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...
Tim Kennedy: Jazz, Beats & Chasing the Song

Tim Kennedy: Jazz, Beats & Chasing the Song

Tim Kennedy photo by Daniel Sheehan By Andrew Luthringer “I needed a hobby.” That’s Tim Kennedy, describing how it came to be that one of Seattle’s busiest and most versatile pianists and songwriters in any genre decided that the countless sessions, gigs, and bands he...
Dr. James Gore: Messaging on All Channels

Dr. James Gore: Messaging on All Channels

James Gore photo by Daniel Sheehan By Mayumi Tsutakawa With the stated goal, “To inspire youth participants’ creativity as well as their social and cultural productivity through the art of music,” Jackson Street Music Program is the brainchild of Dr. James Gore, a...
Stuart MacDonald: Tension with Convention

Stuart MacDonald: Tension with Convention

Photo by Daniel Sheehan By Steve Griggs Over tall gin and tonics in the afternoon at the Wedgwood Broiler, Stuart MacDonald slowly relayed his story. He is trying to manage the elusive balance between a creative and conventional life. His current activity centers...