Skyline grad adds Grammy nomination to résumé

May 6, 2014

Josh Rawlings has had a solid foothold in the Seattle music scene for several years, but the past year has seen his stock soar to unprecedented levels.

Rawlings, a 2001 graduate of Skyline High School, is an accomplished pianist who dabbles in a rainbow of genres, from classic jazz and rock to hip-hop and soul.

A serendipitous connection shot Rawlings into the national limelight. His jazz trio, The Teaching — including bassist Evan Flory-Barnes and drummer Jeremy Jones — earned a 2014 Grammy Award nomination for their collaboration on “BomBom,” part of rapper Macklemore’s and producer Ryan Lewis’ award-winning album, “The Heist.”

By Neil Pierson Jazz trio The Teaching (clockwise from left) Evan Flory-Barnes, Jeremy Jones and Skyline High School alumnus Josh Rawlings, received a Grammy Award nomination this year for a collaboration with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

By Neil Pierson
Jazz trio The Teaching (clockwise from left) Evan Flory-Barnes, Jeremy Jones and Skyline High School alumnus Josh Rawlings, received a Grammy Award nomination this year for a collaboration with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

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December 24, 2013

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‘Beyonce’ — Beyonce

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Many Facebook users were surprised on Friday the 13th with a notification announcing the release of Beyoncé’s fifth studio album. Hailed by many as “the year’s most brilliant release,” the album contains 14 brand-new songs and includes collaborations with Drake, Frank Ocean, and, of course, her husband Jay-Z. By not promoting her album at all — no pre-release singles or teaser videos on YouTube — Beyoncé made its release a true surprise for fans worldwide. The album quickly shot to No. 1 on iTunes within a few hours. As always, this is Beyoncé’s world, and we are just living in it.

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‘These Broken Stars,’ by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Think “outer space Titanic.” This science fiction novel deals with the timeless love story of Lilac LeRoux, daughter of the most powerful man in the entire galaxy, and Tarver Merendsen, an army-enlisted son of a teacher and a poet. One night, the massive luxury spaceliner called The Icarus crashes, leaving the two teens to fend for themselves. With few resources and little information about their whereabouts, the pair makes a desperate trek to find other survivors and send for rescue.