Brian Monroney: Vibe, Ambience & Elevating the Music

Brian Monroney: Vibe, Ambience & Elevating the Music

Brian Monroney photo by Daniel Sheehan By Andrew Luthringer When a particularly spectacular talent arrives on a scene, it’s usually other musicians who catch on first, and excitedly spread the word amongst themselves in hushed, reverent tones. The last few years,...
Catching Up With: James Falzone

Catching Up With: James Falzone

James Falzone photo by William Frederking By Halynn Blanchard Newly appointed Chair of Music at Cornish College of the Arts, multi-genre clarinetist, and award-winning composer James Falzone wears all the hats, all the time. Falzone feels it’s essential to invest...
Eugenie Jones: Open Your Heart to What I Mean

Eugenie Jones: Open Your Heart to What I Mean

Photo by Daniel Sheehan By Steve Griggs Eugenie Jones sings songs with emotional resonance. She doesn’t hew to the standard jazz repertoire. She doesn’t conform. She sings in the moment so the way she sings her songs changes with her mood. She says she looks like her...
Black & Tan Hall: A New Tune Plays in Hillman City

Black & Tan Hall: A New Tune Plays in Hillman City

Ben Hunter & Tarik Abdullah photo by Daniel Sheehan By Andrew Luthringer The impending arrival of a swanky new venue for music and food in an up-and-coming neighborhood often conjures among the area’s residents a sense of dread, and the all-too-familiar feeling of...
Tarik Abouzied: Get Happy, Get Funky

Tarik Abouzied: Get Happy, Get Funky

Photo by Daniel Sheehan By Andrew Luthringer Consensus on anything in our modern world can be elusive, but in the realm of Seattle music, there is a universal maxim: One way or another, Tarik Abouzied will put a smile on your face. A phenomenally funky drummer, with...