January 16th 2015 features Mark Lewis, who "Jazz After Hours" radio host Jim Wilke calls "a Northwest treasure." Rotterdam bassist James Long says, "Time after I have been witness to his ability to touch and move the listener in a way that is seldom seen." "You listen to the guys with the primo recording contracts, on the very top labels, and in my opinion, they're not in Mark's league" says … [Continue Reading]
October features internationally renowned trumpeter and Summit Records recording artist Mike Vax. Mike has played lead and solo trumpet with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, the Clark Terry Big Bad Band, and the U.S. Navy Show Band. Currently Mike is leading his own groups: Stan Kenton Alumni Band directed by Mike Vax, The Mike Vax Big Band , TRPTS (Trumpets), The Great American Jazz Band, and the Mike … [Continue Reading]
Our special guest this December is New York City saxophonist John Tendy performing with Jack Radavich's trio. Jazz saxophonist/clarinetist and audio engineer John Tendy has teamed up with NYCs best independent jazz musicians to create a production pool called IndexJazz. Members include John Tendy, Jerry Weldon, Joe Magnarelli, John Hart, Kyle Koehler, Akiko Tsuruga, Rudy Petschauer, Jerry … [Continue Reading]
February features Dmitri Matheny. Celebrated for his warm tone, soaring lyricism and masterful technique, American musician DMITRI MATHENY is lauded as "the first breakthrough flugelhornist since Chuck Mangione" (San Jose Mercury News). First introduced to jazz audiences in the 1990s as the protégé of Art Farmer, Matheny has matured into "one of the jazz world's most talented horn players" (San … [Continue Reading]
In February 2015, get prepared to be amazed. Jazz in the Hills will feature the incomparable Nicole Pesce's Quartet. Nicole was a child prodigy who, at age 11, began composing music, and at 14 appeared on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon which aired to over sixty million viewers. An extensive tour of the US with Jerry followed that. And while in Las Vegas Nicole had the pleasure of performing with … [Continue Reading]
What a great evening with some wonderful jazz musicians surrounded by wonderful art! I thoroughly enjoyed the evening they were awesome!
What an awesome venue for a jazz event!
The musicians were the greatest we have heard in years. Their selections were great and the tempo and beat were to die for. Everyone at our table thought they were as good as anyone has ever heard. Great trio with special guest. --