Samantha Boshnack: Shifting Ground

Samantha Boshnack: Shifting Ground

Samantha Boshnack photo by Daniel Sheehan. By Paul Rauch Samantha Boshnack is an artist who is difficult to define. While the entertainment industry and its fans continually relegate artists to rigidly defined categories, Boshnack remains an outsider to the very...
Alex Dugdale: Wrapped Up in the Music of It

Alex Dugdale: Wrapped Up in the Music of It

Alex Dugdale photo by Daniel Sheehan. By Paul Rauch The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO) performs the Sacred Music of Duke Ellington each year during the holiday season, in the historic confines of Town Hall, or most recently, in St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral...
Kate Olson: Embracing an Ocean of Possibilities

Kate Olson: Embracing an Ocean of Possibilities

Kate Olson by Daniel Sheehan By Paul Rauch The city of Laramie, Wyoming, is known for its natural beauty, bucolic lifestyle, high elevation and colorful history. It is the site of the state’s only university, and has developed a reputation as a preferred place to...
Delvon Lamarr: The Soul of Jazz to Come

Delvon Lamarr: The Soul of Jazz to Come

Delvon Lamarr photo by Daniel Sheehan. By Paul Rauch It is something we hear all too often in Seattle: A musician who impacts the Seattle scene in such a way as to gain national recognition, leaving for broader horizons in places like New York or Chicago. The long,...
Gary Hammon: Last of the Tribe

Gary Hammon: Last of the Tribe

Gary Hammon photo by Daniel Sheehan. By Steve Kohl I first meet Gary Hammon on a sunny autumn day at the Ethiopian Community Center down on Rainier Avenue South. He’s playing a gig to help the Center mark the end of its season. Surrounded by the smell of incense and...