Jazz http://kplu.org en Bill Anschell Trio At Tula's On Jazz Northwest http://kplu.org/post/bill-anschell-trio-tulas-jazz-northwest <p>Pianist Bill Anschell is a Seattle native, though he's lived and toured around the US and internationally. Returning to Seattle to live, he quickly established himself as one of the key players through his own trio, accompanying singers and his regular appearance with Floyd Standifer at The New Orleans during the trumpet player's last years.</p><p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 17849 at http://kplu.org Bill Anschell Trio At Tula's On Jazz Northwest Welcoming Home Sara Gazarek http://kplu.org/post/welcoming-home-sara-gazarek <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We were very excited to welcome back singer/songwriter, Sara </span>Gazarek<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a graduate from the Roosevelt High School jazz program who has since made a home in the L.A. jazz scene.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Sara stopped by the KPLU Seattle studios for this interview and performance while in town at Jazz Alley with Band members Josh Nelson (piano), Hamilton Price (bass), Zach Harmon (drums) and Larry Koonse (guitar).</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="326" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/3y5c29GSla0" width="580"></iframe></p><p></p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:06:05 +0000 Justin Steyer & Abe Beeson 17841 at http://kplu.org Welcoming Home Sara Gazarek Jazz Northwest For July 20: Preview Of Jazz Port Townsend http://kplu.org/post/jazz-northwest-july-20-preview-jazz-port-townsend <p></p><p>Jazz Northwest offers a preview of Centrum's Jazz Port Townsend. Jazz Port Townsend is Washington State's longest running jazz festival, and regularly presents internationally-renown, poll-winning jazz artists on the last weekend of July each Summer. Among the artists who'll be heard on the radio preview and at the festival are NEA Jazz Master Bill Holman who will directed the Festival All Star Big Band in his compositions and arrangements. &nbsp;Others include sisters Christine and Ingrid Jensen who first attended the festival as students in the jazz workshop, trombone master Wycliffe Gordon, pianist George Cables who will be the subject of a piano tribute, Matt Wilson's Arts &amp; Crafts, the Benny Green Trio, a singer's showcase with Sachal Vasandani, Dena DeRose and Johnaye Kendrick, and more.&nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 17783 at http://kplu.org Jazz Northwest For July 20: Preview Of Jazz Port Townsend The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra Plays Music Of Stan Kenton And Gerry Mulligan http://kplu.org/post/seattle-repertory-jazz-orchestra-plays-music-stan-kenton-and-gerry-mulligan <p></p><p>Highlights from the final concert of the season by the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra is featured on this week's Jazz Northwest</p><p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 17578 at http://kplu.org The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra Plays Music Of Stan Kenton And Gerry Mulligan Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood http://kplu.org/post/medeski-scofield-martin-wood <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Though this was not guitarist John </span>Scofield's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> first stop into the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KPLU</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Seattle studios this time he was joined John </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Medeski (piano)</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Billy Martin (drums), and Chris Wood (bass). As you will hear in this session, the group mixes j</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">azz</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, funk and modern soul to create what host Abe </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Beeson</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;called&nbsp;a groovy sound of their own.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:43:59 +0000 Justin Steyer & Abe Beeson 17573 at http://kplu.org Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood Jazz Northwest: June 29, 2014 http://kplu.org/post/jazz-northwest-june-29-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are jazz festivals at each end of the </span>Salish<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Sea this week, from The American Classic Jazz Festival in Lacey to the Vancouver International Jazz Festival.&nbsp;</span></p><p>There's also jazz in the Seattle area ranging from the ambitious Alchemy Project premiering original music by Sumi Tonooka, Erica Lindsay, Salim Washington, David Arend and Samantha Boshnack with Max Wood and Willem De Koch, playing at The Royal Room Sunday.&nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 21:05:16 +0000 Jim Wilke 17470 at http://kplu.org Jazz Northwest: June 29, 2014 Justin Kauflin: A Pianist And His Mentor http://kplu.org/post/justin-kauflin-pianist-and-his-mentor <p></p><p>Justin Kauflin is a 23-year-old jazz pianist who is also one of the subjects of a new documentary film called <a href="http://keeponkeepinon.com/" target="_blank">Keep On Keepin’ On</a>.</p><p>The other subject of the film is Justin’s musical and spiritual mentor, jazz trumpet legend, Clark Terry. Kauflin has been a musician since childhood. He’s also been blind since age 11. The film deals with Justin’s apprenticeship and friendship with the 93-year-old Terry.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:16:42 +0000 Abe Beeson & Aaron Hushagen 17424 at http://kplu.org Justin Kauflin: A Pianist And His Mentor Jazz Northwest: June 22, 2014 http://kplu.org/post/jazz-northwest-june-22-2014 <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Helvetica; line-height: normal;">This show comes from&nbsp;</span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1471242683" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Helvetica; line-height: normal; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Friday</span></span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Helvetica; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;Harbor on San Juan Island, where we recorded Chris Amemiya's Jazz Coalescence at the 14th Annual Jazz at the Labs, a benefit for the&nbsp;</span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1471242684" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Helvetica; line-height: normal; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Friday</span></span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Helvetica; line-height: normal;">Harbor</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Helvetica; line-height: normal;"> Labs K-12 Science Outreach Program.&nbsp;&nbsp;Although well-known as a trombonist in the jazz community, Dr.Amemiya is by day a research biologist at the Benaroya Research Institute and a full professor in the Biology Department at The University of Washington.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: normal; margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica;">The&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1471242685" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Friday</span></span>&nbsp;Harbor Labs are on a 484 acre biological preserve on the North side of&nbsp;<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1471242686" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">Friday</span></span>&nbsp;Harbor and well located for research on many aspects of marine biology and oceanography. It’s a fascinating place to visit, and very friendly to visiting jazz musicians and fans. &nbsp;</div><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: normal; margin: 0px; font-family: Helvetica;">This concert by Jazz Coalescence features some of Seattle’s best: Chris Amemiya on trombone, Jay Thomas on trumpet and saxes, John Hansen at the piano, Jon Hamar on bass and Steve Korn on drums. Kelley Johnson will also be heard in a few songs.</div><p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 17297 at http://kplu.org Jazz Northwest: June 22, 2014 Jazz Northwest: June 15, 2014 http://kplu.org/post/jazz-northwest-june-15-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jazz Northwest samples the wide variety of jazz available in the Pacific Northwest each week. This week we have a sneak preview of the forthcoming CD by the young Chilean saxophonist Melissa </span>Aldana<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> who will play a single gig on the West Coast next week.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's at Jimmy </span>Mak's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Portland presented by </span>PDX<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Jazz. She was the winner of the </span>Thelonious<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Monk Competition last year.</span></p><p> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 17147 at http://kplu.org Jazz Northwest: June 15, 2014 Ernie Watts With The Marc Seales Trio http://kplu.org/post/ernie-watts-marc-seales-trio <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> listeners are familiar with tenor saxophonist, Ernie Watts, though his excellent work with Charlie </span>Haden’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Quartet West.&nbsp;</span></p><p>However, as we learn in this performance/interview with jazz host Abe Beeson, Mr. Watts has had a multifaceted career, working with everyone from Buddy Rich to The Rolling Stones.</p><p>Ernie is joined in this performance by Seattle pianist, Marc Seales, bassist Dave Captain and drummer Gary Hobbs.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="326" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/DQkoybHJUeU" width="580"></iframe></p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 18:14:58 +0000 Justin Steyer & Abe Beeson 17061 at http://kplu.org Ernie Watts With The Marc Seales Trio Jazz Serendipity http://kplu.org/post/jazz-serendipity <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Serendipity is defined as the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.</span></p><p>It's also a word that can apply to a lot of good jazz experiences... the unexpected combination of musicians, a scrap of improvisation that inspires a new development in the music or even an unusual location to hear jazz.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>This episode of Jazz Northwest includes several unusual encounters between musicians, audiences and spaces, most of them from live performances with Steve Kaldestad, Jay Thomas, Danny Kolke, Pete Christlieb, Jacqueline Tabor, Mike Allen, Hugh Fraser and others, plus a 1984 UW Studio Jazz Band that includes some of today's top Seattle players.</p><p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 17016 at http://kplu.org Jazz Serendipity Film Tells Story Of How A 90-Year-Old Jazz Icon Became Friends With A Young Pianist http://kplu.org/post/film-tells-story-how-90-year-old-jazz-icon-became-friends-young-pianist <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/153062715&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Justin&nbsp;</span>Kauflin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a young </span>twentysomething<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> pianist who, at age 11, lost his eyesight.</span></p><p>Jazz legend Clark Terry —&nbsp;the revolutionary&nbsp;flugelhornist&nbsp;who played with Count&nbsp;Basie&nbsp;and Duke Ellington, and mentored Quincy Jones and Miles Davis — shares something with Kauflin. Diabetes claimed his eyesight.</p><p>But that’s not the only reason the two musicians, who are separated by nearly 70 years, became close friends. The story of the bond between teacher and mentee is told in the new documentary “Keep On Keepin’ On,” which is being shown at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival. The film also celebrates Terry, who, even from his hospital bed, coaches&nbsp;Kauflin&nbsp;as he sets out to forge his own jazz career.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Florangela Davila 17002 at http://kplu.org Film Tells Story Of How A 90-Year-Old Jazz Icon Became Friends With A Young Pianist Miles Davis Night At Tula's http://kplu.org/post/miles-davis-night-tulas <p></p><p>Miles Davis is still one of the most influential figures in jazz, even after more than twenty years since his death (1991). On what would have been his 88th birthday on May 26, a section of 77th Street in New York City where he lived and composed some of his most memorable music was renamed Miles Davis Way.</p><p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 16881 at http://kplu.org Miles Davis Night At Tula's The Bellevue High School Jazz Combo With Trombonist David Marriott http://kplu.org/post/bellevue-high-school-jazz-combo-trombonist-david-marriott <p></p><p>We wrapped up KPLU's School of Jazz week with a special treat for our audience: a live in-studio performance from the Bellevue High School Jazz Combo, accompanied by trombonist David Marriott and led by director Edd George.&nbsp;</p><p>The combo includes:</p><ul><li>Trumpet: Alex Clark</li><li>Alto Sax: Griffin Hale</li><li>Tenor Sax: Winston Zhang</li><li>Baritone Sax: Jungwoo Lee</li><li>Bass: Jake Escobar</li><li>Piano: Melvin Soestrisno</li><li>Drums: Sean Mahoney</li></ul><p>The KPLU School of Jazz, Volume 10 CD is <strong><a href="http://schoolofjazz.org/2014/05/12/school-of-jazz-volume-10-available-now/" target="_blank">now available</a></strong>.</p><p>For more information about the School of Jazz program, and to purchase your copy of this years CD, please visit <strong><a href="http://www.schoolofjazz.org" target="_blank">SchoolofJazz.org</a>.</strong></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="326" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/elIQ8Sp_fUQ" width="580"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:54:59 +0000 Justin Steyer & Abe Beeson 16849 at http://kplu.org The Bellevue High School Jazz Combo With Trombonist David Marriott Bellevue Jazz Festival Preview http://kplu.org/post/bellevue-jazz-festival-preview <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Jazz Northwest, we'll preview the featured artists at</span><a href="http://www.bellevuedowntown.com/events/bellevue-jazz-festival/artists-schedule" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> The Bellevue Jazz Festival</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, including The East-West Trumpet Summit with Ray Vega and Thomas Marriott, Carlos </span>Cascante<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> y </span>su<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Tumbao<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Poncho Sanchez, and Bill </span>Frisell's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Beautiful Dreamers.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The festival also include many free performances in downtown Bellevue Wednesday through Sunday.&nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 25 May 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 16825 at http://kplu.org Bellevue Jazz Festival Preview