Local drummer Jeremy Jones will be hitting it hard with his quintet at a CD release party at the Triple Door this Thursday, May 1st. I’m a huge fan of Jeremy, who’s become one of the hottest jazz drummers in Seattle in his five years since he moved to the area. Jeremy has quickly become one of the first-call players for many local jazz groups.

In full disclosure, Jeremy holds down the drum seat in my own quintet more often than not, but that has little bearing on my reasons behind writing this post. Ever since Jeremy gave me his first demo of his original music I was sucked in by the sheer passion of his playing.

This Thursday, Jeremy brings a powerhouse line-up of many of Seattle’s best musicians to the stage of what is arguably the best music venue in town. Joining him are Thomas Marriott on trumpet, Steve Treseler on sax, John Hansen on piano and the venerable Phil Sparks on bass.

So get off the couch and get your butt out to the Triple Door on May 1st to catch Jeremy Jones’ CD release party. Seriously, it’s great music and it’s the Triple Door. That means good sight lines, excellent sound, tight as hell rhythms, espresso martinis and Wild Ginger fragrant duck. I’m sorry, but if you’re a local jazz fan and not there you’re just plain stupid.

Community Local Cats Jeremy Jones XTet Rip It Up at The Triple Door