Category Archive • Dance

Music to get you in the holiday spirit!

Music to get you in the holiday spirit!

Dance out those cold and windy blues on Friday night in the Commons, with Stickshift Annie. Originally from the Midwest, Annie Eastwood settled in Seattle more than 20 years ago. She has been singing blues and ballads ever since her coffee house days at Kent State. Her repertoire features straight ahead rockin’ roadhouse blues, to ...

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Thanksgiving Weekend Music in the Commons

Thanksgiving Weekend Music in the Commons

Join us in the Commons tonight with the The Smilin’ Scandinavians. Widely regarded as Seattle’s #1 polka band, the Smilin’ Scandinavians have been around since May 17, 1995, when bandleader Toby Hanson got a group of his friends at Cornish College of the Arts to form a polka band. Since that time they’ve built a reputation ...

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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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