Letter From The Director

Letter From The Director

Ideals of Jazz and Freedom I’ve been thinking about Duke Ellington a lot lately, so I was amused, but not really surprised, to look up and see a street sign announcing Duke Ellington Place as I walked to a gathering in New York City a couple of weeks ago. New York is...
Notes

Notes

Seattle Drum School Announces New Band Program The Seattle Drum School launches a new Contemporary Band for Wind & Rhythm Instruments program, running Mondays beginning January 29 at its Georgetown location. The program is offered at two different levels:...
In One Ear

In One Ear

Doug Haire Retires from Sonarchy After 22 years, Sonarchy will go silent on the airwaves. Producer Doug Haire recently announced his retirement from the program, as well as from Jack Straw Cultural Center (where Sonarchy is recorded live) after 27 years. Sonarchy is...
Earmail

Earmail

Brad Rouda photo by Nico Sophiea Letter to the Editor Re: A Royal Room of Sound, Earshot Jazz January 2018 I was thrilled to see the article about the Royal Room sound staff, which incidentally I only found out about by reading it! Sound people are a critical and...
Brian Kirk: In the Footsteps of His Father

Brian Kirk: In the Footsteps of His Father

Brian Kirk Photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn By Paul Rauch Jazz music has escaped the tether of popular culture over the past century, truly identifying itself as the quintessential American art form. It has, in a large sense, been passed down from generation to generation as...