Danny Kolke

#Danny Kolke

Web App Dude,
Pianist, Educator, Composer & Arranger…

Founder @boxleys, boxleymusicfund, northbendjazzwalknorthbendblueswalk, @cloudward, @etelos 

 

CD Releases

Danny Kolke Trio +Pete Christlieb

"Live At Boxleys" New Release April 2014 - PonyBoy Records Preview Tracks Available at iTunes and Amazon.com
Danny Kolke Trio Plus Pete Christlieb

Danny Kolke Trio Plus Pete Christlieb

Danny Kolke Trio - Sunday Nights

"Live at Boxleys" New Release October 2012 - PonyBoy Records Preview Tracks Available at iTunes and Amazon.com
Danny Kolke Trio Sunday Nights

Danny Kolke Trio Sunday Nights

A New Meaning

Re-released 2010 - PonyBoy Records Preview Tracks Available at iTunes and Amazon.com
Danny Kolke A New Meaning

Danny Kolke A New Meaning

 

On the Spotify:

I'm also told that you can find my music on Spotify. Although I haven't actually done this. If you are a Spotify user, feel free to try it here: [ Danny Kolke Trio on Spotify ]  

On the Radio:

The Danny Kolke Trio Swings Standards, Spirituals And Blues In Concert At SAM On Jazz Northwest

By JIM WILKE • JAN 18, 2015

Danny's Trio on the radio: KPLU.org 1/18/2015 (Now KNKX!) Original article available here: http://www.knkg.org/post/danny-kolke-trio-swings-standards-spirituals-and-blues-concert-sam-jazz-northwest A hard-swinging piano trio led by Danny Kolke will be featured in highlights from this month's Art of Jazz concert at the Seattle Art Museum airing at 2 PM Sunday, January 18 on 88.5 KPLU and streaming at kplu.org.... [Read More...]

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About Danny Kolke

Jazz Musician, Pianist, Composer, Arranger, Tech-Entrepreneur & Consultant, Jazz Club Owner, Music Teacher, Husband and Father of Three Jazz Musician… As a Jazz pianist, Danny Kolke is known for his aggressive technique, passionate voicings and hard swinging blues and gospel feel. As Jim Wilke of KPLU has said, “if you like trio’s like those of Oscar Peterson and Gene Harris, you are going to like […]

Jazz Piano

CD Releases Danny Kolke Trio +Pete Christlieb “Live At Boxleys” New Release April 2014 – PonyBoy Records Preview Tracks Available at iTunes and Amazon.com Danny Kolke Trio – Sunday Nights “Live at Boxleys” New Release October 2012 – PonyBoy Records Preview Tracks Available at iTunes and Amazon.com A New Meaning Re-released 2010 – PonyBoy Records Preview Tracks Available at iTunes and Amazon.com   On the […]

Boxley’s – Opening Up

After three crazy weeks of remodeling we threw a party and opened a jazz club. We didn’t do too much with the place. Mostly paint and added some extra tables. We got rid of some booths and a half wall in front of what was going to be our future stage. But that’s pretty much it. We bought a sound system, moved in the piano and […]

Contacting Danny

Okay. Honestly I am not sure I want to hear from everyone. But I may really want to hear from you. So here are the best ways to reach me: You can email me at danny at kolke dot com You can follow me on twitter @dkolke You can connect with me on LinkedIn Long lost friend or a new friend? facebook.com/dkolke Boxleys related – boxleysplace.com If it’s […]

Latest Posts

Centrum – Jazz in Port Townsend 2016

Centrum – Jazz in Port Townsend 2016

Had a wonderful time at Centrum this summer and just wanted to share my pictures. I’ll have to come back later and tag these.  Centrum is great! You should go if you get the opportunity.

Saxophonist Walter Blanding — With The Future Jazz Head All-Stars

Saxophonist Walter Blanding — With The Future Jazz Head All-Stars

By KPLU • APR 28, 2016 http://knkx.org/post/saxophonist-walter-blanding-future-jazz-head-all-stars (Jazz heads featuring original arrangements by Danny) PARKER MILES BLOHM / KPLU Listen Listening…28:33 Future Jazz Head All-Stars | School Of Jazz Tenor saxophonist Walter Blanding has been a member of the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra (directed by Wynton Marsalis) since 1998. One of the things that got him there was a great jazz education. Walter attended […]

Why is it important to play music?

Why is it important to play music?

Walter Blanding and I spent a week together on tour visiting 100’s of students across the Pacific Northwest. I managed to grab this gem of a talk answering the question, “why is it important to play music?” Click here to watch on youtube…

The Boxley's Story

The best Jazz club in North Bend Washington... "One of the best Jazz clubs in the world!" - Downbeat Magazine 2011 -2016

A very big part of our family's life from 2009 to 2016 was Boxleys, which we were proud to make the claim of being the "Best Jazz Club in North Bend Washington". In a small mountain town of about five-thousand residents that was a fairly easy claim to back up. But Boxleys became known around the world, becoming ranked as one of the best Jazz clubs in the world according to Downbeat Magazine. Boxleys was an amazing and almost magical place. Here is the story of how it happened.
I'll keep updating these pages to finish telling the story. More coming soon including: lot's more pictures, some recipes, the most amazing shows, community events and student programming, the festivals, the nonprofit, the closing and  the future...  stand by.