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Seattle-based percussionist Ed Littlefield realized one night that a 12/8 jazz beat fit perfectly with a traditional Tlingit lullaby he learned growing up in Sitka. The discovery eventually led to the formation of his Native Jazz Quartet, featuring bassist Christian Fabian, pianist Ruele Lubag, and vibraphonist Jason Marsalis, of the famed Marsalis family. The quartet will perform Friday evening (2-3-12) at the Sitka Jazz Festival (as well as at lunchtime concerts on Thursday and Friday).
The Morning Interview
Littlefield’s Native Jazz brings traditional music forward
Sitka’s public library and centennial building will both be undergoing major renovations over the next couple of years, each growing in size by roughly one-half. But the energy costs to run both buildings will stay the same, thanks to a suite of new technologies that keep heat indoors. The consultant who’s designing the systems says engineers now consider conservation to be a major energy resource in new construction. more
The Sitka Invitational Cross Country Meet was held over the weekend (9-20-14). MEHS coach Josh Arnold and runners Brittany Woods-Orrison and James Simeonoff discussed the Braves' performance. Kelcie VonScheershcmidt, Erika Seehafer, and Colin Baciocco represented Sitka High. See complete results for the boys and girls events. more