First Thursday Art Walk at The Knife Room

First Thursday Art Walk at The Knife Room


Th / 5:30-9:15p

Join us for Pioneer Square Seattle's First Thursday Art Walk event in The Knife Room at Nordo!

Jazz Jam led by Jay Thomas (bring your instrument!) -- First Thursday Art Walk = FREE!!! -- Mac & Cheese Bar -- Cocktail Bar ($5 Manhattans from 5:30-6:30pm) -- FREE PARKING (grab a voucher from a participating local gallery before you come down!) 5:30pm-9:15pm *** No Ticket Needed - Come On Down 5:30-6:30pm - HAPPY HOUR - $5 Manhattans LIVE MUSIC starts 6:15pm-9:15pm Jazz Jam with Musician, Bandleader, and Teacher: Jay Thomas

Jay Thomas, a native of Seattle, is a versatile multi-instrumentalist (trumpet, flugelhorn, alto, tenor, soprano and flutes). His music could be described as earthy and lyrical with the blues and swing always in evidence. Jay grew up in the fertile atmosphere of Seattle’s 60’s jazz scene sometimes subbing for Quincy Jones alumnus Floyd Standifer while still in high school. Clubs such as the “ H.O.E.” otherwise known as the House of Entertainment and the Black and Tan and the Llahngaelhyn figured prominently in Jay’s early years. Today Jay is a member of one of Japan’s leading big bands, CUG (Continued in the Underground Jazz Orchestra), and co-leads a sextet with Kohama Yasuhiro and Atsushi Ikeda. Jay tours in Japan, recording and performing, several times a year. Jay is also a member of SRJO (Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra) and also has a Neo- Boogaloo Hard Bop band called “The Cantaloupes”. He is an adjunct professor at Cornish College of the Arts, and works at the renowned Garfield High School, tutoring kids in improvisation. *** Jazz Jam will run 6:15pm-9:15pm. Artists are encouraged to bring their instruments and join in for the 2nd and 3rd sets of the night!

---------------- DISCLAIMER ----------------- The Knife Room at Nordo is a historic underground venue that is only accessible by a staircase. We are working on options to make it more accessible, (this is costly and difficult in a 125 year old building,) and in the meantime apologize to those who cannot attend Knife Room events.