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Thomas Marriott playing the piano wearing a hat and red tinted glasses

Thomas Marriott photo by Daniel Sheehan.

Issue Correction

We would like to correct an error in the September 2021 Issue regarding recently passed beloved vocalist Heather Hammond. Due to an editorial error, Hammond was described as performing at the Triple Door. In fact, Hammond performed at The Door. 

Congratulations Are In Order!

Several of Seattle’s favorites have recently accepted new roles around the city! Please join us in congratulating pianist and Earshot Jazz Festival’s Resident Artist Marina Albero and saxophonist Neil Welch who have recently joined the faculty at Cornish College’s Music Department. Performing and literary artist Catherine Harris-White (SassyBlack) has accepted the role as Events Curator at Hugo House. And, finally multi-instrumentalist educator and co-founder of the Black & Tan Hall, Benjamin Hunter joins Northwest Folklife as their new Artistic Director. 

Bellevue Jazz & Blues Music Series

The 14th annual Bellevue Jazz & Blues Music Series returns this fall to highly eager audiences. Running October 6-10, the festival will engage the heart of Downtown Bellevue for a week of festivities showcasing the region’s best talent.  Featured local headliners include powerful vocalist Lady A and trumpeter Thomas Marriott who will be teaming up with New York-based trumpeter Ray Vega. Tapping into the rising youth in the Seattle and surrounding scene, the festival will showcase jazz combos from Bellevue High School, Bishop Blanchet High School, Edmonds-Woodway High School, and The Royals Jazz Combo at the Bellevue Arts Museum. Over 20+ shows will be presented, with several of them at no cost! To learn more visit bellevuedowntown.com.

$27 Million in Federally Funded Pandemic Relief Coming for King County Cultural Organizations 

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) and 4Culture are working with their partners at King County to build new COVID-19 relief programs for the cultural sector, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Their goal is to put federal dollars to work supporting as many King County cultural organizations and producers as possible. King County’s Revive and Thrive Together plan will provide $20 million in disaster relief and business interruption funds to arts, heritage, or historic preservation organizations with 2019 revenue of more than $1 million. Applications close on October 18 at 11:59 PM. For organizations with 2019 revenue of $1 million and under, ARTS and 4Culture will distribute $7 million in their Recovery Fund for organizations with 2019 revenue of $1 million and under. Applications are due November 5 at 5 PM. Organizations are eligible to apply for either, but not both. To determine your organization’s eligibility visit surveymonkey.com/r/KC-ARPA.

Seattle JazzED Classes

Seattle JazzED’s fall programs are now open for enrollment.  Programs kick off in early October so be sure to sign up soon! WeBop is their program for little ones ages 8 months to 5 years. The fall session will be led by Seattle JazzED Education Director Kelly Clingan and pianist Eric Verlinde. Included in their fall offerings as well are their Foundations, Connections, and Explorations programs. JazzED is committed to offering their programs to be financially accessible to all families, therefore there are many sliding scale options available. To learn more visit seattlejazzed.org.

John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme Seattle Recording

An extended version of John Coltrane’s iconic A Love Supreme was recently discovered to have a live 1965 recording in Seattle, when the legend was in the Emerald City recording his Live in Seattle album. This discovery was made possible by two Seattle saxophonists, the late Joe Brazil and Steve Griggs. The recording will be released on October 8 on Impulse! Records. Earshot Jazz co-founder and writer Paul de Barros recently covered the incredible finding in The Seattle Times, “How John Coltrane’s Seattle recording of ‘A Love Supreme’ was found, thanks to 2 local saxophonists.” 

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October 1, 2021

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