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Sax maestro Darren Motamedy returns to Northwest | Free live jazz April 10

Saxophonist Darren Motamedy returns to the Northwest for his “homecoming" at this month’s Jazz LIVE, which begins at 5 p.m. April 10 at Marine View Church, 8469 Eastside Dr. NE, Tacoma (along SR 509). Admission is free to all ages. For directions and more information, visit

Having recently enjoyed significant airplay from his last two CDs, Motamedy had thrilled audiences for over two decades locally until relocating to Las Vegas last fall. He performs with many of his longtime support musicians from over the years: Douglas Barnett on bass, Eugene Bien on piano and keyboards, Charles Jones on guitar and Pat Hill on drums.

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