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Stephanie Porter – 10 February 2024

Stephanie Porter – Sunset Hill Community Association  – 10 February 2024 The venue was the Sunset Hill Community Hall, where I am a regular open mic performer.  Jazz stylist Porter was the entertainment for the annual meeting.  Great pipes, localist-informed … Continue reading

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Carl Christensen & the Local Flora Band – 27 January 2024

Carl Christensen & the Local Flora Band – Conor Byrne Pub, Seattle – 27 January 2024 This was billed as Carl Christensen & the Local Flora Band “Second Crossover Episode”.  The format called for a series of singer/songwriters (including Chistensen … Continue reading

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Tuba Duo – 24 December 2023

Tuba Duo –   Ballard Farmers Market  –  24 December 2023 This duo is apparently more than just of the “tuba” kind (check the last names).  Their appearance at the market is seasonal, with holiday tunes galore, arranged with tiny flourishes … Continue reading

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Holiday Harps – 2 December 2023

Holiday Harps – Broadview Branch, Seattle Public Library  –  2 December 2023 Harpist Susi Hussong is a teacher, and this was a student recital.  So there was some range of skill among the players in rendering the holiday-themed program, which … Continue reading

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Busking Seattle – 29 October 2023

Busking Seattle – Ballard Farmers Market  –  29 October 2023 Two solo guitar/singer acts this day.  Rubin I had actually seen on an earlier date, but just as he as finishing his set and dashing off to his waiting ride.  … Continue reading

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Urban Sketchers – 26 October 2023

Urban Sketchers – Swansons Nursery, Seattle  – 26 October 2023 Swansons is a scenic and accommodating establishment; in the past I have scored numerous plants there for my own vegetable garden.  My original intention was to just go with graphite, … Continue reading

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Live Aloha Hawai‘ian Cultural Festival – 10 September 2023

Live Aloha Hawai‘ian Cultural Festival – Seattle Center  –  10 September 2023 Wow, packed day, never took a break from non-stop sketching, bouncing between the two performance stages.  So didn’t have a chance to scarf until all was over, and … Continue reading

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LeRoy Bell – 7 September 2023

LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends –  Westlake Park, Seattle  –  7 September 2023 Bell has got Philly soul royalty in his blood, with connections to the Gamble & Huff stable; he keeps his end up, having written (with confrère … Continue reading

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Busking Seattle – 27 August 2023

Busking Seattle – Ballard Farmers Market  –  27 August 2023 Cavazos is a ragtime blues fingerpicker extraordinaire.  His rig is less than 20 years old, but has mileage making it look four times that, due to his incessant practice regime.  … Continue reading

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HyperResonance Sax Ensemble – 13 August 2023

HyperResonance Sax Ensemble – Ballard Locks, Seattle,  – 13 August 2023 The HyperResonance quartet had its balanced ensemble sound blend VERY together.  The opening chestnut, “My Favorite Things”, got the performance off to a great start with its Coltrane invocation/reference.  … Continue reading

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