Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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On "New Day NW!"

"In Between the Raindrops" director/co-producer Jessica Davis and some of the amazing jazz legends (Buddy Catlett on bass, Overton Berry on piano, Brian Nova on guitar, and Clarence Acox on drums) were featured on the show "New Day Northwest" today! Please check out the video below! And, it's not too late to buy tickets for "Seattle Jazz Legends in Concert" at Seattle's Triple Door on Aug. 22! Click here for more info!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Thanks to our supporters!

"In Between the Raindrops" would like to thank all of our supporters that have been a great help in making this documentary a success!

In no particular order:

Thanks to Wanda Davis for her generous support!

Thanks to LYNX Records for their support as a producing partner. This effort could not have been possible without their help!

Thanks to Brian Nova for participating in this project and helping us to secure the Triple Door for our concert coming up on Aug. 22!

Thanks to Filmmakers Robert Lawson and Richard Jackman, of Bus No. 8 for all of their help and advice!

Thanks to Jim Wilke, of "Jazz After Hours" and "Jazz Northwest" on KPLU.

Thanks to Wing-It Productions for providing the Historic University Theater as a concert space last January.

Thanks to Theo Dzielak, of Couth Buzzard Books, for his generous support.

Thanks to Hank Isaac for help with editing.

Thanks to Seattle Showroom Sherman Clay for the use of a beautiful Steinway baby grand piano at our last performance!

Thanks to LUCID Seattle for their support and encouragement!

Thanks for camera equipment from Bexel Broadcast Services

Thanks for the grant funding from the Allied Arts Foundation & Paul Rucker of the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs

Thanks to Suess Chocolates for donating some tasty chocolates for our last concert!

Thanks to Tully's at 47th & University in Seattle's University District for donating coffee for the last concert.

And, thanks to Paradigm Studio for giving us a shout out on your "Icons Among Us" page. I highly recommend watching "Icons Among Us," an inspirational feature-length documentary they created. It's now available on Amazon, iTunes and Netflix

Saturday, August 14, 2010

"Seattle Jazz Legends to be featured on NBC!"

"New Day Northwest" will be featuring "Seattle Jazz Legends in Concert" on KING 5 TV this Wednesday, Aug. 18! Clarence Acox, Buddy Catlett, Overton Berry, and Brian Nova will be performing on the show! And, producer Jessica Davis will be interviewed about the upcoming concert at the Triple Door. It airs at 11 a.m. And, if you'd like to be in the audience, you can get free tickets at or call 206-448-3690.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

"Seattle Jazz Legends" back for an encore concert!

Due to the great success of its sold-out performance in January, “Seattle Jazz Legends in Concert” will return for an encore performance, on Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Triple Door, located at 216 Union St. in downtown Seattle.

The concert will feature special guest artists including four-time Grammy Award-nominated vocalist Ernestine Anderson, bassist Buddy Catlett (who toured with Quincy Jones, in addition to playing on Louis Armstrong's band for almost a decade and recording with Frank Sinatra on "Fly Me to the Moon"), Ronnie Pierce (who has been performing in Seattle for over 60 years and who has performed with everyone from the Mills Brothers to Ray Charles), drummer George Griffin (who performed with Jimi Hendrix, Etta James, and Lionel Hampton), keyboardist/vocalist Dave Holden (son of local jazz legend Oscar Holden), and pianist/vocalist Overton Berry (a mainstay in the Pacific Northwest for over 50 years).

The concert is being filmed as part of the feature-length documentary project, In Between the Raindrops, which will showcase the above artists' performances and interviews, in addition to interviews with such greats as musical impresario Quincy Jones and notable trumpeter/flugelhorn player Clark Terry, a mentor to jazz great Miles Davis. The film, co-produced by Jessica Davis and Joe Andolina, pays tribute to these historical jazz figures and highlights Seattle's rich jazz history of the 40's and 50's. The concert will be open to the public, with a general admission price of $20. Tickets are available by phone at 206-838-4333, online at, and at the door on the day of the show.

In conjunction with the upcoming concert, the Northwest African American Museum is currently presenting an exhibition called “After Hours,” through Dec. 26, that explores the ways in which the clubs, performers, and music shaped the rhythms of Seattle, Portland and Spokane from the 1930's-60's. The exhibition includes 70 photographs, 50 artifacts, a variety of educational interactives, and the trailer for In Between the Raindrops. The museum is located at 2300 S. Massachusetts St. in Seattle. For more information about the exhibit, call 206-518-6000 or visit

Support for In Between the Raindrops comes from the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, the Allied Arts Foundation, and Lucid Jazz Lounge. For more information about “Seattle Jazz Legends in Concert,” visit or e-mail

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"Seattle Jazz Legends" on KPLU

Radio host Jim Wilke, of Jazz Northwest, speaks about "Seattle Jazz Legends in Concert" and plays a song that was performed at the Jan. 31 concert.

Legendary music impresario Quincy Jones

Legendary Vocalist Ernestine Anderson

Legend Buddy Catlett (Bass, Sax & Clarinet)

Legend Ronnie Pierce (sax, clarinet, flute)

Behind the scenes

Filming an interview.

Quincy Jones is wired for sound by Tyrone Bradley.

**(Both images were captured by co-producer Joe Andolina.)**

Thursday, June 24, 2010

New concert poster designs

Designer Ross Patton is currently in the process of coming up with some poster ideas for the upcoming Aug. 22 jazz legends concert at the Triple Door in downtown Seattle. See some samples below. They are amazing!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Northwest African American Museum

The Northwest African American Museum will be featuring a preview of "In Between the Raindrops" in its exhibit of the jazz scene in the Northwest from the 30's and beyond. (April 17-December 26). For more information, visit

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hear a glimpse of Ernestine Anderson in concert.

Thanks to Jim Wilke for featuring Ernestine Anderson's performance in "Seattle Jazz Legends in Concert" on his radio program "Jazz Northwest" on KPLU, on March 28. To hear it, visit
Ernestine can be found about halfway into the radio program.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Preview of "In Between the Raindrops"

This is a preview of the documentary, "In Between the Raindrops" that was shown at the concert. Joe Andolina did a brilliant job of putting this video together. It showcases some of Seattle's greatest living jazz legends. Just click on the arrow & enjoy!

Photos of "Seattle Jazz Legends in Concert" & After Party by TonJe' Taylor

Photos By TonJe' Taylor.