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Past articles by Paul:

Singer-pianist Joni Metcalf, who delighted Seattle jazz audiences, dies at 91

Joni Metcalf also helped establish the vocal jazz program at Cornish College of the Arts. She died Nov. 15. → Read More

A giddy crowd welcomes the reopening of Jazz Alley

On Thursday evening, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomed its first live-music crowd for the first time in 15 months. Dimitriou's is not the first Seattle venue to reopen that features jazz... → Read More

Jazz it up on Record Store Day Black Friday 2019 with these special albums

Here are reviews of some jazz releases, as well as a rock album that has an indirect Seattle connection — it features Jimi Hendrix’s only known protégé, available on Record Store Day Black Friday, Nov. 29. → Read More

Review: Album releases by Greta Matassa and Kelley Johnson show two Seattle jazz singers at the top of their game

Two artists indelibly linked to Tula's Restaurant & Jazz Club, which is closing at the end of this month, are Seattle's best female jazz singers — Greta Matassa and Kelley... → Read More

Jazz guitarist Bill Frisell returns to Seattle for a Jazz Alley gig with his trio

Former Seattle resident Bill Frisell, with Tony Scherr (bass) and Kenny Wollesen (drums), plays Jazz Alley June 27-30. → Read More

Ballard Jazz Festival celebrates Seattle’s vibrant jazz scene and 20th anniversary of ‘Speakin’ Out’ album

The Ballard Jazz Festival runs May 29 to June 1. → Read More

Earshot Jazz Festival 2018 brings both the traditional and the eccentric

Two weeks into the monthlong Earshot Jazz Festival, the program is shaping up as one of the best ever, living up to the fest's reputation for celebrating eccentricity but also swinging through the wheelhouse of more traditionally minded fans. → Read More

Chick Corea’s stop at Seattle’s Jazz Alley part of busy schedule for in-demand pianist

Only a handful of jazz musicians can draw thousands of fans, but Corea is one of them. The 76-year-old pianist’s trio plays eight sets Feb. 1-4 at Seattle’s 400-plus seat venue, Jazz Alley. → Read More

What Earshot Jazz Festival does and doesn’t offer Seattle’s jazz fans

Earshot Jazz Festival, spread over five weeks at 25 locations and concluding Sunday, did well in connecting fans, showcasing local talent, and accenting musical and cultural diversity. But it lacks high-profile names to draw more mainstream fans. → Read More

Diana Krall delights fans at Chateau Ste. Michelle

With her No. 1 jazz album, “Turn Up the Quiet,” Krall returned to Woodinville for a magical night. → Read More

Swingin’ easy with some insights into ‘Queen of Bebop’ Sarah Vaughan

“Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan” sheds some welcome new light on the vocal giant. Author Elaine M. Hayes will appear July 6 at Elliott Bay Book Co. → Read More

Northwest Folklife Festival will be back in 2018

The fest received enough donations at the door over Memorial Day weekend to keep it going for another year. → Read More

Catch these jazz shows in June

The month is packed with powerful performers in the Seattle area. → Read More

Day-by-day, here are some highlights of Northwest Folklife Festival 2017

The Northwest Folklife Festival is May 26-29 at Seattle Center. → Read More

2018 Northwest Folklife Festival in danger of being canceled

Organizers say if they don’t get more donations, there might not be a festival next year. The 2017 fest will happen from May 26-29 at the Seattle Center. → Read More

10 shows not to miss at Upstream Music Fest

With 345 acts on deck for the inaugural Upstream Music Fest + Summit, how to choose? → Read More

5 jazz gigs you won’t want to miss in Seattle, Feb. 17-22

Branford Marsalis and Kurt Elling, John Scofield, Ralph Towner, Aaron Parks and Dave Peck Trio all play in Seattle in February. → Read More

Jazz Winterfest rocks with Seattle names

Highlights of the New York Jazz Winterfest: Northwest names like Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan; Mary Halvorson; The Westerlies, doing a piece by Wayne Horvitz; and Darcy James Argue’s band Secret Society. → Read More

In Seattle, jazz doesn’t take a holiday: 4 shows to see

In the coming week — normally a slow one, what with a Thanksgiving lead-in — four worthy shows are on the docket: two at Jazz Alley, one at Tula’s and one at Gallery 1412. → Read More

Seattle Symphony’s Sonic Evolution returns, saluting Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson

The annual eclectic music party that honors Seattle’s achievements in music is Nov. 11, and will feature the SSO, Garfield High jazz band, vocalists Grace Love and Danny Quintero and trumpeter Cuong Vu. → Read More