Monthly archive - February 2013

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