Jacob Zimmerman keeps swinging in Seattle

On both saxophone and clarinet, Jacob Zimmerman is a versatile musician working with various bands around Puget Sound. For his own group, this master of creative swinging jazz focuses on the remarkable transition from big-band swing to small group bebop in the 1940s. In 2015, he released his first batch

Pearl Django performs 25th anniversary​ studio session

After a quarter century, the mighty engine of rhythm that is Pearl Django is still hittin’ on all five: accordionist and recording engineer David Lange, violinist Michael Gray, guitarists Tim Lerch and Jim Char, and bassist Rick Leppanon. The gypsy jazz quintet opened its 25th anniversary studio session on Jan. 2 with