Returning to Kezira Restaurant Friday December 3rd!

WooHoo!! More fun with Dean Schmidt on bass and Jacques Willis on drums! It was revelatory for me when we played together in mid-October, as we had not played together since April 2019-and that gig was so darn cold my flute was almost 1/2 step flat. I said to Dean on the first tune “Hey…

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Jim, Osama Afifi, and D’Vonne Lewis!

I’ll be back with the superb rhythm section of Osama Afifi on bass and D’Vonne Lewis on drums; and some new material. We had a great time last week with Dean and Jacques Willis; and the wildly talented Greg Bem sitting in on poetry.  Apologies, the picture shows Dean Schmidt… We’ll be playing jazz trio…

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Jim, Dean Schmidt, and Jacques Willis at Kezira Cafe

We’ll be back at Kezira with more of the really, really fun things we do-some African, Latin, Hip Hop, Straight Ahead, Blues, and even some pop- – but always walking that tightrope! Come down, see what happens! Be sure to avail yourself of the full bar and great Ethiopian/Eritrean menu. It has been too long…

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Livestreaming, for now when live music is hardly a thing

I was happily surprised that we didn’t drift back into greater restrictions in large parts of Washington state this week.  Not to cast aspersions, but “many thanks” to the people who are not receiving vaccinations, and masking and distancing appropriately. This could have been in our rearview mirror by now. And, yeah, I know, there…

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