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By GENE STOUT
Who’s got time to read all those last-minute gift ideas circulating just before Christmas? Most people are too frantic to care. But if you’re on the hunt for the perfect traditional Christmas album, look no further than “Tony Bennett: The Classic Christmas Album.” The compilation features superb arrangements and production.
The 14-time Grammy winner [...]
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By GENE STOUT
‘Tis the season for little morsels of holiday music.
Or, more appropriately, big bites.
Between now and Christmas, the largest shows of the season are lined up like oversized Yule logs, ready to light your fire. And two of them are already sold out.
First up is KNDD’s marathon “Deck the Hall Ball,” featuring Mumford & [...]
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Seattle’s Earshot Jazz Festival returns Oct. 15 and continues through Nov. 7 with more than 50 performances throughout Seattle.
The renowned jazz festival, now in its 22nd year, draws jazz greats from around the world to collaborate and interact with Northwest artists and audiences. Earshot also celebrates Seattle’s place in the jazz world, with concerts [...]
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Bing Crosby was a Northwest icon long before Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Eddie Vedder sang their first tunes. And though he may seem about as hip today as grandmother’s Sutter Home white zinfandel, Der Bingle was a trailblazer who practically invented the art of crooning, inspiring such stars as Dean Martin, Perry Como and [...]
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By MIKEL TOOMBS
For once, Anat Cohen did the expected.
The Israeli-born musician, the Jazz Journalists Association’s Clarinetist of the Year for the last three years, has expanded the range of her instrument (she also plays tenor saxophone) by joining Brazilian ensembles, both choro and samba, and incorporating tango, Afro-Cuban and even Russian music into her repertoire.
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