Island Jazz Quintet at Third Place Commons Friday

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Island Jazz Quintet

No one ever called Vashon Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, a hotbed of innovative jazz—no one, that is, except Island Jazz Quintet (IJQ). 

Meeting and growing in a place that is the antithesis of bright lights and glamour gave the band a chance to develop its style in peace. That style combines improvisational jazz, bossa nova, and a smoky hint of cabaret in distinctive arrangements that lead Victory Review to note, 

“Vashon Island boasts a group worthy of national attention. This group would be right at home in a New York cabaret." 

In the beginning, jam sessions in a cabin in the woods led quickly to regular gigs and a desire to record. The band released its first album in 2001, a self-titled collection garnering local airplay and critical notice: 

"In these guys you have a fine instrumental quartet…They can swing with the best and seem especially influenced by the California cool sound of Chet Baker. Their rendition of the classic number, "Bernie'sTune" is a knockout. But that's not all. They have a dynamite vocalist as well. Singer Maggie Laird is a real find…Her take on "One For My Baby" is near perfect." 
-Lars Ghandil, Victory Review  

Fri, Dec 28, 2012, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Third Place Commons Stage, Lake Forest Park Town Center, upper level, 17171 Bothell Way NE, LFP 98155.

Join us every Friday & Saturday night to dance the night away! Live music every Friday and Saturday night, brought to you by Third Place Commons.
Information 206-366-3333


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