The first time we met pianist Justin Kauflin he was in Seattle as part of the Seattle International Film Festival, which was showing a documentary about the friendship between the young Justin and veteran jazz trumpeter Clark Terry. The movie is called Keep On Keepin’ On and if you haven’t seen it, you’re missing a […]
McTuff is a Seattle organ trio consisting of Joe Doria (Hammond B-3 organ), Andy Coe (guitar) and Tarik Abouzeid (drums). The band breaks through the constraints of genre expectations and reaches a wide range of music lovers.
I don’t get up to Vancouver, B.C. nearly enough. It’s a massive, international city with gorgeous scenery and lots to do, and I even have friends there. So wouldn’t you know, it took a jazz festival to get me back across our northern border. The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is celebrating their 30th year […]