Just what it sounds like – enjoy fantastic music within the intimate and comfortable environment of someone’s home. We keep the quality as high as you would experience in a club only with a smaller audience and without the ringing of a club phone or dishes clanking or people walking around. Want to meet the artists? Not a problem – in fact they often interact with the audience during the concert.
Nich just keeps a list. Reservations are available in advance either by check (email me for payment address) or via credit/debit card using PayPal on the website. Reservations confirmed and directions provided by e-mail. Seating is limited to approx. 30-40 guests depending on location.
We strive to bring jazz singers from around the world for Seattle-area audiences to enjoy in an intimate environment. Often they are paired with Seattle’s best pianists, but sometimes bring incredible duo partners with them.
There is always a food buffet. Brunch before the show for afternoon concerts or post-concert nibbles for evening performances. Wine and other beverages are available but you are certainly welcome to bring a bottle of your favorite wine to share.
Why no address/directions on the website? This isn’t a business The hosts either break even or more often lose money on events. It’s all about having a great time and putting some green in the artists’ pockets who usually are doing this at a very discounted amount because it’s a rewarding experience. One of the requirements for this not to be considered a business is that the address not be listed on the website – done! When you make your donation to reserve your seat, I will send you a confirmation email along with address and other information.
Auburn (though think NE Federal Way):
Nich’s condo is located in a gated community between I-5 and 167 approximately 25-30 mins (in great traffic) from downtown Seattle, Tacoma or Bellevue.
Andy and Patti Carr’s lovely new home -
approximately 60 mins (in great traffic) from downtown Seattle.
Paul and Angela Frankel’s lovely home -
located near the Northgate mall / Pinehurst / Lake City neighborhoods.
Mike Spiz’s contemporary new home (due to be complete in November 2012) located east of Capital Hill.
Ages 14+ please. High school students have a suggested donation of $15 but must be accompanied by an adult (at full donation) or another student.
Friday and Saturday performances: Doors open at 7:00pm. The concert is 7:30pm – 9:00pm (or so)
Sunday afternoon performances check for times. (often 1:00pm doors open, 2-3:30pm performance)
Please verify show times on the website/ e-mails as your show approaches in case adjustments need to be made.
Artists usually have CDs available for purchase (usually $15-20/CD) and artists love to sign them. Some people like to bring a bottle of their favorite wine to share.
All but the Madrona location have cats – you should be fine unless REALLY allergic. Cats are locked away in bedrooms at the Auburn and Camano locations.
Auburn has stairs.
While Camano has stairs, there is a small elevator that can be used for those in need – just let us know. There is however a steep driveway to get to the house – let us know in advance and we can save you a spot so you can drive up to the garage for easier handicapped access.
Northgate has good accessibility.
Please let Nich know at least a week in advance and we can do our best to have some options available to you.
Nich (with input from a variety of people). I usually book the following year’s series during the summer and try to mix returning artists with new.
If you have questions, or to obtain a mailing address (for those who prefer to make advance donations by check), e-mail Nich at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 206-963-2430.