Jazz In the Corner started as a guitar and saxophone duo featuring Todd Lien and Brad Benefield. Whether performing at restaurants, private parties, or corporate events, we invariably found ourselves, well... in a corner. After constantly being referred to as "Those Jazz Guys In the Corner", we decided if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
Although we still work as a duo sometimes, we are now regularly joined by drummer Dave Sanders and pianist\vocalist Charlotte Carruthers, as well as the occasional drop-in guest artist.
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Recorded live at various alcohol and caffeine infused establishments in the Seattle area.
It Might As Well Be Spring (July 2009, Fortunatos Wine Bar, Woodinville, WA, w/Charlotte Carruthers - vocals)
Gone With The Wind (May, 2008 - Wayward Coffeehouse, Seattle)
Todd's Last Squawk (April, 2009, The Repp, Snohomish, WA., w/Gary Barnes -bass, Dave Sanders - drums)
Softly, If You Please (April, 2009, The Repp, Snohomish, WA., w/Gary Barnes - bass, Dave Sanders - drums)
Blues for Evio (July 2009, Fortunatos Wine Bar, Woodinville, WA)
Wendy (June, 2009 - Soul Food Books, Redmond, WA)