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NEWS: FESTIVAL

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 ...

The Young Lizards: Our Modern Lifestyle

Read "Our Modern Lifestyle" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The organ trio, once a focal point of soul-drenched jazz in the heyday of such elder statesmen as Jimmy Smith, Richard “Groove" Holmes, Brother Jack McDuff, Jimmy McGriff, Charles Earland, Don Patterson and others, hasn't been nearly as prominent in recent years as the ranks of virtuosic organists (Joey DeFrancesco notwithstanding) have thinned. Nevertheless, the organ ...

NEWS: CONTEST

Huge CD Giveaway from Jazz Now! Seattle in Celebration of Reaching 1000 Downloads

Jazz Now! Seattle, a new podcast spotlighting all the incredible jazz music coming out of Seattle, WA, has passed the 1000 download mark less than two weeks after their debut. To celebrate, they are giving away tons of CD's from Seattle jazz bands. There are four packages:Origin Records Package: Featuring new CD's from Thomas Marriott, Chad McCullough, ...

Greg Williamson & the Big Bad Groove Society: Swing Your Big Head

Read "Swing Your Big Head" reviewed by Jack Bowers

When one has no idea what to envision, what ensues can sometimes be a pleasant surprise - which is exactly the case with drummer Greg Williamson's new release, Swing Your Big Head. From the instrumentation and (some) song titles, I was half expecting to hear a Dixieland group. What I heard instead was a pretty competent ...


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