Posts tagged: Egan’s Ballard Jam House

Lottie’s Lounge

By , April 15, 2015 1:28 pm

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Great gig at Lottie’s Lounge with Eric Hullander and Papa Josh the other night.  I got a chance to really dig into some standards that I haven’t played in a long time, and all three of us were listening close.

I found myself thinking a lot about the old Dexter and Hayes sessions I used to play with Tim Kennedy and friends years ago (more on that here) while I was at Lottie’s.  It hasn’t had live music for too long, but I could see a really similar scene there that grew at the Dexter, where older regulars mixed with younger listeners and musicians.

Maybe I saw the similarities because I want another scene like that one.  The thing is I know that there already are scenes like that in town,  I just don’t frequent them that often, at places like Darrell’s Tavern, Egan’s Ballard Jam House, the Owl and Thistle, and the Royal Room just down the street from Lottie’s.  I guess when it comes down to it, venues and music nights hit different people different ways, and it can’t always be explained why one person enjoys certain scenes more than others.  I do know that Lottie’s felt good last night, and it was great to play with Eric, Josh, and Lamar Lofton (who I hadn’t seen in way too long!), as well as meet some new people.  I hope Lottie’s continues to do well!

 

– A

Another Great Group

By , September 20, 2009 3:20 pm

The Brendan O’Donnell Organ Trio, with Brendan on guitar, Adam Kessler on drums, and Joe Doria on organ.  Holy smokes, these guys killed it at Egan’s Ballard Jam House Friday night, for all the reasons I always talk about.  The tunes were tight, improvisation top notch, and communication within the trio was out of this world.  Brendan doesn’t play out with this group as much as I’d like, so I was excited to see the show already, but the whole set was full of music that just felt great.  I left inspired and happy I got to see it, as well as convinced that every jazz musician in Seattle should be checking this band out.  Thanks guys.

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