Start the week with music in the Commons

The days may be getting darker, but the the next few evenings will be bright in Third Place Commons.  On Monday, October 13th 1t 7 pm, treat yourself to some jazz, courtesy of the Centerpiece Jazz Band, comprising teachers at Music Center of the NW, plus advanced students.  These talented musicians play an exciting mixture ...

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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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Dancing Strongly Suggested!

Dancing Strongly Suggested!

Mark Whitman Band “Blues” – Friday, August 22nd  @ 7:30 Rat City Brass “Instrumental Pop” – Saturday, August 23rd @ 7:30   Mark Whitman started playing guitar in Walla Walla, WA, then set out for Texas. He played in the Blue Flames one of the first integrated bands in Texas. He then went tot work with Don and The ...

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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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Weekend music in the Commons 8.8 and 8.9

Weekend music in the Commons 8.8 and 8.9

Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band “Dixieland Jazz” – Friday August 8 @ 7:30 MoodSwings “Swing” – Saturday August 9  @ 7:30   As a performing arts group, the MoodSwings Jazz Band aims to inspire a love of jazz to the members of the community by cultivating a supportive environment for female musicians of all ages to develop skills in the ...

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