Maz Holberg playing the drums and Josh Hou playing the accordion

Max Holmberg photo by @monkifoto and Josh Hou photo by Rosanna Sze

JazzTalk Seattle’s Final Episode

As 2022 came to a close, so did JazzTalk Seattle, the lighthearted podcast hosted by friends and musicians Josh Hou and Max Holmberg after five dedicated years. Since November 2017, the pair recorded 59 episodes which documented oral interviews with various faces of Seattle’s jazz scene including Delvon Lamarr, Nate Omdal, Johnaye Kendrick, Haley Freedlund, and more. In the last episode, the two fondly recall highlights of their journey and hilarious behind the scene stories from a couple interviews. Listeners can continue to play back all of the old episodes at soundcloud.com/jazztalksea.

Job Opportunities with SMASH

Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare, or SMASH, is currently hiring for two positions in Seattle. The health service & member manager is a full-time, hybrid remote position. Acting as the bridge between members and providers, the SMASH service & member manager is integral to their mission to provide access to health and wellness services to Puget Sound area musicians. The SMASH executive & administrative assistant is a part-time or full-time, remote position. This role provides high-level administrative support to the executive director with the day-to-day business of SMASH and is essential to SMASH’s continued growth and success. Interested applicants can email a cover letter and resume to SMASH@SMASHSeattle.org. Learn more at smashseattle.org/jobs.

KEXP Internships

KEXP’s internship program seeks to provide interns from historically under-invited and under-represented communities with hands-on experience in the non-profit arts sector. Their program is designed to develop and equip emerging leaders interested in furthering their careers in a variety of fields including music programming, audio production, and non-profit capacity building. Current intern positions include audio production, media archives, podcast & licensing, and facilities & guest services, all with a pay of $22/hour. Internships are open to anyone 18 or older, regardless of current or completed education. People of color, women, and LGTBQIA+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Deadline to apply is February 19. Visit kexp.org/internships for more information on eligibility and application. 

Julian Speaks Moves to Langston 

Seattle Jazz Fellowship’s program, Julian Speaks w/ Julian Priester, will now be presented at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute periodically throughout the year on Saturday afternoons instead of in conjunction with Fellowship Wednesdays. Join the jazz legend as he recounts his time with Sun Ra, Ray Charles, Max Roach, Duke Ellington, and many others! The series will remain free of charge. Events in 2023 include March 25, May 27, September 30, and November 25 from 1-2:30pm. 

Muralist of Seattle Drum School

On the cover of last month’s issue, trumpeter Chris Littlefield is shown with a vibrant, incredible mural in the background, which received a lot of interest from our readers. Orion Misciagna was the lead artist on the mural, aptly titled “Music Synergy.” Misciagna, and his art collective, Constellation Art Services can be supported on Instagram at @constellationartstacoma, @orionthepainter, and @brittneesylvester


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February 1, 2023