Two Greats From Seattle, ‘One Of The Most Important Jazz Cities’ (via Jazz24)

Ernestine Anderson & Julian Priester.

Jazz bassist and composer Christian McBride recently finished a week-long West Coast tour in Seattle. It reminded him of how great a town it was for jazz, both historically and presently.

“There’s always been a very powerful jazz community in Seattle,” McBride says, citing the early careers of Ray Charles and Quincy Jones. “Quietly, it’s been one of the most important jazz cities.”

All Things Considered‘s jazz correspondent (and the host of the public radio program Jazz Night In America) recently introduced host Audie Cornish to two more names from Seattle: trombonist Julian Priester and vocalist Ernestine Anderson.

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