Duende Libre Spread Joy, Inspire Movement

Duende Libre Spread Joy, Inspire Movement

Duende Libre with Jeff Busch, Farko Dosumov, Chava Mirel, Frank Anderson, and Alex Chadsey photo by Olli Tumelius By Jonathan Shipley In the age of COVID-19 is it okay to say that an album is infectious? I hesitate, but then, Duende Libre’s lat­est IS infectious. It...
Randy Halberstadt’s Winding Road

Randy Halberstadt’s Winding Road

Randy Halberstadt photo by Steve Korn. Randy Halberstadt’s path through music has zigged and zagged. In his 2001 book Metaphors for the Musician: Perspectives from a Jazz Pianist, Halberstadt wrote, “As I review the past thirty years, it occurs to me that my musical...
Shifting Winds for The Westerlies

Shifting Winds for The Westerlies

Willem De Koch, Chloe Rowlands, Riley Mulherkar, Andy Clausen photo by Shervin Lainez By Tara Peters The past few months have brought shifting winds for The Westerlies, the Seattle-bred, NYC-based brass quartet. Formed in 2011 by childhood friends, trombonists Andy...
Dawn Clement Accepts Teaching Position in Denver

Dawn Clement Accepts Teaching Position in Denver

Dawn Clement Photo by Daniel Sheehan By Paul Rauch Pianist, composer, and educator Dawn Clement, a major force on the Seattle jazz scene for nearly two decades, has accepted a teaching position at Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado, and will be moving...
Catching Up With: Cuong Vu

Catching Up With: Cuong Vu

Cuong Vu photo by Steve Korn By Peter Monaghan In the days when Eastside high schools dominated the Seattle youth-jazz scene, Cuong Vu was a rising trumpet player at Bellevue High, and Holly Palmer was a star vocalist at Lake Washington High. At many high-school jazz...