Northwest of New Orleans

A monthly jazz variety show

Northwest of New Orleans

Abbey Crawford, Jazz Northwest Big Band, Hot Club of Spokane

Tue · February 13, 2018

8:00 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

Northwest of New Orleans
Northwest of New Orleans
A monthly jazz showcase/variety show hosted by Hot Club of Spokane
Abbey Crawford
Abbey Crawford
A local director, actress and award winning vocalist, Abbey Crawford was trained at the prestigious Cabaret Conference at Yale University, and she is the region’s only trained cabaret singer. Abbey has been onstage locally and nationally for over 20 years. Abbey has sung with The Spokane Symphony, Hot Club of Spokane, and Floating Crowbar, and she won Best Singer/Performer in Spokane/CDA Living Magazine's Best of Reader's Poll for 2013 and 2014. She's a mama of three awesome teenagers, and is always looking for the next challenge.
Jazz Northwest Big Band
Jazz Northwest Big Band
Led by composer and arranger David Larsen, the Jazz Northwest Big Band is dedicated to performing the best in big band jazz. Our book contains classic works from bands such as Count Basie, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton and Buddy Rich. The band also plays music from contemporary jazz composers like Gordon Godwin, Thad Jones, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and originals written by David Larsen, our director. Featuring some of Spokane’s finest jazz musicians, this 17-piece big band will knock your socks off!
Hot Club of Spokane
Hot Club of Spokane
Hot Club of Spokane is an organization of local musicians committed to the preservation of jazz, swing, and blues, named for the famous Hot Club of France from the 1930s. Although the Quintet of the Hot Club of France is synonymous with the music of Django Reinhardt and what today has become known as “jazz manouche,” the original Hot Club was in fact an actual club or organization - not a band - begun by college students to support the preservation of jazz in the wake of the Great Depression. Hot Club of Spokane adopted a similar mission, and since its founding in 2007, the group now employs 20 musicians organized in five to eight piece ensembles that perform in and around the Inland Northwest.

Hot Club of Spokane’s most notable preservation projects have included an annual festival that brought New Orleans musicians to Spokane in the wake of Hurricane Katrina (2006-2009), and a “live music, documentary film experience” that tells of the rise from small-town childhood to national fame for Spokane’s own jazz royalty, Bing Crosby, Mildred Bailey, and Al Rinker. To reach younger audiences, Hot Club of Spokane has now developed a repertoire of electro-swing sets - that’s hot jazz and swing music set to hip hop and house beats.

Hot Club of Spokane has opened for The Stolen Sweets, The Portland Cello Project, Casey MacGill, The Shanghai Woolies, and The Hot Club of Cowtown, with additional collaborative appearances with Howard Crosby (Bing’s nephew), Hot Club of New Orleans, Matt Munisteri, Andreas Oberg, and Washboard Chaz Leary. Members of Hot Club of Spokane also briefly appear in the Rezolution Pictures documentary, “Rumble: Indians That Rocked The World” which tells the story of Native American contributions to American music. The film was screened at Sundance in January 2017 and will soon be available on PBS.
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
http://thebartlettspokane.com/