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Ballard Jazz Festival Preview: A Seattle Rite Of Spring

Ballard Jazz Festival Preview: A Seattle Rite Of Spring

The Ballard Jazz Festival, Seattle's most anticipated and community oriented jazz event, will take place May 17-20, and will headline legendary saxophonist, Chico Freeman. Dubbed three decades ago as one of the “young lions" of jazz for his participation in recordings with other "stars to be," such as Wynton Marsalis, Kevin Eubanks, and Paquito D'Rivera, Freeman's career has established ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

D'Vonne Lewis: It's About the Love

Read "D'Vonne Lewis: It's About the Love" reviewed by Paul Rauch

On the Seattle jazz scene, no musician is more visible than drummer D'Vonne Lewis. Whether he is touring and playing with his band Industrial Revelation, leading his flexible and innovative combo, D'Vonne Lewis Limited Edition, or playing as a sideman on multiple projects around town, Lewis brings to the bandstand a remarkable versatility, and musical identity ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Matt Jorgensen: Painting With Sound

Read "Matt Jorgensen: Painting With Sound" reviewed by Joshua Weiner

Matt Jorgensen is a very busy man. A drummer and composer, he plays and records with a wide variety of musicians, including his own long-running quartet 451 and popular trumpeter and label-mate Thomas Marriott. Jorgensen also co-manages the Origin Records label, a thriving concern that has released over 300 discs since 1997, and that now encompasses ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

2005 Ballard Jazz Festival, Seattle, WA

Read "2005 Ballard Jazz Festival, Seattle, WA" reviewed by Bill Bennett

The Ballard Jazz Festival Youth Big Band
Eric Alexander/Peter Bernstein Group
Joe Locke Quartet
Ballard Jazz Festival
Mars Hill Church Performance Hall
November 19, 2005

The Mainstage Concert that concluded the third annual Ballard Jazz Festival featured a delightful spectrum of the music. There was ...


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