Letter from the Director

Letter from the Director

This month we affirm the great good health of jazz at home and around the world. First off, we extend massive congratulations to Scott Brown, the Roosevelt Jazz Band, and everyone who is a part of their brilliant and dedicated support system, for their stunning...
Letter from the Director

Letter from the Director

History Doesn’t Stop I’ve often wondered about history’s memory. Clearly, a major event that impacts our solid cultural icons, like the recent fire at Notre Dame, will stop us in our tracks and remind us that we don’t often get to witness historical events in a...
Letter from the Director

Letter from the Director

A Celebration of Acknowledgements As you can see by Daniel Sheehan’s photo on this month’s cover, the recent Golden Ear awards party at the Royal Room was a huge success. Riffing on the title from Evan Flory-Barnes’ earlier creative opus, Acknowledgement of a...
Letter from the Director

Letter from the Director

Jazz—The One and the Many Seattle jazz legend Floyd Standifer used to say that “jazz is in America’s DNA.” As a core component of Seattle’s fabled jazz roots, Floyd so thoroughly embodied the essence of jazz culture and, in doing so, he also helped to assure that...
Letter from the Director

Letter from the Director

New Year’s Revolutions Jazz has always flowed comfortably in the dynamic pocket between evolution and revolution; changing too fast for some, and too slowly for others. People will always love what they love—and that’s a good thing. Jazz is expansive enough to...