History Cafe: Jazz in Seattle
November 2013, MOHAI Cafe at the Museum of History & Industry
A discussion of the history of jazz in Seattle with distinguished guest speakers John Gilbreath, Director of Earshot Jazz and host of KEXP's Jazz Theater; Jim Wilke, host of the longstanding Jazz After Hours and the weekly Jazz Northwest show for KPLU; and Overton Berry, distinguished Northwest jazz artist inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame in 2012.
Seattle has a rich and vibrant jazz history! Come hear how nightclubs once lined Seattle's Jackson Street, launching the careers of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, and Ernestine Anderson. Learn about the struggle between the two segregated musicians' unions at the center of Seattle's vibrant jazz scene during the civil rights era. Let the past inform your understanding of our city's current, rich jazz culture.