Detroit jazz saxophonist Joe Brazil was the first professor of Black Music at the University of Washington. This program imagines scenes related to Brazil’s community building through music in the face of civil rights injustice. This project was sponsored by a 4Culture Individual Artist Project and Jack Straw Foundation Artist Support Grant. More information is at joebrazilproject.blogspot.com.
“For the past three years, Seattle jazz saxophonist Steve Griggs has been combining his considerable skills as a musician, journalist and historian to produce ‘Songs of Unsung Seattle,’ which mix original music with historical exposition.” – Paul de Barros, Seattle Times. Read the full article here.