New CDs by Northwest Jazz artists are featured on this week's Jazz Northwest. Tenor saxophonist Bill Harris leads his Portland quintet , Cory Weeds and Bill Coon front a quartet from Vancouver BC, singer Gail Pettis, and Jay Thomas and The Cats represent Seattle. Also included this week is former Seattle trumpet player Tatum Greenblatt and some New York friends billed as the Verve Jazz Ensemble. Jazz Northwest is broadcast Sunday afternoons at 2 on 88-5, KPLU and kplu.org.
Next week: An Art of Jazz concert from the Seattle Art Museum featuring the Bernie Jacobs Quartet. (3/24)