Music http://kplu.org en John Scofield: Exploring ballads (and the nature of 'cool') http://kplu.org/post/john-scofield-exploring-ballads-and-nature-cool <p><strong><a href="http://www.johnscofield.com/" target="_blank">John Scofield</a></strong> is one of the most innovative and genre-bending guitarists in jazz.&nbsp; Over the years, his great talent and eclectic tastes have garnered him a huge international following; a following which includes a lot of people who didn’t know they liked jazz until they heard Scofield.&nbsp;</p><p>On a recent swing through Seattle, Scofield, along his pianist <a href="http://www.mikeeckroth.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Michael Eckroth</strong></a>, stopped by our studios for a duet performance, hosted by Abe Beeson.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 01 Nov 2011 19:55:45 +0000 Abe Beeson 3060 at http://kplu.org John Scofield: Exploring ballads (and the nature of 'cool') An interview with saxophonist Anton Schwartz http://kplu.org/post/interview-saxophonist-anton-schwartz <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982492.mp3</p><p>I had the opportunity this week to speak by phone with tenor saxophonist <a href="http://www.antonjazz.com" target="_blank">Anton Schwartz</a>.</p><p>Anton recently moved to the Seattle area. I had the chance to ask him about what brought him to the Puget Sound, and how he has networked himself into the local jazz scene so far.</p><p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 19:00:00 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 2358 at http://kplu.org An interview with saxophonist Anton Schwartz Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton coming to a theater near you http://kplu.org/post/wynton-marsalis-eric-clapton-coming-theater-near-you <p>Music superstars <a href="http://www.ericclapton.com/" target="_blank">Eric Clapton</a> and <a href="http://www.wyntonmarsalis.org/" target="_blank">Wynton Marsalis</a> got together last April for a concert at the Rose Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City. The concert featured songs hand-picked by Eric Clapton, then arranged by Marsalis, and included highlights such as a guest appearance by <a href="http://www.tajblues.com/" target="_blank">Taj Mahal</a>.</p><p>While the concert will be released on September 13th on a CD/DVD combo pack (Warner Brothers, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B005974C94/kpor-20" target="_blank">CLICK HERE TO BUY</a>), there is an even better opportunity to hear this show for those of us who weren&rsquo;t able to make the cross country trip to see the show live.</p><p> Fri, 12 Aug 2011 17:21:22 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 2313 at http://kplu.org Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton coming to a theater near you 8 weekend festivals ... almost enough to last a lifetime http://kplu.org/post/8-weekend-festivals-almost-enough-last-lifetime <p>This week features eight festivals that will keep you entertain all weekend long! Follow the links below to see what all the fun is about and bounce around to all the different events.</p><p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 23:00:00 +0000 2158 at http://kplu.org 8 weekend festivals ... almost enough to last a lifetime 3 one-of-a-kind festivals for the weekend http://kplu.org/post/3-one-kind-festivals-weekend <p>This weekend&#39;s events (and one tonight) will surely make your weekend even better! From one with a very creative event name to the good ol&#39; street fair, you&#39;ll want to take a look at the links provided to see more information.</p><p> Sat, 23 Jul 2011 00:33:01 +0000 2157 at http://kplu.org 3 one-of-a-kind festivals for the weekend 5 unique festivals to enjoy http://kplu.org/post/5-unique-festivals-enjoy <p>It&#39;s been a little damp in the Pacific Northwest these past couple of days, but that doesn&#39;t stop any fun from happening. Bring your raincoats and umbrellas and take a peek at this week&#39;s fun fests!</p><p> Fri, 15 Jul 2011 22:40:01 +0000 2093 at http://kplu.org 5 unique festivals to enjoy Four great festivals to indulge in http://kplu.org/post/four-great-festivals-indulge <p>The sun has been shining and the heat has been rising! It&#39;s time to get outside and enjoy the wonderful season of summer. This weekend&#39;s event varies from activities in a park to annual fun festivals. Take a look at the links inside for some great times to come.</p><p> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 20:57:38 +0000 2042 at http://kplu.org Four great festivals to indulge in SOLD OUT: The 2011 KPLU Summer Jazz Brunch Cruise! http://kplu.org/post/sold-out-2011-kplu-summer-jazz-brunch-cruise <p><strong>UPDATE: Tickets are now sold out for this event</strong></p><p>Join us <strong>Sunday, August 14</strong> for our 19th Summer Jazz Brunch Cruise, a relaxing, two-and-a-half hour cruise on Elliott Bay aboard the Royal Argosy.&nbsp; Enjoy a scrumptious all-you-can-eat brunch, spectacular views, and great music from &quot;that mighty engine of rhythm,&quot; <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/martin-taylors-gypsy-gene"><strong>Gypsy jazz masters, Pearl Django</strong></a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 07:00:10 +0000 Justin Steyer 1994 at http://kplu.org SOLD OUT: The 2011 KPLU Summer Jazz Brunch Cruise! The 27th Annual Victoria JazzFest continues this weekend http://kplu.org/post/27th-annual-victoria-jazzfest-continues-weekend <p><a href="http://jazzvictoria.ca/jazz-fest" target="_blank">The 27th Annual Victoria International JazzFest </a>is underway now through July 3 in various venues in downtown Victoria.</p><p>JazzFest presents a culturally and musically diverse program of 85 stunning performances and four workshop/clinics on 12 stages in downtown Victoria. Over 350 musicians in 66 bands from over nine of the world&#39;s most diverse countries including Australia, Cuba, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the U.S. will be performing in Victoria during the Fesival.</p> Wed, 29 Jun 2011 23:00:23 +0000 KPLU 1979 at http://kplu.org The 27th Annual Victoria JazzFest continues this weekend Five fun activites for the weekend http://kplu.org/post/five-fun-activites-weekend <p>It&#39;s the first weekend of summer and the state is buzzing with events and festivals from Vancouver, B.C., to Port Orchard. Follow the link for five fun events happening this weekend.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 22:21:59 +0000 1942 at http://kplu.org Five fun activites for the weekend Best bet in Tacoma this weekend: Taste still pleases palates http://kplu.org/post/best-bet-tacoma-weekend-taste-still-pleases-palates <p>After 25 successful years, <a href="http://www.tasteoftacoma.com/index.php">Emerald Queen Casino&rsquo;s Taste of Tacoma </a>still remains Tacoma&rsquo;s best and most affordable family festival!</p><p> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 22:10:44 +0000 1844 at http://kplu.org Best bet in Tacoma this weekend: Taste still pleases palates B.C.’s biggest and most acclaimed music festival http://kplu.org/post/bc%E2%80%99s-biggest-and-most-acclaimed-music-festival <p>&quot;If this isn&#39;t the best jazz festival in the world, please send us tickets to a better one.&quot;</p><p>~Paul de Barros, <em>The Seattle Times</em></p><p><a href="http://www.coastaljazz.ca/td_vancouver_international_jazz_festival">Vancouver&#39;s signature festival and British Columbia&#39;s biggest music showcase</a> will animate the city for ten days, June 24 - July 3.</p><p>From noon to the wee small hours, a rich tapestry of jazz, blues, funk, Latin, fusion, electronica and world music will fill the air at venues big and small, indoor and outdoor across the city. Fri, 24 Jun 2011 01:01:54 +0000 KPLU 1904 at http://kplu.org B.C.’s biggest and most acclaimed music festival Springsteen: Loss of Clarence Clemons 'immeasurable' http://kplu.org/post/springsteen-loss-clarence-clemons-immeasurable <p>NEW YORK &mdash; Bruce Springsteen says the loss of fellow band member Clarence Clemons is &quot;immeasurable&quot; and that he and his bandmates are honored and thankful to have been able to stand beside him for nearly 40 years.</p><p> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 18:46:19 +0000 The Associated Press 1907 at http://kplu.org Springsteen: Loss of Clarence Clemons 'immeasurable' 'Big Man' Clarence Clemons recalled in NJ haunt http://kplu.org/post/big-man-clarence-clemons-recalled-nj-haunt <p>ASBURY PARK, N.J. &mdash; Dozens of fans have gathered at a legendary New Jersey rock club to mourn the death and celebrate the life and music of saxophonist Clarence Clemons.</p><p>The Stone Pony in Asbury Park was the place where Clemons, Bruce Springsteen and other E Street band mates got their musical starts. It opened its doors Sunday to a crowd of about 150 people, many adorned in Springsteen T-shirts.</p> Sun, 19 Jun 2011 18:41:47 +0000 The Associated Press 1906 at http://kplu.org 'Big Man' Clarence Clemons recalled in NJ haunt Jazz journalists honor local "Jazz Hero" http://kplu.org/post/jazz-journalists-honor-local-jazz-hero <p><a href="http://www.jazzhouse.org/noff/?page_id=10">The Jazz Journalists Association</a> held its annual awards ceremony on Saturday June 11.&nbsp; A new award category was added this year:&nbsp; Jazz Hero.&nbsp; According to JJA,&nbsp; Jazz Heroes are <strong>activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz who have had significant impact in their local communities. </strong></p><p>Honored as a Jazz Hero this year was Seattle&#39;s John Gilbreath, executive director of Earshot Jazz, radio host, artistic director of the Bellevue Jazz Festival and Seattle Art Museum&#39;s Art of Jazz concert series.&nbsp; Congratulations, John!</p><p><a href="http://www.jjajazzawards.org/p/2011-winners-jja-jazz-awards.html" target="_blank">See the complete list of this year&#39;s winners, including Lifetime Achievement in Jazz and Musician of the Year</a>.</p><p> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 18:25:51 +0000 Robin Lloyd 1849 at http://kplu.org Jazz journalists honor local "Jazz Hero"