During our 7yr's of Business we hosted an array of Musicians in our space. The musicians gave hope to a space constantly going against the grain to bring quality artistry to the Ave on a regular basis. We supported and hope you continue to support and follow these artists through their journey-
16 Poodles | Melting Minds Musically| 3 Spot| 40 acres and a jetpack| A Cedar Suede| A Mountain Cat and Paul Fischer Writes Songs. A Shot in the Dark| A Trip The Light| Acoustic Accolades| Adam Hunter| Afro Cop w/Michel Navedo (trumpet)| Afro Fox and STARCHILDE| AHAM & COMPANY| Alex Crick| Alexandra & The Starlight Band| Alicia Roney Quartet| Alika Lyman Group| Alishan Trio| Ambience| Amy Cervini Quartet| Ana Velinova Jazz Collective| Andrew Endres Collective with The Mario Sandoval Bandoleros| Andy Allo| Ani Johnson Quartet| Animals of Grace| Anomalous Quintet| Ashes Before Dust
Aunt Jamamas Big Band Vigilantes | Ayron Jones & The Way | Balz Quartet | Bamba Brazil | Banana Cabana | Barrett Martin Group | Beau Sausser Trio | Bebop with K.N.O.T | Billy Brandt & Chris Morton | Billy Brandt & The thing & the Stuff Jazz Band | Birch & Brazilian Funk | Black River Blues Band | Black Stax | Blumeadows - Grooves & Blues | Bossa la Rumba | Bossnova funky jazz grooves wi/ Adam Hunter| Birch Pereira| Tim Kennedy & Claudio | Brad Dunn| Bren Plummer Trio | Brendan O'Donnell & Eric Verinde LIVE | Brendan O'Donnell Trio | Bridgid Roney Quartet | Bryan Smith Quartet | Bub Pratt & the 2 Beat Kings
Caleb & Walter | Caleb Lange| Jessica Campbell & Scott Knies | Calico the Band | Call Me Ladro | Camila Recchio | Carole Miguel & Brazz | Carrie Wicks | Casa Noir | Casia DeMayo & Friends | Cassia DeMayo | Chad McCullough Group (Modern Jazz) | Change Runners | Chelsea Crabtree Quartet | Chemical Clock |Cheryl Hodge Trio | Chord four ( Live From LA) | Choroloco with Special Guest Almir Cortes | Chris Clark Trio | Chris Curtis LIVE | Christian Howes| From NYC | Chronic Quintet | Circular Reasoning | Clausen/Mulerherkar Quintet (Straight Ahead) | Cold Note | Collin Mulvaney Quartet | Coreena Live | Corey Kennedy | Corey Overall's As One | Cornish Latin Ensemble | Correo Aereo Trio | Cyclophonics | Cyndi Moring Trio
Da Importz | DA Six JAM SESSION | Daisy Chain | Dana and the Henchmans | Daniel Barry’s 2 Hemispheres | Darrius Willrich | Das 3. Jazz Infused Cinema | Das Schwa | DATURA | Dave Dolengewicz Trio | Dave Gagnon Trio | Davy Nefos & The Cats | DBQ The Don Berman Quartet |Dehara September ( Vancouver| BC) Deseo Carmin | Devin Sinha | DJ Alternegro | Djangomery Don Berman / Stephen Fandrich Duo | Don Berman Quartet | Don Berman’s Empty Boat | Don't Move | Donovan Pfeifer N Friends Double Bill: poly trio & Whitney and the Wells | DSW Jazz Collective : A Cole Porter Salute | Duo: Elnah Jordan & Michael Hepburn | Dustbowl Revival | Dylan Hughes
Eckaman & Super Mokako | Eddie Sanabria and his band | Edgar Allen Potato | Eileen Neff | Elizabeth Carpenter Trio | Elnah Jordan | Elsa Nilsson | Emerald City Trio | Emil Viklický Trio | Emily Clark's Makeshift Band | Emily Macfadden Live | Emily McIntosh Live Recording | EnRoot | Eric Barber's MetriLodic | Eric Fridrich | Eric Hullander Jazz | Ernesto Pediangco & friends | Ethan Thomas Quartet | Eugenie Jones Jazz n Such | Evan-Flory Barnes: Therapy Session | Exit 22 |
Fabulous Party Boys | Fade Quartet | Faire Play | Faith and the Adam Hunter Band | Farko & Ishvan | Farko Collective | Fawcett Symons and Fogg | MONOCLUB | First Circle | Flamenco - Rafael Vargez | Forever Growing | Free World Jazz | Freedom Music - Owuor Arunga | Freestyle Candela | Freudian Slurp | Fridrich and the wanderlust | Fundamental Forces | Fysah Thomas & Company | G-bob 5000 | Galen Green | General Mojo's Key Project (GMKP) | Glow & company | Goessl & Bush | Grace Love | Gravity
Half-Japanese Girls: Weezer Tribute Band | Halrose Trio | Hammon-Esvelt Quartet | Hardcoretet | Hardcoretet with Operation ID | Heavy Hitter | Hi-Fi Reset | Hobert Hochiwichi | Hopscotch | Hot Club Sandwich | How Now Brown Cow
Ian Hughes Trio | Industrial Revelation Trio | International String Trio | IOUs | Isabel & To the Other Side | Istvan Rez & Farko | It Speaks For Itself - Jack Rice (funk| latin| pop) | Italian sextet OU and NW composer Amy Denio
Jackson Rice | Jacob Stickney Quartet | Jake Brady Trio | Jamasaurus Rex | Janessa Held & The Josh Rawling Trio | Jannie & Friends Jazz Band | Jason Chambliss Quartet | Jason Ewald Band | Jason Parker Quartet's Nick Drake Tribute | Jason Sees Band | Jazz Connection | Jazz Espiritu | JB Quartet | Jean Caze | Jeremiah Birnbaum | Jesse James and the MOB | Jim Knodle and the Distract Band | Jisun Joe Doria Trio | Joey Walbaum| Keys & Soul | John Seman’s Lil Coop Sextet | Johnaye Kendrick/Dawn Clement Duo | Joie tet | Jon Bremen's Solidarity Project | Jon Sheckler Acoustolectric Trio (AE3) | Jonathan Hanson & Special Blend | Jones & Fischer Band | Jose & Kat sing Nancy & Nat
Jose Gonzales Trio | Josh Cobian Jazz Collective | Josh Philpott | Josh Rawlings Trio | Katrina WIble and friends | Joshua Kaye |Jus' B |
Kaffeine | Kandinsky Effect (Live from Paris) | Kate Olson /Geoff Harper Duo | Kathi McDonalds Band | Katrina Kope & Company | Katrina Wible | Kelly Ash & Chelsea Kearns | Kelly Ash and Galen Green | Kelly Ash and Soul Discretion | Kelly Ash LIVE | Kennan Goodman | Kevin McCarthy Quartet | Kiko Freitas Trio | Killerbees with Queen Bee Makini | Kiranda Marshall and Company | Kirk Duncan | Klyntel's Uninhibited: The Groove Collective | Koo Nimo| Seffarine & Manghis Khan | Kristin Center | Kudjo | World Music Reinvented | Kyle Woverton | Lady Delilah Beaucoup |
Lady Grace Band | Lamont Jam Session | Lasarose w/ The Prospects | Last of the RedHot Mamas | Le Trio | Legacy Quartet | Leif Totusek | Leisure Sounds | Lisa Markley & Bruce Balmer | Nic Vigil (Latin Crooner) | Lee Redfield | Loops for Lovers Collective | Lucid Lion | Lucky Brown |
Mac Jaffe Trio | Mack Grout Trio | Mack Grout Trio | Maggie Laird | Magneticism | Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble | Mambo Cadillac | Manghis Kahn | Marbin | Marc Smason | Mark Sampson's Thelonious Monk Tribute | Mat Hopper Trio | Matt Hopper Quartet | Matthias Sturm | Mctuff Trio + Farko Dosumov | Meeting with Kathy Lambert | Melodious Thunk - A Thelonious Monk & Charles Mingus Focus | Mente Clara | Mercedes Nicole Trio | Metro-Scape Jazz Men | Micah Wyatt | Michael Gotz | Michael Gullo and The Darin Clenendin Trio | Michael Owcharuk Trio | Michel Navedo & STARCHILDE (Electro Fusion) | Michel Navedo Quartet | Michel Navedo Trio Michelle Searle & Josh Rawlings | Michelle Searle| Evan Flory-Barnes & Friends | Mike Bradley | Mike Munson & Jake Ilika | Miki Piza & Paraiso | Miles Davis Tribute ( LIVE RECORDING) | Miss Rose & Her Rhythm Percolators | Miz Floes & Carmel Latte | Modern Jazz | Steve Kim| Jacques Willis| Ryan Burns | Mohammed Shaibu Live Acoustic | Mood Milieu | Moraine | Motel 5 | Movements I-XX Abro & Testa | Music Progressive Quartet | Myles Lawrence & Ian Hughes Duet (Modern Jazz) | Naby Camara and Lagni Sussu | Naomi Wachira | Nate Omdal Trio | New Architects |
New Seattle Percussion Trio | Next 2 the Tracks | Nick Sandy | Noah Peterson's SOLO SAX SESSIONS | Normandie Wilson and Sofa City Sweetheart | Operation ID Jam Session | Os Malandros | OTC | Owuor Arunga
Paper & Clay | Paradigm Quartet | Paul Miranda Trio | Peter Daniel Quintet | Peter Schmeeckle Quintet | PGM Trio | Pier Luigi Salami Trio | Pink Carpet | Plei w/ Michael Avery | Poeina Suddarth & The Baron Sisters | Poly Trio featuring: Grant Schroff-drums| Ben Bloom-guitar| Jason Gray-bass | Quiet Fire
Rachel Lynn Sebastian | Ravenna Jazz Trio | Raymond Hayden & The Dark Drive Home | Rcurtis & Friends |Reagan Kee & Friends | Reef Encounter | Reggae Afro-Beat & Soul | Featuring DJ Matsui & Chocolate Chuck | Reji Lefluer | Reservoir Cats | Reservoir Cats Un-Cut (open rehearsal) | Reset Experience | Rest In Power: A Tribute to Nelson Mandela | Reuel Lubag Trio | Richelle Gay LIVE | Rik Wright Quartet | Rippin Chickin | Robert Parks LIVE | Rochelle House & Evan Flory Barnes | Rollercoaster Syndrome | Ron Weinstein | Brad Gibson and Friends | Rondi Marsh | Ronin 3 | RootBox & The Monkey Bat | Royce Shorter Jr & Friends | Royce Shorter Jr. David Vaughn & Noe Rodriguez | Rumptones | Ryan Parrish Trio | Ryan Shea Smith
Sam Marshal Trio | Sambatuque | Sanjaya Malakar with The Chaz Lipp Group| Sasha Herschberg Trio | Scandalmonger | Sean Gaskell plays the Kora | Seffarine | Semi-overweight | Sequoia Ensemble | Sheeba Marie | Sheldon Botler | Shiri Zorn and Quartet | Shontina Vernon | Shoreline Community Colllege Jazz Improv | Shot in the Dark A Capella |
Sidewinder | Signifying | Smiley Faces | Smoke & Honey | Solar Jazz Trio | Solbird | Solera...House from the Heavens | Something in the Trees | Somi: The Lagos Music Salon | Soul Kata | Tuesday Velasco | Soundview Ensemble | Soyaya | Spencer Glenn | SpiceRack | Spontaneous Rex | Spyn Reset | Stacey Israel w/Yogi Soundz | Steve Kim | Steven Cherena's Omo Alagba | Susan Carr Ensemble |Swat Cats | Sydney Robertson Quintet |
Tai Shan | Tango is About the Connection | Tarana | Tazlyn Fischer & Sydney Robertson | Teatrabox | The Alika Lyman Group | The Amethyst Collective | The Atman Trio | The barefoot band | The Bayous | The Cameron Sharif Trio | The Chaz Lipp Group | The Dara Quinn Project | The Druids | The Dustbowl Revival | The Elsa Nilsson Quintet | The Evanstones | The Fabulous Party Boys The Freeway Revival | The Grand Loss & Legacy | The Gritz | The Hang | The Hashtronaut | The Highlife | The Jazz Pearls | The Jump Ensemble | The Kareem Kandi Band | The Love| The Hurt| The Rebirth Tour | Monica Monet | The Monday After | The Monkey Bat | The New Triumph | The pegues project | The Peter Daniel Quartet | The Prospect The Reservoir Cat's Mingus Tribute | The Right Wolf | The Rumptones | The Savoy Night Owls | The Schwa | The Standard | The Steve Alboucq Jazz Quartet | The Syrinx Effect | The Tom Collier Trio | The Triangular Jazztet | Thee satisfaction |Thione Diope & Friends | Thomas Crown | Thomas Marriott LIVE | Threat of Beauty | Tigers In The Tank | Tim Kennedy Trio Featuring Stuart McDonaldm| Tim Kennedy | Ahmad Jamal Tribute | Timothy Royle & Maddy Smith | Todo Es | Tolex Soul | Tom Baker's TRIPTET | Tom Bennet & Friends | Tomeka Wiliams; Acoustic Soul | Toney Rocks: Progressive Blues Rock
Tony Grasso Quartet | Tony Holiday & Woody Wood | Tony Holiday Trio |Tony Lewis Trio | Travis Hartnett Trio | Trimtab | Trio Real | Trio Subtonic | Triosence-“One Summer Night” CD-Release Tour | Trip the Light TRIUMPH | Ultra Love Force (better known by SAX G) ft. Raised Byy Wolves | University of Oregon Sextet | Unsinkable Heavies Unusual Suspects | UW Jazz combo concert | UW Jazz Jam Session | Valerie Joyce & Josh Rawlings | Vampirates | Ventrilo | Victor Noriega VioPan Duo | VONT FOOM | WANDERLUST | Water Seed (New Orleans) | Anokye Agofomma - traditional Ghanian guitar and vocals; Ghanian and Latin percussion
YESOD with Amy Denio & Costica Usanu / SIDEWINDER
Yoginis | Zizzy Zi Zixxy | Zoe Wick & Friends
Vocalize it is a vocal improve jam held at Lucid the last Wednesday of every month. Each month is hosted by a different vocalist. This is a chance to leave the charts at home and just make it up!
Katrina Kope | Michelle Searle, | Katherine Romano | Philana Goodrich | Tai Shan | Laura Moreau | Kenneth Jones | Jaz Lund | David Hilman & Men For Common Sense | Philana Goodrich | Joy Villa | Melissa Montalto | Adrian Sims | Jennifer Hopkins | CIndy Moring | Rochelle House | Reggie Goings |
We believe that some of the best recordings are the ones that are captured live. Special to Steve @ Love Studios & Bubba @ Contact Create.
Some of our best nights can be found here
In Honor of LUCID's Anniversary we created events that would celebrate not only LUCID's existent but would honor and celebrate the surrounding community. The festival yielded a great amount of community love!
2009 - U-district Jazz Walk
2010 - 2nd Annual U-District Jazz Festival
2011 - 3rd Annual U-District Jazz Festival
Jazz Brown | Derrick Standard | Kimisha Turner | Heather Stadler Courtney Harriss | Elissa Eng | Eric Salisbury | David Ryder | Jay Mason | Eddie Walker | Sanctuary Arts | Alex Crick | Maria Espinoza| Meg Stacker | Emle Pitre
Leilani Lewis | Priya Frank
Part of LUCID’s larger vision is to provide a safe space for artists to take risks, express themselves, and create opportunities for dialogue through visual arts and cultural performances. In exchange, this allows patrons an exclusive look into the artistic experience and creates a space for meaningful engagement and discussion to take place, bringing an understanding and acceptance that may not have existed before and reiterating the beauty, power and healing nature of the arts – to build bridges. That is why LUCID is a place so many people call “home.”
Curated by Priya Frank Art Directory :
In honor of LUCID’s 5th birthday, we kicked off the celebration with a mural painted in 24 hours by ten of Seattle most promising artists.
The mural is a dedication to the community LUCID continues to foster and the launch of Pierre-Louis’s latest creation, Dicul, a locally crafted spirit and innovative product line that challenges convention and transcends the traditional drinking experience.
Nationally award winning Bloody Mary mix
Organicly spiced vodka
Globally-inspired spiced bitters
Beginning at midnight on Sunday September 29th and continuing on through midnight on Monday the 30th, we will host a variety of events and experiences to compliment the muralists, showcasing LUCID’s vibrant diversity over the past five years. From spectacular local music, burlesque, brunch, Bloody Mary bar, book readings, tea, films, Nerd Nite discussions and more, there promises to be something unique and captivating pulsing through our walls at any time of the day!
The mural will take up the entire LUCID wall comprised of 48 2″x2″ canvases and will be a vital component of our fundraising efforts this fall in support of the Dicul launch.
We invite you to come watch this incredible creation come to life and sample a month of LUCID’s creative offerings in a 24 hour period.
It will be a feast for every one of your senses!
Midnight Soul | DJ Just Jordan
Join us at midnight for the One Spirit, Many Lives mural painting kick-off party come and support our painters with an evening filled with R&B, Hip-Hop and Soul by DJ F1. Paired with Chef Michael Cunningham’s Bloody Mary marinated Chicken Kabobs with Rice Pilau and Grilled Flatbread along with $5 Dicul drink specials. Come for the art, enjoy the food, the drinks, the ambiance and leave with an amazing experience.
Basquiat Film ( Documentary) - Lucid Indie Films
Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged while minimalist, conceptual art was the fad; as a successful black artist, he was constantly confronted by racism and misconceptions. Much can be gleaned from insider interviews and archival footage, but it is Basquiat's own words and work that powerfully convey the mystique and allure of both the artist and the man
No More babyphat
Their laid back sample-heavy hip-hop beat stylings are the perfect back drop to that part of the night where the lines between dimensions are the thinnest and the difference between fantasy and reality are imperceptible to the untrained eye.
Moving Meditation/Energy Medicine Processes with Brian Davis. Davis is the owner and founder of the Anand Wellness Center, which has been serving downtown and the greater Seattle area since 2007.
Brian has 30 years of experience in a variety of massage techniques, including deep tissue, shiatsu,trigger point , and Swedish massage.
Food & Art
Breakfast buffet, Bloody Mary bar
Bourbon, Breakfast, Bacon & Burlesque
Seahawks vs. Titans, Burlesque Half Time Show (Sailor St. Claire of Tuesday Tease)
Brunch with that Brown Girl Cooks | Kristi Wokoma
Musical performance by Olivia De La Cruz
Olivia’s music has been characterized as a mixture of Lyrical, Soul, Americana, and Rock. Her songs are inspired by her life experiences, capturing moments of the travel, friendship, love and heartbreak that have molded the woman she is today.
Menu by Chef Kristi Wokoma:
Laos Sausage Eggs Benedict
Peach Cobbler Gallette
Seared Bloody Mary Prawns over Cheese Grits
Sweet Potato Beignets served with a Maple Bacon Syrup
Root Vegetable Hash
Smoked Oyster Deviled Eggs
Tea& :: Shh…we’re reading
Special readings from authors & poets presented by Pacifica Literary Review
Sarah Kathryn Moore's poetry has appeared in Cutbank, Poetry Northwest, and The Seattle Review. When she's not writing she's dancing or drinking tea, sometimes simultaneously.
Olga Vilkotskaya is a graduate of the University of Washington, where she published in Bricolage. She's the recipient of the Arthur Olberg Prize for Poetry and the Innis Arden Friends of the Arts Scholarship.
Matt Kelsey is the managing editor of Poetry Northwest. His writing has appeared in Colombia: A Journal of Literature and Art, Best New Poets, The Classical, and Center: A Journal of Literary Arts
Ayron Jones - Acoustic
Just when the glory days of being able to witness the talent of a true blues guitarist appeared to come dwindling to an end, Seattle native Ayron Jones gifts the world of music with rebirth and renewal. Self-taught at the tender age of 13, Jones aimed to follow in the likeness of Blues and Rock&Roll greats like BB King, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King and Jonny Lang. Now a mere ten years later Jones is playing at the skill level that legends are made of.
Gruvatron AstroKnotts & Felicia & Jace of Black Stax
Gruvatron AstroKnotts (Dj Ratticus vs. Tony Lewis) sparked from years of studio collaborations and individual growth as musicians from DJing, performing with bands, and producing for different groups and artists. In the spirit and respect of Sun Ra’s tradition of the process of art and vision, DJ Ratticus and Tony Lewis decided to continue their collaboration by bringing them to the stage with their combination of electronics, improvisations and laptops. The duo has been inspired by the music and productions of electronic innovators like Herbie Hancock, Sun Ra, Dilla, Thomas Dolby, Mantronix and Pete Rock, experimental composers as well as the present electronic and beat scene.
Wrap Party | DJ Top Spin
Celebrate our amazing journey by joining us for our wrap party! We have had a team of dedicated artists paint for 24 hours to showcase the unity and diversity of our LUCID community. Come see the finished product while DJ TopSpin aka Blendiana Jones spins some sweet tunes.
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LUCID fostered a community where 99% of the time people had a #LUCIDgreattime . Almost all interactions that took place at LUCID were genuine, sincere and intentional. We are thankful for all that came, shared and were transparent. May we continue to focus on being lucid.
Our cocktail culture at LUCID embodied a twist of the classics intertwined with a mix of house infusions. We enjoyed being creativeand fulfilling our guests needs.
2008-2015 Cocktail Menu House Favorites
CHAI VODKA, CARDAMOM-PEPPERCORN SIMPLE SYRUP, ORANGE BITTERS
HIBISCUS VODKA, PEACH LIQUEUR, DICUL BITTERS,
ROSE PETAL RUM, PEACH LIQUEUR, HELLFIRE BITTERS
EARL GREY GIN, HONEY, LEMON
CINNAMON WHISKEY, ORANGE, ANGOSTURA BITTERS
ROSE PETAL RUM, LIME, GRAPEFRUIT, MARASCHINO LIQUEUR
OUR TWIST ON THE TRADITIONAL LONG ISLAND ICE TEA; NW ICED TEA BLEND (TEA TIME INFUSED IN VODKA, TEQUILA, RUM, GIN, TRIPLE SEC), LEMON, COKE
BOURBON, APEROL, ORANGE, CHOCOLATE BITTERS
2BAR MOONSHINE, MARASCHINO LIQUOR, FRESH GINGER,
QUEEN JULIA MADDOX | SEATTLE
ARDBEG SCOTCH, STREGA
BRANDY, HONEY, MAPLE SYRUP, LEMON, HOT WATER
PLANTATION RUM, HONEY, BURLESQUE BITTERS
3 HOWLS RUM, JAGER, ALMOND, LEMON
HAITIAN RUM, ORANGE AND GRAPEFRUIT JUICE, STRAWBERRY
SMOKE & HONEY
EBB + FLOW VODKA, LILET BLANC, ST. GERMAIN, YELLOW CHARTREUSE
Birth of Cool
Hennessy, Ginger/Lime Ice cube
Please check out this page on a regular basis. We will continue to share upcoming events happening in the community. #LUCIDlovesthearts
LUCID, a University District jazz club, presents the Inside/Out Awards honoring members of Seattle's jazz community on May 31 at Benaroya Hall. By Hugo Kugiya
Born in New York and raised in Miami, the son of Haitian immigrants, David Pierre-Louis had done all the right things by the time he was 27. He had earned a business degree at Bethune-Cookman University, gotten a respectable job as a sales manager for Frito-Lay and then Odwalla, supervising a sales team that serviced grocery stores and restaurants in the Seattle area.
But it wasn’t until 2008, when Odwalla laid him off, that he finally took a shot at his dream of opening a jazz club.
“When I got laid off, I figured it was now or never,” said Pierre-Louis, now 31. “It made more sense to be surrounded by what you love, instead of trying to get back into the workforce with the economy the way it was.
“The struggle the musicians feel — being an artist, trying to get gigs — that’s the same struggle I feel. I do it because I love it, but at the end of the day to be surrounded by something you love is more beneficial than a paycheck.”
Pierre-Louis’ dream became Lucid, the University-District jazz club on University Way that he opened in November 2008. In a relatively short time, Lucid has given birth to a new jazz scene that features mostly young, emerging musicians, many with current and past connections to the University of Washington jazz studies program.
Some of those musicians will perform at Benaroya Hall at 8 p.m. on Monday night as part of the first Inside/Out Jazz Awards, presented by Lucid.
“David has always had a much larger vision than just being a club owner,” said trumpeter Jason Parker, who will perform at the show and is also nominated for an award. “He’s a big thinker, and he’s accomplished everything he set out to accomplish. He’s done two jazz walks, started a record label [Lucidlive] and a nonprofit group (Strength Through Unity) to help out with what’s going on in Haiti.
“When he first came to us and said he wanted to do this awards show in Benaroya, I thought it was crazy, and then I remembered whom I was talking to.”
Performing in the Taper auditorium Monday night will be Evan Flory-Barnes, Clarence Acox, Tom Baker and Andy Clausen, among others. Barnes will perform his opus, “Acknowledgment of a Celebration,” which he debuted at last fall’s Earshot Jazz Festival. All of the proceeds from the Inside/Out awards will be given to Strength Through Unity and used to help rebuild earthquake-damaged Haiti.
An open, online nomination process in April produced three to five finalists in each of the 13 categories. Online voting for the winners began the first week of May. So far, visitors have voted about 700 times a day on the website, said Pierre-Louis, who fell in love with jazz as a listener after he moved to Seattle in 2004.
Preceding the Inside/Out awards by about 20 years are the Golden Ear awards, presented by Earshot to local jazz musicians. Many of the 2009 Golden Ear winners (Mark Taylor, Chris Icasiano, Clausen, Barnes) are nominees for Inside/Out awards. Pierre-Louis himself was given a special Golden Ear Award in 2009 for his efforts to support jazz in Seattle.
“We don’t charge a cover,” he said of Lucid, “because we want people to walk in and walk out as they please. That creates a community and exposes more people to jazz. You don’t have to have a trained ear to like jazz, you just have to accept it. It’s how the music makes you feel personally.”
Hugo Kugiya: email@example.com
The Teaching plays every Thursday with The Teaching at LUCID in the University District (on 52nd St. & University Ave.) for a night we host called ‘The Hang’. It’s a wonderful night filled with lots of groove, fun and serious collaborative jamming from all corners of the music world. We get all kinds of people coming in and sharing their music with us. If you’ve never made it out – consider stopping by this coming Thursday at 9:30pm for an a live experience like no other in Seattle.
The idea of OBS started in 2000. The owner, Richelle Gay, began jotting down business ideas after reading
Rich Dad Poor Dad for the first time. Inspired by the instructions for one to “mind their own business,” she began to gather ideas that might be able to incorporate the many events that came through the flower shop. The idea of owning a Cotton Club someday seemed the perfect marriage between her event coordinating and her interests in a variety of artistic mediums such as Music, Theater, and Dance.
As a graduate from Cornish College, Richelle Gay found a community of artists to collaborate with for future events and began building on those connections to establish herself as a principle in the Seattle Jazz Culture. One member of this community led her to visit a new jazz club that just opened called Lucid, on 52nd and University Way in Seattle. Providence stepped in and a partnership between Richelle Gay and David Pierre-Louis began January 2009. DPL supported Ms. Gay’s idea of a Cotton Club and offered to give her job experience helping out Lucid as an assistant and later Operations Manager. (The words Cotton Club are used to describe a style of club that employs variety show acts along with dining inspired by the famous Cotton Club NYC).
Off Broadway Seattle unofficially debuted as a production company on Memorial Day, 2010 with its help directing the Inside Out Jazz Awards at Benaroya Hall. The success of that show along with the two years of work that Ms. Gay has given to help launch several other successful events at LUCID laid the foundation for what Seattle expects to be an exciting new company.
Nerd Nite is typically on the 3rd Monday of every month. Be there and be square!
Nerd Nite is an informal gathering where nerds get together for nerdery of all sorts (well, mostly presentations and drinking). Nerds and non-nerds alike gather to meet, drink and learn something new.
Born in Boston and fostered in New York, Nerd Nite has spread all over the world, finally making it to Seattle! Through our nerdy powers combined we can make Nerd Nite Seattle the hippest place for nerds to congregate in town!
NerdNite Seattle's Co-Bosses are Julia (Business/Star Wars/Culinary Nerd) and Ross (Audio/Biking/MATLAB Nerd). Contact us to volunteer for our nerdy speaker roster!
Tuesday Tease is Seattle's only monthly burlesque revue with live musical accompaniment. The show brings together the musical stylings of Pervana and a rotating cast of Seattle burlesque artists to spice up your Tuesday nights with some tease and tunes. Our featured dancers bring a blend of neo and classic burlesque to showcase their stylistic flexibility -- and the band's! Pervana covers everything from jazz and blues to punk and pop and anything in between.
You can now catch them at their new home at the Substation on Tuesday, October 20th get your tickets here
POP-UP DINNERS - ALLOWING CHEFS TO FLEX -
DINNER BY MARK -
Bouliabaisse and family, a classic french stew with ablend of shellfish and fish in a light broth with big flavor done ala city by the puget.
Cop au vin a beautiful medley of chicken, red wine, pear onions, pork belly, and mushrooms. Served with sautéed cabbage and monkey bread.
A DJ & A Cook
- A pop-up family style dinner series with Chef Tarik & some of the NW top DJs.
A dinner series pairing some of Washington's finest distilleries, breweries and wineries in an intimate setting where guests can meet the maker and learn about the process by which the spirit they are enjoying was created. Cocktail Artist and owner of LUCID Lounge, David Pierre Louis, and Chef Unika Noiel have made personal visits to the makers to learn, gain insight and share their inspiration. Together, they have created a unique dinner and cocktail pairing experience.
Odin Brewery | Brovo Spirits | OOLA | Sound Spirits | Speak Easy | 2bar Distillery | Sodo Spirits | 3 Howls Distillery
Featured Menus |
Sriracha-Wasabi Deviled Eggs
Sweet & Sour Cucumbers
Summer Rolls and Dipping Sauces
Fish with Ginger Sauce and Rice
Purple Yam Pudding
Okra two ways - Fried & Pickled
Sweet Corn Succotash
Mama Becky's Gumbo with Papa's Hushpuppies
Vera's Rum Cake
Photographer : Jennifer Tucker
A night where artists, musicians and poets perform and share the intimate details behind their work. Curated by Meg Stacker
Each artist for a 30-45 minute set that includes music and "storytelling" the stories behind the music.
"The title and my passion for this night is inspired by my Grandfather, a well-known Puerto Rican author, poet and activist. I want the artists to perform pieces they love, ones they may have never performed before, their favorites, covers, whatever you are compelled to share in the space and energy of FLOW. So that being said, I want this night to be artists playing your music, telling the stories behind the music, collaborating, engaging/involving the audience... it's all about FLOW and what you feel moved to share. This is a night of RAW, REAL CONNECTION." - Meg
To create a self-sustaining arts community that supports the creation, performance and recording of original musical works.
Seattle Musicians Foundation (SMF) will serve the jazz community as a non-profit organization.
As a grass-root non-profit, revenue is generated by memberships from the general public,
vendors as well as business partnerships. One hundred percent of the proceeds are recycled
back into our artists, by doing so, we are providing our artists with financial support for their
continuing creations, performances and recordings of their original musical works.
Seattle Musicians Foundation was formed through honest conversations and feedback between local Seattle Jazz musicians and Jazz club proprietor ( David Pierre-Louis,) about the challenges of following passions, supporting each other’s passions and making an honest dime at it.
Having live music for the majority of the week with the lack of a cover charge has made it
difficult to pay musicians. Keeping the programs free has allowed for the greatest exposure for the musicians, the audience and the proprietor. Collaboratively the group created the foundation for a self-sustaining community, Seattle Musician Foundation. A community where patrons invest in the art, by investing in the artists and the proprietors that give the art a place to live.
With Danearys busy in Mereen, the Lannisters distracted by Tyrion’s trial, Stannis on a voyage to secure a bank loan, and Littlefinger in the clutches of sweet Lady Lysa, a small group was able to take over a remote castle without attention from the remaining aspirants to the Iron Throne. They don’t fly a banner, own dragons, or command an army, but House Lucid is set to make a name for itself before season four of Game of Thrones comes to an end.
Can’t picture any Lucid bannermen? Can’t recall any mention of this noble house at any point during the show’s run on HBO (nor in any of George RR Martin’s lengthy tomes)? Technically, House Lucid is a bar and lounge in the University District, not a Westerosi family.
King David Pierre-Louis, first of his name. Image via Facebook.
After an entertaining evening of dwarves, dragons, and direwolves at Lucid Lounge for the season four premiere and a run of showings every Sunday, house patriarch David Pierre-Louis has captured (by forceful reservation) Thornewood Castle in Lakewood to host a finale party set to rival Joffrey and Margaery’s wedding in splendor, albeit ideally without the deadly climax.
Though the feast won’t include any dove-stuffed cake, jousting dwarven entertainment, or poisoned necklaces, it will feature dishes from all seven Westerosi kingdoms and the lands across the Narrow Sea. The party starts at 5 pm on Sunday June 15, and tickets for the night filled with costumes, imbibing, dining, and unimpeded GoT nerding out are on sale now for $80.
Brave Horse Tavern chef Michelle Mallett is preparing the spread, and Pierre-Louis has confirmed plans for a Dothraki-style roasted goat (spiced with Pierre-Louis’s own Dicul vodka...aka “Lucid” spelled backwards), cheese and onion pies from King’s Landing, and Pentosi sweet and spicy chicken wings.
Two Mountain Winery, Aesir Meadery, and Odin Brewery have teamed with Dicul to create a list of meads, beers, wines, and spirits that either come from the GoT world or will help you imagine that you do (incude an Odin beer inspired by the show/books). Westeros-inspired nonalcoholic beverages will be on hand as well.
Thornewood Castle, a 500-year-old Elizabethan manor,was transplanted to Lakewood from England over the course of three years beginning in 1908 at the behest of Port of Tacoma cofounder Chester Thorne (no relation to Jon Snow’s nemesis Ser Allister) as a gift for his wife.
Thornewood Castle, seat of House LUCID
And yes, the Iron Throne will be in the building. Be wary, though: it has been known to leave scars on those unfit to rule.
The night’s main event, the screening of season four’s finale The Children, will take place on a 110-inch HD screen. That’s massive. White Walkers are already intimidating enough, and if they appear during the finale (likely) there will be new nightmares to talk about at the Seattle Met watercooler Monday morning. Giant, white-haired monstrosities with ice-blue eyes riding undead horses surrounded by hordes of wights... Craster, you fool, look at the evil your sons have become...
Snag a ticket as soon as possible, as they may disappear faster than a faceless man ready for a new mission.
DICUL spiced vodka,
Chamomile, HIbiscus, Honeybush iced tea
Bourbon, sweet Verouth, Orange Juice,
MILK OF THE POPPY $6
Rum, Dry Vermouth, Almond syrup, fresh squeezed
OJ, Burlesque Bitters
Numbs the pain and makes you feel damn good
Malbec, DICÜL Vodka, Ginger syrup (served hot)
A perennial favorite among the middle and upper classes.
This was a warmed wine simmered with any combination of
ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and sugar
Rose Infused Rum, Peach Liqueur, Ghost Chili Tquila,
Tuaca (orange vanilla), Hellfire Bitters
Don’t you love her too… sweet and spicy
TYRION’S WHORE $8
DICÜL Vodka, Barolo Chinato Chocchi (a fortified wine),
Becherovka (Czech Herbal Bitters)
Well why does he love them so much… ?
A partnership with the UW Bookstore led to some amazing author series where we featured various artist that shared their inspirations behind their most recent book release.
Some of the Authors we featured were:
A unique partnership with Black Stax brought another layer of soulful conscious music to LUCID. THE UTAE ( Unity through Artist Exchange), organized by various members of the Black Stax group including Lady Flava. This collective was a conduit for artist looking to come to Seattle and perform.
Waterseed (New Olreans) | Dahara September (Vancouver BC), Monica Monet (Jacksonville, FL) | Richmond Punch | Byron ' Blu' MItchell | Royce Lovett.
Ilaria Ghattas believe's in bringing tea to the people, in bold & creative ways so as to expand our collective consciousness by restoring ritual through alchemtea
Your Tuesday never tasted so good! This series of events encompasses the versatilitea of tea by showcasing some of our favorite handpicked teas, infused cocktails and delicious food. Experience teas like you've never experienced them before!
Our schedule of events includes ::
:: tea& adventure bites
• Featuring our exclusive tea-infused Adventure Bites and craft cocktails
:: Shh…we’re reading
• Where tea and book lovers UNITE! Bring your books,
pillows, a friend or two and enjoy a drink while you read!
Because reading is sexy
:: Live Music
• Snag another cup of tea, enjoy our sweet selection of music, pick up a book or study, and relax with us for the rest of the evening
Whether you're looking for zen, or you long to stretch your imagination, your reading skills or just your legs, we've got it; a whole day dedicated to tea in all its glory!
A special Night of Vegan Cuisine paired with Vegan Cocktails & live music