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Carmen Staaf

Carmen Staaf

Carmen Staaf photo by Christopher Drukker. By PAUL DE BARROS In normal times, a Seattle-bred musician like pianist Carmen Staaf might be profiled for Earshot to ballyhoo a hometown show. But these are not normal times. While live concerts may be back soon, the real...
From the Vault: Seattle’s Jay Thomas Tells His Story

From the Vault: Seattle’s Jay Thomas Tells His Story

Jay ThomasLife and Jazz StoriesMcVouty Publishing$15 (eBook, $5) By Paul de Barros Veteran Seattle musician Jay Thomas’ dazzling new autobiography, Life and Jazz Stories, bristles with the color, humor and detail of a picaresque novel while at the same time serving as...
Cathedral Park Jazz Festival

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival

Cathedral Park Jazz Festival photo by Chris Lazarus. July 16–18Cathedral Park, Portland, OR BY JONATHAN SHIPLEY The future looks bright but for a while there it didn’t, what with COVID ravaging the nation. Things dimmed. Jazz lights dimmed. The art form took a hit...
Oregon Festival of American Music

Oregon Festival of American Music

Photo courtesy of The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts. July 22–31The Shedd Institute, Eugene, OR BY DENNIS MORAN After a pandemic-imposed hiatus, the prestigious Oregon Festival of American Music (OFAM) triumphantly returns July 22–31 at the Shedd Institute in...

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