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Mar 29, 2020

Jazz Unlimited presents the SRJO Rhythm Section

March 29, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 pm

$20 cash cover. Refreshments available.

The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra is celebrating their 25th Anniversary. The orchestra is the total of 4 key ingredients that make it “cook”. The horn/brass section, the reed/sax section, the rhythm section and last but certainly not the least are the co-directors that “stir it up”. Messrs. Clarence Acox & Michael Brockman.

Join us on an early spring Sunday/late afternoon gig for the rhythm of JAZZ. Please call for reservations 425-643-3994 and go online www.stage7pianos.com to purchase tickets.

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Randy Halberstadt (piano) has appeared with national artists such as Terry Gibbs, Buddy DeFranco, Herb Ellis, Grace Kelly, Mimi Fox, Kevin Mahogany, Sheila Jordan, Bobby Shew, Marlena Shaw and Jeff Hamilton. He is featured on numerous recordings with the top names in NW jazz, including singers Jay Clayton, Gail Pettis, and Greta Matassa, and the Clarence Acox Sextet. He has recorded four CDs of his own, and is the author, an instructional text, Metaphors for the Musician: Perspectives from A Jazz Pianist (Sher Music Publishing). Randy is a professor at Cornish College of the Arts.

D’Vonne Lewis (drums) is the grandson of the ‘Godfather’ of rock and roll/soul, 1950s-1960s Northwest organ legend, Dave Lewis. Lewis graduated from Seattle’s Roosevelt High School in 2002 and was a member of the award-winning jazz band, directed by SRJO trombonist, Scott Brown. While in high school, D’Vonne received the Essentially Ellington Drum soloist award for the years 2000, 2001 and 2002. Lewis resides in Seattle, WA, and extensively tours and performs various gigs in styles ranging from jazz, funk, hip-hop, rock, Brazilian and African. He teaches privately and is currently teacher-adjunct at Cornish College of the Arts. He has recorded with Hadley Caliman; Marc Seales; Larry Fuller; McTuff and several other local and national artists. Lewis composes for his own bands: ‘D’Vonne Lewis’ Limited Edition’ and ‘Industrial Revelation’. In 2006, D’Vonne received the Earshot Golden Ear Award for ‘Emerging Artist of the Year’ and has also received the 2013 Earshot Golden Ear Award for ‘Instrumentalist of the Year.’

Milo Petersen (guitar) is a Seattle native, active in the regional jazz scene since the late 1970s. He spent four years performing in New York City, after which he returned to Seattle, leading groups and working as a sideman ever since. In addition to guitar, he plays drums, and is also a composer and educator. He can frequently be heard backing touring acts at Jazz Alley and other local clubs, appearing with such great artists as Mose Allison, Larry Coryell and Eartha Kitt. His bands, The Jazz Disciples and The Milo Petersen Trio, appear regularly around town, and have released recordings on Passage Records.

Phil Sparks (bass) is among the leading bassists in Seattle, having performed with nearly every top jazz group in the city. He records extensively with many of the Northwest’s top names and received a special mention as a star of the Seattle scene in Down Beat Magazine. Sparks has performed and recorded extensively with many of the Northwest’s top names in jazz and appears on dozens of award-winning compact discs.



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