In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Ronnie Pierce: 1928–2018 Seattle jazz musician Ronnie Pierce passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 28, surrounded by family and friends. In his career spanning more than seven decades, the beloved reedsman played with icons including Billie Holiday, Ray Charles,...
In Memoriam: Bud Young and Ken Pickering

In Memoriam: Bud Young and Ken Pickering

Bud Young standing with James Rasmussen. Photo by Daniel Sheehan. Bud Young: A “Great Booster” of Seattle Jazz Bud Young, one of the most recognized figures in Seattle jazz of the last 35 years, has died. In July 1982, after retiring from Montgomery Ward & Co. in...
In Memoriam: David Marriott, Sr.

In Memoriam: David Marriott, Sr.

The Seattle jazz community is mourning the loss of David Marriott, Sr., who passed away on April 30. The father of trumpeter Thomas Marriott and his brother, trombonist David Marriott, Jr., along with daughter Rebecca Marriott, David Sr. was a strong civic presence in...
In Memoriam: Reflections on Cecil Taylor (1929-2018)

In Memoriam: Reflections on Cecil Taylor (1929-2018)

Cecil Taylor photo by Daniel Sheehan By Wayne Horvitz My first encounters with Cecil Taylor were defined by snow. I am not sure I had even heard Cecil Taylor, but at the age of 17 I took off work early and headed downtown to the Smithsonian to hear Mr. Taylor give a...