Jason Parker

Jazz Reporter

Jason Parker is a Seattle-based jazz trumpet player, educator and writer. His band, The Jason Parker Quartet, was hailed by Earshot Jazz as "The next generation of Seattle jazz."

Jason has been involved in the jazz world all his life, after a concert by Dizzy Gillespie at his elementary school prompted him to pick up the trumpet for the first time. He's been playing jazz and other music ever since, has a long history in radio, and is currently teaching jazz to middle and high school students at University Prep.

The JPQ has produced five CDs, the latest of which features compositions by Seattle jazz musicians. Hear the music and learn more about Jason at jasonparkermusic.com.

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Jazz Appreciation Month
10:37 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Song Of The Day: Dave Brubeck's 'Take Five'

smithsonianjazz.org

Welcome to Day 2 of Jazz Appreciation Month! Today we turn our ears to Dave Brubeck, another one of the towering figures in jazz.

Brubeck had a 60-year career and played into his 80s before he passed away last year. Loved by many, he is one of the few jazz artists to cross over to a non-jazz audience. He released an album called “Time Out” in 1959 with his quartet that was the first jazz album to be certified platinum (1,000,000 copies sold).

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Jazz Appreciation Month
9:46 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Song Of The Day: Miles Davis' 'So What'

smithsonianjazz.org

In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, I’ll be posting a jazz song of the day each day in April. Some of these songs you’ll be very familiar with; some may be new to you. This is a completely subjective list of some of my favorites, and I’m sure your list would have some overlap and some differences. That’s one great thing about jazz: there’s something for everyone!

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