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Anna & Alfredo's Wedding

Anna & Alfredo’s Wedding

We had an absolutely wonderful time at Anna & Alfredo’s wedding this past Saturday at Top of the Market. It was one of those sunny Springtime days in Seattle where everything seems to be just right with the world. What a great day to be married! I had the pleasure of playing with Darrius Willrich […]

Clave Nagila Debuts to a Packed House!

Clave Nagila Debuts to a Packed House!

You know how sometimes you have an idea that you think is great, but you have no idea how others are going to react? Well, that’s how I’ve felt about Clave Nagila since the idea was born in Port Townsend four years ago. I had a suspicion that it was an idea who’s time had […]

Clave Nagila Debuts Tomorrow at Egan's!

Clave Nagila Debuts Tomorrow at Egan’s!

I’m very excited to announce the debut of my new project, Clave Nagila, tomorrow night at Egan’s. Almost 4 years in the making, this band combines my love of two distinct yet complimentary styles, Latin-jazz and traditional Jewish music. The concept grew out of an arrangement I did for my Quartet of a prayer called […]


Another Wonderful Night at Lucid

Another Wonderful Night at Lucid

The Jason Parker Quartet had another great night at Lucid on Saturday night. I have to say, this is without a doubt my favorite room to play in. In just 6 months David has built his club into a hip, happening place. It feels like a true jazz club, and the energy is electric every […]

Keepin' Time with Jason Parker Music - May 2009

Keepin’ Time with Jason Parker Music – May 2009

Each month I send out a newsletter to update folks on gigs I’m playing and news from the trenches. I use a great company called Constant Contact, who now gives each newsletter its own unique URL as well. To view the May edition of Keepin’ Time with Jason Parker Music click here. Click here to […]

Come Celebrate with the Jason Parker Quartet tonight at Tula's!

Come Celebrate with the Jason Parker Quartet tonight at Tula’s!

The Jason Parker Quartet has been busy over the last few months preparing for our recent recording session. We had an amazing time in the studio on Wednesday and can’t wait to share the new music with you. Look for the second JPQ CD to be released sometime this summer. In the meantime, we are […]


Pre-Order Your Copy of the New Jason Parker Quartet CD Today!

The new CD from The Jason Parker Quartet will be released in late-June or early-July, but you can pre-order your copy today! Every pre-order will receive their copy one week before the release to the public, and if you participate in the Micropatronage Program you can also receive special bonus materials. Click here for more […]

Recording Complete

Recording Complete

After 8 hours, 9 tunes, 21 takes and 1 Indian buffet the Jason Parker Quartet recording session is complete! It was an exhausting and exhilarating day, and all-in-all I couldn’t be happier. Recording is a strange process and no matter how much you prepare it’s always different than you expect. It’s hard to get used […]

Recording Day!

It’s recording day for the JPQ, and I’m giddy with excitement. We’ve worked hard over the last few months to prepare for this day and I’m ready to get to the studio and tear it up! Thanks to all who have participated in the Micropatronage Program so far. Your contributions will be used to pay […]


Another Wonderful Night at Lucid

Another Wonderful Night at Lucid

The JPQ had another wonderful night at Lucid last night. Josh, D’Vonne and I had the pleasure of sharing the stage with bassist Jon Hamar. This was the first time Jon played with the JPQ, and it was such a joy to have him with us. His playing is soulful, his time rock-solid, and his […]

Jason Parker Music Newsletter

Each month I send out a newsletter to update folks on gigs I’m playing and news from the trenches. I use a great company called , who now gives each newsletter its own unique URL as well. To view the April edition of Keepin’ Time with Jason Parker Music click here. Click here to be […]

I’m on Rachael Ray’s Blog!

A few years ago I recorded the theme song to a cooking show hosted by Josh “Mr. Cutlets” Ozersky with Life in a Blender, a band fronted by my good friend Don Ralph. Mr. Cutlets is now the national restaurant editor for Citysearch and a contributor to Rachael Ray’s blog. Today I was informed by […]


Beth & Chad's Beautiful Wedding

Beth & Chad’s Beautiful Wedding

We had the pleasure of celebrating Beth & Chad’s wedding last night at Ray’s Boathouse in Ballard. I met with them at their house about a month ago and they immediately felt like friends. They are warm and welcoming, and we talked about weddings, music, living in Seattle and their new kitty Gus. Beth was […]

We’re #9, We’re #9!

As mentioned below my composition “Bashert” was recently the featured downlad at All About Jazz. We are now the 9th most downloaded song in the last 10 days! And I even got a new participant in the Micropatronage Program as a result. Thanks to all who have checked it out.

"Bashert" is the Featured Download at All About Jazz

“Bashert” is the Featured Download at All About Jazz

My composition “Bashert” from the Jason Parker Quartet album Live at JazzTV is the featured download today at All About Jazz.com! Please head over there and take a listen. This is one of the songs we are going to record for our new CD next month, but I’m very proud of the live version as […]


$1000 Mark Reached in the Micropatronage Program!

On February 28th I made this post and launched the Micropatronage program for the forthcoming Jason Parker Quartet CD. Today, with your generous support, we reached the $1000 mark! And I mean “we”, because I couldn’t have done it without you. I have been humbled and overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from my family, […]

University District Jazz Walk

University District Jazz Walk

I’m excited to take part in the first University District Jazz Walk. On April 2nd, 12 different venues in the U-District will feature jazz acts all night long, and Josh Rawlings and I will be playing as a duo at Herkimer Coffee from 6-8pm. This is the first jazz walk to be held in the […]

Water Babies Are Back, Baby!

Water Babies Are Back, Baby!

After almost a year off, I’m thrilled that my band Water Babies returns to the stage tonight at Lo-Fi Performance Gallery! It’s been too long since we’ve dropped our signature brand of Spontaneous Funk on the good people of Seattle, and we’re ready to blow the roof off the sucka! Check out our debut album […]


Lucid Was a Blast!

We had a most amazing show at Lucid on Saturday night! It was our first time playing at Seattle’s newest jazz club and honestly I had no idea what to expect. I had met the owner, David, and had seen the room, but you never know what’s going to happen on your maiden voyage at […]

Earshot Previews Our Lucid Gig

Earshot Previews Our Lucid Gig

There is a preview of our upcoming gig at Lucid in the March edition of Earhot Jazz Magazine. They called me “trumpet upstart”! Not sure what that means but I like it! And I dig the last line “…check out the next generation of Seattle Jazz”. Come see what all the fuss is about on […]

ArtZone Video is Streaming!

We had such a fantastic afternoon at the ArtZone TV taping the other day! They treated us like kings from the moment we arrived until the moment we left, with hugs all around, our own personal green-room, and the best part: cheese! And I must say they run a professional and tight ship, and we’re […]


JPQ on ArtZone TV Thursday at 8pm

JPQ on ArtZone TV Thursday at 8pm

As mentioned in an earlier post, the JPQ is excited to be the featured performer on Nancy Guppy’s program ArtZone on the Seattle Channel. We’ll be featured on the the episode that airs on Comcast Cable channel 21 at 8:00pm this Thursday, March 5th. They rebroadcast the show all weekend long if you miss the […]

Be a Part of the New Jason Parker Quartet CD

The recording process for the new Jason Parker Quartet CD is complete! Josh, Evan, D’Vonne and I spent a wonderful day at MOUSe Studios in Seattle in April and laid down the 7 tracks for the new album. We were also joined by Cynthia Mullis on saxophone for 3 of the tunes and I can’t […]

My Chet Baker Moment

My Chet Baker Moment

I had the pleasure of working with photographer Michael Riedel at the Waterfront Bridal Show last weekend. He’s an incredible talent not only as a photographer but as a digital retoucher as well, having recently been award a Guru Award from PhotoshopWorld. He was there photographing a model named Veronica for the make-up artist Illusions […]