Stuart Dempster: Putting the “Play” Back into Playing Music

Stuart Dempster: Putting the “Play” Back into Playing Music

Stuart Dempster photo by Danette Davis By Andrew Luthringer The Seattle area has no shortage of exceptional musicians and composers, spanning many genres, who have made compelling contributions to the artistic life of the region and beyond. But a shortlist for the...
2015 Golden Ear Awards Ballot

2015 Golden Ear Awards Ballot

Cast your ballot by March 10 Each year, the Golden Ear Awards recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the previous year in Seattle jazz. In the process, Seattle jazz fans and performers can take stock of and show gratitude for the region’s vibrant jazz...
PDX Jazz Festival 2016

PDX Jazz Festival 2016

Alicia Olatuja photo courtesy of artist February 18-28 Various venues, Portland, OR The Portland metro area is set to host 100 jazz events in over a dozen venues for the 13th annual PDX Jazz Festival this February. Running Thursday, February 18, through Sunday,...
Earshot Jazz: Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band

Earshot Jazz: Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band

Friday, February 26, 8pm Seattle Art Museum Seventeen years into its existence, drummer Brian Blade’s Fellowship Band possesses full assurance as it explores a quietly edgy style of jazz. Tuneful, stylish, and imaginative, the unit takes its lead from one of the most...