History Cafe: History of Jazz in Seattle

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.

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  • Tim

    If you haven't dropped in to hear the Legacy Quartet Wednesdays at the New Orleans in Pioneer Square, you are missing one the most enduring parts (30+ years) jazz history.

    1 · November 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    From April 1955 to 1962 the polio vaccine was contaminated with cancer causing monkey viruses and we were given three doses/ shots of it. The CIA and the National Institutes of Health also made theses monkey soft-tissue cancer causing viruses fast acting and much more deadly cancer to be used to kill Castro or people decided to kill.
    Judyth Baker told me yesterday in a email that the polio vaccine was still contaminated with cancer virus or viruses at least till 1999. She is an expert and says they are still using the same seed material from monkey kidneys today and they to not have filters good enough to weed out these cancer viruses.

    November 14, 2013

  • Gregory D.

    Adding that John Gilbreath also hosts The CARAVAN on KBCS 91.3FM Mondays thru Fridays 9am to 12noon! Transmitting the range of jazz and world rhythms each week!

    1 · November 7, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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