Seattle Jazz resident artist Julian Priester

Julian Priester photo by Daniel Sheehan

Seattle Public Library Presents Rhythm in Colors: Jazz in Seattle

The Seattle Public Library presents a new program, Rhythm in Colors: Jazz in Seattle, at its Central Library (1000 4th Ave) from June 19 through August 13. The exhibit features the oral interviews of jazz musicians and advocates who have participated in the Library’s ongoing Seattle Jazz Archive project. The Library has interviewed 13 individuals to date and will continue to add more interviews during 2017.

Madeline Crowley has produced digital video, fully indexed transcripts, and still photography for each interviewee, with video production support from Jack Straw Productions. All of the interviews are archived in the Library’s Special Collections Online.

The exhibit explores how jazz educators have helped bring jazz into schools with opportunities for students to learn and participate, making Seattle a leader in youth jazz programs. Visiting jazz artists have helped keep the jazz scene vibrant and ever-evolving. With materials from the Maggie Hawthorn papers, the exhibit takes a look at some of the more influential visitors. Library staff members have assembled a resource guide to complement the exhibit. Visitors will be able to listen to audio clips of the oral interviews in the Library’s collection on their smartphones, see performances, and access additional materials about jazz in Seattle.

More information available at spl.org.

The Conductive Garboil Grant

The Conductive Garboil Grant Applications are now being accepted for the Conductive Garboil Grant, with a deadline of August 14, 4pm PDT. The grant, which is administered by The Estate of Su Job, 4Culture, and Artist Trust, awards $3,000 for Seattle artists who demonstrate a profound ability to challenge the limits of conductive creative discourse and its effects on our society. Artists of any discipline are welcome to apply, but must have a significant connection to Pioneer Square. More info available at 4culture.org/grants/conductive-garboil.

On the Horizon

Bellhaven Jazz Festival
Saturday, September 9

Fairhaven Village Green, Bellingham

Bellingham-based non-profit The Jazz Project, led by Jud Sherwood, presents its annual Bellhaven Jazz Festival on September 9 at Fairhaven Village Green, from 1-7pm. Artists included Johnaye Kendrick Quartet, Blues Union, Dmitri Matheny/Ed Dunsavage Quartet, and EntreMundos Quarteto featuring Adriana Giordana. More information available at jazzproject.org.

Earshot Jazz Presents:
Tim Berne’s Snakeoil
Thursday, September 21
The Royal Room

Earshot Jazz brings back saxophonist Tim Berne’s scorching Snakeoil project, with clarinetist Oscar Noriega, guitarist Ryan Ferreira, pianist Matt Mitchell, and percussionist Ches Smith, to The Royal Room on September 21. The band will be touring to celebrate the release of its fourth album Incidentals. They will also be holding a workshop at Cornish College of the Arts earlier in the afternoon. More information to come at earshot.org.

Write Earshot Jazz

The Earshot Jazz magazine reflects and shares the many ways that jazz intersects with lives in the Northwest. Earshot Jazz is seeking submissions from writers: Please email story pitches, comments, news and announcements to editor@earshot.org.

Help the Jazz Around the Sound Calendar

Please email news and announcements about jazz gigs, concerts and community events to jazzcalendar@earshot.org.


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July 31, 2017

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