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OPINION: Why Local Jazz Must Survive

Story and photos by Glenn Nelson


If drummer D’Vonne Lewis isn’t the hardest working musician on the Seattle jazz scene, he is, by all accounts, in the top 1%. Typically, he played two to three gigs per day, every day of the week. Lewis was so busy he even stopped practicing because, spending all his time playing live music, he, his ear, and his body already knew the drill. 

Then came the COVID-19 pandemic and performances started cancelling. 

“Oh man, this is getting ugly,” Lewis remembers thinking.

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Marquis Hill’s Blacktet Transcends Genre At Earshot Jazz Festival

by Gus Marshall

Cutting-edge modern jazz sensation Marquis Hill and his inventive Blacktet ensemble mesmerized a sold out Royal Room as one of the years most highly-anticipated performances of the Earshot Jazz Festival.

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