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Tag: Marine View Live Jazz


Rich Wetzel’s Groovin’ Higher Orchestra at Marine LIVE Jazz

Jazz LIVE at Marine View kicks off its fourth year featuring its first big band at the popular monthly concert series – Rich Wetzel and his Groovin’ Higher Jazz Orchestra. A Tacoma musician, Wetzel combines his own high-energy trumpet riffs with a 15-piece big band influenced by Maynard Ferguson.

5 p.m. March 11. Free, all ages. Marine View Church, 8469 Eastside Dr. NE, Tacoma. 253-229-9206, www.marineviewpc.org



Jazz LIVE at Marine View Tacoma presents the Matt Jorgensen Quintet

Starting up again this weekend is the free live jazz series at Marine View Presbyterian Church in Northeast Tacoma. Opening the fall season on Sunday evening is the Matt Jorgensen Quintet, playing music from their latest CD “Tattooed by Passion:” The CD is a tribute to Jorgensen’s late father-in-law artist Dale Chisman, and the musical numbers will be enhanced by projections of Chisman’s works above the stage.

Jorgensen, a drummer and co-artistic director of the Ballard Jazz Festival, will be joined by trumpeter Thomas Marriott, saxophonist Mark Taylor, pianist George Colligan and bassist Mark Hunter.

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