smART ventures Supports Panama Hotel Jazz

OAC_logo[blue-rgb]The City of Seattle awarded a smART ventures grant to support Panama Hotel Jazz performances at the Panama Hotel Tea Room in October, November, and December. This support is matched by a National Park Service Japanese Confinement Sites grant to cover all the  performance expenses. The first performance will be 2pm Saturday, October 18 (605 S. Main Sreet , Seattle). Thank you Seattle!

Nihonmachi Nite

Come listen to Jay Thomas, Phil Sparks, and me Saturday, September 20 5-5:30 on the Main Stage at the corner of 6th Avenue and Main Street for Nihonmachi Nite.

New Literary Dates Added

I will be joining author Brenda Peterson on her book tour. I plan to speak briefly about my writing and maybe even improvise a little music.

I plan to unveil a large portion of my Joe Brazil materials at Jack Straw in November. My current show is A Cup of Joe Brazil because I have to leave so much out. This night will be called A Pot of Joe Brazil because I’ll put everything back in. I hope to have new material from my upcoming visit to Detroit.

  • October 23, 6:00PM Your Life is a Book reading with Brenda Peterson, Village Books, 1200 11th St, Bellingham
  • October 26, 7:00PM Your Life is a Book launch with Brenda Peterson, Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, Seattle
  • November 21, 7:00PM A Pot of Joe Brazil, Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

New Shows Announced

I will be performing with the Milo Petersen Trio on September 13 at the North Bend Jazz Walk.



VashonAlliedArtsThe Steve Griggs Ensemble will perform Panama Hotel Jazz at Vashon Allied Arts on November 22.