History of Jazz in Seattle
Join us for 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.
About History Cafe
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the MOHAI Cafe at the Museum of History & Industry's new location in Lake Union Park for lively a discussion about history. Each cafe features a different topic, and invites history enthusiasts to come together and share what you know. Grab a cup of coffee - or glass of wine - and enjoy learning about the past!
Please note: History Cafe is a free program, but if you wish to visit the MOHAI galleries, you must pay museum admission (galleries close at 8 pm).
This event series is brought to you by MOHAI, KCTS 9, The Seattle Public Library, and HistoryLink.org.
RSVPs: Seating at History Cafe is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Your RSVP gives us an idea of how many people are coming, but does not guarantee you a seat, so we encourage you to arrive at least 15 minutes early. If an event is full on Meetup, you may still come.
Parking: After 6 pm, numerous lots near Lake Union Park offer free parking. Look for parking lots off Fairview Ave, Westlake Ave, or Valley Street, or take the South Lake Union Streetcar from downtown Seattle.