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Heather Hammond (1945-2021)

Heather Hammond (1945-2021)

Heather Hammond photo courtesy of the family. BY PAUL DE BARROS AND PETE LEINONEN Seattle jazz musicians of a certain age cherish memories of the Llahngaelhyn, a coffeehouse with a certain magical vibe that in the late ‘60s filled the fairytale-towered building at the...
In Memoriam: Deems Tsutakawa, Soul of Seattle Sound

In Memoriam: Deems Tsutakawa, Soul of Seattle Sound

Deems Tsutakawa photo by Daniel Sheehan. One of the brightest threads running through the Seattle music tapestry over the years has been funky R&B, whether you’re talking about Gene Argel and Dave Lewis in the ‘60s, Kenny G and Robert Damper in the ‘70s, Michael...
In Memoriam:Paul Taub, Flutist and Champion of Contemporary Music

In Memoriam:Paul Taub, Flutist and Champion of Contemporary Music

Paul Taub photo by Dean Wenick. Paul Taub, one of the most admired and valued figures in Seattle music, died suddenly of a heart attack on March 13, at the age of 68. The educator, writer, music administrator, and prominent performer of chamber and contemporary music...
Seattle Loses a Legend: Overton Berry Passes at 84

Seattle Loses a Legend: Overton Berry Passes at 84

Overton Berry photo by Alex Crick. Seattle lost one its most historic and beloved musicians on Monday, October 19, when iconic jazz pianist Overton Berry passed at the age of 84. He died peacefully at home after suffering from heart disease for many years. Berry’s...
In Memoriam: Gary Peacock

In Memoriam: Gary Peacock

Gary Peacock photo by Roberto Masotti courtesy of ECM Records. Gary Peacock: 1935–2020 Gary Peacock, the world-renowned bassist, and musical innovator died at the age of 85, on September 4, at his home in upstate New York. With a ca­reer that spanned seven decades,...

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