Rich Cole Group @ Tulas Jazz Club
Dec
23
7:30 PM19:30

Rich Cole Group @ Tulas Jazz Club

  • Tula's Jazz Club and Restaurant (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Personnel:
Rich Cole - Saxes
Bill Anschell - Piano
Jon Hamar - Bass
Matt Jorgensen - Drums

This is a reunion of old (read: long standing) musical friends. Bassist Jon Hamar is visiting from back east and I snagged him as soon as I heard he would be in town. There will be some "Holiday Surprises" in the setlists. (Note: I will be wearing my special socks! Um, if I can find them.)

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Nearly Dan At Jazz Alley
Jul
7
to Jul 9

Nearly Dan At Jazz Alley

3 Nights at Jazz Alley in Seattle! Nearly Dan is made up of 12 nationally known musicians who share a distinctive passion for the music of Steely Dan —revered for inventive music-making, jazz-infected lush harmonies and their own lyrical color. This is no simple tribute band. Come to Jazz Alley to hear how we do pay tribute to as well as "mess with" the unique library of Steely Dan.

Buy Tickets at JazzAlley.com

NearlyDan.com

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Tribute to Michael Brecker at Tula's in Seattle
Mar
17
7:30 PM19:30

Tribute to Michael Brecker at Tula's in Seattle

A little over ten years ago the great jazz saxophone virtuoso and composer Michael Brecker passed at the age of 57.  He had been fighting myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) for a couple years and though he seemed to be improving he succumbed on January 13th, 2007. Tula's Jazz Club has given me the honor of paying tribute to this giant. Please keep checking back for more details.

Personnel include:
Rich Cole - saxes
Marc Seales - piano, keyboards
Chuck Deardorf - basses
Gary Hobbs - drums and percussion
Special Guests!

Tula's Web Site

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Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra - Basie Bash New York 1937
Jan
28
7:30 PM19:30

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra - Basie Bash New York 1937

I'll be joining the SRJO in a tribute to the great Count Basie and his orchestra.

From the SRJO's website:

It’s 1937. Famous jazz impresario John Hammond has signed on as the Count Basie Orchestra’s promoter, and brings the band to New York for a pivotal engagement at the Roseland Ballroom. The Basie band soon rises to national attention during the heyday of swing dancing, and began making its first recordings for Decca records in the same year, including the instant hit, “One O’Clock Jump.” The band included such heralded stars as tenor saxophonists Lester Young and Herschel Evans, trumpeters Buck Clayton and Harry “Sweets” Edison, and vocalists Jimmy (Mr. Five-by-Five) Rushing and Joe Williams, plus the unparalleled rhythm section of guitarist Freddie Green, drummer Jo Jones, bassist Walter Page, and of course, Basie on piano.

The SRJO will feature great hits from the early New York era of the Count Basie Orchestra, including “Oh Lady Be Good,” “Jumpin’ at the Woodside,” and "Roseland Shuffle."

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Rich Cole with the Miles Black Trio
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Rich Cole with the Miles Black Trio

  • Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center - Bellingham, WA. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This will be my first gig at the Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center and with the Miles
Black Trio. I'm very excited to be playing in my home town of Bellingham and with such fine musicians.

Rich Cole - Saxes
Miles Black - Piano
Julian MacDonough - Drums
Michael Glynn - Bass

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Tribute to the great John Coltrane - 2nd night
Sep
24
7:30 PM19:30

Tribute to the great John Coltrane - 2nd night

Personnel:
Richard Cole - saxophones, bass clarinet
Bill Anschell - piano
Phil Sparks - bass
Matt Jorgensen - drums

Tula's Jazz Club has given me the honor of leading their annual John Coltrane tribute. Starting on Trane's 90th birthday and extending to the following night, we will present a concert of Coltrane compositions, songs associated with him and compositions inspired by him. I have selected a group of musicians that bring their own Coltrane influenced spirits to this event. Please try to make one of these very special nights.

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Tribute to the great John Coltrane - 1st night
Sep
23
7:30 PM19:30

Tribute to the great John Coltrane - 1st night

Personnel:
Richard Cole - saxophones, bass clarinet
Bill Anschell - piano
Phil Sparks - bass
Matt Jorgensen - drums

Tula's Jazz Club has given me the honor of leading their annual John Coltrane tribute. Starting on Trane's 90th birthday and extending to the following night, we will present a concert of Coltrane compositions, songs associated with him and compositions inspired by him. I have selected a group of musicians that bring their own Coltrane influenced spirits to this event. Please try to make one of these very special nights.

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Todd Bishop Group @ The Montavilla Jazz Festival - Portland, OR
Aug
20
3:10 PM15:10

Todd Bishop Group @ The Montavilla Jazz Festival - Portland, OR

The Montavilla Jazz Festival is coming up August 20-21 in Portland. I'll be playing with the Todd Bishop Group on Saturday along with Todd on drums, Jasnam Daya Singh – piano and Chris Higgins – bass.
The festival will also feature several other Origin Records artists - Jeff Baker, Gordon Lee, Scenes, and George Colligan. See you in Portland!

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Rich Cole and "UberBand Light" Play Boxley's Costume Party Night
Oct
30
7:30 PM19:30

Rich Cole and "UberBand Light" Play Boxley's Costume Party Night

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Rich Cole - tenor & Soprano Saxes, Bass Clarinet
Dave Peterson - Guitar & Bass
John Bishop - Drums

Rich, Dave & John scale down the UberBand to a trio. (I think that's three. If you count personalities it's more like seven.) This is the perfect jazz event for showing off your great new (or old) Halloween costume. You can even show up without a costume and check out what other people are wearing. Oh, and the music too! (What a concept!)

Online reservations are recommended at www.boxleysplace.com
or call 425-292-9307.

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Ballard Jazz Festival Mainstage Event: Lucas Pino No Net Nonet
May
9
7:30 PM19:30

Ballard Jazz Festival Mainstage Event: Lucas Pino No Net Nonet

Lucas Pino - tenor saxophone; Roxy Coss - alto saxophone; Jay Thomas - trumpet; David Marriott - trombone; Richard Cole - baritone saxophone;Dawn Clement - piano; Michael Glynn - bass;John Bishop - drums

Reception/Presentation: 6:30 - 7:00pm / Concert: 7:30pm

Originally from Phoenix, tenor saxophonist Lucas Pino studied at the Brubeck Institute in the Bay Area before moving on to New York where he attended The New School and Julliard, receiving his Masters Degree in 2011. With his monthly residency at New York's Smalls Jazz Club heading into its 3rd year, Pino has developed his No Net Nonet into an exciting and deeply musical improvising ensemble. Performing all original compositions, the ensemble of some of New York's finest younger players forges new ground while maintaining a rich, organic, swinging center. For the Ballard Festival, Pino is joined by his wife, saxophonist and former Seattlite Roxy Coss, and a group of some of the Northwest's top improvisers.

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