The Celebration of The Drum: Opening Night at Ballard Jazz Festival

Opening night at the 17th Annual Ballard Jazz Festival was again A Celebration of the Drum, featuring three drummer-led quartets playing at Conor Byrne in Old Ballard. The drummers are Steve Korn, DVonne Lewis, and Jeff Busch, each representing a different style of performing on drums and percussion. Excerpts from

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra plays Ray Charles

Ray Charles made some great records with his own big band and with Count Basie, and these tunes and arrangements were featured in the last set of concerts for the Seattle Repertory Concert season. Guest soloists Joe Doria on Hammond B3 organ, and singer Reggie Goings provided the necessary touch

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

Celebrating George Cables Concert At Jazz Port Townsend

This week on Jazz Northwest, we feature the complete concert “Celebrating George Cables” from this year’s Jazz Port Townsend that took place during the last weekend in July.  Pianist George Cables has been a perennial favorite for many years at the festival, and also during the Jazz Workshop, the week preceding the