Ernie Watts with the Marc Seales Trio
221 NW 10th Ave.
[JAZZ] A top call in L.A. studio sessions when he's not touring the world with his own band, tenor sax master Ernie Watts works the melodic jazz mainstream so proficiently he just garnered another major career achievement prize (in Germany) to add to his collection. A veteran of groups led by Charlie Haden (Quartet West), Pat Metheny, Kurt Elling, and others, Watts just released a stylish, straight-ahead new CD, A Simple Truth, whose title track was co-written by longtime friend and pianist Marc Seales, who heads jazz studies at the University of Washington. They'll be joined by Portland jazz stalwarts Dave Captein on bass and Gary Hobbs on drums.
Where: Jimmy Mak's
Address: 221 NW 10th Ave.