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Elnah Jordan: Where She Needs To be

Elnah Jordan: Where She Needs To be

Elnah Jordan photo by Steve Parent. BY PAUL RAUCH Elnah Jordan is a strong woman who deeply appreciates where she is today. Her journey in life and music has included a multitude of unforeseen highs and lows. She has survived time on the street, serious medical...
SassyBlack: Forging Ahead

SassyBlack: Forging Ahead

SassyBlack photo by Texas Isaiah. Jonathan Shipley “Doing anything,” SassyBlack says is what she’s most proud of lately. “Doing anything,” she says emphatically.The pandemic has wreaked havoc onall of us—SassyBlack included. This isn’t to say the hard-working artist...
Ahamefule Oluo: 2020 Festival Resident Artist

Ahamefule Oluo: 2020 Festival Resident Artist

Ahamefule Oluo by Naomi Ishisaka By Paul Rauch Seattle’s own Ahamefule J. Oluo is difficult to categorize as an artist. A musician, comedian, composer, director—and the Artist in Residence for the 2020 Earshot Jazz Festival. Oluo committed to the festival prior to the...
Renaissance Man in Our Midst: A Portrait of John Seman

Renaissance Man in Our Midst: A Portrait of John Seman

John Seman (bass) and Mark Ostrowski of Monktail. Photo by Cat Stulik. By Paul r. Harding There’s this kid from a suburb of Philadelphia, who walked to piano lessons with the ghost of Albert Ay­ler. Soon after those elementary years he’d spend a good deal of time in...

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