French pianist Alex Monfort makes Seattle connections

How does a talented young jazz pianist find himself in the upper left corner of the United States? Well, it’s a funny story from both sides of the Atlantic. After writing a review of Alex Monfort’s impressive recent album Introspection, I sent him a note asking permission to use a photo

The Baylor Project at Jazz Port Townsend

The Baylor Project, featuring Jean and Marcus Baylor made their Jazz Port Townsend debut this Summer and they were instant hits.  Singer Jean and drummer Marcus Baylor headed the group which included Stefon Harris, vibes, Taylor Eigsti, piano and Jon Hamar, bass. All were also members of the faculty from Centrum’s

Axiom Quartet Live At Tula’s

The Axiom Quartet will be featured this week on Jazz Northwest.  The quartet was formed in 2004 to bring together the talents of saxophonist Alexey