Earshot Jazz Digital Collection
Explore Seattle's Jazz scene, past and present, through the lens of this local Seattle jazz magazine. The collection includes all issues from December 1984 to present, and is available via partnership with Earshot Jazz.
Earshot Jazz, v.10, no.1, Jan. 1994
This issue begins with an announcement for the Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Awards party, page 1 by Gary Bannister. On page 1, Steve Robinson has written a spotlight biography on drummer Phil Snyder. Earshot announces its upcoming artists for the Earshot Sunday series at Jazz Alley, including the Phil Snyder Quintet, the Living Spirit Band, Human Feel, and the Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet, page 2. A performance preview for the World Saxophone Quartet is written by Gary Bannister on page 3. Joseph Murphy writes a memorial piece for the late jazz saxophonist Carter Jefferson, page 4. On page 6, Joseph Murphy reviews a live performance of the Charles Gayle Trio. Cover art consists of a photograph of Chuck Metcalf, Billy Wallace, and Ed Lee performing at the 1993 Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award Party, and a photograph of Phil Snyder with a cymbal and brush.
Date: 1994-01View this item
Earshot Jazz, v.22, no.11, Nov. 2006
This issue is a program for the November portion of the Earshot Jazz Festival, 2006. Notes in this issue begin on page 4 and focus on The Asteroid, Space Girlz, Sonarchy, David Handy, Adam Diller, Alex Hutchinson, Fantastapotamus, Greg Sinibaldi Group, Megatron, Rich Wetzel, Groovin' Higher Jazz Orchestra, Doug Ramsey, and Jovino Santos Neto. Remaining performances for the festival are listed on page 5 with performance descriptions beginning on page 6. Performances include the Ted Nash Quintet, the Roosevelt High School Band, Tom Varner's New Seattle Quintet, Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio w/ Fred Wesley, Victor Noriega Quintet, Kamikaze Ground Crew, Django Reinhardt Festival, George Colligan Trio, Annette Peacock, Eric Barber Chamber Quartet, Ana Moura, Michael Schiefel, Jimmy Heath, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO), Marc Seales Group, Jason Moran, and Bandwagon. Jumaane Smith is featured in an interview on page 16 with Paul R. Harding. A piece on Jay Thomas's group Collateral Damage, formerly Friendly Fire, is written on page 19. Stephen Gauci is the focus of an artist update on page 21 and Miles Okazaki is featured in another on page 22. Egan's Ballard Jam House is featured in a piece on jazz venues by Josie Holtzman, page 25. Tom Swafford writes on his music experience, beginning on page 26. Earshot Jazz reviews the albums Bill Frisell, Rob Carter, Paul Motian, by themselves, and Husky by Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet, page 27. Highlight performances begin on page 28, including the Jazz & Sushi series, Jimmy Heath, Swingin in the Rain Septet, Dina Blade, Groovin' Higher Jazz Orchestra, Cornish College of the Arts Fundraiser, Jazz Vespers, and Bogey Vujkov. Cover art is a photograph of Jumaane Smith performing on trumpet.
Date: 2006-11View this item
Earshot Jazz, v.35, no.7, Jul. 2019
This issue begins with notes on Earshot Jazz's new location and receipt of the Selvage Fund Grant, and Michael Van Bebber, page 3. Clarence Acox, director of the Garfield High School Jazz band, and his dedication to the jazz community is featured on page 4 by Paul de Barros. Northwest Summer Festivals are listed on page 6. Performances and artists for the Jazz: The Second Century series are announced on page 8. The 2019 Lindy Extravaganza is featured on page 12 by Rayna Mathis. Upcoming performances for the Jazz Under the Stars series is discussed on page 13 by Marianne Gonterman. Local jazz series for July and August are presented on page 14. Paul de Barros discusses the discovery of Club Royale at the Loisa Hotel, a part of a secret Prohibition-era jazz club system, page 16. Jazz Port Townsend is presented on page 17 by Whitney Bashaw, focusing on performances, groups, and artists who will appear at the festival. Earshot Jazz reviews albums by Kassa Overall and Xavier Lecouturier on page 18. Additional performances are listed on page 20. Cover art is a photograph of Clarence Acox.
Date: 2019-07View this item
Earshot Jazz, v.6, no.1, Feb. 1990
This issue begins with a spotlight on the lives and music of Alphonse Hill and Buck Campbell, page 1 by Paul de Barros, Ted Dzielak, and Carmen Jones. Unauthorized recording release of a recording of the Composers and Improvisors Orchestra is discussed by Joseph Murphy, page 1. This issue holds notes on Al Smith, Milton Walton, Centrum, Floyd Standifer, Jabbo Ward, Buddy Catlett, Scott Cossu, Beth Winter, Peggy Stern, Glen Moor, Jay Clayton, Jerry Granelli, Ralph Towner, Ernestine Anderson, Mizue Murakami, Michael Powers, Chuck Metcalf, Ro Gunderson, Thelma White, Bud Shank, Dave Peck, Dian Schuur, KNUA, Paul de Barros, Rinde Eckert, Thomasa Eckert, Marc Smason, Kenny Mandell's Modal Music, Amy Denio, Bochinche, Jim Knapp, Trumpeter's, Brad Schoeppach, Dave Coleman, Jr., Larry Fuller, Julian Priester, Chuck Deardorf, Clifford Jordan, and Ran Blake, page 2. Joseph Murphy reveals and discusses the recent activities of Barney McClure, primarily the revitalization of his record label BAM, page 3. The 50's group the Lighthouse All-Stars are featured in an article by Ken Wiley on page 4. The Mel Brown Sextet is featured on page 6 by by Sandra Burlingame. Earshot Jazz reviews the albums Trio by Jimmy Rowles, Red Mitchell, and Donald Bailey, So Why Not? by Buddy Montgomery, a Circular Cowboy cassette, Human Feel by Human Feel, The African Roots of Jazz by W.E.Wainwright, Jr., New Life by Allen Youngblood, Stiletto by Michael Shrieve, Camargue by Jim Pepper and the Claudine Francois Trio, Breaking Through by Phil Sheeran, Live at Town Hall, N.Y.C. by Gene Harris and the Philip Morris Superband, and Listen Here! by The Gene Harris Quartet, page 10. Cover art is a photograph of Pee Wee, Evelyn, Alphonse Hill, Thelma Baldwin, George Baldwin, Clarence Lee's granddaughter, Charlie Brown, and Clarence Lee at Porters & Waiters Club, 1948.
Date: 1990-02View this item
Earshot Jazz, v.33, no.1, Jan. 2017
This issue begins with notes on Michael White, Carmen Rothwell, Jazz Night School, and the performance listings for Sonarchy with Doug Haire, page 3. Black & Tan Hall is discussed in a venue profile on page 4. Wayne Horvitz and his recent installations are featured on page 6. Sumiko Sato and her recent compositions are discussed on page 9. Battle Trance is the focus of an article on page 10 by Halynn Blanchard. Local Seattle jazz series are listed and discussed on page 12 by Libby Graham. Additional performances are listed on page 18. Cover art is a photograph of Ben Hunter and Tarik Abdullah, two of the three the founders of Black & Tan Hall.
Date: 2017-01View this item
Earshot Jazz, v.7, no.10, Nov. 1991
This issue begins with a series of biographies of local drummers in which Dick Bierk, John Bishop, Andre Thomas, Patty Padden, Jeff Ferguson, Gary Gibson, Jamael Nance, Larry Jones, Aaron Alexander, Gregg Keplinger, and Mark Ivester are featured, page 1. On page 1, a brief notice of Miles Davis' passing is written under his photograph. Gary Bannister writes a performance preview for the Willem Breuker Kollectief, page 2. Dean Hodges is featured in a spotlight biography on page 3 by Andrew Freund. Andrew Freund, Bruce Greeley, Roberta Penn, and Joseph Murphy review live performance of 'Jazz Shapes For Trio And Chamber Orchestra', Sadhappy & The Tone Dogs, The Downunder, Patti Summers, Second Annual Jug-Off, Greta Matassa & The Bert Wilson Quartet, and Marc Barreca & Lesli Dalaba, page 10. Earshot Jazz reviews the album Saxophone Animals by Rich Halley and Bill Evans by the Paul Motian Quartet, page 13. Sandra Burlingame reviews the video 'Miles in Paris', page 13. Andrew Freund presents comments from local jazz artists (non-drummers) about what makes a drummer preferable to perform with, page 14. Taina Honkalehto writes a note about Ray Brown, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Gene Harris, and Mel Brown performing together at Jazz Alley, page 14. Cover art is a photograph of Miles Davis and his trumpet.
Date: 1991-11View this item
Earshot Jazz, v.14, no.11, Nov. 1998
This issue begins with a piece on The Tentacle, written by Peter Monaghan, page 1. Notes in this issue feature John R. Gilbreath, the Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble, Clarence Acox, Benaroya Hall, Marriott Jazz Quintet, David Marriot, Thomas Marriott, Geoff Harper, Eric Eagle, Kenny Kirkland, Roy Hargrove, Alex Guilbert Quartet, Jim Cisco, Floyd Standifer, Sonarchy, Miroslaw Rajkowski, Mike Shannon, Dave Knott, Susie Kozawa, Jeph Jerman, Dan Blunck, Tim Blunck, Chuck Smart, Stasis, HighRize, Laren Abady, Jeremy Stark, Adan Schwartz, Russ Grabinski, Ryan Berg, Aarik Urbanas, Jay Jaskot, Cecil Young, and Doris Duke, page 3. Obrador traveled to Cuba, and Gary Bannister details their experience on page 7. On page 8, Jason West presents his interview with Jim Knapp about studio recording. Earshot Jazz announces the upcoming artists, groups, and events for their Living Spirit of Jazz series and their Eastside Showcase Series, including Darrell Frant Trio, Glenn Moore/Rob Scheps Quartet, Kelley Johnson Quartet, and Gary Fukushima Trio, page 11. Highlight performances include Garfield Jazz Ensemble's 'Bulldog Jazz Meets Downtown', and The State of Jazz, page 12. Cover art is photographs from the opening show of the Earshot Jazz Festival, page 9.
Date: 1998-11View this item
Earshot Jazz, v.21, no.11, Nov. 2005
This issue begins with notes on Valerie Joyce, Victor Noriega, Sonarchy Radio Hour, and Seattle Jazz Vespers on page 3. Earshot Jazz Festival performances for November 2005 are discussed on page 4, including the Jeff 'Tain' Watts Quartet, the Cuong Vu Trio, the Ravi Coltrane Quartet, the Laura Welland Band, the Ben Thomas Quartet, the Poetry in Jazz Panel: Langston Hughes to Today, the Bill Charlap Trio, the Gary Hobbs Quartet, SAM After Hours, Luciana Souza Brazillian Duo, Robin Holcomb & Wayne Horvitz, the Bobo Stenson Trio, the Cornish Jazz Composers, Konono #1, Reptet, Gangbe Brass Band, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO) & Gerald Wilson, Jay Clayton, Marc Seales & New Quintet, Virginia Rodrigues, and Greg Keplinger & Michael Monhart. Wayne Horvitz is featured in an artist interview on page 9. Peter Monaghan discusses Konono #1 on page 13. Gerald Wilson's brief biography is listed on page 17. Peter Monaghan discusses Michael Monhart, Gregg Keplinger, and Co. on page 19. Randy Halberstadt is interviewed by Earshot Jazz on page 21. A performance preview for the Ballard Jazz Festival is written on page 23. Kristian St. Clair, the Seattle filmmaker who worked on the film This Is Gary McFarland, is interviewed on page 25. Highlight performances begin on page 28, including Good Vibes, Marc Smason, Eric Vaughn, the Floyd Standifer Group, James Blood Ulmer, Django Reinhardt Festival, Monktail Creative Music Concern, Rebecca Parris, Hadley Caliman, Reggie Goings, Greta Matassa, Emerald City Jazz Orchestra, Mark Bordenet, Toots Thielemans, the Bruce Katz Band, the Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra, the Jazz Police, Klez Fest, Darin Clendenin, Roadside Attraction, Carrie Clark, Carlos Cascante, James Bernhard, the Jay Thomas Big Band, Kelley Johnson, Hal Sherman, Fife & Stadium High School Jazz Band and Choir, New Steve Korn Group, Roberta Piket, Billy Mintz, No Jive Five, Geoff Harper, Jane Monheit, and Katie King. Cover art is a photograph of Floyd Standifer on saxophone.
Date: 2005-11View this item
Earshot Jazz, v.34, no.9, Sep. 2018
This issue begins with notes on Seattle JazzED, Tobi Stone, Ann Reynolds, and the winners of the Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO)'s Women Composers Competition, page 3. Bud Young is the focus of a memorial piece on page 4 by Peter Monaghan. Ken Pickering is featured in a memorial piece on page 5 by John Gilbreath. The full performance listing of the 2018 Earshot Jazz Festival is presented on page 7. Jovino Santos Neto and his music engagement in the Seattle Jazz scene are discussed on page 8. The Westerlies are featured on page 10 by Tara Peters. The Bellhaven Jazz Festival and its performances are described on page 11 by Marianne Gontermann. DjangoFest Northwest is discussed on page 12 by Lucienne Aggarwal. Local venues are presented on page 13 for their All-Age access, jam sessions, and education opportunities, written by Tara Peters. Earshot Jazz reviews albums by Bill Anschell and Bad Luck, page 18. Additional performances are listed on page 20. Cover art is a photograph of Jovino Santos Neto.
Date: 2018-09View this item
Earshot Jazz, v.31, no.12, Dec. 2015
This issue begins with notes on The Westerlies, KPLU, and the performance lineup for Sonarchy with Doug Haire, page 4. Industrial Revelation is featured on page 5 by Andrew Luthringer. Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra's (SRJO) Sacred Music of Duke Ellington Concert is presented on page 7. Daniel Sheehan's photography of the Earshot Jazz Festival and his EyeShotJazz Blog are displayed and discussed on page 8. Local jam session opportunities and locations are discussed on page 12 by Edan Krolewicz. Earshot Jazz reviews the recent album releases of Andy Clausen, Velocity, Carrie Wicks, Evan Woodle, and Rik Wright's Fundamental Forces, page 16. Additional performances are listed on page 20. Cover art is a group photograph of Industrial Revelation.
Date: 2015-12View this item