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by Paul Rauch
Seattle, a city synonymous with alternative rock, has long sustained a provincial jazz culture, without a signature sound, but with an openness to innovative, progressive invention. To outside jazz partisans, the city is known for phenomenal high school talent that usually flies the coop, heading east for conservatory training and to pursue professional ambitions. Seattle's creative pulse is often driven by boomerang musicians like trumpeter Thomas Marriott and drummer Matt Jorgensen, who headed to New York, but eventually ...read more