Music

Free online jazz festival this month

Free online jazz festival this month

The fourth annual Within/Earshot Jazz Festival dedicated to the traditions and future of jazz will take place Oct. 9-30. This year’s festival moves online and… Continue reading

 

BENEE, ATLYS: Female musicians breaking through the barriers

BENEE, ATLYS: Female musicians breaking through the barriers

BENEE’s bouncy sound from Down Under entices; ATLYS’s debut album is a compelling world journey

 

Q&A with local sound composer and musician Alan Jones

Q&A with local sound composer and musician Alan Jones

Jones recently composed a piece using sounds from the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

 

Six songs of protest that still resonate today

Six songs of protest that still resonate today

As the nation grapples with the continual systemic issues of racial injustice and police brutality, recently magnified by the death of George Floyd on May… Continue reading

Six songs of protest that still resonate today
Music school provides platform for students to find their path

Music school provides platform for students to find their path

Bowling Music Studios offers piano lessons for all ages and skill levels

Music school provides platform for students to find their path
Heart bassist Steve Fossen talks new ‘spin-off’ band

Heart bassist Steve Fossen talks new ‘spin-off’ band

Steve Fossen and Michael DeRosier, the founding bassist and drummer for the 1970s rock band Heart, have formed what they call a “spin-off” band called… Continue reading

Heart bassist Steve Fossen talks new ‘spin-off’ band
Gallery | Gobblefest 2019

Gallery | Gobblefest 2019

Poulsbo’s Slippery Pig Brewery was rocking until the wee hours of the morning for a good cause on Saturday. Gobblefest, a charity music event saw… Continue reading

Gallery | Gobblefest 2019
Skinny Blue took home $4, 000 as the winners of the competition. (l-r) Collin Ray, Kevin Blackwood, Thys Wallwork, and Frank Portello.

Skinny Blue and Eleventy One win Kitsap Battle of Bands

Music from some of Kitsap County’s most talented bands filled William D. Harvey Theatre last Saturday for the Kitsap County Battle of the Bands finale.… Continue reading

Skinny Blue took home $4, 000 as the winners of the competition. (l-r) Collin Ray, Kevin Blackwood, Thys Wallwork, and Frank Portello.
Local musician Zoe Moreton recorded her first solo album “Now,” which is available on all streaming platforms. Courtesy photo

Zoe Moreton records first solo album

Zoe Moreton, who has been in the Kitsap music scene most of her life, recently recorded her first solo album “Now” at London Bridge Studio… Continue reading

Local musician Zoe Moreton recorded her first solo album “Now,” which is available on all streaming platforms. Courtesy photo
Keyport trumpeter celebrates 96th birthday

Keyport trumpeter celebrates 96th birthday

Yvonne McAllister has been playing since the Jazz Age

Keyport trumpeter celebrates 96th birthday
Photo courtesy John Lappen | Foreigner Marketing                                Foreigner will perform “I Want To Know What Love Is” with the South Kitsap High School choir Sept. 9 at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn.

South Kitsap High School choir performs with Foreigner Sept. 9

PORT ORCHARD — For the last eight years, high school choirs across North America have had life-changing opportunities to perform in front of massive audiences,… Continue reading

Photo courtesy John Lappen | Foreigner Marketing                                Foreigner will perform “I Want To Know What Love Is” with the South Kitsap High School choir Sept. 9 at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn.
Olalla Americana Festival 2017 | Slideshow

Olalla Americana Festival 2017 | Slideshow

OLALLA — The 2017 Olalla Americana Festival started 11 a.m. Aug. 19 at the South Kitsap Little League Fields in Olalla. The festival featured live… Continue reading

Olalla Americana Festival 2017 | Slideshow
When asked how they would like this concert review to read, the musicians said, “They looked good and sounded better.” And they did. (Terryl Asla/Kitsap News Group)
When asked how they would like this concert review to read, the musicians said, “They looked good and sounded better.” And they did. (Terryl Asla/Kitsap News Group)
Central Kitsap High School marching band continues 11-year tradition

Central Kitsap High School marching band continues 11-year tradition

Seventy-six band members marched down the country lane, with kids and dogs and curious folks following along right behind.

Central Kitsap High School marching band continues 11-year tradition
Wolfle Elementary music teacher Michael McCurdy assists a fifth-grade student with their music software program Feb. 15. (Jenn Markaryan / Contributed)

Wolfle music teacher named ‘outstanding educator’

KINGSTON — Wolfle Elementary School music teacher Michael McCurdy remembers his first days as a music teacher. “I had to pull over in the mornings… Continue reading

Wolfle Elementary music teacher Michael McCurdy assists a fifth-grade student with their music software program Feb. 15. (Jenn Markaryan / Contributed)