Jim Wilke http://www.kplu.org en 12th Annual Ballard Jazz Festival Preview http://www.kplu.org/post/12th-annual-ballard-jazz-festival-preview <div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"></div><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Jazz artists from around the US will join resident musicians April 16-19 for the 12th annual Ballard Jazz Festival, and Jazz Northwest samples some of the music to be heard over the four-day event. &nbsp;</div><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</div><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Festival artists featured this week on Jazz Northwest include Corey Christiansen, Jay Thomas, George Colligan, Thomas Marriott, Mimi Fox, and Sonny Fortune.</div><div style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:07:22 +0000 Jim Wilke 15980 at http://www.kplu.org 12th Annual Ballard Jazz Festival Preview Susan Pascal's "Soul Sauce" Quintet At Tula's http://www.kplu.org/post/susan-pascals-soul-sauce-quintet-tulas <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Vibist Susan Pascal is a versatile musician who leads her ensembles in a variety of music. On previous appearances on Jazz Northwest she has played the music of The Modern Jazz Quartet at Seattle Art Museum and led a Standards Quintet at Tula's.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Recently she brought her "Soul Sauce" Quintet to Tula's to play the music of the Latin jazz vibist Cal Tjader.&nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 15705 at http://www.kplu.org Susan Pascal's "Soul Sauce" Quintet At Tula's Jazz Northwest: March 30, 2014 http://www.kplu.org/post/jazz-northwest-march-30-2014 <p></p><p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 15426 at http://www.kplu.org Jovino Santos Neto Brings Brazilian Sunshine To Seattle Art Museum http://www.kplu.org/post/jovino-santos-neto-brings-brazilian-sunshine-seattle-art-museum <p></p><p>Jovino Santos Neto is a Brazilian musical ambassador who enjoys sharing his music with others as much as he enjoys playing it. The native of Rio has been a Seattle resident since 1993, but his roots run deep and he often returns to his native country to soak up more native culture and folklore.</p><p>He then reworks it into his own original compositions which are the basis of his live performances, often with the Quinteto which played this month's Art of Jazz concert at The Seattle Art Museum. Highlights from the concert are featured in this week's episode.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 15197 at http://www.kplu.org Jovino Santos Neto Brings Brazilian Sunshine To Seattle Art Museum The Duke Meets The Bard — Part 2 http://www.kplu.org/post/duke-meets-bard-part-2 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Duke Ellington's Such Sweet Thunder (1957) was inspired by and dedicated to the Stratford, Ontario Shakespeare Festival. This suite of musical portraits of Shakespearean characters ranks among his finest work.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra and the Seattle Shakespeare Company teamed up in February to present the first known performance of Ellington's music combined with related scenes from Shakespeare's plays.</p><p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 14915 at http://www.kplu.org The Duke Meets The Bard — Part 2 The Duke Meets The Bard In 'Such Sweet Thunder' http://www.kplu.org/post/duke-meets-bard-such-sweet-thunder <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 1957, Duke Ellington completed and presented "Such Sweet Thunder" in concert for the first time. Working with Billy </span>Strayhorn<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Duke Ellington composed a suite of musical portraits of characters from Shakespeare's plays; Hamlet, Lady </span>MacBeth<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Caesar, Cleopatra, Henry V, </span>Iago<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and others.&nbsp;</span></p><p>In two unique performances last month, The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra was joined by actors from the Seattle Shakespeare Company to perform the Ellington suite with related excerpts from Shakespeare's plays.&nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 14568 at http://www.kplu.org The Duke Meets The Bard In 'Such Sweet Thunder' Jazz Northwest Checks Out The Local Scene http://www.kplu.org/post/jazz-northwest-checks-out-local-scene <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on Jazz Northwest, we check out some new releases by The Young Lizards, Scenes, Dee Daniels and others. On the live music scene, The Portland Jazz Festival ends this weekend, but the Frank </span>DeMiero<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Jazz Festival begins Thursday with Dee Daniels back in the area to sing. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We'll also sample some of the music to be heard at the Highline Classic Jazz Festival next Saturday and include an old record with Ken Wiley playing trombone! (It is an electrical recording)</span></p><p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 14280 at http://www.kplu.org Jazz Northwest Checks Out The Local Scene Panama Hotel Jazz By Steve Griggs http://www.kplu.org/post/panama-hotel-jazz-steve-griggs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Panama Hotel is more than a century old and it still operates today in what was known as Japan Town, between China Town and the historic Jackson Street district in Seattle.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Jamie Ford's novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet captures the World War II era when the hotel became a focal point for the Japanese community, when Japanese Americans were being forcibly removed from coastal areas and sent to inland internment camps.</p><p> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 13966 at http://www.kplu.org Panama Hotel Jazz By Steve Griggs Phil Sparks Trio with Rob Scheps, D'Vonne Lewis http://www.kplu.org/post/phil-sparks-trio-rob-scheps-dvonne-lewis <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Phil Sparks is one of the Seattle area's most popular jazz bass players, and every Friday afternoon he leads a hand-picked jazz trio for an informal session at The </span>Latona<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Pub during Happy Hour from 5 p.m.to 7 p.m.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Most of Seattle's top players have played here with Phil Sparks, and the personnel changes from week to week. It's crowded, it's noisy, but it IS happy and the nearest listeners are drawn in to the energetic but acoustic music.&nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:00:22 +0000 Jim Wilke 13844 at http://www.kplu.org Phil Sparks Trio with Rob Scheps, D'Vonne Lewis Jazz Northwest: February 9, 2014 http://www.kplu.org/post/jazz-northwest-february-9-2014 <p></p><p> Sun, 09 Feb 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 13404 at http://www.kplu.org Norman Durkee remembered on Jazz NW http://www.kplu.org/post/norman-durkee-remembered-jazz-nw <p></p><p>Norman Durkee died January 12 after a rich and productive life that produced all kinds of music in many different settings.&nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 12890 at http://www.kplu.org Norman Durkee remembered on Jazz NW The Jonathan Pugh Quartet http://www.kplu.org/post/jonathan-pugh-quartet <p></p><p>Jonathan Pugh grew up in Wenatchee and his first musical memories include standing by his Dad as he led the band at his Summer youth circus. Later, he connected with Don Lanphere in Wenatchee and studied with him during his teen years.</p><p>It was mutual inspiration as Jonathan become a regular member of the Don Lanphere Quintet, touring and recording eight albums with the sax legend during his resurgent career.</p><p> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 12672 at http://www.kplu.org Jazz Northwest: January 12, 2014 http://www.kplu.org/post/jazz-northwest-january-12-2014 <p></p><p> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 12437 at http://www.kplu.org Jim Wilke's Favorite NW Jazz CDs Of 2013 http://www.kplu.org/post/jim-wilkes-favorite-nw-jazz-cds-2013 <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">This week on&nbsp;</span><span class="il" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 204); color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Jazz</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</span><span class="il" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 204); color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Northwest</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">, Jim Wilke picks some of his favorite CDs issued in 2013 by&nbsp;</span><span class="il" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 204); color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Northwest</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</span><span class="il" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 204); color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">jazz</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;artists.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Not necessarily an exhaustive nor exclusive list, this hour does provide some examples of the high level of&nbsp;</span><span class="il" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 204); color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">jazz</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;recordings produced in the Pacific&nbsp;</span><span class="il" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 204); color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Northwest</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The complete list will be posted at&nbsp;</span><a href="http://jazzafterhours.org/bestcds.html" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;" target="_blank">jazzafterhours.org/bestcds.<wbr />html</a><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;which includes national and international releases as well. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 12113 at http://www.kplu.org Jim Wilke's Favorite NW Jazz CDs Of 2013 Jazz Northwest: Overton Berry Trio http://www.kplu.org/post/jazz-northwest-overton-berry-trio <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Seattle jazz icon pianist Overton Berry leads his trio in an "Art of Jazz" concert in this week's episode.</p><p>Overton Berry is a member of the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame and his career goes back for six decades not only in Seattle and the West Coast, but beyond to Hong Kong, Viet Nam, and elsewhere.</p><p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 20:30:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 11863 at http://www.kplu.org Jazz Northwest: Overton Berry Trio