Mark Turner Quartet

Photos: Mark Turner Quartet at Raisbeck

2023-05-21 Hardly Raining The Mark Turner Quartet performed at Cornish College’s Raisbeck Auditorium on May 21, 2023. Personnel included Mark Turner (tenor saxophone), Jason Palmer (trumpet), Joe Martin (bass), and Jonathan Pinson (drums). The quartet is on tour through May 24, with remaining stops in Santa Cruz and Portland. The event was part of the …

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Carmen Staaf and Allison Miller

Photos: Carmen Staaf and Allison Miller

2023-04-28 Hardly Raining New York-based jazz duo Allison Miller (drums) and Carmen Staaf (piano) performed at The Royal Room on April 28, 2023. Staaf and Miller released Nearness in 2022. Their second album together, it features their original compositions plus two covers. This show was the final stop on their west coast CD-release tour. Gallery

Alice Boman at Fremont Abbey

Photos: Alice Boman at Fremont Abbey

2023-3-29 Hardly Raining Swedish singer–songwriter Alice Boman performed an intimate set at Fremont Abbey on March 29, 2023. Boman captivated the Seattle crowd with her atmospheric instrumentation, angelic vocals, and tender despair. In 2022 she released The Space Between, which includes a duet with Perfume Genius on “Feels Like a Dream.” Seattleites were fortunate to …

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Cruel Diagonals at Chapel Performance Space

Photos: Cruel Diagonals at the Chapel

2023-04-07 Hardly Raining Cruel Diagonals (Megan Mitchell) performed at the Chapel Performance Space on April 7, 2023. The Los Angeles-based experimental electronic artist is touring in support of her March release, Fractured Whole. Opening were Seattle-based performers Raica and Kole Galbraith. Gallery Fractured Whole by Cruel Diagonals

Immanuel Wilkins and Rick Rosato

Photos: Immanuel Wilkins Quartet

2023-04-01 Hardly Raining The Immanuel Wilkins Quartet returned to Seattle on April 1, 2023. Joining the 25-year-old alto saxophonist were Micah Thomas (piano), Kweku Sumbry (drums), and Rick Rosato (bass). Part of the Earshot Jazz Spring Concert Series, this show took place at the new Raisbeck Auditorium. Wilkins had performed in Seattle previously as part of the 2021 Earshot …

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Marquee for Frisell & Akinmusire at the Moore Theatre.

Bill Frisell and Ambrose Akinmusire

2023-02-17 Hardly Raining Bill Frisell FOUR and the Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet played an introspective jazz double bill at the Moore Theatre on February 17, 2023. Both artists have released their recent work on the iconic Blue Note label. Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire opened the evening, joined by Sam Harris (piano), Linda May Han Oh (bass), and Tim …

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Julian Priester holds his first jazz album, Keep Swingin' (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).

Photos: Trombonist Julian Priester Speaks

2023-01-28 Hardly Raining Legendary jazz trombonist Julian Priester is presenting six community events this year, through a partnership with the Seattle Jazz Fellowship and Langston. Priester will play his albums, share stories about his time with other jazz greats, and sustain the jazz community in Seattle. The next Julian Speaks session takes place tomorrow, Saturday …

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Mt Fog

Photos: Mt Fog at Tractor Tavern

2023-03-09 Hardly Raining Seattle songwriter, musician, and vocalist Mt Fog (Carolyn B.) performed at the Tractor Tavern on March 9, 2023. The Forest Cats—Andy Sells (drums) and Casey Rosebridge (synth)—accompanied her. They played a set of moody synth-pop that emphasized Mt Fog’s 2022 album, Spells of Silence. Seattle bands Fotoform and Reverse Death opened. Mt …

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Freakout Weekender 2022

Freakout Weekender Returns to Belltown

2023-03-04 Hardly Raining The Freakout Weekender mini-festival returns to Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood on March 4-5, 2023. This year’s event takes place at three stages within the recently relocated Crocodile complex. The largely punk-focused lineup features several Seattle artists on the Freakout Records label, along with bands from around the world. The 28 acts include Stockholm …

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