Are you in the raptures of love? Looking for love? Are you heartbroken or lovelorn?
Renowned Seattle jazz trio fronted by the smooth vocals of Jose “Juicy” Gonzales plays Valentine’s Day weekend, exploring the complex and manifold theme of “love.” The Trio’s diverse repertoire draws from the standards (Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rogers & Hart) as well as contemporary pop music (Steve Miller, Elton John, Prince), all inflected with their signature bluesy and funk improvisation.
Gonzales is a Washington State native; he was classically trained in piano as a child, then studied theatre at Cornish College. Inspired by the likes of Fats Waller and Billie Holiday, and drawn in by the richness and breadth of the great American standards, as well as funk and R&B, Gonzales has performed his unique brand of jazz for the past twenty years. Accompanied by Michael Marcus (bass) and Matt Jorgensen (drums), the trio is a regular at Seattle jazz institutions, including Tula’s and Egan’s.
Jose Gonzales Trio, Saturday, February 15, 7:30 pm
Vashon Allied Arts, Tickets: $14 Member/Student/Senior, $18 General VAA, Heron’s Nest, VashonAlliedArts.org