Delvon Lamarr: The Soul of Jazz to Come

Delvon Lamarr: The Soul of Jazz to Come

Delvon Lamarr photo by Daniel Sheehan. By Paul Rauch It is something we hear all too often in Seattle: A musician who impacts the Seattle scene in such a way as to gain national recognition, leaving for broader horizons in places like New York or Chicago. The long,...
Gary Hammon: Last of the Tribe

Gary Hammon: Last of the Tribe

Gary Hammon photo by Daniel Sheehan. By Steve Kohl I first meet Gary Hammon on a sunny autumn day at the Ethiopian Community Center down on Rainier Avenue South. He’s playing a gig to help the Center mark the end of its season. Surrounded by the smell of incense and...
Jovino Santos Neto: A New Milepost

Jovino Santos Neto: A New Milepost

Jovino Santos Neto photo by Daniel Sheehan. By Paul Rauch For the past 25 years, Seattle has embraced the music of pianist, composer, and educator Jovino Santos Neto. Whether it is through an association as a student at Cornish College of the Arts, or as a fortunate...
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,...