Edmonds-Woodway Jazz Ensemble I is one of 15 finalist bands invited to the prestigious 18th Annual Essentially Ellington (EE) High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival held at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.
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The Edmonds Center for the Arts will host a Benefit Concert for the Edmonds-Woodway Jazz Ensemble on Wednesday, March 27, at 7 p.m.
“The ECA is proud to be support the Edmonds-Woodway Jazz program,” Joe McIalwain, ECA's Executive Director, said. "We hope the community will come out to see the kids perform on the ECA stage and help them raise the funds needed to compete at Essentially Ellington!”
Tickets: Call Edmonds Center
for the Arts (ECA)
Box Office at 425-275-9595,
or online at ec4arts.org.
jazz for japan
"a gathering of japan-loving jazz performers for disaster relief"
monday, april 18, 2011
kirkland performance center
350 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033
Tickets: (425)893-9900 kpcenter.org
Presented by Pony Boy Records and the Kirkland Performance Center
to Benefit Japan Disaster Relief
Proceeds from ticket sales and donations will go directly to Peace Winds Japan Disaster Relief
Jay Thomas and the "Usual Suspects" Big Band
Jake Bergevin and the Javatown Swing Orchestra
Greg Williamson Quartet +2
Kobe Sister City Vocalists: Kelly Eisenhour, Karen Shivers, Kelley Johnson, Emi Meyer
Milo Petersen Trio
with Bill Ramsay, Dan Marcus, Alexey Nikolaev, John Hansen, Paul Gabrielson, RJ Whitlow, Mark Yeend, Saul Cline, Randy Burgeson, Dan Haeck, Jon Bergevin, Rich Cole, Jon Goforth, Nathaniel Schliemer, Dan Wickham, Chris Amemiya, David Marriott, Dennis Haldane, Dan Kramlich, Al Keith, John Hansen, Chuck Kistler, Greg Schroeder, Jen Hinkle, Brad Boal.
Additional donations by Earshot Jazz and Hiroshi's Restaurant & Catering.
Tacoma Symphony: Sounds of the Season
Harvey Felder, conductor
Stephanie Porter & Jake Bergevin, vocalists
Tacoma Youth Chorus, Judith Herrington, Director
2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 4, 2011
Our yearly musical collage of seasonal delights pairs two marvelous area vocalists with the exquisitely trained Tacoma Youth Chorus. Stephanie Porter has a clear, sultry voice and an appealing stage presence. "Lord, how this lady sings!" wrote Downbeat critic Harvey Siders. "For consistent hipness, cool guy Jake Bergevin wins out!" enthused the Philadelphia Daily News. In addition to his velvety voice, Jake adds smoky and elegant trumpet playing to the mix. This season's gonna sizzle!
It's been another great year of fun performances and projects including gigs at Bake's Place, The Backstage Bistro, Tulas, and many more. I'm grateful to everyone that has joined me at our "once-a-month" hang out at George's Place in Kirkland. This takes place on the first Thursday of each month. georgeskirkland.com
Thanks also to all of the venues and private sponsors that have enjoyed our music at your event or location. I hope to stay in touch and see you again before long.
Other big news is that the high school group I direct at Edmonds-Woodway has been selected as one of 15 finalists from the US and Canada to head to New York in May 2010. We'll be competing in the "Superbowl of Jazz Festivals" called Essentially Ellington. I'm very proud of our hard working and talented students. jalc.org/about/news/
On a sad note, I was sorry to lose one of my musical mentors to cancer this fall. Professor John "Coach" Moawad from Central Washington University passed away on November 22, 2009. On May 16, 2010 at the CWU Student Union Ballroom we will be celebrating his inspirational life. Musicians inspired by his 30+ year career will gather to perform and remember "Coach". For more about that, please visit:
We had a ball in November playing at the Backstage Bistro in Walla Walla. Thanks to all who came out to the "sold out" shows. Especially fun to get a chance to catch up with family and get a tour of Bergevin-Lane Winery.
Also thanks to Craig at Bake's Place in Issaquah for the fun "tribute" show last month with some other zany characters.
I'm grateful to have a nice spot for a once a month gig at George's in Kirkland on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Sorry to say we won't be there in December but will be back on January 13th - come by and say "hello"!
Of course this is the time to get some Jake Bergevin CDs for your gift giving. Send me an email and I'll be glad to send them directly or you can purchase CDs though this website: cdbaby.com/Artist/JakeBergevin
King 5 "Best Of" Poll for 2008
Voted one of select "Top 5" for Best Music in Seattle by King 5 "Best
Of" Poll for 2008:
Best seller at CDBaby
Thanks to everyone for checking out the new CD Holding Back the
Dawn. It's been listed among the Top 50 Best Selling Cool Jazz CDs
at CD Baby!!! Also on the list is trombone master Don Immel's Long
Way Home on which Jake sings 'Fool's Full Quiver'.
Now available on iTunes
Jake's new record can now be purchased on iTunes!!
Holding Back the Dawn is out!
Check out the glowing review from Grammy nominee Karrin Allyson:
Holding Back the Dawn is a very romantic, thoughtful and extremely musical performance. Every song is treated with the Tender Loving Care that it deserves by
this wonderful group of musicians. Jake has a lovely voice aside from
playing excellent trumpet — and cares about the 'art of story telling' through both instruments. His song choice is both lovingly familiar and refreshingly
original — You will love this album — put it on and dance with the closest person around.
Jake featured on Long Way Home
Another recording, Long Way Home, was recently released by Don Immel and features Jake on the second track, Fools Full Quiver. It's available at CDBaby.com.
"The best new album I've heard in years." —Marc Seales
Jake featured on Mariner's Tribute CD:
I'm Playing Left Field
Mariners Tribute CD features Jake and the trio on a fun tune called I'm Playing Left Field. To check out the project which includes
Seattle noteables Chris Ballew (of The Presidents of the United States
of America) and Sonando, go to deucebender.com.
My Name is Jake is out!
My Name Is Jake is the first published outing
by Jake and the guys on M'ocean Records. It is a mix of cool jazz standards
and some raucous, swingin' dance tunes. With a generous portion of the
14 tracks celebrating Sinatra and the late Ray Charles, it's almost a
tribute album but also has some other tasty treats. The Ray Charles stuff
is especially fun because you can hear Ray's riffs and solos written out
for the horns of the Javatown Swing Orchestra and
they bring the material to a new height.
It is receiving raves from around the area. To
order your own copy check out CDBaby.com
or call 1-800-BUY-MY-CD.
Thanks to Nick Morrison, Abe Beeson and Jim Wilke playing Jake's CD on
KPLU 88.5. To hear it more often, call and request it: 1-800-677-5758