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Kirsten & Jonathan, 05.04.13 @ Willows Lodge

Kirsten & Jonathan, 05.04.13 @ Willows Lodge

We had a wonderful time at Jonathan and Kirsten’s wedding on Saturday. It was at the lovely Willows Lodgein Woodinville, one of the must beautiful venues around. The staff at Willows are all real pros and they take care of the couples and the vendors alike. It was a late-afternoon ceremony and the weather couldn’t [...]

Come See The Jason Parker Quartet at "Get Hitched, Give Hope"!

Come See The Jason Parker Quartet at “Get Hitched, Give Hope”!

Once again this year, The Jason Parker Quartet is the only live music featured at the best wedding show in Seattle, Get Hitched, Give Hope, on Thursday, October 27th! If you are planning your wedding this is the show you MUST attend! You’ll be able to plan your entire wedding in one night, meet all [...]

Andrew & Kim, July 1 @ Lord Hill Farms

Andrew & Kim, July 1 @ Lord Hill Farms

Andrew and Kim had an absolutely gorgeous wedding at Lord Hill Farms on Friday and we were honored to be a part of it. It was bar far the nicest day of the year, sunny and around 75 degrees. We starting playing the cocktail reception out on the lawn. There is a little gazebo where [...]


Your Chance To Catch the JPQ Live!

Your Chance To Catch the JPQ Live!

If you’ve been considering having the Jason Parker Quartet play at your wedding, here’s a chance for you to see us perform live in a beautiful venue. Once you see and hear us play, I’m certain you’ll want to book us for your big day! We’ll be playing at the Experience Music Project in the [...]

Get Hitched, Give Hope Wedding Show This Thursday!

Get Hitched, Give Hope Wedding Show This Thursday!

I’m so excited that The Jason Parker Quartet will make our 3rd appearance at the best wedding show in Seattle, Get Hitched, Give Hope, this Thursday! If you are planning your wedding this is the show you MUST attend! You’ll be able to plan your entire wedding in one night, meet all the vendors you’d [...]

Lisa & David, July 25 @ Arctic Club Hotel

Lisa & David, July 25 @ Arctic Club Hotel

I love to play in the Northern Lights Dome Room at the Arctic Club Hotel in downtown Seattle. It’s one of the most magnificent and classy rooms in town and the staff is second-to-none. They treated us right Sunday at Lisa & David’s beautiful wedding. Lisa & David and a traditional but not stuffy Jewish [...]


Pam & Jon, July 23 on Argosy Cruise

Pam & Jon, July 23 on Argosy Cruise

One great thing about being surrounded by so much water is the ability to have celebrations on boats! Thanks to Pam and Jon we had the pleasure of playing on Argosy Cruise’s “Lady Mary” on Friday evening. It was a picture-perfect night to be on the water, with clear skies, warm temperatures and a nice [...]

Sarah & Gabe, July 22 @ Port Gamble

Sarah & Gabe, July 22 @ Port Gamble

We had the pleasure of playing at Sarah & Gabe’s wedding in Port Gamble this past weekend. I’ve driven through Port Gamble many times on my way to Port Townsend and always loved this cute little waterfront town on the Hood Canal, but this is the first time I ever stopped there. I’m so glad [...]

Jason Parker Trio at Gage Academy of Art

Jason Parker Trio at Gage Academy of Art

We had the real pleasure of playing at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle the other night for their “Best of Gage” celebration. D’Vonne was on tour with another band so Josh, Evan and I played as a trio and had people dancing and enjoying the tunes while they perused the art on display. [...]


Sharon & Mark's Wedding - Sorrento Hotel

Sharon & Mark’s Wedding – Sorrento Hotel

Sharon & Mark had a beautiful wedding at the Sorrento Hotel. It was a small wedding, and as a nice touch, the bride went around the room and introduced each guest, telling how she knew them and telling funny stories. It was a great personal touch. I met with the happy couple a few weeks [...]

Fluke Networks Party

Fluke Networks Party

Donovan Pfeifer is a drummer that I have played with off and on for years. We’ve known eachother a long time and I always love to play with him. He is also an engineering whiz and works for Fluke Networks. He recently finished a project for which he was the lead, and decided to throw [...]

Buchanan Wedding

Buchanan Wedding

We had a wonderful time playing for the Buchanan wedding at the Library Bistro. This is such a nice, laid-back venue, which fit the happy couple perfectly! The ceremony was short, and Evan even jumped in at the request of the officiant to accompany him on bass as he read a poem by Khalil Gibran! [...]


Jocelyn & Tim's Wedding at Sodo Park

Jocelyn & Tim’s Wedding at Sodo Park

We had the pleasure of playing for Jocelyn & Tim at their wedding at Sodo Park. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and run by Herban Feast, so you know the food is going to be good! The wedding was beautiful, as were the bride and groom. Josh and I played for the ceremony and then [...]

Erica & Brian's Wedding

Erica & Brian’s Wedding

Erica & Brian were married at one of my favorite venues, The Canal. Located in Ballard along the water, this is a gorgeous facility and a wonderful backdrop for a wedding. This was a small wedding in number, but big on joy! The whole day, from the setting up to the last goodbyes, was filled [...]

Katie & Tripp’s Wedding

We had the great pleasure of playing for a beautiful young couple, Katie & Tripp, this weekend. The wedding took place at DeLille Cellars in Woodinville, in the heart of Western Washington’s wine country. Being December, the winery was decked out in Christmas garb, with a huge tree, candles and lovely decorations all around. What [...]


"No More, No Less" by The Jason Parker Quartet to be Released on October 24, 2009

“No More, No Less” by The Jason Parker Quartet to be Released on October 24, 2009

J&J Music is proud to present the release of The Jason Parker Quartet’s second album, “No More, No Less”. The JPQ will celebrate with a CD Release Party at Lucid Jazz Lounge on October 24, 2009 at 9:30pm. The JPQ is: Jason Parker (trumpet), Josh Rawlings (piano), Evan Flory-Barnes (bass) and D’Vonne Lewis (drums). They [...]

The New Jason Parker Quartet CDs are in Transit!

The New Jason Parker Quartet CDs are in Transit!

This picture is just about the most beautiful thing in the world to me right now! At long last the new Jason Parker Quartet CDs are in transit and should arrive on my doorstep tomorrow. I have been able to listen to the music for a while now and you can too by visiting my [...]

Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble: "Birth of the Cool" Tribute

Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble: “Birth of the Cool” Tribute

I’m thrilled to be part of the debut of the Seattle Jazz Composers Ensemble tomorrow night at Lucid Jazz Lounge in Seattle. My good friends Michael Owcharuk and Nate Omdal put this group together after the very successful Slava concert last February. They have brought together some of the finest musicians and composers in the [...]


JPQ Featured at Get Hitched, Give Hope Blog!

Thanks to Laurel McConnell and all the folks at Get Hitched, Give Hope for making the JPQ the featured vendor on their blog today! We can’t wait to play at this wonderful soiree in a couple months. Get your tickets now and hob-nob with the finest wedding vendors in Seattle.

The New Jason Parker Quartet CD is Complete!

After months of planning, writing, arranging, rehearsing, recording, mixing, mastering, licensing, copyrighting, artwork-approving, liner note-writing and many different people-paying, the new Jason Parker Quartet CD “No More, No Less” is now complete! I sent the final files and master off to the replicator this week and should have the physical CD’s in my hands sometime [...]

Susannah & Rob's Wedding

Susannah & Rob’s Wedding

We spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon (Fathers’ Day) with Susannah and Rob at Golden Gardens for their wedding. They were two of the most easy-going soon-to-be-married’s I’ve worked with and their family and friends were much the same. The day was a tad cloudy but it stayed dry the whole time and a good time [...]


4Culture Press Release

I’m still on cloud nine about receiving a grant from 4Culture to help finish the JPQ CD! Today I received the official press release and was able to see the rarefied company I’m in. Other recipient include trumpeter Cuong Vu, filmmaker Lynn Shelton, Senegalese master drummer Thione Diop, and pianists Wayne Horvitz and Jovino Santos [...]

Amazing News!

I have been applying for grants for years for a number of different projects. There are many wonderful organizations out there willing to fund arts projects but many, many more artists applying for those grants. I’m always disappointed when I don’t get funded, but even more amazed at all the quality artists out there who [...]

Look What I Found!

I just did a search totally unrelated to me, and look what I found: Post-Bop. I wasn’t Googling myself. Really, I wasn’t.