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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 ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Phil Parisot: Lingo

Read "Lingo" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Seattle based drummer/ composer Phil Parisot has straddled several 20th century musical traditions in his career as a sideman, and member of the eclectic big band, Big Neighborhood. His understanding of funk, Afro-Cuban, rock and symphonic music has influenced his approach as a composer, and more so as a drummer on numerous projects in recent memory. ...

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 ...

Mercedes Nicole: Beautiful Alignment

Read "Beautiful Alignment" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn and Nina Simone all make appearances in the biography of Seattle-based singer Mercedes Nicole. She has been a creative face in jazz since the turn of the century, writing, producing and performing tributes to Simone, Etta James, and Dinah Washington. With Beautiful Alignment, Nicole debuts on disc with a collection ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Rich Pellegrin Quintet: Three-Part Odyssey

Read "Three-Part Odyssey" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

What a strange, compelling, often circuitous trip Three-Part Odyssey is. Pianist/composer/bandleader Rich Pellegrin has collected a youthful quintet of Seattle's boldest and most energetic musicians for his debut CD--73 minutes of audacious grooves inside a set of freewheeling compositions that showcase each band member's individual virtuosic prowess without abandoning the collective mood.

Along with the ...

Jason Parker Quartet: Five Leaves Left

Read "Five Leaves Left" reviewed by Greg Simmons

For its fourth album, the Jason Parker Quartet takes a sharp departure from its previous three efforts. Rather than simply cutting another solid straight-ahead quartet date, trumpeter Parker has added vocalist Michele Khazak, and multi-woodwind blower Cynthia Mullis, to reinterpret an entire folk-pop album: Nick Drake's Five Leaves Left (Island Records, 1969). Despite being far outside ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Earshot Jazz Festival 2010, Part 2

Read "Earshot Jazz Festival 2010, Part 2" reviewed by Nathan Bluford

Earshot Festival
Seattle, WA
October 31-November 7, 2010
Part 1 | Part 2




Mavis Staples

Town Hall/Earshot Jazz Festival

Seattle, WA

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Did anyone bring a louder, more powerful voice to this year's festival than Mavis Staples? As ...

NEWS: CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Jason Parker Quartet to Record Tribute to Nick Drake via Kickstarter

Jason Parker Quartet to Record Tribute to Nick Drake via Kickstarter

The Jason Parker Quartet, one of Seattle's up-and-coming jazz bands, is heading into the studio on December 26th to record a tribute to Nick Drake. "Five Leaves Left: A Jazz Tribute to Nick Drake" is a unique concept in that it is a remaking, song by song, of the British singer-songwriter's debut album. Rather than take a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Earshot Jazz Festival 2010, Part 1

Read "Earshot Jazz Festival 2010, Part 1" reviewed by Nathan Bluford

Earshot Jazz Festival
Seattle, WA
October 15-November 7, 2010
Part 1 | Part 2

Now in its 22nd year, the 2010 edition of Seattle's Earshot Jazz Festival presented audiences with a healthy mix of local musicians from Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest in addition to the performers that made the ...


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