October 2016 Newsletter

swojoThis month: An e-book update, my first Earshot Jazz Festival Performance, the return of Jazz Night School jams, and jury duty…

Performances & Jams

  • Duo with Ann Reynolds at Serafina, Sunday, October 9th, 11:00am-1:30pm (We’ve been moved to the Jazz Brunch slot)
  • Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO) with special guest Jenny Kellogg Celebrate Women in Jazz! (part of the Earshot Jazz Festival) at Shorewood Performing Arts Center, Saturday, October 15th, 7:30pm-9:00pm $20 general / $18 members & seniors / $10 students & military (I’m excited and nervous about this because it’s my first time playing the Earshot festival, and I’m featured as a soloists on several pieces)
  • Jazz Night School Jam at Bad Albert’s, Sunday, October 23rd, 6:00pm-8:00pm (after taking off August and September, it’s going to be great to get back to hosting this jam and watching it continue to grow!)


  • I’ve completed the content draft of my Gig-Ready Jazz Bassist e-book and am working with my favorite instructional designer (i.e. my mom) to get it into an easy-to-use, engaging format. I was hoping to be at this point by the end of August, but I’m experienced enough to know that when a major project *only* takes twice as long as you thought it would, you’re doing pretty good for yourself.
  • Last week, I was selected as a juror for a 2-week trial (that’s what I get for being knowledgeable and ethical…) Because of this, my increased teaching load at JNS, and my attempts to finish the e-book, my blogging output is definitely going to be slower this month. I’m going to use this time to overhaul the blogs and tweak my approach to showcase on my individual practices (e.g. bass, diet, and yoga) while still staying focused on how to optimize and integrate multiple practices.

Author: Leah Pogwizd

Bassist, Instructor, Writer

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