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...
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...

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