Skip the shopping madness! Come hear a free performance of Sound in Stone at the Beacon Hill Library 2pm November 27. Special guest vocalist Bernie Jacobs will sing poetry written by James Winston Washington.
The City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture has awarded me a CityArtist grant to create and premiere a project about police use of force and the killing of native carver John T. Williams.
Almost all my shows are free to the public because of grant funding, but here’s your opportunity to show support for my work. I’ve started a Kickstarter campaign to pay artist fees for a performance and video recording of Listen to Seattle at Town Hall on Indigenous Peoples Day. Within the first week I’m already Read more about Please join my kickstarter campaign[…]
The National Park Service Japanese Confinement Sites Grant Program has extended funding for Panama Hotel Jazz through February 2017. Free performances will continue 2pm every 2nd Saturday of the month. Earshot Jazz is the media sponsor and 4Culture commissioned the site-specific work in 2013.
August 13 may be the final performance of Panama Hotel Jazz at the Panama Hotel. I have applied for an extension to the grant that may fund 5 more performances. Stay tuned!
My story of John Coltrane’s 1965 performance in Seattle will be included in Stories of Music Volume 2. The story was originally published in the Seattle Weekly on the 50th anniversary of the event. Here is a preliminary design for the cover of the anthology. It is schedule to be release in the Fall of Read more about Cover for Stories of Music Volume 2[…]
Not only are my articles reprinted in this new book, but my Panama Hotel Jazz project and work on Joe Brazil’s biography are mentioned. There will be a book launch Feb 24 at Classic Pianos during the Portland Jazz Festival.
My wish for all of you is that someday your phone rings, and that when you pick it up, you hear the charming lilt of Susan Dadian saying, “I’m calling with good news.” On my flight from Seattle – and I apologize to the world for my enormous carbon footprint to receive this award in Read more about CMA/ASCAP Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music acceptance speech[…]