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Walt Wagner Trio with Dan Dean (bass) and Ben Smith (drums)

Tue, Sep 3 -
Wed, Sep 4, 2019




$30.50 ($6 Service fee Included) All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.



The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes Seattle’s own, pianist Walt Wagner performing originals and some favorite covers. Band members include Dan Dean (bass) and Ben Smoth (drums). Show time Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm each night.

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PERFORMANCE

Walt Wagner has performed with Jay Leno, Bill Cosby, Bob Hope, George Burns, Lily Tomlin, Roberta Flack, Sammy Davis, Jr., Bob Newhart, and as pianist- conductor with Peggy Lee. He toured internationally with Peggy Fleming in “A Concert On Ice”, and has performed extensively at Sun Valley, Idaho. He was featured for two years at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at University of Idaho. Concluding a 20-year engagement at Seattle’s famed Canlis, Walt played a concert finale which was live-streamed internationally. Recently, The Walt Wagner Trio performed to packed houses at renowned Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley.

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Wagner’s guest appearances include The Tonight Show, Merv Griffin, and an Andy Williams & Peggy Fleming special at Madison Square Garden.

COMPOSING

Commissions include: Fanfare, for Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra (conductor, Adam Stern); Rhythms - for Piano, Winds & Percussion, for Washington Wind Symphony (pianist, Walt Wagner; conductor, Gene Aitken) and a recording with Seattle Symphony Orchestra (see Recordings, below); The Miracle - Concerto for Piano & Orchestra, for a recording with Seattle Symphony Orchestra (pianist, Walt Wagner; conductor, Gerard Schwarz).

RECORDINGS

REWORKS - LIVE AT CANLIS (Sub Pop #SP1193): The finale concert after 20 years; piano distillations of the music of Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Buzzcocks, Phoenix, Prince, My Bloody Valentine, DJ Shadow, The Left Banke and Goat.

IN THE PINK — Music of Pink Floyd (Semaphone #79315): Interpretations of the lyrical, bluesy, mysterious music of DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, THE WALL, and THE DIVISION BELL.

CHARIOTS OF FIRE (Semaphone #79315; CD single): a powerful interpretation of Vangelis' beloved theme — the most requested music that Walt has ever performed.

SPIRIT (Semaphone #79314): a Christmas collection of European and American traditional carols.

PEARLS, VOLUME 1 (Semaphone #79313): a solo-piano collection of jazz and pop tunes, displaying

Walt's expansive blend of improvisation and respect for the composers' original intent.

THE MIRACLE - FOR PIANO & ORCHESTRA/ RHYTHMS - FOR PIANO, WINDS & PERCUSSION (Semaphone #79312), with Wagner as composer/soloist and Gerard Schwarz conducting The Seattle Symphony Orchestra.q

EVEN THERE (Semaphone #70022), a collection of hymns, produced and arranged by Wagner for piano, string quartet, African drums and guitar, featuring the gifted vocalist Sue Nixon.

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Thu, Jun 27 - Sun, Jun 30

Guitarist Bill Frisell is widely known as one of the most versatile players in jazz history, despite possessing an always instantly recognizable warm, bell-like tone on his instrument, no matter what he happens to be playing.

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The Next Generation Jazz Orchestra presented by The Monterey Jazz Festival

Mon, Jul 1

Each year, Monterey Jazz Festival brings together 21 of the most accomplished high school jazz musicians from across the country to form an all-star touring jazz orchestra. The Next Generation Jazz Orchestra meets each summer to rehearse with Education Director Paul Contos before embarking on a domestic or international tour!

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Acoustic Alchemy - CD Release Celebration!

Tue, Jul 2 - Sun, Jul 7

Touring in support of their new release and first in seven years, 33 1/3, Acoustic Alchemy have spent thirty years making music and in that time they have received droves of critical acclaim for their albums and three Grammy nominations.

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