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Homegrown by Jason Parker Quartet At long last, I’m happy to announce that the new Jason Parker Quartet album “Homegrown” is complete and will be released on Dec. 9th, which also happens to be my birthday! I began thinking about this album just days after our last album, Five Leaves Left: A Tribute To Nick […]

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Almost immediately after the completion of our last CD, I started to mull over ideas for our next one. Such is the life of the working musician! I came up with a number of ideas, including an album of my compositions, an album of my favorite standards, an album of pop covers. All those would’ve […]

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I just noticed that as of today, 4 of the top 10 downloads at All About Jazz.com are from Seattle trumpet players! Cuong Vu (#1), Chad McCullough (#3), Thomas Marriott (#6) and I (#9) all have new albums out, and if the AAJ list is any indication, we’re all doing mighty well! Do yourself a […]

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TODAY IS THE DAY! Click the play button to listen to the whole album I’m so happy to announce the release of my new CD with the Jason Parker Quartet! Five Leaves Left: A Tribute To Nick Drake is officially released today. It features our take on all ten songs from from the legendary British […]

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Joe Walker is a guitar player who has been studying for his Masters at San Diego State. I got a chance to meet Joe when the JPQ was on tour last Spring and he came out to see us play at Dizzy’s. He introduced himself after the gig and was super nice and complementary, and […]

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I’m SO excited to announce the release of the new CD from the Jason Parker Quartet! Five Leaves Left: A Tribute To Nick Drake will be released digitally on March 29, 2011. The CD will follow in April. I couldn’t wait any longer to make it available, so you can pre-order both the download and […]

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The year-end lists are flooding in, and the jazz blogosphere is replete with best-of’s. I know I’m a little late to the party, but as I did last year, I thought I would put my own spin on this yearly ritual and shine the spotlight on the amazing jazz talent we have right here in […]

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This Friday marks the debut of a new project that I’ve been working on for some time now. I am launching a new podcast called Jazz Now! Seattle which will air weekly and feature the best jazz music that Seattle has to offer! As a recent New Your Times Article pointed out, there is a […]

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Michael Anderson of Gear Diary has written about me before, here and here. He’s a big believer in the “Pay What You Can” model that I’ve been using for my CDs sales for a while now and I’ve appreciated the fact that he’s singled me out as a strong proponent of the idea. Today he […]

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I met Phil Freeman on Twitter and have been following his Tweets for a few months now. Phil is an author, critic and journalist that writes about all kinds of music for a few different publications, including Burning Ambulance. I was thrilled when I received a message from him telling me that he was going […]

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