Rich Cole Quintet @ The Lake Chelan Wine & Jazz Festival Gig  2
May
18
4:00 PM16:00

Rich Cole Quintet @ The Lake Chelan Wine & Jazz Festival Gig 2

  • Siren Song Vineyard Estate and Winery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Yes I am playing more than once at this newer and really fun festival in Lake Chelan, WA
This one is at Siren Song Vineyard Estate and Winery. 4pm-6pm

Personnel:
Rich Cole - Saxes
Andy Omdahl - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Bill Anschell - Piano, keys
Chris Symer - Bass
Brad Boal - Drums

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Rich Cole Quintet @ The Lake Chelan Wine & Jazz Festival Gig  1
May
18
1:00 PM13:00

Rich Cole Quintet @ The Lake Chelan Wine & Jazz Festival Gig 1

Yes I am playing more than once at this newer and really fun festival in Lake Chelan, WA
This one is at the Larc Vineyard Ranch 1pm-3pm

Personnel:
Rich Cole - Saxes
Andy Omdahl - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Bill Anschell - Piano, keys
Chris Symer - Bass
Brad Boal - Drums

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Rich Cole Group @ Tulas Jazz Club - Now every 2nd Sundays
Apr
14
7:30 PM19:30

Rich Cole Group @ Tulas Jazz Club - Now every 2nd Sundays

Personnel:
Rich Cole - Saxes
Bill Anschell - Piano
Chuck Deardorf - Bass
Max T. Wood - Drums

These are some of my favorites musicians to play with. Tula’s is the real deal jazz club in Seattle. My group now plays there every second Sunday of the month (with the occasional exception). Please come down to Tula’s to hear this terrific group!

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CACELLED due to inclement weather - Rich Cole Group @ Tulas Jazz Club
Feb
10
7:30 PM19:30

CACELLED due to inclement weather - Rich Cole Group @ Tulas Jazz Club

Sadly, we had to call this one off. Too many travel risks due to bad weather. Look for this assemblage to play in the (hopefully) near future.

Personnel:
Rich Cole - Saxes
Dave Peterson - Guitar
Marc Seales - Piano
Paul Gabrielson - Bass
John Bishop - Drums

For my birthday I assembled some of my old friends/favorite musicians. Some of us go back……………well let’s just leave that number alone, shall we? Tula’s is the real deal jazz club in Seattle. My group now plays there every second Sunday of the month (with the occasional exception). Please come down to Tula’s to hear this terrific group!

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Rich Cole Group @ Tulas Jazz Club - Now every 2nd Sunday of the month
Jan
13
7:30 PM19:30

Rich Cole Group @ Tulas Jazz Club - Now every 2nd Sunday of the month

Personnel:
Rich Cole - Saxes
Bill Anschell - Piano
Chris Symer - Bass
Brad Boal - Drums

These are some of my favorites musicians to play with. Tula’s is the real deal jazz club in Seattle. My group now plays there every second Sunday of the month (with the occasional exception). Please come down to Tula’s to hear this terrific group!

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Nearly Dan At Jazz Alley
Jan
4
to Jan 6

Nearly Dan At Jazz Alley

4 Nights at Jazz Alley in Seattle! Nearly Dan is made up of 12 nationally known musicians who share a distinctive passion for the music of Steely Dan —revered for inventive music-making, jazz-infected lush harmonies and their own lyrical color. This is no simple tribute band. Come to Jazz Alley to hear how we do pay tribute to as well as "mess with" the unique library of Steely Dan.

Buy Tickets at JazzAlley.com

NearlyDan.com

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Rich Cole Group @ Tulas Jazz Club
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

Rich Cole Group @ Tulas Jazz Club

  • Tula's Jazz Club and Restaurant (map)
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Personnel:
Rich Cole - Saxes
Bill Anschell - Piano
Paul Gabrielson - Bass
John Bishop - Drums

Another great configuration of musicians playing with me at Tula’s. Bill Anschell is my right hand pianist and supplier of great tunes. (He uses his left hand a lot too.) Paul, John and I moved to Seattle around the same time so it’s old home night for me. Come on down to Tula's!

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Nothing Personal Project @ Tula's Jazz Club
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Nothing Personal Project @ Tula's Jazz Club

Last year this group celebrated the musical legacy of the great tenor saxophonist, Michael Brecker. This year we will draw on that material while adding some of our own compositions. This is one of my favorite groups to play with and, dang, the bar is high! Don't miss this one!

Rich Cole - tenor & soprano sax, bass clarinet
Pete Gallio - tenor & soprano sax
Marc Seales - piano & keyboards
Chuck Deardorf - basses
Gary Hobbs - drums & percussion

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Tribute to Michael Brecker at Tula's in Seattle
Mar
17
7:30 PM19:30

Tribute to Michael Brecker at Tula's in Seattle

A little over ten years ago the great jazz saxophone virtuoso and composer Michael Brecker passed at the age of 57.  He had been fighting myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) for a couple years and though he seemed to be improving he succumbed on January 13th, 2007. Tula's Jazz Club has given me the honor of paying tribute to this giant. Please keep checking back for more details.

Personnel include:
Rich Cole - saxes
Marc Seales - piano, keyboards
Chuck Deardorf - basses
Gary Hobbs - drums and percussion
Special Guests!

Tula's Web Site

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Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra - Basie Bash New York 1937
Jan
28
7:30 PM19:30

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra - Basie Bash New York 1937

I'll be joining the SRJO in a tribute to the great Count Basie and his orchestra.

From the SRJO's website:

It’s 1937. Famous jazz impresario John Hammond has signed on as the Count Basie Orchestra’s promoter, and brings the band to New York for a pivotal engagement at the Roseland Ballroom. The Basie band soon rises to national attention during the heyday of swing dancing, and began making its first recordings for Decca records in the same year, including the instant hit, “One O’Clock Jump.” The band included such heralded stars as tenor saxophonists Lester Young and Herschel Evans, trumpeters Buck Clayton and Harry “Sweets” Edison, and vocalists Jimmy (Mr. Five-by-Five) Rushing and Joe Williams, plus the unparalleled rhythm section of guitarist Freddie Green, drummer Jo Jones, bassist Walter Page, and of course, Basie on piano.

The SRJO will feature great hits from the early New York era of the Count Basie Orchestra, including “Oh Lady Be Good,” “Jumpin’ at the Woodside,” and "Roseland Shuffle."

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Rich Cole with the Miles Black Trio
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Rich Cole with the Miles Black Trio

  • Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center - Bellingham, WA. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This will be my first gig at the Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center and with the Miles
Black Trio. I'm very excited to be playing in my home town of Bellingham and with such fine musicians.

Rich Cole - Saxes
Miles Black - Piano
Julian MacDonough - Drums
Michael Glynn - Bass

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Tribute to the great John Coltrane - 2nd night
Sep
24
7:30 PM19:30

Tribute to the great John Coltrane - 2nd night

Personnel:
Richard Cole - saxophones, bass clarinet
Bill Anschell - piano
Phil Sparks - bass
Matt Jorgensen - drums

Tula's Jazz Club has given me the honor of leading their annual John Coltrane tribute. Starting on Trane's 90th birthday and extending to the following night, we will present a concert of Coltrane compositions, songs associated with him and compositions inspired by him. I have selected a group of musicians that bring their own Coltrane influenced spirits to this event. Please try to make one of these very special nights.

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Tribute to the great John Coltrane - 1st night
Sep
23
7:30 PM19:30

Tribute to the great John Coltrane - 1st night

Personnel:
Richard Cole - saxophones, bass clarinet
Bill Anschell - piano
Phil Sparks - bass
Matt Jorgensen - drums

Tula's Jazz Club has given me the honor of leading their annual John Coltrane tribute. Starting on Trane's 90th birthday and extending to the following night, we will present a concert of Coltrane compositions, songs associated with him and compositions inspired by him. I have selected a group of musicians that bring their own Coltrane influenced spirits to this event. Please try to make one of these very special nights.

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