Jeremy Pelt Quintet


Wednesday - January 15, 2020

McNally Recital Hall - At Holy Names Music Center

 Pelt's recordings and performances have earned him critical acclaim, both nationally and internationally. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal by legendary jazz writer and producer, Nat Hentoff, and was voted Rising Star on the trumpet, five years in a row by Downbeat Magazine and the Jazz Journalist Association. 

Jeremy Pelt - Trumpet
Chien Chien Lu - Vibraphone
Victor Gould - Piano
Richie Goods - Bass
Allan Mednard - Drums

Concert will take place at McNally Recital Hall ...Holy Names Music Center at Mukugawa Fort George Writght Institute.  

Snacks & Light Drinks will be served before the show & at intermission.  

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Jonathan Barber - Vision Ahead Quintet

Friday March 6, 2020


Jonathan Barber - Drums

Godwin Louis - Alto Saxophone

Taber Gable - Piano 

Andrew Renfroe - Guitar

Matt Dwonszyk - Bass

 New York City-based Jonathan Barber was voted the #1 Up-and-Coming Drummer of 2018 in Modern Drummer. Only 29 years old, he has already recorded and toured worldwide with such artists as Pat Metheny, Nicholas Payton, Buster Williams, Jeremy Pelt, Wallace Roney, Terrace Martin, Jennifer Holiday, Harold Mabern, Steve Davis, Stefon Harris, and many more. Barber has also been called on for such significant performances as Jimmy Greene’s Ana Grace Project (with an all-star band comprised of Greene, Kenny Barron, John Patitucci, and Kurt Elling) and back-to-back sold-out concerts with the Brooklyn Philharmonic and Erykah Badu at the BAM Opera House. 

Vision Ahead blends classic jazz with gospel, rock, soul and fusion.  


Our Past Events

New York Jazz in Autumn

Mike LeDonne's Groover Quartet proved to be one of our most popular shows to date, with a power-house super-group including Eric Alexander, Peter Bernstein and Joe Farnsworth.  The House of Soul was filled with students & adults appreciative of the Bluesy, Funky, Groovin' Jazz.  

Aaron Parks Little Big wowed an audience of 70 with an alluring and emotive set of beautiful compositions and fresh perspective.  Parks' spirit shines hope in a dark questionable political and social environment.  We were so happy to present his music 


Joe Magnarelli Quintet & The Legacy Jazz Workshop June 26, 2019

Students ranging from school aged to adult professional worked with Ralph Moore, Anthony Wonsey, Dezron Douglas, Joe Magnarelli and George Fludas in a workshop at Holy Names Music Center on June 26th receiving workshops and group lessons from each member of the quintet.  The concert, sponsored by Hoffman Music, Holy Names Music Center, Spokane Art Grant Award and The Herb Alpert Foundation via the Jazz Education Network (JEN) took place at Spokane Falls Community College. 


The Black Art Jazz Collective

January 23, 2019


The Black Art Jazz Collective performed a concert on Jan 23rd at SFCC auditorium for an audience of 95.  

They also performed an afternoon clinic in which students from Deer Park High School, Washington State University, and members of the community learned from the group.  

On January 24th, We drove BAJC to Missoula where they gave clinics at University of Montana and performed to a sold out audience of 130 at the Downtown Dance Collective.  


Wayne Escoffery

Jeremy Pelt

Xavier Davis

Corcoran Holt

Johnathan Blake


The Logan Richardson Quartet

October 2nd & 3rd 2018

An Inter-dimensional portal was opened and for a short time we all existed on the same plane. Logan Richardson's beautiful alto sound soared above Igor Osypov's intricate guitar lines that weaved and danced above the powerful duo of Dominique Sanders's Bass and Ryan Lee's drums.   Epic Rock beats were fused with elements of Jazz, Blues, Metal and Modern Freedom....... Filled with heavy guitar effects, samples and lyrical solos.  It was victory music;  beautiful and inspiring.  It referenced the battle, represented the struggle and was everything we knew we always needed but couldn't quite define.  It was simply grand. 

Local students from WSU, SFCC and EWU were in attendance in the SFCC band room on Oct 2nd where the workshop began with an interview with Logan Richardson.  Richardson spoke about his hometown Kansas City, creative culture in New York, the history of slavery and it's affect on society, current social struggles, the concepts of stretch music and SHIFT.


During the interactive portion of the workshop, students from the WSU combo "Jazz Wires" performed for Logan and the quartet.  The students were encouraged to "play like it was the very last time".  Drummer Ryan Lee coached

the students on beats, technique and more.  The Imagine Collective also performed for the 


On Wednesday Oct 3rd, BLUES PEOPLE stepped out to Cheney and talked with students on aspects of the music business and then performed a short set for the entire school of music at Convocation.  

The BLUES PEOPLE concert was the first Imagine Jazz collaboration with Terrain at the Washington Cracker Co Building.  Around 90 people were in attendance at the concert including many college students.  

-Rachel Bade-McMurphy

Logan Richardson at Terrain Oct 3, 2018
Logan Richardson at Terrain Oct 3, 2018

Vincent Herring Quartet June 2018

Vincent Herring Quartet Clinic


June 18 2018 we had the great pleasure of receiving a clinic from The Vincent Herring Quartet with Carl Allen, David Kikoski and Yasushi Nakamura.  Around 30 students and community members were able to receive advice from the Quartet at Holy Names Music Center. The clinic was made possible in part by Yamaha. 

Vincent Herring Quartet


The show was well attended, with around 90 attendants at The House of Soul.  The quartet with Carl Allen, Yasushi Nakamura and David Kikoski played 2 sets to a very appreciative audience.  

2018 Imagine Jazz Festival


The 2018 Festival came to a close on April 25th

We were so pleased with the first ever Imagine Jazz Festival!  

Local Bands performed at House of Soul Thurs-Sun and we finished out the festival with a performance by The WIllie Jones III Quintet.  We rented a grand piano - so Spokane could experience a real dinner-club atomosphere.  The Willie Jones III quintet was off the hook - bringing a great mix of intensity, and soul and brought the New York Vibe to Spokane.  It was the such a treat for Spokane listeners at The House of Soul who varied from College students to local professional musicians and other jazz loving community members.  

Student Clinics

We had 3 fantastic clinics for this years fesstival - giving the local studnets many opportunities to work with the guest artitsts - The Willie Jones III Quintet.

The Tuesday night clinic featured small group combos from WSU, EWU, Whitworth and SAJE who performed and received feedback by the artists. It was a treat for the students to be able to watch each other perform, and for all the students to be able to hear the various comments.  In the middle of the clinic, the students were able to watch a small performance by members of the Willie Jones III Quintet - allowing them to hear the model.  

There were 2 clinics on Wednesday - one at Mead High School where Jeremy Pelt worked with some students on soloing, and a clinic in the afternoon at The House of Soul where Ralph Moore, Gerald Cannon and Willie Jones III worked in trio format performing for students of SAJE and answering various questions.    

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