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A Love Extreme: Fantastic Feelings from a Hidden Jazz Gem

A Love Extreme: Fantastic Feelings from a Hidden Jazz Gem

A Love Supreme, Live in Seattle, John Coltrane album art courtesy of Impulse Records. BY STEVE GRIGGS Joe Brazil generously shared the genius of jazz giants. He opened his home to musicians. He studied and taught through taping innovators performing and talking. He...
Seattle Celebrates Ernestine Anderson

Seattle Celebrates Ernestine Anderson

Ernestine Anderson photo courtesy of the family. BY PAUL RAUCH The annual Jackson Street Jazz walk in Seattle provides a vital link to the rich musical  legacy of Central Seattle. It unites, in spirit, present-day jazz and blues artists with the community of...
Jazz For All Ages

Jazz For All Ages

Pat Metheny photo courtesy of the artist. Metheny will perform at Jazz Alley on September 16–19. BY GRACE KASTE As Seattle’s jazz scene begins to come back to life, musicians of any age and level can find opportunities to get involved. Concerts, masterclasses,...
Paul Rucker: Preserving Black History in the Central District

Paul Rucker: Preserving Black History in the Central District

Paul Rucker’s artwork, 78, located at 23rd and Jackson, Seattle. Photo by Lara Swimmer. The Central District is often acknowledged as a historically Black neighborhood. And, to a degree this is true. The Central District was also known for its thriving Jewish...