Kiki Valera: Adventures in Clave Cubana

Kiki Valera: Adventures in Clave Cubana

Kiki Valera photo by Daniel Sheehan. By Paul Rauch Son Cubano, the tradi­tional music and dance from the hill country of eastern Cuba may well be but a distant tributary to the jazz tradition that came to life in New Orleans. Yet the unmistakable Son clave rhythm that...
Golden Ear Nominations

Golden Ear Nominations

2018 Golden Ear Award Winners photo by Daniel Sheehan. The Golden Ear Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of Seattle jazz artists over the previous year. Nominations for the 2019 awards are currently being accepted. Please email your nominations to...
Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music in Concert

Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music in Concert

Sidney Hauser photo by Daniel Sheehan. Saturday, December 28, 7:30pmTown Hall Seattle1119 8th Ave On December 26, 1965, Duke Ellington presented his first concert of Sacred Music at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City. Ellington’s extraordinary, operatic...
Celebrating the 31st Annual Earshot Jazz Festival

Celebrating the 31st Annual Earshot Jazz Festival

What an incredible series! Thank you all! With over 60 one-of-a-kind events over 30 days in venues all across the community, the festival felt good, sounded good, and as you’ll see in the brilliant work by Daniel Sheehan below (and at danielsheehan.com), it looked so...