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Segregation in Seattle Jazz Unions

Segregation in Seattle Jazz Unions

Ernie Lewis Band playing in Oakland 1944. Left to right: Vernon “Pops Buford,” Walter Oakes, Pony Poindexter, Warren Thompson, Earl Boatley, Ernie Lewis,. Photo courtesy of Vernon Buford Estate. By Paul de Barros In these times of struggle against systemic...
Marv Thomas, Seattle Jazz Elder

Marv Thomas, Seattle Jazz Elder

Marv Thomas photo courtesy of Paul de Barros. Anyone who listens to Seattle jazz knows trumpeter and saxophonist Jay Thomas, but how many fans know that his 91-old father, Marv Thomas, once played trumpet with some of the best bands in town and later ran the Pio­neer...
Roots: Clark Gayton

Roots: Clark Gayton

Clark Gayton performing with Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul in Omaha, Neb. by Cornstalker, Wikimedia Commons. Throughout the year, Earshot Jazz is proud to share brief excerpts from the forthcoming book, After Jackson Street: Seattle Jazz in the Modern Era...
Roots: Butch Nordal

Roots: Butch Nordal

Butch Nordal, Dan Doyle, Dave Darragh, and Don Lysons photo courtesy of Paul de Barros. Throughout the year, Earshot Jazz is proud to share brief excerpts from the forthcoming book, After Jackson Street: Seattle Jazz in the Modern Era (History Press of...
Gene Argel

Gene Argel

Throughout the year, Earshot Jazz is proud to share brief excerpts from the forthcoming book, After Jackson Street: Seattle Jazz in the Modern Era (History Press of Charleston, S.C.), by Seattle’s preeminent jazz writer, Paul de Barros. Picking up where Jackson Street...

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