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Category: General news
December 19, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Bumbershoot to partner with Showbox Presents/AEG Live

One Reel, which presents Seattle’s annual arts festival, Bumbershoot, announced Friday that it has entered into a partnership with Showbox Presents/AEG Live, promoters of music at the Showbox, KeyArena and other venues around the country. The new partnership will offer nonprofit One Reel sorely needed financial support, as the organization has suffered severe losses the past…

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Comments | More in Festivals, General news | Topics: AEG Live, Bumbershoot, One Reel

December 15, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Everett and Newport High School jazz bands selected as finalists

Two high school jazz bands from the Seattle area have been chosen as finalists in the Swing Central Jazz High School Jazz Band Competition & Workshop, which takes place in Savannah, Georgia. The local finalists are the Everett High School Jazz Band, directed by Megan Vinther, and the Newport High School Jazz I, from Bellevue, directed…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Everett High School, Newport High School, Savannah Music Festival

December 11, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Big staff switch, guest artist announcements at Cornish College

Tom Baker will step in as interim chair of the music department at Cornish. (Tim Summers0

Tom Baker will step in as interim chair of the music department at Cornish. (Tim Summers)

Word on the street is that Cornish music department head Kent Devereaux is leaving in January for a new post as president of the New Hampshire Institute of Art, in Manchester, N. H. Composer and guitarist Tom Baker, currently on the Cornish faculty, will step in as interim chair.

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Comments | More in General news, Jazz | Topics: Cornish College of the Arts, Kent Devereaux, Mary Halvorson

December 4, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Brandy Clark, and more local names in the Grammy noms

UPDATE: Yet more local names have surfaced as Grammy nominees. Among them is Morton-bred Brandy Clark,  who’s competing against Iggy Azalea, Bastille, Haim and the ubiquitous Sam Smith. Clark is already on the industry’s radar, having won a Grammy last year for Song of the Year (“Follow Your Arrow,” written with Shane McAnally and Kacey…

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December 3, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, U2 to play Vancouver, B.C., not Seattle | Ticket alert

Has your passport expired? If you’re a music lover, best take care of that. Two major tours have just announced they will stop across the border in Vancouver, B.C., but not in Seattle. That’s right. Rock superstars U2 and the cross-generational juggernaut of Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga both land in Vancouver in May, 2015. Both acts play two nights and the shows are the inaugural dates of their respective tours.

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: "Cheek to Cheek", "Songs of Innocence", Lady Gaga

November 24, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Four-day passes to Sasquatch! Music Festival available Friday, Nov. 28 | Ticket alert

Four-day festival passes to Sasquatch! Music Festival will be available at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 28. The festival takes place over four days from May 22-25, at Gorge Amphitheatre in Grant County. Four-day passes are $350 and available via SasquatchFestival.com. The complete lineup will be announced in February.

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Comments | More in General news, Rock/Pop | Topics: Sasquatch! Music Festival, Ticket alert

November 14, 2014 at 9:34 AM

After more than a decade, Christine McVie tours with Fleetwood Mac

Big news for boomers: Christine McVie, who has not toured with classic-rock-era superstars Fleetwood Mac since 1998, has rejoined Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks for the “On With The Show” tour. This is the lineup that waxed “Rumours” and “Tusk” and, according to reviews, the tour mostly revisits familiar territory. But…

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Comments | More in General news, Rock/Pop | Topics: Fleetwood Mac, Tacoma Dome

November 13, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Buddy Catlett: renowned Seattle jazz bassist

UPDATE: Full obituary for Buddy Catlett: George James “Buddy” Catlett, one of the most illustrious musicians to come up through Seattle’s Jackson Street jazz scene in the 1940s, died Wednesday, Nov. 12. Mr. Catlett was 81. He had been living at the Leon Sullivan Health Care Center in Seattle’s Central District and had not performed since 2011,…

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Comments | More in General news, Jazz | Topics: Buddy Catlett, Count Basie, Garfield High School

October 30, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Scottish producer Rustie cancels North American dates

Glasgow DJ/producer Rustie, scheduled to play Neumos Thursday, Nov. 6, has cancelled his North American dates. On Thursday, Oct. 30, he posted on his Facebook page, “very sad to announce i won’t be making the upcoming North American dates due to health issues. huge apologies and I’ll be back soon.” Rustie’s 2011 full-length debut “Glass Swords”…

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Comments | More in Electronic, General news | Topics: "Green Language, Neumos, Rustie

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