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Jazz (and Glass) Under the Stars

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on July 7, 2008 at 1:11 am with No Comments »
July 7, 2008 1:11 am

Jazz group Pearl Django. Image courtesy of the artists.

Want an excuse to enjoy these balmy summer evenings? (Hah!) The Museum of Glass is hosting the 10th annual Jazz Under the Stars Gala from 7-9 p.m. tomorrow night. An annual free series organized by Pacific Lutheran University, the event features hot club jazz maestros Pearl Django (left) and singer Greta Matassa doing their thing on the museum’s mezzanine plaza (up one level from the waterfront.)

It’s a good chance, if you haven’t seen it yet, to check out MoG’s new installation, also there on the mezzanine: Joseph Rossano’s “Mirrored Murrelets” (my review here.)

MoG is at 1801 Dock St, Tacoma.

And if you have to miss the show tomorrow, the series continues for the rest of the month: July 10 with vocalist Dennis Hastings, July 17 with duo Lance Buller and Stephanie Porter, July 24 with drummer Greg Williamson and his Pony Boy Records All Star Band, and July 31 with Hammond-organ trio Hip Bones. August 7 features vocalist Gail Pettis, August 16 is the David Joyner Trio. Shows are held in the Mary Baker Russell Amphitheater, near the entrance to the music building off 12180 Park Ave S. There’s free coffee, and free star charts and tours of the W. M. Keck Observatory — jazz stars plus real stars!

For more information, call 253-535-7787.

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