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February 19, 2014 at 11:09 AM

New jazz kids on the block for Essentially Ellington

When Jazz at Lincoln Center announced the 15 finalists for the annual Essentially Ellington competition Wednesday, jazz buffs were pleased but not surprised to see two familiar names  — Roosevelt and Garfield high schools, both from Seattle. But for the first time in competition history, Mount Si High School, in Snoqualmie, also made the finals. “We’ve been…


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January 30, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Macklemore wasn’t the only Seattle musician at the Grammys

John Otten at the Grammy pre-telecast.

John Otten at the Grammy pre-telecast.

Most folks who watch the Grammys on TV are vaguely aware that it’s put on by an organization with a very long name — The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) — but few people know that the Grammys are just one of the Academy’s programs. NARAS is an advocacy organization that lobbies Congress on behalf of musicians, helps players in need (through MusiCARES) and is also deeply involved in music education.


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