Johnaye Kendrick: Time to Fly

Johnaye Kendrick: Time to Fly

Johnaye Kendrick Photo by Daniel Sheehan By Andrew Luthringer Mention the name of vocalist and composer Johnaye Kendrick to a jazz fan or musician in Seattle, and you will no doubt see their eyes brighten and a smile spread across their face. Heavy hitters and jazz...
Kassa Overall: Universal Philosopher

Kassa Overall: Universal Philosopher

Kassa Overall photo by Daniel Sheehan By Caitlin Peterkin Kassa Overall is a busy man to reach. From preparing for his own lead gig at The Blue Note, to attending other artists’ shows, to writing and arranging music, the Seattle-born, New York-based drummer, rapper,...
Duende Libre: Global Grooves, Musical Medicine

Duende Libre: Global Grooves, Musical Medicine

Farko Dosumov, Alex Chadsey, and Jeff Busch photo by Daniel Sheehan By Andrew Luthringer “Duende Libre” translates roughly as “free spirit,” and the dynamic Seattle trio’s music expresses that notion well. But the band explores realms beyond mere freedom: faith in...
Marina Albero: With Open Arms

Marina Albero: With Open Arms

Marina Albero photo by Daniel Sheehan By Paul Rauch The city of Seattle has always embraced Marina Albero with open arms; it is as if it was meant to be that she would make the life journey from Barcelona, Spain, to the Emerald City. Since she moved here in 2014,...
Spekulation: A Jazz Hang Crossover

Spekulation: A Jazz Hang Crossover

Matt Watson Photo by Daniel Sheehan By Andrew Luthringer Spekulation is an East Coast-bred, Seattle-based producer/remixer, video artist, political provocateur, and (former) MC. A revered figure on the Northwest hip-hop scene, and well-known to a vibrant cross-section...