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Join us on Nov 18th as Jazz Unlimited presents The Yoginis Indian Jazz Project. They deliver exciting, fresh sounds fusing Indian Classical, Jazz, and Latin influences. Founded by Pianist Yogi McCaw, The Yoginis Indian Jazz Project has performed in India in conjunction with the Ministrty of Culture, and here at the Flavors of India and Anandamela, the top regional festivals of Indian Culture. Their music has appeared in the acclaimed film Dalai Lama Renaissance featuring His Holiness, and the song Basant Blue placed top 10 in the WOMEX International Songwriting contest. The band personnel for this gig are: Yogi McCaw/keyboard + Pandit Debi Prasad Chatterjee/sitar + Bob Antolin/woodwinds + Tor Dietrichson/tabla.

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We had the pleasure of hosting Beija Flor with Samia Panni. It was an evening of great Brazilian music, informative stories and insights of 30 years of Raizes, There were good vibrations from our audience seated and dancing, as well. Here are some photos from the gig including a link to a video

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Lines of Blue Composed and performed by E. D. Faulkin

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Jazz Unlimited@Stage7Pianos presents the Maggie Laird Quartet on September 30 at 7:30 pm, $15 cash cover. Maggie Laird blends her musical and theatrical skills to Kurt Weill gems (Mack the Knife, The September Song, Speak Low, Lonely House, etc.) along with other colorful, falling leaf jazz standards, as well as Maggie's originals. "Maggie Laird is one of the most talented cabaret performers Philadelphia has been lucky enough to see in recent years. With her impeccable musical abilities and uniquely quirky presence, she fills the stage with humor, drama, and magic. There couldn't be a better combination than Laird and Kurt Weill, and she understands the work--its humor, its pathos, and its pure musical magic--better than any performer I've seen." -Rich Rubin, Quince Productions

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Jon Lovepike is an American/Ukrainian artist. You can view his work at lovepike.com

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Jon Lovepike is an American/Ukrainian artist. You can view his work at lovepike.com

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Join us at the Stage 7 showroom in Kirkland on Sept 16 at 7:00p. Lambros Lambrou will be performing on our Steinway concert grand. Vladigerov: classical and romantic pieces Scriabin: sonata #8 Chopin: sonata #3

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Some piano music (for a change!) My "Variations" on a tune from William Walker's "Southern Harmonies" that became widely known as the hymn, "I Will Arise and Go to Jesus." The melody is rather obscured by the eclectic musical textures but I'd like to think I captured something of the essence of this haunting tune that I often heard growing up. This is one of my first compositions and is always in a state of revision :) http://www.jonathanlevinpianist.com Recorded at Stage 7 Pianos in Seattle, WA http://www.stage7pianos.com Special thanks to Angelo Rondello for manning my camera! http://www.angelorondello.com

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Lambros in Concert

Aug 24, 2017

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Lambros Lambrou in concert. Join us on Aug 27 at 7:00pm. Charles Valentin-Alkan Concerto for Solo Piano (1857) (50 minutes) i. Allegro assai ii. Adagio iii. Allegretto alla barbaresca The piece requires the soloist to present the voices of both the orchestra and the soloist. "The style and form of the music take on a monumental quality-rich, thickly set textures and harmonies ... conjure up the sound world of a whole orchestra and tax the performer, both physically and mentally, to the limit." (Gibbons) Performance demands tremendous physical endurance, and great technical skills to cover features including arpeggios, octave runs, scales, leaps, grace notes, alternating hands, swiftly changing block chord motifs, tremolos, and 4-5 trills with the melody played on the same hand. Adrian Corleonis considers the Concerto to represent the most cruelly taxing piano work before the time of Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji and Ferruccio Busoni. It was not until in 1939 that Egon Petri gave the piece a proper performance, in its entirety, during BBC broadcasts. Please RSVP so we can be properly prepared. Doors open a half hour before the show for snacks and refreshments. We are asking $10 donations, kids free.

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Recorded at Stage 7 Pianos on the Steinway Concert Grand.

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The last Jazz Unlimited gig in our Spring/Summer set was truly "the icing on the cake"; with The Overton Berry Ensemble. They gave us the positive reinforcement why, Jazz Unlimited & Stage7Pianos, along with our audiences, have developed the "intimate listening room" for JAZZ. Check out some photos from that gig.

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Join us on July 15th to hear the wonderful sounds of Krystle Maczka. Show starts at 7:00p.

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Mr. Berry is described in the Pacific Northwest as “a living legend”, and his wealth of experience and generations of fans bear witness to this affectionate accolade. Although Overton says: “It’s not about me, but about the music itself”. Please join us at your candle-lit table for two, where you can BYOB (wine) and enjoy assorted refreshments from Stage7Pianos.

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  • My name is Kim B and I'm a piano teacher in the Kirkland area. I've used Stage 7 Pianos numerous times for my piano recitals. The staff is always so helpful and flexible to work with. The acoustics sound fantastic for performances and my students have an extra bonus by being able to play on world class concert grand pianos! Looking forward to using this special venue for many years to come.
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    Starting piano lessons again after so many years is a joy....and sitting down to "practice" fills a place that was missing in my soul. And my family has adopted Young Chang and my son and granddaughter sit down to play each time they visit....bringing extra smiles and warmth to my home.
    Thank you, Kenn and staff, for answering all my questions and for helping me choose a new best friend.
    – Deborah C.
  • Just as buying our piano was a big decision, so was selling it. I had no idea where to start, but decided to send Stage 7 an email. I received a prompt, honest, and very helpful response from Kenn Wildes. He gave me current market information that proved to be 100% accurate regarding selling the piano on my own. As a result, I later consigned my piano to Stage 7 and it sold very quickly. Couldn’t have asked for a better consignment experience!
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    – Jonathan and Christine M.
  • Kenn, you are running a great business and I am proud to be a part of it. I love that you care for the family and the piano after the sale. I feel cared for and valued as a customer.
    You have made this a pressure free experience for us. Payment, loaning the moving equipment and following up about everything going well.
    Thank you!!
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    It was a great pleasure for me when I played my piano extensively yesterday later in the day after the piano was tuned. I felt great benefit from the clarity of the sound and liked and enjoyed it very much. So did my wife too when she played - and she has excellent hearing. Thank you dearly!
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  • Thank you all again. Truly this is a dream come true. I can assure you the piano will be a cherished instrument. Thanks for the care you clearly give all the pianos!
    I think I played the piano for about six hours on Saturday! My husband is totally enjoying listening to me play again (even with all the wrong notes and crazy tempos) and my daughter is interested in learning. Believe me, this piano could not have a more adoring family! And my granddaughters just cannot wait to play it! I just referred someone to Stage 7!
    Thanks again!!!
    – Deb J.
  • Kenn helped me look at and assess a used Steinway B piano that I purchased for a venue in Seattle, The Royal Room. Kenn was honest, helpful, and very easy to work with. The piano has worked out great, the performers love it, and we have been very happy.
    – Wayne H.
  • Stage 7 provides the finest concert grand in the area for our studio recitals. Kenn and his staff are most professional. At every recital, they give us the warm reception, wonderful service and make us all feel like home.
    – Yunbo C.

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This 1915 gorgeous unique walnut Steinway Model O has been refinished in November 2014 with a perfect Steinway style finish, including recently restrung with all new strings, hammers, and keytops.

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