Ladies and Gentlemen, The trio goes on a bit of a hiatus as I hunker down with music director/band leader duties for a show I’m so excited to be working on: Passing Strange. For those who aren’t in the know, Passing Strange is a rock musical that played on Broadway in 2008, garnering critical acclaim and awards. The story deals with the discovery, growth, and expectations of being an artist, in particular a musician. It’s a beautiful story, and the songs are raw, energizing, and rocking! I choose my theater projects very carefully, as they take up so much of my time and energy. This is one project I’m glad to give my time to. I urge you to come and see the Northwest premiere of this exciting and vital piece. Playing at ACT in the Bullitt Cabaret: June 10th – June 29th. Here’s the website for ticket info and other details: http://www.acttheatre.org/Tickets/OnStage/PassingStrange?date=6%2f14%2f2014 But one more gig before it begins. It would be lovely to have your tapping toes and bright smiles to enjoy while we groove the night away… Thursday, May 8th: at Musiquarium at the Triple Door. 9-midnight. We’ll be downtown this night and would love to see your face. No cover. Upstairs at the Triple Door in the bar. Sweetness. ~ Jose
Saturday, March 22nd: at The Scotch and Vine in Des Moines. 7-10pm. Free. Hmmmm, swinging music, great, caring staff, fine scotch, delightful wine, and good food- what’s stopping you? We hope to see you there. No cover. 22341 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 206-592-2139 Tuesday, March 25th and Tuesday, April 8th: at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, downtown Seattle. 6-10pm. Matt, Michael and I will be playing through standards. Come on down and check it out. No cover, just please…drink. 621 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101 Thursday, May 8th: at Musiquarium at the Triple Door. 9-midnight. We’ll be downtown this night and would love to see your face. No cover. Upstairs at the Triple Door in the bar. Sweetness. As many of you know, I also have a life in the theater. I’m very excited to be the music director and band leader for Passing Strange, a kick ass rock musical that will perform at ACT in JUNE. I’ve gathered a rockin band. You won’t want to miss this. Check out the details, it’s gonna be amazing!!! http://www.acttheatre.org/Tickets/OnStage/PassingStrange When I do theater, my music schedule slows down a bit. I’ll still be gigging, but the majority of my time in May and June will be dedicated to the musical. Come out and support live music! You can find more details here: http://www.reverbnation.com/josegonzalestrio ~ Jose
Hello pals, February is looking good. Some regular shows, as well as a special concert appearance. Check out the details below: Saturday, Feb 1st, 8pm-10pm: St. Clouds, no cover. Master bassist Michael Marcus and I get our duo grooves on at this fine establishment at 34th and Union in Madrona. For reservations call: (206) 726-1522 Thursday, Feb 6that 1pm, and Saturday, Feb 8thth at 2pm: NorthwestFlower and Garden Show: The Trio gets to entertain at The Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Last year was a blast, so carve out some time to check out our groovy sounds while surrounded by the best of Northwest gardens! Tickets to the Garden show here: https://www.gardenshow.com/tickets/ Saturday, Feb. 15th, 7:30pm on Vashon Island. We’re pleased to present a very special concert at TheBlue Heron, home of Vashon AlliedArts: 19704 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA 98070 Here's what they're saying: “Renowned Seattle Jazz Trio fronted by the smooth vocals of Jose ‘Juicy’ Gonzales plays Valentine’s Day weekend. Their diverse repertory draws from the standards as well as contemporary pop music, all inflected with their signature bluesy and funk-inflected improvisation.” Tickets here: http://vashonalliedarts.org/jose-gonzales-trio/ Saturday, Feb. 22nd: at The Scotch and Vine in Des Moines. 7-10pm. Free. Hmm, swinging music, great, caring staff, fine scotch,delightful wine, and good food- nothing’s stopping you! We hope to see you there. 22341 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 206-592-2139
Saturday, Jan 4th: St. Clouds, 8pm-10pm, nocover. Special guest guitarist Leif Totusek join Michael and I for grooves and more! Monday, Jan 13th:SandBox Radio Live. At ACT downtown. This is a live radio podcast. We have playwrights write the scripts for radio, I write the music, we perform and record with a live audience, then edit it and release it as a podcast. A great, inventive project putting some of Seattle’s best stage talent to good use. Tickets here: http://www.acttheatre.org/Tickets/OnStage/SRLTheFoodofLove Saturday, Jan. 18th:at The Scotch and Vine in Des Moines. 7-10pm. Free. Hmmmm, swinging music, wonderful owners, great, caring staff, fine scotch, delightful wine, and good food- what’s stopping you? We hope to see you there. 22341 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA206-592-2139 Mark your calendar for some great shows in Feb: The Northwest Flower and Garden Show- Feb 6th and 8th and Vashon Allied Arts Center Saturday Feb 15th- a very special concert. You can find all thedetails here: http://www.reverbnation.com/josegonzalestrio
Well, it looks like Town Hall is close to being sold out! WOW! You have one other chance to catch this uplifting and classic performance of Vince Guaraldi's iconic album "A Charlie Brown Christmas". Sit back at the cozy and welcoming space of Tim Noah's Thumbnail Theater in SNOHOMISH, WA, and enjoy the sounds of a highly skilled jazz trio performing some of your favorite Christmas songs from the animated special, "A Charlie Brown Christmas." I hope you can join us for this special performance. Advanced Tickets STRONGLY SUGGESTED: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/518218
I'm very excited to play the full Vince Guaraldi album on Monday, Dec. 9th at Town Hall Seattle. This is its third year and it just keeps getting better. I hope you're able to enjoy this excellent concert! Tickets here: http://www.strawshop.org/
Hello friends, *Friday, Sept. 20th* I have a special show at Egan's Ballard Jam House. Why is it special? The venue. If you haven't been to Egan's, it's one of those music clubs that keeps the music front and center. Loud talkers and dinner conversationalists are at a minimum- the focus is on the MUSIC! I'll be creating and sharing the sounds with two fantastic musicians: Michael Marcus on bass and Robert Rushing on drums. I can't say enough about these lovely, aware musicians, so I'll just let their playing do the talking. I truly hope you'll be able to make this special engagement. Here are the details: *Friday Sept. 20th, 9pm* *Egan's Ballard Jam House*- 1707 NW Market St Seattle, WA 98107 Reserve seats here: (206) 789-1621 $10 Many thanks for your time and SUPPORT!~ Jose
That's right, the trio gets it's groove on again at this fine Ballard nightspot. If you've never seen our group perform here, I HIGHLY recommend it. We don't have to compete with the sound of restaurant and bar noise, so you get to sit back and soak up every little bit of music we have to offer. Last time we sold out, so I do recommend making reservations at: 206-789-1621
St. Clouds is one of my favorite places to play on the planet, no lie! Why? Food rocks, place is adorable, owners are amazing humans, and you, my people, always have the best time there...done and done!
First Saturday of every month.Reservations: 206-726-1522
Here’s what’s on the books for February. I hope to see some of you out there! Saturday, Feb. 9th at Serafina: 9-midnight. Free. Let the trio help you digest their yummy food…this is an ambience venue, meaning my trio is adding flavor to the air. If you really want to listen, have them sit you up close, otherwise, come and enjoy our sounds filtering through the restaurant. *Special Concert*: Saturday, Feb. 16th, 9pm, Egan’s Ballard Jam House presents: Jose Gonzales Trio, $10 Egan’s is the kind of club where the music matters. Attentive, listening audiences. If you don’t like the chit chat during performances, yet still want to have a drink, this is the place. Make this date, and I will be thrilled, delighted, and ever so grateful… 1707 NW Market St Seattle, WA 98107. Reservations recommended at: (206) 789-1621 Saturday Feb. 23rd at Scotch and Vine in Des Moines. 7-10pm. Free. Hmmmm, swinging music, wonderful owners, great, caring staff, fine scotch, delightful wine, and good food- what’s stopping you? We hope to see you there. 22341 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 206-592-2139 Wednesday, Feb. 20th , 3pm and Friday, Feb. 22nd, Noon at The Northwest Flower and Garden Show: Many of you know that I’m a passionate gardener- I’ve been working for years as the annual/vegetable/herb buyer for City People’s Garden Store. So I couldn’t be happier to be performing with the trio at this year’s flower and garden show. We play about an hour set, once on Wed, and again on Friday. If you’re coming to the NWFGS, plan on stopping by the area where the live music happens. Okay, y’know what to do!