Vocalist http://www.kplu.org en Cécile McLorin Salvant: Creation And Resurrection (Of Songs) http://www.kplu.org/post/c-cile-mclorin-salvant-creation-and-resurrection-songs <p></p><p>Cecile<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">McLorin</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Salvant<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is one of the best young jazz singers to appear on the scene in years.&nbsp; She’s the prefect combination of what many think a great singer should be. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She creates her own songs, allowing us to see the world through her eyes and she also combs American music history looking for semi-obscure gems to polish and present to a new audience.&nbsp;</span></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="326" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/lpQ_pWev24w" width="580"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:31:55 +0000 Justin Steyer & Abe Beeson 13965 at http://www.kplu.org Cécile McLorin Salvant: Creation And Resurrection (Of Songs) Rachelle Ferrell: Singing Her Way To A Higher Plane http://www.kplu.org/post/rachelle-ferrell-singing-her-way-higher-plane <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To say that the voice of singer Rachelle </span>Ferrel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> &nbsp;is supple would be to understate its magnificence. Ms. </span>Ferrel’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> voice has a 6-octave range which conveys deep and surprising levels of emotion.</span></p><p>As you can imagine, KPLU was very proud to host her and her pianist, Mo Pleasure, in an intimate studio session.</p><p>http://youtu.be/hjEsQWoBU_o</p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:40:52 +0000 Justin Steyer & Abe Beeson 11364 at http://www.kplu.org Rachelle Ferrell: Singing Her Way To A Higher Plane Why We 'Simply Love' Halie Loren http://www.kplu.org/post/why-we-simply-love-halie-loren <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a beautiful fall day, jazz singer/songwriter, </span>Halie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Loren, made her second visit to </span>KPLU’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> performance studio.&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/halie-loren-putting-eugene-ore-jazz-map">Her first live KPLU performance</a> was so well received in the fall of 2012, we couldn’t resist inviting her back as she passed through town on a tour that celebrates the release of her latest CD, <em>Simply Love</em>.&nbsp;</p><p>http://youtu.be/zh4bIDfxrxQ</p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:01:01 +0000 Justin Steyer & Abe Beeson 10582 at http://www.kplu.org Why We 'Simply Love' Halie Loren Marcia Ball Performs Live in the KPLU Studios http://www.kplu.org/post/marcia-ball-performs-live-kplu-studios <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pianist/singer Marcia Ball is one of the best-known &nbsp;players of Louisiana blues, swamp blues and </span>boogie-woogie<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. While in town for a show at Jazz Alley, we were lucky enough to have Marcia stop by for a solo performance and interview hosted by All Blues&#39; John Kessler.&nbsp;</span></p><p>http://youtu.be/uBWjaKgGxac</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:31:44 +0000 John Kessler & Justin Steyer 9931 at http://www.kplu.org Marcia Ball Performs Live in the KPLU Studios Gregory Porter: Football's loss is jazz's gain http://www.kplu.org/post/gregory-porter-footballs-loss-jazzs-gain <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On his first trip to Seattle, Grammy-nominated vocalist Gregory Porter stopped by the </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Seattle studios for a live studio session that you do not want to miss. &nbsp;This also happened to be the day that Blue Note Records announced the release of Porter's new album, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Liquid Spirit.&nbsp;</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">http://youtu.be/NS6JV-veVAE</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:05:00 +0000 Justin Steyer & Abe Beeson 9171 at http://www.kplu.org Gregory Porter: Football's loss is jazz's gain Ann Hampton Callaway: Singing the standards, Streisand and making it up as she goes http://www.kplu.org/post/ann-hampton-callaway-singing-standards-streisand-and-making-it-she-goes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Vocalist, pianist and composer, Ann Hampton Callaway has had success in the worlds of jazz, Broadway and cabaret. She’s also one of our favorite </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Studio Session guests.</span></p><p>We invite her to perform every time she passes through Seattle because, from one visit to the next, we never know what kind of surprises she’ll treat us to.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 20:06:16 +0000 Justin Steyer & Abe Beeson 8760 at http://www.kplu.org Ann Hampton Callaway: Singing the standards, Streisand and making it up as she goes Molly Ringwald: Rediscovering her jazz roots http://www.kplu.org/post/molly-ringwald-rediscovering-her-jazz-roots <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2010, actress/singer, Molly </span>Ringwald<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> wrote her first book, Getting The Pretty Back. The "pretty" in the title is a reference to what is perhaps Molly’s most famous movie, "Pretty In Pink" (1986), directed by John Hughes.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">She also worked with Hughes in "Sixteen Candles" and "The Breakfast Club." But before Molly </span>Ringwald<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> became one of the world’s most famous teenagers, she was a jazz singer.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 07 May 2013 21:51:14 +0000 Justin Steyer & Abe Beeson 8688 at http://www.kplu.org Molly Ringwald: Rediscovering her jazz roots Holly Cole: Reinventing the familiar http://www.kplu.org/post/holly-cole-reinventing-familiar <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Canadian vocalist, Holly Cole, is one of greatest song interpreters alive.&nbsp;</span></p><p>She can take a song you <em>think</em> you know and bring something out of it that you’ve never heard before.&nbsp;</p><p>For example, her latest CD, <em>Night,</em> contains Holly’s inventive re-imagining of a James Bond theme (<em>You Only Live Twice</em>), as well as songs by Danny O’Keefe, Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, Rod McKuen and Gordon Lightfoot.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 21:01:00 +0000 Abe Beeson 8487 at http://www.kplu.org Holly Cole: Reinventing the familiar Listen to the 50 Greatest Jazz Vocals of All Time http://www.kplu.org/post/listen-50-greatest-jazz-vocals-all-time <p>Last month more than 4,600 votes were cast by our listeners for the songs they felt were the greatest jazz vocal of all time.</p><p>The votes have been counted and the top 50 songs are now available below in our 24/7 stream!</p><p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 08:51:41 +0000 KPLU 7750 at http://www.kplu.org Listen to the 50 Greatest Jazz Vocals of All Time 50 Great Jazz Vocals: What songs should make the list? http://www.kplu.org/post/50-great-jazz-vocals-what-songs-should-make-list <p>We are putting together a list of the 50 Quintessential Jazz Vocals of All Time.&nbsp;</p><p>According to who? Well, according to you! &nbsp;</p><p>This is your chance <strong><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/50vocals" target="_blank">to cast your vote</a></strong> for the songs you think should be on a 'best-of'' jazz vocals list. Vote for up to three songs, and please include the song title and artist's name.&nbsp;</p><p>After we compile the results, the quintessential 50 will be available for streaming on Jazz24.org and KPLU.org.</p><p><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/50vocals" target="_blank"><strong>VOTE NOW!</strong></a></p><p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:19:50 +0000 KPLU 7288 at http://www.kplu.org 50 Great Jazz Vocals: What songs should make the list? Catherine Russell: Keeping the family tradition alive http://www.kplu.org/post/catherine-russell-keeping-family-tradition-alive <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Vocalist, Catherine Russell was raised in a musical family.</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Her father, Luis, was Louis Armstrong’s band-leader and her mother, Carline Ray, was a member of the International Sweethearts Of Rhythm.</span></p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO3JccAHRjo&amp;hd=1 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:56:50 +0000 Justin Steyer & Abe Beeson 6821 at http://www.kplu.org Catherine Russell: Keeping the family tradition alive Curtis Stigers: Creating new jazz standards from contemporary http://www.kplu.org/post/curtis-stigers-creating-new-jazz-standards-contemporary <p>Curtis Stigers&nbsp;is a singer, songwriter, saxophonist who loves the great Tin Pan Alley songs of George&nbsp;Gershwin&nbsp;and Cole Porter, but finds a greater creative challenge in doing jazz versions of songs by more contemporary songwriters.&nbsp;</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWE_wx93KR0 Sat, 06 Oct 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Abe Beeson & Justin Steyer 6620 at http://www.kplu.org Curtis Stigers: Creating new jazz standards from contemporary Halie Loren: Putting Eugene, Ore. on the jazz map http://www.kplu.org/post/halie-loren-putting-eugene-ore-jazz-map <p></p><p>In this studio session, hosted by Kevin Kniestedt, we&rsquo;re pleased to introduce you to a woman who we believe is one of the finest up-and-coming international jazz talents to come along in years, Halie Loren.&nbsp;</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zd6A99oSvw</p><p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:20:57 +0000 Justin Steyer & Kevin Kniestedt 6595 at http://www.kplu.org Halie Loren: Putting Eugene, Ore. on the jazz map Bellingham vocalist Cheryl Jewell: Coming home to jazz http://www.kplu.org/post/bellingham-vocalist-cheryl-jewell-coming-home-jazz <p>Bellingham jazz singer, Cheryl Jewell, was raised in Oak Harbor, Washington.&nbsp; When she went to college in Bellingham, she fell in love with that city.&nbsp; She left only to pursue her singing career in Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles.&nbsp;</p><p>After working for several years as a rock and country singer, Cheryl decided to move back to Bellingham and pursue her first musical love—jazz.&nbsp; With the release of her first jazz CD, My Blue Heaven, Cheryl has placed herself on the top shelf of West Coast jazz singers.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 02 Sep 2012 17:45:57 +0000 Nick Francis & Justin Steyer 6121 at http://www.kplu.org Bellingham vocalist Cheryl Jewell: Coming home to jazz Karrin Allyson: Relaxin' in the KPLU studios http://www.kplu.org/post/karrin-allyson-relaxin-kplu-studios <p>Over the past 20 years, vocalist, Karrin Allyson, has recorded 13 albums that cover a vast musical territory. She’s explored The Great American Songbook, the musical styles of Brazil and France, the blues and the work of more contemporary songwriters. She’s recorded a tribute to John Coltrane, a CD of late-night ballads and earned 4 Grammy nominations.</p><p>Despite being so busy, every time her tour schedule brings her to Seattle, she visits her friend, jazz host Dick Stein, in the KPLU/Jazz24 performance studio to give us a sample of the music she currently exploring ... and there’s no telling what that might be.</p><p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 22:26:14 +0000 Justin Steyer 6100 at http://www.kplu.org Karrin Allyson: Relaxin' in the KPLU studios