Greg Kramer: Engineering Elements of the Seattle Sound

Greg Kramer: Engineering Elements of the Seattle Sound

Greg Kramer photo by Daniel Sheehan BY PAUL RAUCH  Putting your finger on the musical identity of trombonist/composer Greg Kramer is a lot simpler than one might imagine. As a trombonist, you have likely not seen him in prominent jazz combos around town or...
Christopher Icasiano

Christopher Icasiano

Christopher Icasiano photo by Daniel Sheehan BY ANGELA DANE Christopher Icasiano is a Filipino-American percussionist and composer who’s had an undeniable impact on Seattle’s jazz scene, both as a musician and community organizer. We caught up while he’s been on the...
Naya Baaz feat. Rez Abbasi & Josh Feinberg

Naya Baaz feat. Rez Abbasi & Josh Feinberg

Rez Abbasi photo by John Rogers Friday, May 20, 7:30PMTown Hall Forum1119 8th Ave$10-25 BY CARLOS SNAIDER Guitarist Rez Abbasi and sitarist Josh Feinberg are ready to step into new and uncertain worlds, challenging notions of musical essentialism while inviting...
Nelda Swiggett Quintet: A Benefit for Green Buildings Now

Nelda Swiggett Quintet: A Benefit for Green Buildings Now

Photo by Bill Lange Sunday, May 15, 3pmSeattle First Baptist Church1111 Harvard Ave$20-40 BY M.V. SMITH Jazz musicians have long understood the arts’ power to reflect struggle and inspire change. The fight for civil rights informed many of the music’s most enduring...
For The Record

For The Record

Josh and Ray, The Horn BellowsFebruary 2022Self-released BY PAUL RAUCH Seattle trumpeter Ray Larsen has established himself professionally through live performances and recordings. He has albums of his original compositions to his credit, along with performance...