Vocalist Jacqueline Tabor is certainly a well-known staple vocalist in the Seattle, WA jazz and blues scene. A native of Bellevue, Washington, Tabor graduated from Sammamish High School. Tabor went on to study Music and History at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she developed a deep understanding of the blues and the origins of jazz music. Her debut album What a Wonderful World (2011), received Earshot Jazz’s Golden Ear Award for NW Vocalist of the Year. Her follow up album The Jazz in You (2012) was recorded live by KNKX Jim Wilke at the Seattle Jazz Vespers in 2014. Her latest effort The Lady in the Gown [...]
Drummer, percussionist Robert Jospe is known for his fusionistic approach toward the jazz genre. His latest endeavor Just Lookin’ with the Robert Jospe Express (Butch Taylor: keys, Dane Alderson: bass) also features guests John D’Earth on trumpet on tracks, “Just Lookin’” and “Round Seven” along with Brian Mesko on guitars on “Snowed In.” It’s a nice expansion for Jospe’s discography with the Express. Jospe and D’earth have recorded and performed together since the 1970’s so this is not a new collaboration, but certainly a welcomed one. Guitarist Brian Mesko originally from Arkansas, currently resides in Roanoke, VA and has played with [...]
Ben Wolfe is a composer and bassist currently on the teaching faculty at The Juilliard School Jazz Division. Wolfe is releasing a ten-track album, Fatherhood, which pays tribute to the bassist’s father, Dan Wolfe, a former violinist who spent a season with the San Antonio Symphony, who passed away in 2018. Besides paying tribute to his father, Fatherhood is nine originals and a standard with a theme on what it means for Wolfe to be a father to his own son, Milo. “I made this record in ways I knew my father would have encouraged” – that meant choosing the best studio, the best musicians, self-funding the entire project, and making wise decisions [...]
Shannon Kennedy is a multi-faceted artist, composer, producer, performer, recording artist and music instructor. By maintaining diversity as a performer and composer, she has developed an exciting and constantly evolving career in contemporary music. Primarily recognized as a ‘powerhouse saxophonist’ throughout Southern California, Kennedy is currently releasing her latest album, Back Again. The album contains ten tracks and features Peter White, Chieli Minucci, Kat Dyson, Jordan West, Kurt Hamernick, and Jeff Carlson. Kennedy offers the listener a nice balance of her own compositions and well-arranged covers.
“Something” starts Back Again [...]