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Matt Williams Trio + One at Seattle Jazz Fellowship

Courtesy of Paul Rauch | Posted on May 13, 2024


Seattle Jazz Fellowship
105 South Main St, #109
Seattle, WA

Matt Williams Trio + One at Seattle Jazz Fellowship


Fri, June 14, 2024
7:30 pm

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Michael Glynn
bass, acoustic
Jay Thomas


Pianist Matt Williams is one of the best kept secrets on the Seattle jazz scene, although that designation is fast vanishing. He has been around for a number of years, but in recent times has more established himself as a bandleader and eclectic composer in addition to his skill set as a pianist and keyboardist. For this weekend residency in Pioneer Square, Williams forms a trio with bassist Michael Glynn and drummer John Bishop, two of the city’s historic best. Each of the two evenings will feature a fourth band member, also two noted Seattle voices.

The Friday night tilt features Jay Thomas, a Seattle jazz legend. He has lit up city stages since the late 1960’s on both saxophone and trumpet, a rarity in jazz. He is an excellent flutist as well. Depending on the performance, Thomas may gather up to six instruments on a given evening. Of course, he achieves excellence on all his instruments, making him a rare duck on the scene, much like Ira Sullivan or the late, great Seattle muscian, Floyd Standifer. ...

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