Doctor Dee on Jazz July 2016

Summer is here – and so are Jazz Festivals; using a search engine on the web, will bring up hundreds – and the list is incomplete. There are two in our area that are not included in any list I could find: Bellingham’s Bellhaven Festival in Fairhaven on September 10 and the Jazz Stage that…

Sunday Jazz – Nancy Erickson Quartet

Featuring Darin Clendenin, Mark Ivester, and Clipper Anderson! Nancy Erickson has established herself as a vocally creative force to be reckoned with! Following her performances in Kobe, Japan, Nancy Erickson hit her stride. Her 2011 debut CD, “Prelude” received positive reviews and she has become a staple in the Pacific Northwest Jazz scene. Her sophomore…

Doctor Dee on Jazz

Over a long weekend recently I was delighted to attend three performances that included young Jazz musicians. We are blessed here in the NW corner of Washington to have several Jazz educators working with young musicians – introducing them, teaching them, and mentoring them in the art form we love – Jazz. This month I…