The 2019 Golden Ear & Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame Awards

The 2019 Golden Ear & Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame Awards

By Paul Rauch On the evening of April 4, Earshot Jazz presented the annual Golden Ear & Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame Awards, the annual event recognizing the achievements of the vibrant jazz com­munity in Seattle. This year however, the evening was presented under...
Julia Tai: Push and Pull

Julia Tai: Push and Pull

By Bryan Lineberry Julia Tai photo by Daniel Sheehan. “My favorite music is the music I haven’t yet heard.” John Cage The words evoke a spirit of fire shared by those who are ever-inspired to propel themselves forward into the musical worlds of the unexplored and the...
Noel Brass Jr.: Open Soul Policy

Noel Brass Jr.: Open Soul Policy

Noel Brass Jr. photo by Daniel Sheehan. By Gus Marshall Noel Brass Jr. is a genuine practitioner of true sponta­neous creation. He is a key­boardist and humble purist, whose tireless dedication to the art of impermanent in­spiration has bestowed him with a remarkable...
Beth Fleenor: The Discipline of Being

Beth Fleenor: The Discipline of Being

Beth Fleenor photo by Daniel Sheehan. By Paul Rauch If one defines artistry as a simple expression of ar­tistic ability, the surface is barely scratched in terms of what motivates passion for that expression. If art­istry is defined as a discipline of be­ing—as a way...