Marina Albero: With Open Arms

Marina Albero: With Open Arms

Marina Albero photo by Daniel Sheehan By Paul Rauch The city of Seattle has always embraced Marina Albero with open arms; it is as if it was meant to be that she would make the life journey from Barcelona, Spain, to the Emerald City. Since she moved here in 2014,...
Spekulation: A Jazz Hang Crossover

Spekulation: A Jazz Hang Crossover

Matt Watson Photo by Daniel Sheehan By Andrew Luthringer Spekulation is an East Coast-bred, Seattle-based producer/remixer, video artist, political provocateur, and (former) MC. A revered figure on the Northwest hip-hop scene, and well-known to a vibrant cross-section...
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...