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by Paul Rauch
The city of Seattle has a jazz history that dates back to the very beginnings of the form. It was home to the first integrated club scene in America on Jackson St in the 1920's and 30's. It saw a young Ray Charles arrive as a teenager to escape the nightmare of Jim Crow in the south. It has produced such historical jazz icons as Quincy Jones and Ernestine Anderson. In many instances it has acted as a temporary repose ...read more
by AAJ Staff
Marc Seales A Time, A Place, A Journey (Live) Origin Records 2004
University of Washington professor Marc Seales has been an active part of the Northwest mainstream jazz scene for over thirty years. He has appeared on dozens of recordings and has worked with many players including Benny Carter, Joe Henderson, Eric Alexander, Don Lanphere, Mark Murphy and Slide Hampton.
In addition to leading his own group “New Stories” and pursuing his teaching duties ...read more