Robin Lloyd http://kplu.org en KPLU's Own Jim Wilke Named 2014 Jazz Hero By Jazz Journalists Association http://kplu.org/post/kplus-own-jim-wilke-named-2014-jazz-hero-jazz-journalists-association <p>The Jazz Journalists Association announced on April 1 (no joke) its list of 24&nbsp;Jazz Heroes&nbsp;for 2014.&nbsp;</p><p>Jim Wilke, host and producer of KPLU's&nbsp;"Jazz Northwest" and PRI's "Jazz After Hours" is Seattle's Jazz Hero.&nbsp;</p><p>Involved in the local music and radio scene since the early 1960s, Jim was inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame in 1993, and won the prestigious Willis Conover–Marian McPartland Award for Broadcasting last year.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:50:00 +0000 Robin Lloyd 15592 at http://kplu.org KPLU's Own Jim Wilke Named 2014 Jazz Hero By Jazz Journalists Association Candido Camero Honored At Jazz Education Network Conference http://kplu.org/post/candido-camero-honored-jazz-education-network-conference <p>The Jazz Education Network (JEN) created a new award called&nbsp; "Keepers of the Flame:&nbsp; LeJENds of Latin Jazz." Presented at the annual JEN Conference in January, the award's first recipient was NEA Jazz Master Candido Camero.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Robin Lloyd 13516 at http://kplu.org Candido Camero Honored At Jazz Education Network Conference Earshot Jazz Festival Preview: Bill Anschell's Peru Trio http://kplu.org/post/earshot-jazz-festival-preview-bill-anschells-peru-trio <p>Pianist, composer, arranger, humorist and world traveler Bill Anschell brings his "Peru Trio" to the <a data-mce-="" href="http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/calendar/eventDetail.asp?eventID=27346&amp;month=10&amp;day=14&amp;year=2013&amp;sxID=&amp;WHEN=">Art of Jazz series </a>at the Seattle Art Museum tonight at 5:30.&nbsp; It's part of the Earshot Jazz Festival.</p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Robin Lloyd 10934 at http://kplu.org Earshot Jazz Festival Preview: Bill Anschell's Peru Trio This Week's Latin Jazz News http://kplu.org/post/weeks-latin-jazz-news <p data-mce-style="text-align: left;" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">&nbsp;Latin jazz flutist<strong> Dave Valentin</strong> suffered a stroke in March 2012, and has been unable to work since then. &nbsp;A <a href="https://tickets.tarrytownmusichall.org/eventperformances.asp?evt=1460">benefit concert</a>&nbsp;will take place tonight, Nov. 7, at the Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, N.Y. &nbsp;The show will help raise funds to pay his medical expenses and basic living needs.</p><p data-mce-style="text-align: left;" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;"> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:30:00 +0000 Robin Lloyd 10843 at http://kplu.org This Week's Latin Jazz News Earshot Jazz Festival Preview: An Interview with Omar Sosa http://kplu.org/post/earshot-jazz-festival-preview-interview-omar-sosa <p>Cuban-born pianist, composer and bandleader Omar Sosa received a lifetime achievement award from the Smithsonian Associates in Washington, DC in 2003 for his contribution to the development of Latin jazz in the United States.&nbsp; His latest CD <em><strong>Eggun </strong></em>(spirit guides) grew from a commission by the Barcelona Jazz Festival in 2009. &nbsp;The idea was to pay tribute to Miles Davis’&nbsp;seminal album, <em>Kind of Blue</em>, on its 50th anniversary.</p><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 18:16:58 +0000 Robin Lloyd 10729 at http://kplu.org Earshot Jazz Festival Preview: An Interview with Omar Sosa Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz http://kplu.org/post/lady-be-good-instrumental-women-jazz <p>Female instrumentalists of all types have been part of jazz since its inception, but for the most part, they have been erased from the history of the music. The film "Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz" intends to put the spotlight on the many talented women who have nearly been forgotten.</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Robin Lloyd 10526 at http://kplu.org Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz Earshot Jazz Festival Preview: SF Jazz Collective http://kplu.org/post/earshot-jazz-festival-preview-sf-jazz-collective <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;"><strong>The SFJAZZ Collective</strong>&nbsp;is an all-star jazz ensemble comprising eight of the finest performer/composers at work in jazz today. &nbsp;Launched in 2004,&nbsp;&nbsp;the ensemble annually performs a new list of compositions by a modern jazz master and new pieces by the Collective members.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;"> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Robin Lloyd 10482 at http://kplu.org Earshot Jazz Festival Preview: SF Jazz Collective Earshot Jazz Festival Preview: Dafnis Prieto http://kplu.org/post/earshot-jazz-festival-preview-dafnis-prieto <p>The Cuban-born drummer/percussionist, bandleader and composer Dafnis Prieto appears at the Earshot Jazz Festival next Thursday, October 17 at the Poncho Concert Hall at Cornish College for the Arts, with his <em>Si o Si </em>Quartet: &nbsp;Peter Apfelbaum (saxophone/melodica/caxixi), Robert Rodriguez (piano) and Johannes Weidenmueller (bass).</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:20:00 +0000 Robin Lloyd 10336 at http://kplu.org Earshot Jazz Festival Preview: Dafnis Prieto Pat Martino, Guitar Hero—Twice in a Lifetime http://kplu.org/post/pat-martino-guitar-hero-twice-lifetime <p>Guitarist Pat Martino was a jazz and soul-jazz star since the mid-1960s, recording for the Prestige, Muse, Warner Bros. and Blue Note labels.&nbsp; In 1980, after operations for a brain aneurysm, he could remember nothing.</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Robin Lloyd 10356 at http://kplu.org Pat Martino, Guitar Hero—Twice in a Lifetime Remembering Oscar; Celebrating Latin Grammys http://kplu.org/post/remembering-oscar-celebrating-latin-grammys <p><strong>Oscar Castro Neves&nbsp; 1940-2013</strong></p><p>A founding figure in the development of Bossa Nova, Brazilian guitarist, composer and arranger Oscar Castro Neves died on September 27.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 18:31:00 +0000 Robin Lloyd 10240 at http://kplu.org Remembering Oscar; Celebrating Latin Grammys Latin Jazz at Seattle's Earshot Jazz Festival http://kplu.org/post/latin-jazz-seattles-earshot-jazz-festival <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(252, 252, 252);">For the next few weeks on the Jazz Caliente blog, I'll feature previews of the Latin jazz artists appearing at this year's</span><a data-mce-="" href="http://www.earshot.org/Festival/festival.html" style="color: rgb(60, 43, 182); font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px; background-color: rgb(252, 252, 252);">&nbsp;Earshot Jazz Festival</a>, October 1 through November 17.</p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Robin Lloyd 10118 at http://kplu.org Latin Jazz at Seattle's Earshot Jazz Festival Latin Jazz Birthdays: Turre and Lynch http://kplu.org/post/latin-jazz-birthdays-turre-and-lynch <p>Today is the birthday of two outstanding jazz artists who have years of experience in the Latin jazz format:</p><p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Robin Lloyd 9963 at http://kplu.org Latin Jazz Birthdays: Turre and Lynch Local Latin Jazz Lineup http://kplu.org/post/local-latin-jazz-lineup <p>Opportunities to hear some wonderful live Latin music are popping up in the area this month, and also at the <a href="http://www.earshot.org/Festival/festival.html" target="_blank">Earshot Jazz Festival</a> in October and November.&nbsp; Here’s a starter list, more will follow in the coming weeks:</p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Robin Lloyd 9889 at http://kplu.org Local Latin Jazz Lineup Arturo Sandoval to Receive Medal of Freedom http://kplu.org/post/arturo-sandoval-receive-medal-freedom <p>Arturo Sandoval will be honored this year with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.&nbsp;</p><p>“The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours,” said President Obama in a statement. “This year’s honorees have been blessed with extraordinary talent, but what sets them apart is their gift for sharing that talent with the world. It will be my honor to present them with a token of our nation’s gratitude.”</p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Robin Lloyd 9796 at http://kplu.org Arturo Sandoval to Receive Medal of Freedom Cedar Walton's Latin Tinge http://kplu.org/post/cedar-waltons-latin-tinge <p>Pianist and composer Cedar Walton died this week, at the age of 79.</p><p>He was perhaps best known for his years with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers (1961-1964), where he presented some of his compositions that became jazz standards, like <em>Ugetsu</em> <em>(Fantasy in D), Firm Roots, Bolivia</em> and <em>Mosaic</em>.&nbsp; He also recorded with John Coltrane on the famous <em>Giant Steps</em> album, but his alternate take of the title track was not released until a CD reissue many years later.</p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Robin Lloyd 9705 at http://kplu.org Cedar Walton's Latin Tinge