Jim, Dean Schmidt, and Jacques Willis at Kezira Cafe

We’ll be back at Kezira with more of the really, really fun things we do-some African, Latin, Hip Hop, Straight Ahead, Blues, and even some pop- – but always walking that tightrope! Come down, see what happens! Be sure to avail yourself of the full bar and great Ethiopian/Eritrean menu. It has been too long…

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LIVE MUSIC!!

Finally!  A LIVE gig, barring unforseen circumstances! Featuring the sublime talents of Dean Schmidt, (Electric Bass),  and D’Vonne Lewis, drums. We’ll be appearing at Kezira Cafe, 5100 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118 on Saturday, July 3rd from 6-9PM.  Nigist Kidane will be serving delicious Ethiopian and Eritrean food with full menu and also buffet. …

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Livestreaming, for now when live music is hardly a thing

I was happily surprised that we didn’t drift back into greater restrictions in large parts of Washington state this week.  Not to cast aspersions, but “many thanks” to the people who are not receiving vaccinations, and masking and distancing appropriately. This could have been in our rearview mirror by now. And, yeah, I know, there…

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Steve Guasch presents Salsa Music in the Pacific NW

I appeared with Steve Gausch to talk about this project. Here’s what he said on Facebook. “I’m here with Jim O’Halloran presenting Salsa Music in the Pacific NW: A Collective Memoir; a production of Oswaldo Lucca, Rincon Cultural and Salsaneo Records partially funded with a grant from 4Culture. Jim talks about his song “Soft Light”…

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Who keeps my flutes in top playing condition?

James Pelletier maintains, pads, adjusts, and overhauls my instruments. He worked with Alex Eppler for decades, and is obsessively dedicated to returning an instrument to its owner in perfect playing condition! You can reach James through the Eppler Flutes website.

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What instruments do I play?

I have been fortunate to be able to find some beautiful instruments with which to develop a relationship. It took time, persistence, and luck! Currently, my C flute is a Flutemakers’ Guild inline open hole B foot silver flute which was made about 1982. I use a cocus wood headjoint made by the incredibly talented…

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