Jonas Myers, Raymond Larsen, and Ev Stern @ La Spiga
Dec
22
8:00 PM20:00

Jonas Myers, Raymond Larsen, and Ev Stern @ La Spiga

Trumpeter Raymond Larsen and bassist Ev Stern are two of my favorite musicians in Seattle. They both play with wide open ears and remarkable sensitivity and nuance. Playing with them is always an adventure; our improvisations might go anywhere. Come enjoy some Italian food and great wine while we play for you!

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The Walking Hat Trio LIVE on KNKX!
Feb
4
12:15 PM12:15

The Walking Hat Trio LIVE on KNKX!

Tune into KNKX, Seattle’s jazz station, at 12:15 p.m. on February 4th to hear The Walking Hat Trio live in the studio! We’re thrilled to be joining the esteemed ranks of musicians who’ve played these sessions: Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride, The Bad Plus, and more. Basically, this means we’re just as good as any of those folks. Right? Right?

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Holiday Craft Sale!
Dec
16
4:00 PM16:00

Holiday Craft Sale!

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A good old fashioned holiday bazaar! There will be lots of knick-knacks, doo-dads, and tchotchkes to purchase, and plenty to eat and drink! I'll be playing jazz and holiday tunes. Come by! 

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Road Stories: Piano Improvisations
Sep
13
7:30 PM19:30

Road Stories: Piano Improvisations

When I perform, I am nearly always playing formal, structured music. My vocation, I'll admit, is to supply this music as a commodity for sale. In fine restaurants, make it classy; at wedding receptions, get them dancing; in church, dress it up and aim for the spirit. Arrive on time, play what you're hired to play, collect your fee, and head home.

But the music I love most is not commodity music. It is the music I play for myself, or for gatherings of friends. Often, I have no particular song structure in mind, and certainly give no thought to genre. I just let go and play.

You are invited to a concert of piano improvisations at the home of Deborah Dewey on September 13, 2018 at 7:30. The theme will be "Road Stories." I'll draw inspiration from my ongoing bicycle journey around the western US, as well as other, earlier road trips, all of which conspired in leading me to the present one.

All are welcome. If you wish to make a donation, $10 is fairly standard. Please also consider bringing a snack or a beverage to share.

Email me for the address.

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The Walking Hat Trio with The Hiromi Project
Sep
11
6:30 PM18:30

The Walking Hat Trio with The Hiromi Project

The Walking Hat Trio swings again! Wayward bicycling pianist Jonas Myers missed his buddies Cutts Peaslee and Ryan Donnelly, so he's briefly back in town to get his jazz fix. This seasoned trio brings you catchy, inventive originals and an eclectic selection of jazz and pop tunes, always keeping things grooving. And they'll be debuting some new original music!

The WHT are joined by another fine trio. The Hiromi Project is Collin Provence, Dune Butler, and Max Holmberg, coming together to explore the music of Hiromi Uehara in an ongoing project featuring selections from throughout her career. 

Don't miss this exciting musical evening! Doors open at 6:30, and music begins at 7:30. Cover is by donation. We suggest $10-$20 per person, but of course you should pay whatever you feel the evening's entertainment is worth to you!

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Sunday Afternoon House Concert
Sep
9
1:30 PM13:30

Sunday Afternoon House Concert

LaVon Hardison, Ev Stern, and Jonas Myers are "Vegan Tunafish." Or maybe they're just three good friends. Whatever they are, they've performed so much together that it isn't fun anymore. Their music is lifeless, soulless, reckless, feckless, and consistently out of tune. Not one person has been observed attempting to dance to their errant rhythms. Several respected businesspersons have actually paid them to stop playing. While they would like to promise you a fun afternoon, there's really no reason to expect this performance to be any different than past ones. 

Let's gather anyway—to bathe in the living room acoustics of The Maple Leaf Music Space, to make small talk, to bite tentatively into mysterious potluck contributions, to proclaim our humanity, to while away an afternoon, to leave early and get to bed at a reasonable hour. 

You are encouraged, though by whom it is unclear, to bring a donation for the artists, who wish to dance gladly through life where others trudge. Please also consider bringing some food, a beverage, your favorite mug, and several children. Oh, and wear a hat.

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Jazz Piano @ La Spiga
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Jazz Piano @ La Spiga

Subbing in for Shawn Schlogel at my old weekly venue—La Spiga, my favorite Italian restaurant. The staff are super professional and friendly, the food is out of this world, and the wine selection is unparalleled. Come down, say hi, make a request! 

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Jazz Piano @ La Spiga
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Jazz Piano @ La Spiga

Subbing in for Shawn Schlogel at my old weekly venue—La Spiga, my favorite Italian restaurant. The staff are super professional and friendly, the food is out of this world, and the wine selection is unparalleled. Come down, say hi, make a request! 

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House Concert and Goodbye Party!
Apr
20
to Apr 21

House Concert and Goodbye Party!

Come help send Jonas off on his grand adventure! Doors open at 7. Music starts at 8: an intimate improvised experience: Jonas Myers on piano, Ev Stern on bass, and Raymond Larsen on trumpet. Cover by optional donation (we suggest $10 or so). Eating, drinking, creating, and being to follow. Bring a snack or a beverage? Bring an instrument? Bring your favorite type of flower? 'Tis the season after all. 

Deepest thanks to Ev Stern for hosting. 

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ONE MORE TIME! Jazz Piano @ La Spiga
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

ONE MORE TIME! Jazz Piano @ La Spiga

For over a year now, I've been the regular Thursday night entertainment at La Spiga, one of Seattle's finest restaurants. I've got one of these left before I hand the gig off to the great Shawn Schlogel—whom you should definitely go hear sometime. My affiliation with La Spiga has been so fruitful. I will be forever grateful for it. Come say hello, request a tune, relax, and allow your taste buds to be dazzled!

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Nitelite Jam!
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

Nitelite Jam!

Stoked to finally play in the house band at the Nitelite Jam, which used to be the Europub jam when Europub existed. 

Remy Morritt, Trevor Pelletier, Dave Erickson, David Sandman, and me. I get a computer out of the deal!

https://www.facebook.com/events/155294385140973/

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The Walking Hat Trio @ La Spiga
Mar
24
8:00 PM20:00

The Walking Hat Trio @ La Spiga

The ever-grooving Walking Hat Trio brings their unique musical flavor to La Spiga, one of Seattle's finest restaurants. You'll hear original music, as well as tunes by The Shins, Grizzly Bear, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Keith Jarrett, Peter Bjorn & John, The Kinks, and more. 

Jonas Myers, piano

Cutts Peaslee, drums

Ryan Donnelly, bass

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The Walking Hat Trio @ La Spiga
Feb
3
8:00 PM20:00

The Walking Hat Trio @ La Spiga

The ever-grooving Walking Hat Trio brings their unique musical flavor to La Spiga, one of Seattle's finest restaurants. You'll hear original music, as well as tunes by The Shins, Grizzly Bear, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Keith Jarrett, Peter Bjorn & John, The Kinks, and more. 

Jonas Myers, piano

Cutts Peaslee, drums

Ryan Donnelly, bass

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