Robin Lloyd http://www.kplu.org en It's All About Family For Juan de Marcos And The Afro-Cuban All Stars http://www.kplu.org/post/its-all-about-family-juan-de-marcos-and-afro-cuban-all-stars <p>I had a delightful telephone chat last week with Juan de Marcos, leader of the Afro Cuban All Stars.</p><p>Known as the "Quincy Jones of Cuba," Juan de Marcos comes from a family of musicians.&nbsp; His father was a well-known singer with famed&nbsp;tres player and bandleader Arsenio Rodriguez, and his uncle, Ruben Gonzalez, was one of Cuba's most beloved pianists.&nbsp; Juan grew up with some of the finest Cuban musicians visiting and playing music in his home.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Robin Lloyd 16919 at http://www.kplu.org It's All About Family For Juan de Marcos And The Afro-Cuban All Stars Revisiting The Sunny Side Of The Street http://www.kplu.org/post/revisiting-sunny-side-street <p>I got my start in public/community radio at WFBE in Flint, Michigan in the late 1970s. I talked my way into being the self-appointed assistant, apprentice and substitute for a Thursday night program called John's Jazz.</p><p>The show was hosted by John R. Davis, journalist and unmatched jazz enthusiast. He very kindly let me tag along and learn things about music and radio.</p><p>John’s Jazz theme song was "On The Sunny Side Of The Street<i>"</i>&nbsp;featuring Johnny Hodges on sax.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Robin Lloyd 16739 at http://www.kplu.org Revisiting The Sunny Side Of The Street Film Shows Clark Terry Keepin' On http://www.kplu.org/post/film-shows-clark-terry-keepin <p>The long-awaited film about legendary jazz trumpeter Clark Terry <a data-mce-="" href="http://www.siff.net/festival-2014/keep-on-keepin-on" target="_blank">"Keep On Keepin' On"</a>&nbsp; won an audience choice award at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, and will be shown next week in the <a data-mce-="" href="http://www.siff.net/" target="_blank" title="SIFF">Seattle International Film Festival</a>.&nbsp; The documentary follows the relationship of Terry with one of his many students, pianist Justin Kauflin.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Robin Lloyd 16783 at http://www.kplu.org Film Shows Clark Terry Keepin' On KPLU's Own Jim Wilke Named 2014 Jazz Hero By Jazz Journalists Association http://www.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://www.kplu.org KPLU's Own Jim Wilke Named 2014 Jazz Hero By Jazz Journalists Association Candido Camero Honored At Jazz Education Network Conference http://www.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://www.kplu.org Candido Camero Honored At Jazz Education Network Conference Earshot Jazz Festival Preview: Bill Anschell's Peru Trio http://www.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://www.kplu.org Earshot Jazz Festival Preview: Bill Anschell's Peru Trio This Week's Latin Jazz News http://www.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://www.kplu.org This Week's Latin Jazz News Earshot Jazz Festival Preview: An Interview with Omar Sosa http://www.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://www.kplu.org Earshot Jazz Festival Preview: An Interview with Omar Sosa Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz http://www.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://www.kplu.org Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz Earshot Jazz Festival Preview: SF Jazz Collective http://www.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://www.kplu.org Earshot Jazz Festival Preview: SF Jazz Collective Earshot Jazz Festival Preview: Dafnis Prieto http://www.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://www.kplu.org Earshot Jazz Festival Preview: Dafnis Prieto Pat Martino, Guitar Hero—Twice in a Lifetime http://www.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://www.kplu.org Pat Martino, Guitar Hero—Twice in a Lifetime Remembering Oscar; Celebrating Latin Grammys http://www.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://www.kplu.org Remembering Oscar; Celebrating Latin Grammys Latin Jazz at Seattle's Earshot Jazz Festival http://www.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://www.kplu.org Latin Jazz at Seattle's Earshot Jazz Festival Latin Jazz Birthdays: Turre and Lynch http://www.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://www.kplu.org Latin Jazz Birthdays: Turre and Lynch