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Seattle JazzEd: Pushing Forward in Epic Times

Seattle JazzEd: Pushing Forward in Epic Times

Jazz Prep for Beginners Trumpet class led by Samantha Boshnack (top right). Screen capture courtesy of Seattle JazzED. BY PAUL RAUCH Jazz education in Seattle has proliferated generously over the past thirty years, with nationally acclaimed programs at Garfield and...
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...

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