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Dec 07, 2019

Jazz Unlimited presents the Bill Anschell Quartet

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Pianist Bill Anschell’s concert credits include seven European tours with vocalist Nnenna Freelon and seven South American tours leading his own trio. He has worked and/or recorded with many jazz greats, including bassists Richard Davis and Ron Carter; guitarist Russell Malone; saxophonist Benny Golson; and vocalists Tierney Sutton, Norma Winstone and Ernestine Anderson. He is also a prolific composer; his original pieces have been heard on“The West Wing,” “The Wire,” “NCIS:  Los Angeles,” and many other cable shows and movies.
 
Anschell, a Seattle native, returned to the Emerald city in 2002 after a long residency in Atlanta.  He has received received multiple Golden Ear Awards as “Northwest Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year,” and in 2016 he was inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame. Anschell is also well known as a jazz humorist, and in 2014 he was a winner of the inaugural Paul Desmond Award, allaboutjazz.com’s celebration of the funniest jazz artists.
 

After winning the highly regarded Carmine Caruso Jazz Trumpet Competition in 1999, jazz trumpeter, composer and producer Thomas Marriott moved to New York City where he earned national acclaim subbing with groups like the Tito Puente Orchestra, Chico O’Farrill Orchestra, and most notably, Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau Band—whom he joined for three world tours as a jazz soloist. Since returning to his native Seattle in 2004, Marriott has continued to work in New York and on the road with the likes of Rosemary Clooney, Ivan Neville, Eric Reed, Steve Wilson, Charlie Hunter, Brian Lynch, Michael Feinstein, and many more. 

Marriott has released 11 albums for Origin Records, three of which made the top-ten on national jazz radio airplay charts, including the 2009 release East-West Trumpet Summit, which made it all the way to number one.  Marriott’s music has also been featured on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and has gained critical praise world-wide, including the 2010 release Constraints and Liberations which garnered 4 ½ stars in Downbeat Magazine. 

 

Born in Minneapolis, bassist Jeff Johnson left his home town at age 20, spending time in Philadelphia, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Oklahoma City, San Diego, Austin, and Los Angeles before settling in Seattle in 1990. He has worked with a veritable who's who of great jazz musicians, including Philly Joe Jones, Charlie Rouse, Barney Kessel, Chet Baker, Lew Tabackin, Eddie Daniels, Mark Murphy, Joanne Brackeen, Billy Hart, Annie Ross, George Cables, Bud Shank, Claudio Roditti, Ernestine Anderson, and Michael Wolfe, Jack Walrath, Benny Golson, Red Holloway, Houston Person, Joe Locke, Jessica Williams and more.

Jeff has won multiple Golden Ear awards. In addition to being an in-demand sideman in Seattle, he continues to lead various small ensembles, and regularly tours with pianist Hal Galper and vocalist Karin Allyson.

 
Drummer Mark Ivester is experienced in many different idioms from pop-rock to big band to jazz, latin jazz and orchestral settings. Mark’s live performance credits are extensive, having worked with such jazz luminaries as John Patitucci, Larry Coryell, Freddy Hubbard, Mal Waldron, Diane Schuur, Eliane Elias, Bud Shank, Howard Roberts, Jack Sheldon, Michael Brecker, Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Frank Foster, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker, Tierney Sutton, Ann Hampton-Calloway, Karyn Allison and Mose Allison. 
 
His versatility is demonstrated on a wide range of recordings such as jingles, film scores and album projects including those of R&B artist Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire, Grammy award winning new-age duo Tingstad and Rumbel, Brazilian keyboardist Jovino Santos Neto, and vocalists Greta Matassa and Gail Pettis. 

 



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