Brian Kirk: In the Footsteps of His Father

Brian Kirk: In the Footsteps of His Father

Brian Kirk Photo by Lisa Hagen Glynn By Paul Rauch Jazz music has escaped the tether of popular culture over the past century, truly identifying itself as the quintessential American art form. It has, in a large sense, been passed down from generation to generation as...
Hans Teuber: In a Humble & Generous Way

Hans Teuber: In a Humble & Generous Way

Hans Teuber photo by Daniel Sheehan By Paul Rauch Hans Teuber is embarking on his 30th anniversary of living in Seattle this year—30 years of seemingly hanging on the periphery of the dynamic music scene in the Pacific Northwest. There is not a plethora of recordings...
LaVon Hardison: It’s About Joy

LaVon Hardison: It’s About Joy

LaVon Hardison photo by Daniel Sheehan By Andrew Luthringer LaVon Hardison is more than a singer. She’s a multi-talented entertainer who simply lights up a room, raising the roof and bringing down the house. Hardison has brashness and sass when she needs it, but a...
Paul Kikuchi: 9066

Paul Kikuchi: 9066

Paul Kikuchi photo by Daniel Sheehan By Peter Monaghan For several years, Seattle-based percussionist and composer Paul Kikuchi has been delving into the archives of Japanese-American life in the city, and for his 2017 Earshot Jazz Festival appearance has created a...
Dawn Clement: Earshot Jazz Festival Resident Artist

Dawn Clement: Earshot Jazz Festival Resident Artist

Dawn Clement photo by Daniel Sheehan. By Mayumi Tsutakawa The designation of “resident artist” for the annual Earshot Jazz Festival is meant to highlight an artist who has made outstanding contributions to the overall jazz ecology here in the Puget Sound area. This...