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For the Record: Choice Recent, Local Releases

For the Record: Choice Recent, Local Releases

DLO3 photo courtesy of artist DLO3 Close But No Cigar Self-released What Delvon Lamarr’s organ trio (DLO3) has on their hands is a new anthology of instrumental soul anthems. Close But No Cigar is the package of 70s-inspired, blues and funk infused originals by...
Northwest Summer Jazz Fests

Northwest Summer Jazz Fests

Nancy Erickson performs at the North City Jazz Walk on August 16. Photo courtesy of artist. Chateau Ste. Michelle Concert Series June 4-September 16 – Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville, WA Earth, Wind & Fire, Josh Groban, Gipsy Kings, Frankie Vallie & the...
In One Ear

In One Ear

Ruby Bishop photo by Daniel Sheehan. Ruby Bishop’s Sunday Evening Gig at Vito’s Vito’s recently announced that jazz pianist Ruby Bishop will be stepping back from her weekly Sunday evening gig. The beloved nonagenarian and recent inductee into the Seattle Jazz Hall of...
Notes

Notes

Photo courtesy of Seattle Lindy Exchange Seattle Lindy Exchange The 2016 Seattle Lindy Exchange swings into gear from Friday, August 12, to Sunday, August 14. Hosted by the Savoy Swing Club, this year’s exchange plans to go “old school: no classes, no competitions,...
Letter from the Director

Letter from the Director

Shinin’ Star, Is What You Are Jazz doesn’t get a lot of regular attention in the major news media, outside of the ever-informed writing of the New York Times. So when a respected source like The Guardian puts up a feature piece under the provocative headline “Is Jazz...

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