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Wild Island: Oliver Groenewald Brings Jazz to Orcas Island

Wild Island: Oliver Groenewald Brings Jazz to Orcas Island

l-r Bill Anschell, Oliver Groenewald, Michael Glynn, Jay Thomas, and Stefan Schatz. Photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn. BY PAUL RAUCH The cities of Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver, B.C., have supported vibrant jazz culture since the years following World War I. One...
Marc Fendel

Marc Fendel

Marc Fendel photo by Karen Derby BY GREG SCHEIDERER Things have changed for many in the COVID era, but for Seattle saxophonist and music teacher Marc Fendel, what’s new has little to do with the virus and more to do with non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, and how they...
Christopher Icasiano

Christopher Icasiano

Christopher Icasiano photo by Daniel Sheehan BY ANGELA DANE Christopher Icasiano is a Filipino-American percussionist and composer who’s had an undeniable impact on Seattle’s jazz scene, both as a musician and community organizer. We caught up while he’s been on the...
The Crosaras, Francesco & Julia

The Crosaras, Francesco & Julia

Francesco Crosara and Julia Crosara, photo by Alice Malia BY DENNIS MORAN Six years ago jazz pianist Francesco Crosara and his wife Julia arrived in and embraced the Northwest, in all of its spirit, openness, and music. The local jazz scene embraced right back, much...
Kassa Overall

Kassa Overall

Kassa Overall photo courtesy of Outermost Agency BY HALYNN BLANCHARD  Kassa Overall is back in town. One of the most recognizable Seattle-reared players turned New York mainstay, Overall is set to play Barboza on February 13 with a new band, new material, and new...