Our longtime friend, Hokum, was scheduled to perform in this year’s Moisture Festival but he was tragically taken from us just after Valentine’s Day.
Hokum W. Jeebs was a one-man musical theater. Out of his trunk emerged such eccentric instruments as toy piano, saw, tuba muffler and snorkel. He sang and played from an amazingly eclectic repertoire that ranged from classical warhorses to obscure popular songs and good old American ragtime. Hokum’s perspective on music was stylish and witty. His wild comic imagination, deadpan delivery and broad knowledge of the vaudeville period, had delighted audiences across the continent and around the world. Wherever he has performed, he left in his wake a steady stream of giggles, grins and guffaws. He is sorely missed by his friends in Seattle and throughout the vaudeville world.