On June 26, 2013 we had the opportunity to perform for the Top Doctors Awards Party presented by Seattle Magazine. This is an excerpt from Seattle Magazine's website:
With over 15,000 submissions to our voting process this year we were humbled to fill a room with over 200 of the best in the medical field, voted on by their peers. The area's top physicians, friends and family mingled with one another while listening to live jazz music and sipping cocktails through the evening.
Every year Seattle Magazine conducts a vote among local doctors with the question: To whom would you send a loved one for medical care? This special event was held at AXIS Pioneer Square, which is a brand new special events venue, and was the former home to Elliott Bay Book Company. The party was a celebration for the winners of the best local doctors in their fields.
It was an atypical early summer day in Seattle that was warm and muggy with intermittent downpour of rain that is more familiar in a tropical setting like Hawaii or Mexico instead of the usual chilly steady drizzle that is characteristic of Pacific Northwest weather. By the time the party started at 6pm in the early evening, the sun broke out and the refreshing beverages and cocktails were a welcome introduction to the program at hand.
I had my jazz trio with a couple of the best musicians on their respective instruments with me that night; jazz pianist John Hansen and tenor saxophonist Alexey Nikolaev. We were situated on an elevated loft that provided a vantage point overseeing the whole venue space, and allowed our live jazz music performance to provide that classy ambient touch to this festive celebration.
Here is a video of the first song of the evening to get things started that features the new AXIS space.
Emmanuel del Casal Trio at AXIS
The Top Doctors Awards Party was a very fun event that celebrated Seattle's best doctors, and showcased the new special events space AXIS Pioneer Square. We had a great time playing a part in this prestigious party.
Stay tuned for the AXIS grand opening in August!