October 2009

The 100 CD’s Project traveled north to picturesque Port Townsend, WA yesterday. My band Water Babies played a show at Water Street Brewing and I took the opportunity to drop another 10 copies of Jason Parker Quartet, “No More, No Less” in the wild. After much thought I decided to try a different approach this […]

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Now that the CD Release Party for my new CD “No More, No Less” is behind me I must turn my attention to the next step in the process: How do I get people to actually hear the darned thing? In this post I will detail a few of the steps I’ve taken to get […]

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Saturday night was one of the most special musical events I’ve been a part of. It was the CD Release Party for “No More, No Less”, the new album from The Jason Parker Quartet. It’s hard for me to put into words the amazing feeling of love that was in the room, but I’m going […]

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Last year I had the pleasure of recording with the great Seattle band Visqueen. Led by Rachel Flotard, Visqueen is a kick-ass rock band that is about to blow up big based on the new album, Message To Garcia. Today I found out that CNN’s music maven Peter Grumbine loves the record, and talked about […]

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Every Friday on this blog is “Makin’ it Happen Friday”, where I feature another musician who’s found a way to make a living playing music. I am constantly inspired by others, and hope to pass that inspiration on to you. Andrew Oliver is a pianist and composer from Portland, Oregon. Andrew spent his formative years […]

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The 100 CD’s Project began on October 20, 2009 as an experiment in getting my new CD out into the world. You can see all the posts relating to the project here. Another CD has been found, and this one by a jazz fan! And not just any jazz fan, but someone who knows Tatum […]

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We’re now only a couple of days away from the CD Release party for the new Jason Parker Quartet CD, “No More, No Less”. If you’re in the Seattle area I hope you’ll join us on Saturday night at LUCID Jazz Lounge for the big shindig. Meanwhile, we received some more good press in Seattle: […]

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The 100 CD’s Project began on October 20, 2009 as an experiment in getting my new CD out into the world. You can see all the posts relating to the project here. A mere 24 hours after the 100 CD’s Project began the first CD has been found! One of my babies found a home…if […]

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Today I started an experiement called the 100 CD’s Project. I wish I could take credit for the idea, but I borrowed it from an artist and writer named Christine Mason Miller, who did her own version called the 100 Books Project. I thought it was such a beautiful idea that I wanted to recreate […]

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The Matt Wilson Quartet played a show last night in Seattle as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival. I had seen Matt play before, and attended a clinic he gave at the Port Townsend Jazz Workshop that was one of the most inspiring clinics I’ve ever been to. I knew I was in for a […]

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