Jim Wilke http://www.kplu.org en Bill Anschell Trio At Tula's On Jazz Northwest http://www.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://www.kplu.org Bill Anschell Trio At Tula's On Jazz Northwest Jazz Northwest For July 20: Preview Of Jazz Port Townsend http://www.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://www.kplu.org Jazz Northwest For July 20: Preview Of Jazz Port Townsend Jazz Northwest: July 13, 2014 http://www.kplu.org/post/jazz-northwest-july-13-2014 <p></p><p>This week, Jazz Northwest samples some of the rich variety of jazz coming up this month. &nbsp;Flugelhorn player Dmitri Matheny was a protege of the late Art Farmer and plays a horn that belonged to his mentor. &nbsp;Sarah Gazarek was featured with the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band not so many years ago and is back in town with a featured spot at Jazz Alley, &nbsp;Jim Cutler's Jazz Orchestra plays Sunday nights at Tula's and has a new CD.</p><p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 17700 at http://www.kplu.org Jazz Northwest: July 13, 2014 The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra Plays Music Of Stan Kenton And Gerry Mulligan http://www.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://www.kplu.org The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra Plays Music Of Stan Kenton And Gerry Mulligan Jazz Northwest: June 29, 2014 http://www.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://www.kplu.org Jazz Northwest: June 29, 2014 Jazz Northwest: June 22, 2014 http://www.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://www.kplu.org Jazz Northwest: June 22, 2014 Jazz Northwest: June 15, 2014 http://www.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://www.kplu.org Jazz Northwest: June 15, 2014 Jazz Serendipity http://www.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://www.kplu.org Jazz Serendipity Miles Davis Night At Tula's http://www.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://www.kplu.org Miles Davis Night At Tula's Bellevue Jazz Festival Preview http://www.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://www.kplu.org Bellevue Jazz Festival Preview McTuff on Jazz Northwest http://www.kplu.org/post/mctuff-jazz-northwest <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The organ trio (Hammond </span>B3<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> organ, guitar and drums) is one of the jazz institutions. From the late </span>50s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> through the </span>60s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, organ trios were one of the most popular styles of jazz, particularly in hotbeds like Detroit and Philadelphia. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Seattle band </span><a href="http://mctuffmusic.com/" target="_blank">McTuff</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was formed in 2008 as a tribute to organ greats Jimmy Smith and Captain Jack </span>McDuff<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but they've added their own take on the classics and play a lot of original music, too.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sun, 18 May 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 16630 at http://www.kplu.org McTuff on Jazz Northwest Jazz Northwest for May 11, 2014 http://www.kplu.org/post/jazz-northwest-may-11-2014 <p></p><p> Sun, 11 May 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 16483 at http://www.kplu.org The Art of The Jitterbug Concert By The SRJO http://www.kplu.org/post/art-jitterbug-concert-srjo <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some of the most popular music of the </span>1930s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was played by the big bands of the Swing Era. Benny Goodman, Count </span>Basie<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Duke Ellington, Chick Webb, Lionel Hampton, Glenn Miller and other bands toured across the country playing for dancers in ballrooms like the Savoy in Harlem, the </span>Rendevous<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Balboa, the </span>Trianon<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Seattle, the Spanish Castle in Tacoma and Evergreen Ballroom near Tacoma.&nbsp;</span></p><p>On this episode, The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, co-directed by Clarence Acox and Michael Brockman is featured in highlights from a concert devoted to “The Art Of The Jitterbug."</p><p> Sun, 04 May 2014 20:00:20 +0000 Jim Wilke 16392 at http://www.kplu.org The Art of The Jitterbug Concert By The SRJO Jazz Northwest: New Releases And Live Jazz Previews http://www.kplu.org/post/jazz-northwest-new-releases-and-live-jazz-previews <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/146632586&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>This week on Jazz Northwest, new releases by The Danny Kolke Trio + Pete Christlieb "Live at Boxley's" and Nelda Swiggett's Stringtet, with her trio + two musicians from the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Plus a sampling of music in the week to come with Bill Watrous, Fred Hersch and The Mercer Island High School Jazz Ensemble 1 and news of the best bets for live jazz.</p><p> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 16289 at http://www.kplu.org Jazz Northwest: New Releases And Live Jazz Previews Kendra Shank And John Stowell Performing At SAM http://www.kplu.org/post/kendra-shank-and-john-stowell-performing-sam <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former Seattle resident Kendra Shank now lives in New York, and John </span>Stowell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> resides in Portland when he's not touring. They first performed together in Portland over twenty years ago but when they re-discovered how much they liked making music together, it resulted in a new CD "New York Conversations."</span></p><p>The duo is currently on a West Coast tour with 13 dates which began in Seattle with a concert at The Seattle Art Museum.</p><p> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Jim Wilke 16131 at http://www.kplu.org Kendra Shank And John Stowell Performing At SAM