Category Archive • Dance

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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Weekend Music in the Commons – 9.5 and 9.6

Weekend Music in the Commons – 9.5 and 9.6

Fabulous Roofshakers “Rhythm & Blues” –  Friday, September 5 @ 7:30 Sound of Swing “Swing” – Saturday, September 6 @ 7:30   The Fabulous Roofshakers are at it again this weekend, returning to the Commons stage on Friday, with their signature rock rhythm section, gritty vocals, wailing blues harp, soulful sax and smokin’ guitars. The Fabulous Roof Shakers (FRS) is composed ...

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Music for Labor Day Weekend

Music for Labor Day Weekend

Blackberry Bushes “Bluegrass” –  Friday, August 29 @ 7:30 Cara Francis “Jazz” – Saturday, August 30 @ 7:30   Here comes the weekend!  And I bet you’re curious what to expect on the Third Place stage. Keep reading to find out!   The Blackberry Bushes have that rare magic that allows them to artfully fuse sounds from many genres into ...

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Music in the Commons 8.15 and 8.16

Music in the Commons 8.15 and 8.16

Dina Blade and Swingin’ in the Rain “Swing” – Friday, August 15th  @ 7:30 Island Jazz Quintet “Jazz” – Saturday, August 16th @ 7:30 Dina Blade, (of Swingin’ in the Rain) is a refreshingly natural singer with a great sense of time and swing who specializes in singing American popular songs from the 1930s and 40s,preserving the work of master ...

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