On his weekly broadcast today, Jim Wilke presents a band of New Yorkers and Seattleites whose performance was a highlight of an increasingly important Seattle jazz festival. Here is Jim’s announcement:
The Lucas Pino No Net Nonet played an exciting concert of original music at the 2015 Ballard Jazz Festival, and the concert was recorded for broadcast on KPLU’s Jazz Northwest. Pino is a New York-based tenor saxophonist who has been leading a similar band in monthly concerts at Smoke in New York City for the past three years. The New York band has a new CD on the Seattle label Origin Records, and Lucas Pino recently married Roxy Coss, another saxophonist who is a former Seattle resident and attended Garfield High. So, it seemed appropriate for Lucas and Roxy to be featured at this year’s Ballard Jazz Festival. Roxy led a quintet of her own and played in the No Net Nonet. The rest of the band came from Seattle’s pool of excellent players.
The front line: Greg Belisle-Chi (partially hidden), Jay Thomas, Roxy Coss, Lucas Pino, David Marriott Jr, Richard Cole. Pianist Dawn Clement, bassist Michael Glynn and drummer John Bishop are not shown. (Jim Levitt photo)
Lucas Pino was clearly impressed with the Seattle musicians. “We had maybe an hour of rehearsal… and I’m astounded at the level of musicianship of these cats…’ Generous with his band, all players had solo turns during the concert, which consisted of frequently complex original compositions by Pino. The concert will air on Sunday, July 5 at 2 PM PDT at 88.5 in the Seattle area and stream on the internet at kplu.org. Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke.