November 10, 2003
@ 03:40 AM

I saw the Regina Carter Quintet at Dimitrou's Jazz Alley last night and I must say I never thought a jazz violinist would sound so good. If you live in the Seattle area and have never checked out the Jazz Alley you need to give it a try. It's definitely the place to go for a nice night of good music and good food with a loved one.



Monday, November 10, 2003 6:12:37 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Having recently (well, 5 years ago) moved away from Seattle to the sunnier climes of Phoenix, AZ, the things I miss most about Seattle are (in no particular order): The transit system; Bumbershoot; The Seattle Symphony; the Seattle Thunderbirds; and Jazz Alley. The two best shows I've seen at Jazz Alley are Hugh Masekala (twice) and David Benoit. The sound is great. Every seat is a great one. And the food is really good also. Plus, no matter where you sit - even in the smoking section - you can hardly smell the smoke (not at all on the main floor; hardly at all in the balcony) and you don't walk away smelling like a used filter. (Compare that to your local Denny's where every seat is in smoking, even if it isn't.) I'm going to have to check Regina Carter out. I've loved Stephane Grappelli and Jean-Luc Ponty (who I saw in concert in Seattle at the Paramount Theater) for a long time. Another good one in Sonya Robinson.
Michael Favro
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