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Saturday, September 10, 2016

WATCH OUT! JAZZ Tomorrow @ TRADITIONS In Olympia....Jazz Jam Happening

Steve Bartlett, image by Dan Hill
Tomorrow, Sunday, Srpt. 11th, @ 2:30 hear cool jazz in downtown Olympia at TRADITIONS. Every second Sunday of each month....Eric Valley's JAZZ JAM is happening at Traditions. STEVE BARTLETT is honored to be the bassman for this jam, BILL DURICE was the official bass guy last there's some BIG shoes to fill tomorrow AND, Bartlett is excited about it....come on down and see if he keeps his cool. O.K? I'm sure he will and have lotsa fun.
This is who'll be helping Eric host his jazz jam....Of course ERIC VALLEY/trombone, HANNON HARISON/drums, JORDAN NYLANDER /piano and HAL MERRILL/pedal steel jazz guitar. I'll be humming along BUT, they will not let on stage!...What?...they don't know what they're missing. SMILE, Jan
PHOTO CREDITS: This image of Steve was done by DAN HILL from Facebook. Thanks Dan.
Here's some tunes Steve's working up for this special event below.....


Monday, September 05, 2016

It's a Celebration....A Special Event at Sam's

Foreman/from FACEBOOK
It's a holiday weekend, end your holiday right @ UNCLE SAMs..with something really at Sam's. Guess what...something new has been added for this Monday night's BARTLETT ON BASS Jazz Jam night tomorrow, September 5th @ UNCLE SAMs BAR AND GRILL in Spanaway on Pacific Ave...16003 Pacific Ave is the exact address.
The regular jazz guys will start out the night early, you know...Denny, Hal, Stephen and Steve, with smooth, cool jazz..about 6 o'clock and THE MOTORS BAND will be joining @ 8 o'clock and will finish out the night...10ish?....WOW! Don't wanna miss you?
I got pictures of everyone posted below. O.K? Jan

Bartlett/by J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc
Hal Merrill/ from FACEBOOK

Who the ? Are These Guys?

Who are these characters anyway? HINT: Monday nights, UNCLE SAMs BAR AND GRILL, 16003 Pacific Ave. in Spanaway. Time....7 to 10ish.
Give up? Well, it's the BARTLETT ON BASS Jazz, you recognize these guys, don't you? I knew you would with a little help.
There's more than jazz happening at Sam's on Mondays...but, the first set is always jazz, of course...and, good jazz too!
For the second's a bit more open. O.K?
Here's a list of the very cool hosts of this no particular order...'cause they're all extremely cool!
Let's Monday, Sept. 5th, you will hear....DENNY FOREMAN/jazz guitar, HAL MERRILL/pedal steel jazz guitar, STEPHEN PARTON/drums and 'what the ?' STEVE BARTLETT on bass.....remember 7 til 10 pm. That's kinda early, and works out well, so you can get home to the baby sitter...without costing an arm and a leg!
I'll be there too. Jan


BARTLETT by J.A.Rose-Bartlett cc

SASS Rehearsal.....Cool Stuff

SASS rehearsal from stuff going on in that secret band house tonight. New tunes, and going over some favorite old ones.
I'll post some videos of them after this photo. O.K?
Now, who's SASS?
Let's start with SHELLY ELY/vocals 'cause she's the prettiest. She's the BLUZZZ Queen of this part of the galaxy....of course. STEVE MERRIAM/guitar/vocals writes lotta stuff,, ANDRE THOMAS/drums/vocals is doing a very cool duet right now as I write this with Shell...sounds amazing...he's done this before! STEVE BARTLETT/bass/vocals is the funkiest it!
About this was taken in 2014 in downtown Tacoma by MERRI PETERSON SUTTON and I got permission to use it from SASS. It was from their Facebook page...check it out! Jan

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Into the Wild BLUROOM Yonder, I Go...Watch Out...No Stopping Me Now....SMILE/WAVE...See Ya

Michael Patrick Coucoules and me, by M.P. Coucoules
O.K. folks, I'm starting on a brand new journey/adventure, and am really excited....yeah!...Into that wild Blue....that's the wild BLUROOM I go....Marching straight ahead, one excited step at a time....kinda.
I'm beginning a 14 day group of treatments, one each day...first started last Monday, August 22nd, of Bluroom sessions in Yelm. To see and understand BLUROOM, go HERE.
I'm posting a recent photo of me [ of course Jan]...and, singer/song writer MICHAEL PATRICK COUCOULES/guitar/bass/vocals...that was taken at last Monday night at THE BARTLETT ON BASS Jazz Jam @ UNCLE SAM's BAR AND GRILL in Spanaway, WA.....16003 Pacific Ave. to be exact. AND, I'm looking good, of course. So, that's why I'm posting it. Thanks're looking good too. I'll post more of your photos below from last week's jazz jam.
Anyway, I'm telling everybody about these treatments because,..well, 'cause I will be busy and may want , you know ,some quiet spiritual meditative time to myself during the next couple of weeks [it hasn't kicked in yet....still love to talk and write, but who knows, anything can happen] and I won't be online like usual. don't worry. Just taking care of myself, Jan
More photos by Michael Patrick Coucoules below, from last week's BARTLETT ON BASS Jazz Jam.
Denny, Hal and Steve, by M.P. Coucoules
Hal and Steve, by M.P.Coucoules

Denny, Hal and Stephen, by M.P. Coucoules
Stephen,  Denny, Steve, by M.P.Coucoules

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Half-SASS in the Park Yesterday AND Today Lotsa Jazz in Olympia @ Traditions

Shelly and Steve, unknown from Shell's facebook page
What! What's 'Half-SASS'anyway? Oh, you's just part of the usual SASS guys were at LINCOLN PARK in Tacoma yesterday for the LINCOLN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL . It was hot, like summers are 'spose to be, and some of the SASS guys, namely STEVE MERRIAM/guitar, and ANDRE THOMAS.drums were elsewhere... having a well earned vacation.
So, who was there? the park I mean? Well, there was , of course, the one and only Ms. SHELLY ELY/amazing vocals, and that Funky Fat Bottom man, Mr. STEVE BARTLETT/bass...BUT, those are regular SASS guys...huh? know them already, don't you?
Let me  tell ya 'bout the new guys that were filling in for Merriam and Thomas O.K? On guitar there was GARY CROOKS and on drums BILL, we were cool we had our base's covered. Yeah!
Now, for today....TRADITIONS in Olympia have their monthly Jazz Jam. Yeah, every second Sunday of each month 'round 2 to! We;re going. I'll find the address and post it here. O.K?....see link. Jan
Steve's working up some tunes and will be ready to join in today. See ya. Jan
Working up these tunes for today.

1. INVITATION, Joe Henderson
3. BEAUTIFUL LOVE, Bill Evans Trio
4. SPAIN, Chick Corea

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I [T. Jan] share and review web sites with music, recipes and gardening information. I have been a mother, wife, nurse, apartment manager, chimney sweep, long distance runner, musician, artist, organic gardener and, A student of the GREAT WORK at R.S.E. Jan does the computer, Steve plays the bass and doesn't speak computer....but Jan doesn't speak, this works out well for us...Jan writes about music news, and this area's music events. The postings are all mine., . We share ideas about posts. Jan loves to create beautiful blogs to share ideas and keep my brain active, recovering from M.S. and other things. Jan always operate the computer, ..AND, all posts signed by Steve are in his exact words, and All our Sites licensed under Creative Commons. T. Jan.... Steve says..." I love animals, gardening, kids, music, nature and fishing.. A student of R.S.E. Really like being in nature and living simply. Enjoy teaching electric bass. Enjoy our sites." Steve.