, Idaho, Jazz at the River Festival in Eagle, ID.

Gail’s debut CD, May I Come In?, (Origin/OA2 Records, 2007), was given a warm reception by XM Satellite Radio and Music Choice Television as well as by stations across the United States and in Germany and Portugal. This recording was nominated for Earshot’s Golden Ear award “2007 Northwest Recording of the Year”. The eagerly awaited sophmore recording, Here in the Moment, was released in January 2010 on Origin/OA2 Records. Gail’s refreshing readings of standard songs have been embraced by listeners, resulting in a 14 week stay (peaking at #5) on the JazzWeek National Airplay Chart.

Gail has also contributed vocals to Grammy-nominated CD “Colabs”, has song credits in major motion pictures and her voiceover and jingle work can currently be heard on radio and television.
Whether traveiing, performing closer to home or spending time in the recording studio, Gail continues to value is the freedom of personal expression she finds in music. For me, emotion is the the currency of jazz. Over the years, I have learned that wearing your heart on your sleeve is not always the best approach to every life situation, but within the context of music, vulnerability always feels right.”

More on Gail: gailpettis.com

TEXAS Tour November 2013

TEXAS Tour November 2013

Jazz Canvas was featured at the Winnsboro Art Market in Winnsboro Texas for a special ticketed event called “The Patron’s Dinner.” Our guest musicians were the AMP Trio out of North Texas State and our own Tracie Marsh, was the painter. Here is a pic of one of the paintings:

Grade School Assembly

Grade School Assembly

Here is a new kind of show for Jazz Canvas, We are putting an educational yet entertaining show on for grade schoolers! We are so excited. For 45 minutes kids will see music and hear color while learning the elements of art and music at the same time. Our performance will feature Tracie Marsh on bass/vocals, Mac Grout on piano and Terry Marsh on drums. We are also featuring the interpretive painting of our newest artist, CJ Elsip.

Wilkes Elementary will host this wonderful event!

Cost: Free!

 

Find out more about the musicians; davecarson.orgtraciemarsh.comdrummersden.net, clipperanderson.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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