The sound of music filled the Frank Freese American Legion Post 66 Hall in Edmonds, Wash., on Saturday, May 21. Specifically, jazz music, when the post hosted local Seattle area jazz musicians at the Jazz Walk held in Edmonds. The post was one of eight local venues featuring music of many styles.
The Taryn Zickafoose Project opened the show, performing a variety of jazz standards and original music on her drums with her sister Taylor Zickefoose (vocals), Heather Chriscaden (bass) and Nick Moore (piano).
Following them was Adriana Giordano, a Brazil-born and Seattle-based vocalist who entertained the audience with her inspirations from the deep well of Brazilian song. Her energetic set included bossa nova and samba tunes that got the crowd dancing.
Other Pacific Northwest jazz artists performing at the event's venues included Pearl Django, Johnaye Kendrick, Reuel Lubag, Danny Kolke, Jake Bergevin, the Jazz Punishments Big Band, Neil Welch, Paul Gabrielson, Richard Cole, Jean Chaumont, Greg Williamson, Kareem Kandi, Jared Hall, Steve Treseler and Nick Moore, as well as many supporting musicians.
The sold-out festival was created by Edmonds-Woodway instructor and jazz trumpeter/singer Jake Bergevin, along with Danny Kolke, a jazz pianist who own Boxley's jazz club in North Bend along with Jazz Clubs NW.
Proceeds from the event will be used by JazzClubsNW to create jazz performance and education opportunities for professionals and students throughout the Pacific Northwest.