Ben Macy Trio
Sep
8
6:00 PM18:00

Ben Macy Trio

Composer/pianist Ben Macy brings his unique improvisational take on various genres of music from chamber music to folk to post-rock, all nestled surprising well next to your jazz favorites.

Ben's deep roots in the music of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett act as a springboard to draw listeners in to these deeply personal, musical stories. With the best musicians the valley has to offer, closing night for J Bell Cellars' Summer Jazz Series is not one to be missed.

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Paula Byrne
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

Paula Byrne

Paula Byrne's voice is like chilled champagne on a hot summer day. She moves easily between songs that are lush and beautiful to highly rhythmic, wild rides.

Her sense of humor, revival of obscure songs, and new twists on old standards keeps the audience engaged and enraptured.

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David Friesen Quartet
Aug
11
6:00 PM18:00

David Friesen Quartet

The David Friesen Quartet consists of world class jazz musicians, David Friesen-bass, Joe Manis-tenor sax, Tim Willcox-tenor sax and Charlie Doggett-drums.

All the music is composed by David Friesen who has won awards for his compositions and has written musical scores for several documentaries including two academy award nominations for short films.The music played by the quartet is full of creative energy and spontaneity…very melodic and embracing rhythmic excitement.

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Vicky and The Velvetones
Jul
28
6:00 PM18:00

Vicky and The Velvetones

Vicky and the Velvetones, formally know as Black Velvet have been together for 10 years, with lead singer/bass player Vicky Parker, lead guitar player and singer Kevin Cravens and drummer Eric Bruce.

Playing crowd-pleasing country swing and deep blues grooves, the Velvetones are great for listening, and for dancing.

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The Joe Brooks Quartet
Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

The Joe Brooks Quartet

The Joe Brooks Quartet dishes up tasty combinations of jazz standards and originals in a style often thought of as Classic Jazz. 

Along with pianist/vocalist - Bart Roderick, drummer -  Don Kinney, and jazz bassist - Jeff Norwood, Brooks plays alto & soprano saxophones in a tuneful, musical language uniquely his own.  From straight ahead jazz, to cool jazz, to Latin jazz, to soaring ballads - this ensemble creates an eclectic jazz experience you won't want to miss.

 

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Mel Peterson Collective
Jun
23
6:00 PM18:00

Mel Peterson Collective

Originally hailing from South Carolina, Mel Peterson brought her love for Jazz, Soul, and R&B with her when she moved to the Pacific Northwest 10 years ago. Now, with her new 5-piece band, she's bringing the party to J Bell Cellars. With songs ranging from jazz standards to funk to classic Motown,

Mel throws herself into everything she sings, and it's impossible not to be caught up in the fun.

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The Subtonic
Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

The Subtonic

Trio Subtonic is a groove heavy power trio out of Portland, Oregon that blends genre bending funk with slow burning underground soul jazz. 

Led by keyboardist Galen Clark, Subtonic explores a coalescence of rock, soul, funk, hip hop and jazz that simultaneously draws in listeners and pushes boundaries. 

Creating a sonic footprint reserved for more than just three people, Subtonic delivers soulful grooves, expansive improvisations and a deep pocket that compels audiences to try dance moves they didn't know they had.

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The Professors
May
26
6:00 PM18:00

The Professors

The 2018 season of Jazz at J. Bell opens with The Professors, a trio in the tradition of Miles Davis and Chet Baker.

Clem Ehoff (piano), an accounting prof, Greg Lyman (bass), an electrical engineering professor, and Chris Bruya (trumpet), a music professor, all hail from Central Washington University, a fertile environment for developing an eclectic mix of jazz standards and beautiful originals that will draw you in and satisfy your musical palette.

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Ben Macy Quartet
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Ben Macy Quartet

Composer/pianist Ben Macy brings his unique improvisational take on various genres of music from chamber music to folk to post-rock, all nestled surprising well next to your jazz favorites.

Ben's deep roots in the music of Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett act as a springboard to draw listeners in to these deeply personal, musical stories.

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The Bylines
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

The Bylines

Portland's Bylines Duo write and perform sophisticated, jazz-inspired, story-driven pop music.

Their influences range from that of classics like Cole Porter to modern artists like Randy Newman, Regina Spektor and Sara Barielles. This creates a sound that is both grounded in the big-band past of glamorous pop performances and rooted in the present realm of intricate and highly addictive songwriting.

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Trio Subtonic
Aug
26
6:00 PM18:00

Trio Subtonic

Trio Subtonic is a groove heavy power trio out of Portland, Oregon that blends genre bending funk with slow burning underground soul jazz.

Led by keyboardist Galen Clark, Subtonic explores a coalescence of rock, soul, funk, hip hop and jazz that simultaneously draws in listeners and pushes boundaries.

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Thomas Barber's Spiral Road
Aug
12
6:00 PM18:00

Thomas Barber's Spiral Road

Thomas Barber's Spiral Road takes influence from film scores, pop music, classical and jazz from the past five decades and channels it into melodic original compositions.

Barber's music is dynamic, harmonically complex, and above all, focused on delivering a lasting emotional experience.

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Denin Koch Trio
Jul
8
6:00 PM18:00

Denin Koch Trio

Hailed as a "real upcoming talent" and "one of the finest jazz musicians to ever study jazz at Whitworth University," guitarist Denin Koch has become one of the busiest and most exciting young musicians in the Spokane area.

His trio achieves a unique blend of indie rock, free jazz, pop and hip-hop while still
remaining true to the traditions of the Great American Songbook.

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Kevin Lane
May
27
6:00 PM18:00

Kevin Lane

Kevin Lane has been performing throughout Central Washington with a variety of big bands, local combos, and his own jazz trio since 2013. His saxophone improvisations have been described as creative, playful, beautiful, and daring; each one a different product of the musical journeys he explores.

 

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CWU Jazz Combo
May
13
6:00 PM18:00

CWU Jazz Combo

Join us for the sounds of the talented students from Central Washington University's Jazz Combo.

Join CWU's finest musicians as they entertain guests in our tasting room.

Bring your friends and enjoy the smooth sounds of standards, the beats of Latin America, as well as a few original numbers.

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The Bylines
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

The Bylines

The Bylines

Join us for an evening of relaxing Jazz and Our Premium Hand Crafted Wines.  Step into our courtyard, enjoy our fire pit and fire-lined tables, and watch the sun go down as we pair great music with our select wines.

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Ben Macy Trio with James Gregg
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

Ben Macy Trio with James Gregg

The Ben Macy Quartet with James Gregg

Join us for an evening of some of the best Jazz music you'll hear anywhere in Wine Country.  We feature Ben Macy - a House Favorite - for the Best in Jazz and pair it with the Best in Wine - Our Premium Hand Crafted Signature selections.

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