Jazz Port Townsend 2017

Jazz Port Townsend 2017

Hubert Laws photo courtesy of artist July 27-29 Fort Worden State Park Port Townsend, WA A definitive summer highlight for aspiring musicians, experienced jazz artists, and audiences alike, Jazz Port Townsend is a much-anticipated opportunity to delight in jazz in an...
Spirituality In Music

Spirituality In Music

Ravi Shankar photo by Mark Goff John Coltrane photo by Hugo van Gelderen / Anefo (Nationaal Archief NL)  By Lloyd Petersen The vast complexity and depth of music is such that it is arguably the only common language that exists between all people and cultures, yet it...
Jazz Alfresco: July & August

Jazz Alfresco: July & August

Tarik Abouzied photo by Daniel Sheehan Summer at SAM: Art of Jazz Olympic Sculpture Park, 2901 Western Ave This summer the Art of Jazz Series at the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park kicks off July 20 with Latin sextet Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao, featuring...
Savoy Swing Club Presents the 2017 Seattle Lindy Extravaganza

Savoy Swing Club Presents the 2017 Seattle Lindy Extravaganza

Casey MacGill photo by Daniel Sheehan July 21-23 Various venues, Seattle The Savoy Swing Club, Seattle’s non-profit organization dedicated to vintage swing dance, presents the 2017 Seattle Lindy Extravaganza the third weekend of July. Previously, the club ran the...
Craig Johnson and the Founding of CjR and Hat Hut Records

Craig Johnson and the Founding of CjR and Hat Hut Records

Craig Johnson in Paris, 1955 photo courtesy of Joe Mcphee In 1972 a pharmaceutical salesman from Basel, Switzerland, had some business that took him to New York. While he was in the city, he looked up the producer of a little jazz label, CjR Records. He’d seen an ad...