February 2010

The Jason Parker Quartet hits the road on May 6, 2010 for our first ever tour! We’ll be traveling up and down the West Coast hitting some great jazz clubs along the way. I’ve been wanting to take this band on the road for three years and I’m thrilled to finally be able to do […]

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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. My friend Max dropped 5 of my CD’s in Copenhagen last week. He trekked out in the snow to leave them all around […]

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I’m super excited that my friend Andrew asked my band Water Babies to open for his band Zubatto Syndicate at Seattle’s famed Crocodile Cafe on April 15th. For you non-Seattlites, The Croc, as we call it, opened just as the Grunge revolution was taking flight, and was home to early concerts by Nirvana, Pearl Jam, […]

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I am thrilled to report that I have been awarded a 2010 Artist Assistance Program Grant from Jack Straw Productions! Jack Straw is a non-profit multidisciplinary audio arts center that provides a production facility that is unlike any other in the region for local artists who work creatively with sound. They host annual residencies for […]

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Thanks to my dear friend Max the 100 CD’s Project has taken “No More, No Less” to Copenhagen, Denmark! Max was the original keyboard player in my band Water Babies and one of the sweetest guys I know. He and his wife have been globe-trotting the last few years and recently landed in Copenhagen. They […]

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The Jazz Session is an online show focusing on in-depth interviews with jazz musicians. The show is hosted by Jason Crane, a saxophone player, radio host, commentator and one of the finest interviewers in jazz today. His unique view of jazz from many different angles allows him to speak to the musicians with authority and […]

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Fridays 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. The first time I saw Farnell Newton I had no idea who he was, but he […]

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Recently I had two experiences that made me think about how fortunate I am to have a band that has been playing together for three years now. The first was an interview I did with Jason Crane for The Jazz Session, an online show focusing on in-depth interviews with jazz musicians. The second was seeing […]

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I saw Chris Botti for the first time tonight at The Paramount Theater in Seattle. Thanks to my Twitter buddy Tim Lefebvre, who plays bass is Chris’ band (among others), I had KILLER 4th row center seats. Thanks Tim! The show was an eye-opening experience in many ways. I have heard all the talk about […]

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As I’ve mentioned before, I’m in the middle of planning a tour for the Jason Parker Quartet. We’re going out in May and I’m busy contacting venues up and down the West Coast, from Vancouver BC to San Diego. I realized early on in the process that I needed an EPK, or Eletronic Press Kit. […]

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