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...
The 2017 Golden Ear Awards

The 2017 Golden Ear Awards

Award recipients (bottom row) D’Vonne Lewis, Dawn Clement, Patty Padden, Greg Ruby (top row) Kenny Mandell, Skerik, Marina Christopher, Erik Hanson, Evan Woodle, Haley Freedlund. Photo by Daniel Sheehan By Halynn Blanchard The first Monday of April kicked off with a...
The Roxy Coss Quintet Wins Groundbreaking Grant

The Roxy Coss Quintet Wins Groundbreaking Grant

Roxy Coss photo by Desmond White By Paul Rauch On April 2, The Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802 AFM announced that the Roxy Coss Quintet is the winner of the union’s groundbreaking Emerging Artists Project (EAP). The four-year grant program,...
Catching Up With: Cuong Vu

Catching Up With: Cuong Vu

Cuong Vu photo by Steve Korn By Peter Monaghan In the days when Eastside high schools dominated the Seattle youth-jazz scene, Cuong Vu was a rising trumpet player at Bellevue High, and Holly Palmer was a star vocalist at Lake Washington High. At many high-school jazz...
Abouzied/Balmer/Doria

Abouzied/Balmer/Doria

Tarik Abouzied photo by Daniel Sheehan Friday, May 18, 7:30pm Tula’s Restaurant & Jazz Club $20 In a spectacular Northwest grouping, renowned Seattle drummer and Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year nominee Tarik Abouzied calls on old friend Joe Doria on Hammond B-3...