Bill MacDonough – Jazz Piano

 Bill MacDonough              The Jazz Project Scene, Bellingham Branch
Were there  ever a Godfather of Jazz in Bellingham, BILL  MACDONOUGH would be the man.  He has taught, accompanied, performed, or backed almost every musician in Bellingham, playing local venues too many to name.OK here goes: Old Town Café, Beech House Pub, Cookie Café, Casino Bar & Grill, Blue Water Bistro, Chuckanut Manor, The Fairhaven, Bel Porto, Tony’s Coffee, Fairhaven Billiards, Bullies, Black Forest, Channel Landing, Majestic Hotel, Il Fiasco, The Metro, Stuarts Coffee House, Lummi Casino, Red River Casino,  Marz Café, Port of Subs, Café Akroteri, Speedy O’Tubbs, The Up & Up, Bucks, Mt. Baker Brewery, Blue Maxx (later Red Baron), Elephant & Castle, Zumbarah, Bagelry, Top of the Towers, Caravan’s Crossing, Renaissance Café, Community Food Co-op, Fairhaven Bus, Matt’s Place, Packers at Semiahmoo, Boundary Bay, Poppe’s, Grand Avenue, The Breakwater, Calumet, Palmers.So when there are calls for a pianist, Bill’s name is inevitably bantered back and forth like a Bellingham Jazz Boss. JULIAN MACDONOUGH is simply part of the family business. Now living in Seattle, he performs regularly with his own group, and as a sideman for players from Portland to Vancouver.JEFF JOHNSON is another favorite among players in the area. A world-class player, by all accounts, he has the versatility to lead his own group, or be the consummate sideman, as seven years with Hal Galper will attest. He toured South America in 2003 with vocalist, Karrin Allyson, and works regularly around Seattle with Ernestine Anderson.

PAUL CHANDLER, recently back from a tour of the world, and has just returned to the local jazz and music scene where he gigs as much as he can and plays “enough to pay the rent.” Where he ends up will be anyone’s guess, as he has the talent, attitude, and musicianship to go just about anywhere.

“House of Jade” – $15.00
House-of-jade Sweetest Sounds 
2. Pretty Eyes
3. Theme for Laura
4. House of Jade
5. Mamacita
6. Theme for Henry
Julian MacDonough-drums
Paul Chandler-trumpet
Jeff Johnson-bass