COVID-19 Impact on Seattle Jazz Community Survey Responses

COVID-19 Impact on Seattle Jazz Community Survey Responses

We know the mounting concern around COVID-19 has already had profound effects on our community that will continue to be felt for a long time to come. Below are a selection of survey responses, offering individual experiences and recommendations for how the public can...
In Memoriam

In Memoriam

William O. “Bill” Smith William “Bill” Smith photo by Virginia Paquette Smith. Bill Smith, a distinguished clarinetist and composer in both jazz and new music, died on February 29 from complications of prostate cancer. He was 93. Bill made so...
Worker Advocacy

Worker Advocacy

Original artwork by Reed Olsen. By Nate Omdal As the effects of COVID-19 continue to force a near total cancelation of the ways most musicians earn a living, many of us find ourselves without answers going forward. To make matters worse, many musician workers will not...
The Health of the Musical Ecosystem

The Health of the Musical Ecosystem

Kate Olson photo by Daniel Sheehan. By Kate Olson When I was a high school saxophonist, eagerly applying to college music programs, a private instructor said to me, “If there’s anything else [other than music] you could do with your life…you should do that...
Community Responses to COVID-19

Community Responses to COVID-19

Kelly Clingan photo by Michael Craft. A dedication to The Seattle JazzED 2019-2020 Ellington Ensemble. Submitted by Kelly Clingan your proud teacher: Poem by Kat Sherrell Band is where we are more than the sum of our partsplaying together Always listening performers...