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20 Seattle Jazz Musicians You Should Know: John Bishop

Read "20 Seattle Jazz Musicians You Should Know: John Bishop" reviewed 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 ...


Michael Waldrop

Michael Waldrop is arguably one of the most diverse percussionists in the world. He is comfortable in a jazz or commercial music setting as a drumset player and he is equally at home in a classical orchestral setting. He is a virtuoso marimbist, whether performing his own music, or that of other composers. Michael is also adept at hand drumming, having studied with some of the greatest hand percussionists in the world. He is proficient on the tar as well as conga drums. In addition to these impressive performance skills, Waldrop is a skilled composer in both the jazz and percussion idioms. His compositions are published by Drop6 Media


David Larsen


David Larsen is a composer, saxophonist and educator. He has worked with a variety of artists including Ken Peplowski, Francisco Torres, Dave Glenn, Ron Vincent, Bill Mays, Dean Johnson, and the internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Halie Loren. He is featured on Halie Loren's album Butterfly Blue (2015). In 2018 and 2019, David’s compositions Applied Physics and Bright Days won Editor’s Choice from JW Pepper Inc. These compostions and other are availbe from Dapper Page Music. His music has been performed by a wide variety of groups around the U.S. and the United Kingdom


Article: Album Review

Velocity: Displacement Over Time

Read "Displacement Over Time" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The band Velocity, with its recording, Displacement Over Time, explores the laws of physics with its music. If that sounds off-puttingly cerebral, not to worry. The Tacoma, Washington-based quartet's sounds travels crisp, tightly-woven modern jazz terrain not unlike that of pianist Chick Corea's Elektric Band: groove-centric drums and bass, a hot saxophone not quite out front ...


News: Award / Grant

Whitworth University Jazz Ensemble Named Outstanding Group at 2010 Lionel Hampton Festival

The Whitworth Jazz Ensemble was named outstanding group in the college/university division at the 2010 Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, held Feb. 24-27 at the University of Idaho, in Moscow. This is the seventh time in the past 14 years that Whitworth's jazz band has received top honors at the annual competition. Seniors Kurt Marcum and ...


News: Performance / Tour

Whitworth Jazz Ensemble Conducts First Ever Tour of New York City, New Orleans

Whitworth Jazz Ensemble Conducts First Ever Tour of New York City, New Orleans

The award-winning Whitworth Jazz Ensemble recently returned to Spokane after a successful tour of New York City and New Orleans Jan. 9-20. Highlights of the tour included performing with jazz legend Lee Konitz and well-regarded jazz musicians Donny McCaslin, Ryan Keberle and Larry Panella. While in New York City, the ensemble performed at Hunter College with ...


News: Event

Arturo Sandoval at the Suncadia Jazz Festival

Arturo Sandoval at the Suncadia Jazz Festival

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008 Suncadia Jazz Festival Featuring Arturo Sandoval with special guests Cambalache, Darren Motamedy and Michael Powers $20 ADV / $25 DOS Doors @ 2pm | Music begins @ 2:30pm Suncadia Resort Cle Elum, WA Concert Location: ...


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