Sat Mar 11 2023 at 07:00 pm to 09:30 pm

Frederick Holmes and Company | Seattle

The Gallery's Monthly Series Of Live Jazz Performances By The Best Of The World-Class Jazz Musicians and Vocalists In The Pacific Northwest!
About this Event
"Hot Jazz At The Gallery: now this is how live music should be experienced: up close and personal, among friends, surrounded by great works of art!" —Dmitri Matheny
Located on Occidental Mall, in the "Heart of Historic Pioneer Square", Seattle, WA, FREDERICK HOLMES AND COMPANY - GALLERY OF MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART Is Proud To Offer Another Extraordinary Evening In Our Ongoing Monthly Series - HOT JAZZ AT THE GALLERY, Featuring The Top Musicians And Vocalists In The Pacific Northwest And Nationally. While Enjoying Premium Award-Winning Wines, And Listening To The "Best In The Northwest"!
THIS MONTH: We Proudly Present One of the Top Latin/Afro-Cuban Groups Found on the West Coast: DUENDE LIBRE! Duende Libre is a dynamic and uplifting quintet that blends elements of Afro-Cuban jazz with Brazilian samba, American funk, and traditional West African music into a unique sound of their own. The band’s most-recent album won an Earshot Jazz Golden Ear award for “Northwest Recording of the Year.”
Alex Chadsey, piano, keyboards & compositions
Farko Dosumov, electric bass
Jeff “Bongo” Busch, drums & percussion
Frank Anderson, vocalist, drummer, and dancer
Chava Mirel, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist
If there's room on the gallery floor after what is certain to be a sell-out performance, you'll wanna put on your dancing shoes and moooove!
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Alex Chadsey (Keyboard), fluent in jazz and classical forms, arrived in Seattle with music degree in hand, wondering which direction to go next. After initially playing in Salsa bands, Chadsey’s creative output changed dramatically, coming together in 2016 as a trio project Duende Libre. Their self-titled debut album distills years of performing, apprenticing with master musicians, and crafting originals that explore Latin elements in new contexts. The results are savvy and grooving, reflecting the Seattle scenes Chadsey inhabits and loves, where Uzbek bassists and Jamaican poets and border-crossing fandangos power musical visions.

Farko Dosumov (Bass) was born and raised in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Farko and his identical twin Feodor began playing the classical guitar when they were ten years old. After winning the green card lottery in 1999 Farko moved to New York City to pursue a career in music. Farko later attended Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and specialized in jazz bass. Since then, he has played with many talented artists and groups throughout the world: Feodor Dosumov, Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder, Carlos Santana, Jonny Lang, Roger Fisher(Heart), Lee Oscar, Joe Doria, Danny Godinez Band, James Howard Band, Randy Oxford Band, Brooke Lizotte, Istvan Rez, Jazzukha, Pura Fe, Tetrabox, Acoustic Fantasy, Marriott Brothers, Flowmotion and others.

Jeff Busch (Percussion)is an exuberant drummer/percussionist, vocalist, and composer whose passion for soulful music of varied traditions has led him to perform with jazz, blues, and gospel groups--as well as calypso, samba, and Cuban jazz ensembles. Between 1988-96, Jeff studied fine art, and music in Leeds, England. He studied percussion and drum set with Dave Hassel, calypso with steel drum master Dudley Nesbitt, and later Brazilian percussion with Jesse Bannister. In 1997, Jeff spent six months in Brazil and studied with a variety of percussionists. Currently Jeff continues to perform with a variety of groups in the Seattle area in addition to Duende Libre, including the Jovino Santos Neto quinteto; Cuban jazz groups Rumba Abierta, and Tumbao and Cuban dance band Mango Son.

Frank Anderson (Vocals) warm tenor voice and original renditions of jazz, R&B, blues and gospel songs from the 30s to the early-70s offer an eclectic range of soul-satisfying music. A Seattle native, Frank has been performing as a dancer, percussionist and R&B vocalist since 1986. You can usually catch Frank with many of Seattle’s top musicians at Seattle clubs such as Capitol Cider, Egan's and North City Bistro.

Chava Mirel (Vocalist & Multi-Instrumentalist) has been featured vocalist for Duende Libre, whose album “Drift” was the recipient of the Golden Ear Award for Best Recording in the Northwest. Performing in Folk, World Music, Jazz and other genres, she imbues her music with the universal themes of hope, caring, connection, inclusion, and womens and environmental issues. Chava is known for her rich, luxurious vocals, lush harmonies, and rhythmic phrasing.

Jazziz called Duende’s music “a strikingly authentic blend”

"Duende Libre is aural balm for the soul, medicine that goes down easy, and will leave you healed in both body and spirit. Daily use is recommended ."(Earshot Jazz)

As Always, 100% of Ticket Proceeds Are Paid To The Performing Artists. There Are No Refunds.

Fine Wines Available For Purchase Prior and During The Show, Courtesy of Our Good Neighbor, LOCUS WINES.

Reserved Seating Available For Guests With Special Needs or Groups.

Unless There's A Stadium Event, There Is Usually Free Street Parking Available On Saturday Evenings After 6:00 pm and Paid Lots or Garages Nearby.

The Doors Open At 6:30 And We Like The Show To Start On Time At 7:00. So Out Of Consideration For The Musicians and All Our Guests, Please Allow Adequate Time Before The Performance To Park, Walk To The Gallery, Find Your Seat, And Enjoy A Glass of Wine If You'd Like.

Masks Are Optional. If You've Been Exposed To Covid or Flu, and Experiencing Symptoms 3-5 Days Before The Performance Date, Please Respect The Health of Others and Stay Home.

The Monthly Performance Schedule For 2023:

“What a great concert series and a fantastic venue! Fred is doing such an amazing service for the jazz community here…By the way, I felt perfectly comfortable and safe parking and attending this venue in Pioneer Square!” – Greta Matassa/ Greta Matassa Quintet, March 2022
"I had a fantastic time at our concert last Saturday night, thank you again for inviting me." - Francesco Crosara/Francesco Crosara Quartet, May 2022
"Thanks For opening your doors to music!! We really enjoyed the gallery and the fine audience. Moltes gràcies, Frederick!" - Marina Albero/ Marina Albero Quartet, June 2022
"Just wanted to say thanks a lot for the show with Jovino (Santos Neto) -- we really enjoyed it & appreciate all your support!" - Jeff Busch / JSN Trio Percussionist, August 2022
"It was a stone groove!" - Dmitri Matheny

Some Photos From February, 2023 Show Featuring THE JACQUELINE TABOR GROUP. (Photo Credit: GENE TRENT, Blackeyed Photography 206-713-0167 - [email protected])
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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Frederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue South, Seattle, United States


USD 25.00

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