February 22, 2006
Karen Hansen (206) 522-2210

FRIDAY NIGHTS (every Friday in March and April)
7:30 to 10:00pm
no cover

Hiroshi's Restaurant
2501 Eastlake Plaza, Seattle
In the tradition of weekly jazz gigs along Lake Union's Eastlake Avenue, a new venue has emerged for friends and jazzers to sit, relax, and enjoy fine Japanese cuisine prepared flawlessly by sushi master and funny-guy Hiroshi.

Greg Williamson, Seattle drummer, band leader and arranger, known for his big groovey beat, will be bringing is trio, featuring special guests each week to Hiroshi's Restaurant every Friday night. Line-up features different guest jazz artists from the Pony Boy Records stable each week, along with the Greg Williamson Trio and friends sitting in.

More info at - "what's new"

Artist Line-Up:

Friday, March 3: Jon Hamar Trio
with Ryan Taylor (gtr), Jon Hamar (bs), Greg Williamson (drms)

Friday, March 10: Greg Williamson Trio with Carolyn Graye
with John Hansen (pno), Buddy Catlett (bs), Greg Williamson (drms), guest Carolyn Graye (vx)

Friday, March 17: Buddy Catlett Trio
with Buddy Catlett (bs), Jay Thomas (trp, sx), Greg Williamson (drms)

Friday, March 24: Karen Shivers & Bill Anschell
with Bill Anschell (pno), Jon Hamar (bs), Greg Williamson (drms), guest Karen Shivers (vx)

Friday, March 31: Greg Williamson Quartet
with Alexey Nikolaev (sx), John Hansen (pno), Jon Hamar (bs), Greg Williamson (drms)

Friday, April 7: Greg Williamson Trio
with John Hansen (pno), Chuck Kistler (bs), Greg Williamson (drms)

Friday April 14: Holloway & Woitach

Chris Woitach (gtr), Larry Holloway (bs), Greg Williamson (drms)

April 21, 28 Greg Williamson Trio, guest artists TBA.

Greg Williamson can often be heard backing up a variety singers, jazzers and dancers up and down the west coast including his own groups, The Pony Boy All-Star Big Band and the Double Sax Quintet, and keeps busy performing at festivals and concerts all over the world. Greg spent several years on the road with the big bands of Woody Herman and others and toured with the likes of jazz funnyman Steve Allen and Seattle's own Ernestine Anderson. His playing is driving and exciting. Jazz Times says: "Capturing a groove and sticking with it how could you miss?". Altogether Greg has appeared on more than 40 CDs

Chef-owner, Hiroshi Egashira, began his culinary apprenticeship at "Kawashou," one of the famous Japanese restaurants in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1981. He is now known as of the most inspiring Japanese chefs in Seattle. Tucked away in Eastlake Plaza on the corner of Eastlake Avenue East and Louisa, Hiroshi's provides sushi, fine Japanese cuisine and an extensive sake list for the Eastlake neighborhood. Along with presenting the Greg Williamson trio on Friday nights, Hiroshi's offers lots of seating options--a sushi bar, two dining areas and several private rooms, bento box specials and catering services.
For reservations, please call (206) 726-4966.

Karen Hansen
events • marketing • music
(206) 522-2210