Jim Wilke http://kplu.org en Some of our favorite things on Jazz Northwest http://kplu.org/post/some-our-favorite-things-jazz-northwest <p></p><p>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 others.</p><p> Sun, 09 Dec 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 7296 at http://kplu.org Some of our favorite things on Jazz Northwest George Colligan Organ Trio on Jazz Northwest, KPLU http://kplu.org/post/george-colligan-organ-trio-jazz-northwest-kplu <p></p><p>New York jazz pianist and organist George Colligan is presently on the faculty at Portland State University in Portland. &nbsp;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 headliners. He brought Portland guitarist Dan Balmer with him for an Earshot Festival engagement at Tula's this Fall, and Seattle drummer John Bishop rounded out this new variation on the classic organ trio. The trio played several of George Colligan's original compositions in each set.</p><p> Sun, 02 Dec 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 7223 at http://kplu.org George Colligan Organ Trio on Jazz Northwest, KPLU Lorraine Feather featured on Jazz Northwest http://kplu.org/post/lorraine-feather-featured-jazz-northwest <p></p><div><p></p></div><div>"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 daughter of the late jazz writer Leonard Feather."</div><div> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 7123 at http://kplu.org Lorraine Feather featured on Jazz Northwest Threat of Beauty in concert on Jazz Northwest http://kplu.org/post/threat-beauty-concert-jazz-northwest <p></p><p>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. &nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 04 Nov 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 6924 at http://kplu.org Threat of Beauty in concert on Jazz Northwest Sumi Tonooka on Jazz Northwest http://kplu.org/post/sumi-tonooka-jazz-northwest <p>Pianist&nbsp;Sumi&nbsp;Tonooka&nbsp;was born in Philadelphia and has spent most of her career playing,&nbsp;touring and recording while based&nbsp;on the East Coast.&nbsp;&nbsp;On this week's Jazz Northwest, she talks with Jim&nbsp;Wilke&nbsp;about her development as a musician and how and why she recently moved to Seattle. &nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 28 Oct 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 6858 at http://kplu.org Sumi Tonooka on Jazz Northwest SRJO plays Jazz of the Harlem Renaissance on Jazz Northwest http://kplu.org/post/srjo-plays-jazz-harlem-renaissance-jazz-northwest <div>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 guests&nbsp;Meschiya Lake, a&nbsp;New Orleans-based singer of traditional jazz, &nbsp;and narrator Robin Lloyd of KPLU, who describes scenes at the Apollo Ballroom where this music was first heard in the Twenties and Thirties. Sun, 21 Oct 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 6776 at http://kplu.org SRJO plays Jazz of the Harlem Renaissance on Jazz Northwest Earshot Festival preview on Jazz NW http://kplu.org/post/earshot-festival-preview-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.</div><div style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;font:normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica"> Sun, 14 Oct 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 6713 at http://kplu.org Earshot Festival preview on Jazz NW 'Birth of The Cool' in concert on KPLU's Jazz Northwest http://kplu.org/post/birth-cool-concert-kplus-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. &nbsp;That album continues to be influential among jazz musicians today, one of them being trombonist Andy Clausen who has studied these recordings and arrangements extensively. &nbsp;Last summer, he organized a concert of this music which was presented by Earshot Jazz at The Chapel performance space in Seattle.&nbsp;</div><div style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;font:normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica;min-height:14px"> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 17:23:47 +0000 Jim Wilke 6632 at http://kplu.org 'Birth of The Cool' in concert on KPLU's Jazz Northwest Tamir Hendelman Trio from The Upstage in Port Townsend http://kplu.org/post/tamir-hendelman-trio-upstage-port-townsend With the audience on three sides of the musicians, this performance was truly "up close and personal". &nbsp;Three world-class musicians, Tamir Hendelman, Martin Wind and Matt Wilson provided an evening of spontaneous musical magic for a capacity audience in a cozy &nbsp;Port Townsend club, The Upstage. &nbsp;Recorded during this year's Jazz Port Townsend, the trio plays two standards, a Jobim tune and an original by each member of the group. &nbsp;Each of the three musicians has toured and recorded widely, but this performance was unique, as Tamir Hendelman tells the audience after the first tune of the set. &nbsp;</div><div style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;font:normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica;min-height:14px"> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 22:41:41 +0000 Jim Wilke 6538 at http://kplu.org Tamir Hendelman Trio from The Upstage in Port Townsend Dena DeRose Trio from Jazz Port Townsend on Jazz Northwest http://kplu.org/post/dena-derose-trio-jazz-port-townsend-jazz-northwest <p>On the next Jazz Northwest from 88.5 KPLU, The Dena DeRose Trio plays a concert recorded at Jazz Port Townsend in July.&nbsp; With Martin Wind on bass and Matt Wilson on drums, Dena DeRose sings from the piano, swinging hard on up tempo tunes, and deliciously slow on the ballads with fresh takes on some familiar songs.&nbsp; Sun, 16 Sep 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 6348 at http://kplu.org Dena DeRose Trio from Jazz Port Townsend on Jazz Northwest Benny Green's Jazz Port Townsend concert on Jazz Northwest http://kplu.org/post/benny-greens-jazz-port-townsend-concert-jazz-northwest-0 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.&nbsp; The concert was&nbsp;recorded in McCurdy Pavilion at Fort Worden on July 28,&nbsp;and consists of original music by Benny Green. &nbsp;</div><div style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;font:normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica"> Mon, 03 Sep 2012 12:59:11 +0000 Jim Wilke 6181 at http://kplu.org Benny Green's Jazz Port Townsend concert on Jazz Northwest New releases on Jazz Northwest http://kplu.org/post/new-releases-jazz-northwest <p>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.&nbsp; This Sunday we’ll hear new CDs by a Seattle trio of Bill Anschell, Brent Jensen &amp; Chris Symer, the Rob Scheps Big Band from Portland, &nbsp;Vancouver saxophonist Cory Weeds playing in Edmonton,&nbsp;Human Spirit at last Fall’s Earshot Festival and more.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 23:00:19 +0000 Jim Wilke 6094 at http://kplu.org New releases on Jazz Northwest Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao in concert on Jazz NW http://kplu.org/post/carlos-cascante-y-su-tumbao-concert-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.&nbsp; A large crowd and lots of dancers joined the celebration in the Seattle sunshine.&nbsp; Highlights from the concert will air on Jazz Northwest on 88.5, KPLU on Sunday, August 19 at 1 PM PDT. &nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div style="margin-top:0px;margin-right:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;font:normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica"> Sun, 19 Aug 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 6014 at http://kplu.org Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao in concert on Jazz NW Jazz Port Townsend concert broadcast to feature "Dynamic Duos" http://kplu.org/post/jazz-port-townsend-concert-broadcast-feature-dynamic-duos-0 <div>&nbsp;</div><p>The first in a series of concert broadcasts from Centrum&#39;s Jazz Port Townsend features &quot;Dynamic Duos&quot; on KPLU&#39;s Jazz Northwest on Sunday, August 5 at 1 PM PDT. &nbsp; The three duos selected by Artistic Director John Clayton for this unique concert are trombonists Wycliffe Gordon and Jiggs Whigham, guitarists Graham Dechter and Bruce Forman and drummers (drummists?) Jeff Hamilton and Matt Wilson. &nbsp;</p> Sun, 05 Aug 2012 20:40:10 +0000 Jim Wilke 5891 at http://kplu.org Jazz Port Townsend concert broadcast to feature "Dynamic Duos" Jazz Northwest for 7/29/12 http://kplu.org/post/jazz-northwest-72912 <p style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0px;min-height:14.0px"><font face="Helvetica" size="3" style="font:12.0px Helvetica"><span>This week on Jazz Northwest we&#39;ll feature some songs for Summer including the Summer movement from Phil Dwyer&#39;s Changing Seasons suite for orchestra. &nbsp;Pete Christlieb and Linda Small are visiting after Jazz Port Townsend and playing some great Bill Holman charts. &nbsp;Something new from Pearl Django and other music from Portland to Vancouver BC as well as suggestions for live jazz around Seattle in the coming week.</span></font></p> Sun, 29 Jul 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 5761 at http://kplu.org Jazz Northwest for 7/29/12