Mark Hurwitz and Gin Creek

MQ Stage & Lounge - No Cover!, 216 Union Street, Seattle

Mark Hurwitz and Gin Creek is a two-time nominee for Best Band by the Washington Blues Society, and this year leader Mark Hurwitz was nominated for Best Keyboard. They specialize in jump blues, an upbeat style with elements of swing and jazz, but also play soul, r&b, and roots rock. The band maintains a busy schedule of club dates around Washington State, and has performed at many festivals and events, including Bite of Seattle, Northwest Folklife, The Gorge Blues and Brews Festival, and the Sunbanks Festival. They gained a widespread following as the house band at Seattle's legendary New Orleans Creole Restaurant following Seahawks home games at nearby Century Link field during the team's Super Bowl and NFC Championship seasons.