Beth Fleenor: The Discipline of Being

Beth Fleenor: The Discipline of Being

Beth Fleenor photo by Daniel Sheehan. By Paul Rauch If one defines artistry as a simple expression of ar­tistic ability, the surface is barely scratched in terms of what motivates passion for that expression. If art­istry is defined as a discipline of be­ing—as a way...
Cry & Roar: 10 Years of Racer Sessions

Cry & Roar: 10 Years of Racer Sessions

Ray Larsen photo by Daniel Sheehan. In this industrious city where cultur­al erosion is becoming the norm, and every year it feels more pronounced than the last, Café Racer is a treasured oasis that feels like an almost perfectly jarring juxtaposition with Seattle’s...
Pacific Room Alki Offers New Space for Jazz Artists and Audiences

Pacific Room Alki Offers New Space for Jazz Artists and Audiences

Nancy Erickson photo courtesy of the artist. On a Saturday in early December, I visited the Pacific Room Alki for a per­formance by jazz singer Nancy Erick­son. It was a typical cold Seattle winter night: the rain fell at a steady pace as winter whipped itself into a...
Golden Ear Nominations

Golden Ear Nominations

2018 Golden Ear Award Winners photo by Daniel Sheehan. The Golden Ear Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of Seattle jazz artists over the previous year. Nominations for the 2019 awards are currently being accepted. Please email your nominations to...
Recurring Jazz Series

Recurring Jazz Series

SmackTalk photo by Austin Fields. From the hidden nooks and intimate house concerts to the larger collaborative efforts between community busi­nesses and city arts organizations, jazz is found in abundance all over the Puget Sound. Here is a glimpse into the broad...