Karin Kajita

Karin Kajita


The Karin Kajita Jazz Quintet is patterned after the classic hard bop bands of the '50's and '60's. These top five of Seattle's best musicians

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The Karin Kajita Jazz Quintet; The Karin Kajita Jazz Quintet Live at Jazz Vespers; Karin Kajita (solo album); soon to be released: "Letting Go" with the quintet plus trombonist Greg Schroeder and vocals by Greta Matassa and Andy Shaw

Set List

Gettin' into Something (Hank Mobley)
Totem Pole Lee Morgan)
Good News Bad News (Karin Kajita)
The Peacocks (Jimmy Rowles): soloist Tony Grasso
On the Trail (arranged by Oscar Peterson, played by the trio)
Whistle Stop (Kenny Dorham)
I Get a Kick Out of You (as played by Cliffor Brown/Max Roach Quintet)
Ms. B.C. (as played by Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers)
There are typically 7 to 8 tunes in a set, and we play from 45 minutes to an hour per set. Typical repertoire includes well known and lesser known tunes by the hard bop quintets of the 50's and 60's, and also originals by Karin and Tony.