“A new jazz form is emerging from musicians who are mixing hip-hop, soul and R&B with jazz. Some older musicians have complained that the results sound more like R&B than jazz. I disagree. We’re just stretching the boundaries and thinking of jazz differently. Jazz doesn’t have to use old Songbook standards or sound crazy to be considered jazz. In the future, I think long solos will be replaced by a greater emphasis on new sounds, layered music and samples—and shorter solos. My music is textured this way—without giving up the jazz idiom. Jazz, ultimately, is a mood, a feeling. That won’t change.”—Robert Glasper, on the future of jazz, just one of the diverse takes on The Future of Music culled by The Wall Street Journal.
The Paramount Theatre, Courtesy of Christopher Nelson
When we say the name Christopher Nelson it might not ring a bell, but most of you know him through his photos. He has lived in Seattle for the past 15 years, during which he became “The Photographer” for Seattle’s best events, from…
If you’ve seen a photo on our website, in our emails, or elsewhere over the last 10 years, odds are it was shot by Christopher Nelson.