Jeff Johnson Quartet concert on Jazz Northwest, December 23
Earshot award winner and NW Jazz Hall of Fame bassist and composer Jeff Johnson leads his quartet in an Art of Jazz Concert from the Seattle Art Museum on Jazz Northwest on 88.5 KPLU and kplu.org. The concert, recorded earlier this month, features the...
Sumi Tonooka's solo Earshot Festival concert on Jazz Northwest
Pianist Sumi Tonooka was born in Philadelphia and is well-established as a pianist, composer and teacher in New York, but her roots are in the Seattle area. Her mother grew up on Bainbridge Island where shelived until at age 16, she and other...
Some of our favorite things on Jazz Northwest
Jim Wilke shares some of his favorite CDs for the holidays by Northwest jazz musicians who’ve appeared often on the program.... Don Lanphere, The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Ernestine Anderson, Dave Peck, Greta Matassa, Barney McClure and...
George Colligan Organ Trio on Jazz Northwest, KPLU
New York jazz pianist and organist George Colligan is presently on the faculty at Portland State University in Portland. He's recorded over 20 CDs on his own and appeared as sideman on many more in addition to concerts with many of today's top jazz...
Jazz Northwest for November 25
This week on Jazz Northwest we'll sample some new CDs from Jeff Johnson, Johnny Conga and the Endemic Ensemble, and listen to some of the artists who'll be playing in the area and bring you up to date on best bets for live jazz in the coming week.
Lorraine Feather featured on Jazz Northwest
"Lorraine Feather was born in Manhattan. Her parents named her Billie Jane Lee Lorraine after godmother Billie Holiday, her mother Jane (formerly a big band singer), her mother's ex-roommate Peggy Lee, and the song "Sweet Lorraine." She is the...
Jazz Northwest for November 11
This week on Jazz Northwest we'll hear some great resident musicians from Portland to Vancouver, and recordings from the 70s to the present.We'll hear a big band from Portland led by Rob Scheps play some highly original music by Ezra Weiss, an...
Threat of Beauty in concert on Jazz Northwest
Bassist and composer Evan Flory-Barnes is the Featured Seattle Artist at this year's Earshot Jazz Festival and is playing six concerts at various locations during the festival, each with a different ensemble and distinct music. This Sunday, November 4...
SRJO plays Jazz of the Harlem Renaissance on Jazz Northwest
The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, co-directed by Clarence Acox and Michael Brockman is featured on Jazz Northwest. The program highlights a concert of Jazz of the Harlem Renaissance with guestsMeschiya Lake, aNew Orleans-based singer of...
Earshot Festival preview on Jazz NW
Seattle’s biggest jazz event of the year begins this weekend. The wide-ranging Earshot Jazz Festival runs over three weeks and includes over 50 concerts by international and regional musicians who perform in many combinations and locations.Earshot...
'Birth of The Cool' in concert on KPLU's Jazz Northwest
High on any list of all-time classic jazz albums is the 1949-50 Miles Davis album "Birth of The Cool" which grew out of an informal composers/ arrangers workshop with Gil Evans, Gerry Mulligan and John Lewis among others. That album continues to be...
Tamir Hendelman Trio from The Upstage in Port Townsend
With the audience on three sides of the musicians, this performance was truly "up close and personal". Three world-class musicians, Tamir Hendelman, Martin Wind and Matt Wilson provided an evening of spontaneous musical magic for a capacity audience...
Jazz Northwest for September 23, 2012
Sunday afternoons we savor some of the many tastes of jazz available to you on Jazz Northwest. This week, Clarence Acox and Jay Thomas from Seattle, Dave Frishberg from Portland, Karin Plato from Vancouver and many more. We'll also tell you about the...
Dena DeRose Trio from Jazz Port Townsend on Jazz Northwest
On the next Jazz Northwest from 88.5 KPLU, The Dena DeRose Trio plays a concert recorded at Jazz Port Townsend in July. With Martin Wind on bass and Matt Wilson on drums, Dena DeRose sings from the piano, swinging hard on up tempo tunes, and...
Tribute to Gaye Anderson, friend of music and musicians
Gaye Anderson was owner and proprietor of the New Orleans Creole Restaurant from 1985 until her death on August 29. Widely known as a staunch supporter of live music, she presided over thousands of nights of jazz and blues performances at her Pioneer...
Benny Green's Jazz Port Townsend concert on Jazz Northwest
On Jazz Northwest from 88.5 KPLU, the Benny Green Trio with special guest Gary Smulyan on baritone saxophone is heard in concert at Centrum’s Jazz Port Townsend. The concert wasrecorded in McCurdy Pavilion at Fort Worden on July 28,and consists of...
New releases on Jazz Northwest
Sunday afternoons we check out the regional jazz scene with CDs and location recordings of jazz you can hear around here from Portland to Vancouver, including the very lively Seattle jazz scene. This Sunday we’ll hear new CDs by a Seattle trio of Bill...
Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao in concert on Jazz NW
Carlos Cascante and Tumbao played this month’s Seattle Art Museum Art of Jazz concert outdoors at the Olympic Sculpture Park by Elliott Bay. A large crowd and lots of dancers joined the celebration in the Seattle sunshine. Highlights from the concert...
Johnny Mandel concert at Jazz Port Townsend
Johnny Mandel has enjoyed a seven-decade musical career that began in the 40s as a trombonist and arranger in big bands of Woody Herman, Count Basie and others. He went on to greater fame as a film composer after settling in LA in the 50s, where he...
Jazz Port Townsend concert broadcast to feature "Dynamic Duos"
The first in a series of concert broadcasts from Centrums Jazz Port Townsend features "Dynamic Duos" on KPLUs Jazz Northwest on Sunday, August 5 at 1 PM PDT. The three duos selected by Artistic Director John Clayton for this unique concert are...
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