Posts Tagged ‘Jazz Photographer’

Earshot Jazz Festival - JD Allen Trio

Earshot Jazz Festival – JD Allen Trio

Share As part of this year’s  Earshot Jazz Festival, the JD Allen Trio performed at Poncho Hall at Cornish College in an amazing set that was one of the highlights of the festival in my book. Hailed by the New York Times as “a tenor saxophonist with an enigmatic, elegant and hard-driving style,” JD Allen is a […]

Tom Varner Quartet at Earshot Jazz

Tom Varner Quartet at Earshot Jazz

Share French horn player Tom Varner and Seattle saxophonist Eric Barber, bassist Phil Sparks and drummer Byron Vannoy opened  for Tamarindo at Poncho Concert Hall at Cornish College in the 2012 Earshot Jazz Festival. The Tom Varner Quartet celebrated the legacy of the late Steve Lacy, with whom Varner performed in Seattle in 1993. The program also included […]

Anat Cohen at Earshot Jazz

Anat Cohen at Earshot Jazz

Share The Anat Cohen Ensemble put on a wonderful performance at Cornish College’s Poncho Concert Hall as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival in October. Conversant with modern and traditional jazz, classical music, Brazilian choro and Argentine tango, Israeli clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen has established herself as a fresh voice in jazz. British bassist Orlando le Fleming and Texas drummer Rudy Royston joined […]


Earshot Jazz Festival - Elina Duni Quartet

Earshot Jazz Festival – Elina Duni Quartet

Share   Elina Duni and her quartet performed at Cornish College’s PONCHO CONCERT HALL as the 2012 Earshot Jazz Festival proceeds. Albanian vocalist Elina Duni, who  was a treat to hear, appeared with fellow ECM recording artists pianist Colin Vallon, bassist Patrice Moret and drummer Norbert Pfammatter on her first U.S. tour this fall. Her new […]

Musicians mourn Gaye Anderson

Musicians mourn Gaye Anderson

Share Gaye Anderson, owner and operator of the New Orleans Creole Restaurant, in Pioneer Square for 27 years, died.  Gaye will be sorely misssed by the Seattle Jazz community. Her establishment has been a mainstay for great jazz and good food for a longt time. In 2005, Miss Anderson was inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall […]

Philip Glass at Earshot Jazz festival

Philip Glass at Earshot Jazz festival

Share One of America’s greatest living composers, trailblazer Philip Glass performed at the Kirkland Performance Center, as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival with African kora virtuoso Foday Musa Suso, and percussionist Adam Rudolph in an evening of wonderful and masterful music. Born in 1937, raised in Baltimore, Glass went on to study at the […]


Lionel Loueke Trio at Earshot Jazz Festival

Lionel Loueke Trio at Earshot Jazz Festival

Share The 2012 Earshot Jazz Festival rolls on with the Lionel Loueke Trio at the Seattle Art Museum Plestcheeff Auditorium. Beautiful sounds from this trio especially the unique Lionel Loueke on vocals and guitar. Click on the schedule here 2012 Earshot Jazz Festival  continues. Hailed as a “gentle virtuoso” by the New York Times, guitarist and vocalist Lionel Loueke followed up […]

Earshot Jazz Festival - Cuong Vu's Triggerfish

Earshot Jazz Festival – Cuong Vu’s Triggerfish

Share The 2012 Earshot Jazz Festival continues with gusto. Being at BENAROYA HALL the other night was a special treat. Comfortable seats, a great view and a wonderful sound of two great trios starting with Cuong Vu’s Triggerfish. Cuong Vu is a leader of a generation of innovative musicians. As a youngster himself, Vu’s intense […]

Andy Clausen’s Wishbone at Earshot Jazz Festival

Andy Clausen’s Wishbone at Earshot Jazz Festival

Share Andy Clausen’s Wishbone played at the  ILLSLEY BALL NORDSTROM RECITAL HALL AT BENAROYA HALL last Saturday on the 2nd night of the Earshot Jazz Festival 2012 Composer and trombonist Andy Clausen gained significant national attention for his music while still a student in the acclaimed Roosevelt High School Jazz Band, before moving to New York City […]


 Clarence Acox Tribute Kicks Off 2012 Earshot Jazz Festival

Clarence Acox Tribute Kicks Off 2012 Earshot Jazz Festival

Share A Tribute to Clarence Acox with Garfield High School Band & special guests at ILLSLEY BALL NORDSTROM RECITAL HALL AT BENAROYA HAL kicked off the 2012 Earshot Jazz Festival on Friday Oct 12th. There was an almost full house and a lot of fantastic music. Here is the  2012 Earshot Jazz Festival schedule to see what is coming up next. […]

Charles Lloyd New Quartet in Seattle

Charles Lloyd New Quartet in Seattle

Share The Charles Lloyd New Quartet with Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers, & Eric Harland playing at Town Hall. The 2012 Earshot Jazz Festival is starting up on Friday. Here is the 2012 Earshot Jazz Festival schedule. This set of images is from one of my favorite concerts of recent Earshot Jazz Festivals.  It was a beautiful new […]

Martin Hayes

Martin Hayes

Share I photographed Martin Hayes playing at the Triple Door with Dennis Cahill. Martin Hayes  is regarded as one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge in the world of Irish traditional music. His unique sound, his mastery of his chosen instrument – the violin – his acknowledgement of the past and his shaping of […]


Earshot Jazz Presents “Jazz: The Second Century” - Trio Orangutan

Earshot Jazz Presents “Jazz: The Second Century” – Trio Orangutan

Share Earshot Jazz Presented “Jazz: The Second Century” presented Trio Orangutan in the 2nd of the series,  at the Chapel Performance space. Trio Orangutan is Kate Olson (soprano saxophone), Naomi Siegel (trombone) and Jason Levis (percussion). They play composed pieces and improvise in search of the “timbral possibilities of trombone, soprano and percussion,” Olson writes. […]

Earshot Jazz Presents Bill Horist

Earshot Jazz Presents Bill Horist

Share Earshot Jazz presented Bill Horist in the 2nd in the series, Jazz: The Second Century last night at the Chapel Performance space. Internationally prolific in the alternative and underground and in rock, jazz, avant-garde and folk music, Seattle guitarist Bill Horist has appeared on 70 recordings and has performed well over 1,000 concerts throughout […]

Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio

Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio

Share Pianist Sunna Gunnlaugs performed with bassist Thorgrimur Jonsson and drummer Scott McLemore at Tula’s last month in an Earshot Jazz presentation that was sublime and delightful.  Also the trio on Gunnlaugs’ latest release, Long Pair Bond (2011), the patient and measured group works in a sonic space redolent of familiar environments – dynamic and […]


Bellevue Jazz Festival - Hubert Laws Quintet

Bellevue Jazz Festival – Hubert Laws Quintet

ShareHubert Laws performed at the the 5th annual Bellevue Jazz Festival at the Meydenbauer Center  on Saturday June 2nd. Internationally-renowned flutist Hubert Laws is one of the few classical artists who has also mastered jazz, pop, and rhythm-and-blues genres – moving effortlessly from one repertory to another. Winner of the prestigious 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Award, Laws […]

Bellevue Jazz Festival - Booker T. Jones

Bellevue Jazz Festival – Booker T. Jones

Share Booker T Jones performed at the the 5th annual Bellevue Jazz Festival at the Meydenbauer Center  on Friday June 1st. Yes this was the Booker T of the famous Booker T and the MGs. This set blew me away. I had no idea he was still around and and the music was grand and I love […]

Bellevue Jazz Festival - Tom Grant

Bellevue Jazz Festival – Tom Grant

Share   Tom Grant and his Trio played at Bake’s Place as part of the Bellevue Jazz Festival.  I went over there after covering the  Clayton Brothers and enjoyed Tom’s Trio. Here are some of my favorites from their performance.


Clayton Brothers Quintet at Bellevue Jazz Festival

Clayton Brothers Quintet at Bellevue Jazz Festival

Share Thursday night at the Meydenbauer Center,  the Clayton Brothers Quintet  put on an impressive performance as part of the 5th annual  Bellevue Jazz Festival  which started on Weds May 3th. The GRAMMY-nominated Clayton Brothers Quintet was formed in 1977 by brothers John and Jeff, and while their paths sometimes diverged, the brothers continue to share a common musical […]

Earshot Jazz Spring Series Presents Sierra Maestra

Earshot Jazz Spring Series Presents Sierra Maestra

Share In this third presentation of the Earshot Jazz Spring Series, Sierra Maestra put on a spell binding performance on Saturday March 31st at Town Hall, that had a large portion of the audience up on the floor dancing the entire concert with some so moved they came up on the stage for brief cameos. Revered […]

Ben Williams Group at Seattle Art Museum

Ben Williams Group at Seattle Art Museum

Share In the second presentation of the Earshot Jazz Spring Series, Ben Williams put on a tremendously pleasing show last Saturday night. Rising-star bassist Ben Williams performed with his group at the Seattle Art Museum, downtown. The Washington DC-born, Harlem-based bandleader, musical educator, composer, electric and acoustic bassist was the winner of the 2009 Thelonious […]


Travis Shook Trio Live at Tula's

Travis Shook Trio Live at Tula’s

Share Travis Shook Trio at Tula’s Earshot Jazz Festival 2011 presented the Travis Shook Trio at Tula’s last Friday and Saturday nights. this was one of my favorite performances of the festival so far. Travis with Matt Jorgensen (drums) and Essiet Essiet (bass) played some really cool sounding jazz from some standards, to Beetles tunes to his own […]

Wessell Anderson's Quartet

Wessell Anderson’s Quartet

Share Wes “Warm Daddy” Anderson at Tula’s Monday Earshot Jazz Festival 2011 presented a special jazz lesson from soulful, searing alto saxophonist Wessell “Warm Daddy” Anderson, with Phill Sparks on bass, Bill Anschell, piano and D’Vonne Lewis, drums. A former member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet and charter member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, […]

Bill Anschell Trio

Bill Anschell Trio

Share Bill Anschell  at Tula’s in the last performance of the Earshot Jazz Festival. Earshot Jazz Festival 2011 presented the Bill Anschell Trio as its last performance on Sunday Nov 9th. closing out the three week long annual festival.Nearly 10 years have passed since Seattle native Bill Anschell returned to the Emerald City after spending 25 years studying, […]