Artist of the WeekThe Jack Straw Artist of the Week Podcast highlights work created through the Artist Residency Programs at Jack Straw Cultural Center.
Rik Wright - Swimming Inside
Seattle-based jazz musician Rik Wright’s album Isomorphism was recorded during his 2001 Jack Straw artist residency.
Koo Nimo - Ohia Ye Ya
Ghanaian folk musician Koo Nimo recorded his album Tete Wobi Ka during his 2000 Jack Straw residency.
The Bird Tribe Orchestra - Danza Venusia
The Bird Tribe Orchestra’s album Palace of the Birds was recorded during their 2004 Jack Straw artist residency.
Jes Raymond - House of Bliss
Jes Raymond recently released the album Even the Trees, recorded during her 2008 Jack Straw Artist Residency.
Cynthia Mullis - Isfahan
Isfahan appears on Cynthia Mullis’s jazz album Inside Job, which was recorded during her 2000 Jack Straw artist residency.
Jim Page and Artis the Spoonman - Who Pays for this War
The album Folkpunch was a collaboration between folk singer Jim Page and spoon player Artis; it was recorded during their 2006 Jack Straw artist residency.
Grand Hallway - Napoleon's Left Shoe
This song appears on the album Yes Is the Answer, recorded during Grand Hallway’s 2006 Jack Straw artist residency.
Seattle Kokon Taiko - Matsuri Taiko
Matsuri Taiko is from Quiet No More, the album Seattle Kokon Taiko recorded during their 1996 Jack Straw artist residency.
Amanda Cole - A Manha de Serracao
Mezzo-Soprano Amanda Cole recorded her album Saudade – a collection of 20th century Portuguese art songs – with pianist Sandra Cranshaw during her 2008 Jack Straw artist residency.
Greg Williamson and the Pony Boy Large Ensemble
Greg Williamson and the Pony boy Large Ensemble recorded Conversations and Deconstructions: Jazz Traditions during Williamson’s 2005 Artist Residency. The album is a recording of a live performance mixing new jazz compositions with sampled interviews of jazz pioneers.