United Musicians Aid for Katrina
UMAK (United Musicians Aid for Katrina) is a multi-venue benefit for the Katrina disaster being held SIMULTANEOUSLY in four Seattle/Kirkland area clubs on Saturday, September 24, from 3PM to 7PM. All proceeds go to The American Red Cross.
UMAK is dedicated to the idea that all American music owes a debt of gratitude to New Orleans and the South, particularly in the genres of jazz, country, R&B and rock. This is our way, as musicians, of paying back some of what we are grateful for. We recognize the terrible suffering that has been brought about by Hurricane Katrina, and we donate all funds raised by this benefit to the American Red Cross to help rebuild New Orleans, Biloxi, and other places devastated by Katrina.
3PM — Zipper Lips featuring Dan McInerney
Guitarist Dan McInerney is a guitarist in the tradition of Larry Carlton, Jeff Beck, and Jan Akkerman. His traditional approach and intellectual energy steps outside the established realm of contemporary music. Dan was recently selected as the winner of Guitar Player magazine’s 30th anniversary guitar competition. He has performed and toured nationally and internationally with artists such as Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds), Trudy Lynn, Johnny Basset, Ray Charles and Otis Clay.
Paul Stettler is a remarkable pianist, and recently made an appearance on KISW performing Emerson Lake and Palmer’s “Hoedown".
Drummer Pete Bodin has performed with some of the country’s leading jazz educators, performing locally with The Cascade Quintet, Airbrush, Mark Lewis Quartet, Steve Klein and Gary Peacock. His infamous, all digital “drum kit-on-a-stick” is fascinating to see and impressive to hear!
4PM — Anita Culver with Ken Olendorf
Anita Culver's amazing vocal talent evokes classic performers as Carmen McCrae, Dina Washington and Betty Carter. Anita’s warm grace behind the microphone is enhanced by her remarkable ability to connect with audiences. In her set you will hear the classic Great American Songbook of Gershwin, Waller, Ellington, Mercer, and Porter.
5PM — Jason Parker Quartet
The Jason Parker Quartet redefines traditional jazz by bringing fresh interpretations to the time-honored standards of Porter, Gershwing, Davis, Parker, (Charlie, that is), Monk, Ellington, and more. Jason's warm, melodic trumpet is perfectly balanced by the subtle counterpoint of piano and drums, and the deep resonance of the double bass. These four engaging and accomplished musicians have a rare unity and their performance is alive with creativity, wit, and passion.
6PM — Ev Stern Band
Please call 206-443-4221 for reservations.