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Cuong Vu (photo: Steve Korn)
Originally published at Earshot Jazz, May 2018, by Peter Monaghan In the days when Eastside high schools dominated the Seattle youth-jazz scene, Cuong Vu was a rising trumpet player at Bellevue High, and Holly Palmer was a star vocalist at Lake Washington High. At many high-school jazz competitions, “I and my bandmates went to see their band play, especially Holly — she was phenomenal,” says Vu. This month... Read more
Ricardo Garcia, flamenco guitar
Originally published at The Whole U Posted on May 18, 2018 by Matthew Leib. A few minutes into my conversation with Ricardo Garcia and it’s clear he prefers to let his guitar do most of the talking. Perched on a chair in an... Read more
Richard Karpen and Harry Partch instruments
UW celebrates a maverick composer's one-of-a-kind collection of invented instruments.  Read more at  
Carole Terry Festival schedule
The American Guild of Organists - Seattle Chapter, in partnership with St. Mark's Cathedral and Epiphany Parish of Seattle, joins with current and former students and colleagues this month to present a symposium honoring UW Organ Professor Carole Terry. The celebration, May 25 through 27 at St. Mark's Cathedral and Epiphany Parish, includes performances and lectures by notable artists and scholars. Featured guests include Dr. Kimberly Marshall, Joseph Adam, Robert Huw Morgan, Rose Whitmore,... Read more
Huck Hodge, UW Music
BY: NANCY JOSEPH  APRIL 2018  PERSPECTIVES NEWSLETTER As a beginning clarinetist in grade school, Huck Hodge added a twist to a Bach minuet performed by the class. At the end of each musical phrase, he added his own elaboration to Bach’s composition.  “The teacher asked why I was doing that,” recalls Hodge, associate professor in the UW School of Music. “I thought, ‘Why ... Read more