Category Archive • Dance

A Bluesy Weekend

A Bluesy Weekend

On Friday evening, Chris Stevens and the Surf Monkeys will share their scorching blues and surf chops with the Third Place Commons. Seattle guitarist and singer Chris Stevens has been a favorite of Northwest blues fans for many years.  His intense playing calls the prime years of stellar guitarists like B.B. King, T-Bone Walker and Kenny Burrell to ...

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A Momentously Groovy Weekend of Music

A Momentously Groovy Weekend of Music

    Join us Friday night to hear the Momentum Quartet. Momentum is a versatile jazz group. Fun antics of band leader, Mikel, as he goes out into the crowd playing sax, keep the crowd amused. The joy of Gregg’s enthusiastic piano interpretations, Sylvia’s solid bass support, and Mark’s skilled finesse on the drums, all add up to Momentum’s ...

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Hallow-week in the Commons

We love Halloween in the Commons, and hope you’ll join us for special events all week long.  Of course, Friday is THE day, and we have lots  planned for you! Tuesday, October 28  at 7 pm:    Scary Stories for Brave Listeners Local storytellers will share frightening, yukky, and true tales of ghosts and hauntings, followed by ...

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A Weekend of Bossa Nova and Vintage Swing

A Weekend of Bossa Nova and Vintage Swing

From bossa nova to vintage swing, we have you covered for your dancing needs this weekend in the Commons. On Friday night, Gruop Amoroso will perform Brazilian jazz and bossa nova classics. The Grupo band members have played together for many years. (Over 20 years for 3 or the members!) And all are experienced musicians with a variety of ...

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Whole lot of Halloween Shaking in the Commons

Yes, Halloween is more than a week away, but it is never to early to start celebrating.  This Saturday, October 25th, Northwest Ballet Center, our resident dance school, takes the stage at noon to  get us in the mood with chilling and fun dances of the season. Then, at 2 pm, it’s the Belly Dance Halloween ...

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A Jazz’n’Boogie-Woogie Weekend

A Jazz’n’Boogie-Woogie Weekend

On Friday night, and new to the Third Place stage, these kids from Roosevelt and Garfield High Schools will share with you their stellar chops.  Box’n’Biz is guitar, bass, drums and sax. Owen “Box” Boxwell is a guitarist and co-founder of Box and Biz Jazz. He began playing rock guitar at the age of 8. He practiced ...

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Jazz and Flamenco in the Commons

Friday, October 10th – New Age Flamenco Saturday, October 11th – Mark Lewis Cool Jazz Trio   New Age Flamenco was formed in 1998 by bass player Oleg Ruvinov.  Playing tunes by Armik, Gipsy Kings, Carlos Santana, Ottmar Liebert and others, their music reflects a strong latin connection, Mediterranean folk, European roots, jazz, and a gypsy soul blended with the ...

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A Big Bad Big Band Weekend

The weekend is already here and it is time to get your dancing shoes ready for this weekend’s music in the Commons!   Left Turn on Blue is a 10 piece band (rhythm section, 4 piece horn section, and vocals). The band brings a vivid sound with horn and rhythm sections that can fill the house with blues and ...

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Orbiters and Climate Change on the Third Place stage

Orbiters and Climate Change on the Third Place stage

Friday 9.26 Brian Lee & the Orbiters are among the premier bands on the Northwest U.S. blues circuit. Brian delivers dynamic and engaging performances with melodic vocals, exceptional song writing, and superb harmonica, slide guitar, and guitar. The Orbiters line-up features top-flight players and a cool repertoire of Brian’s originals and tunes from the broad blues tradition. Brian ...

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A weekend of 1920 – 1940’s jazz and swing awaits

This Friday evening, travel back in time to the earliest days of the Jazz Age with Miss Rose & Her Rhythm Percolators!   The Seattle-based trio faithfully recreates the vintage jazz of the early 1920s to the mid ’30s — the era when this original American music provided a playful soundtrack for the flappers who danced the ...

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