JazzNW

Jazz Northwest
1:00 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

The Jonathan Pugh Quartet

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.

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.

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Jazz and Blues
3:00 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

Jazz Northwest for December 1

This week on Jazz Northwest we're starting the holiday season by revisiting some of our favorites: the Roosevelt Jazz Band's "Jazz Nutcracker," Don Lanphere's "Year 'Round Christmas" and Hans Teuber and Dave Peterson play "Silver Bells." We'll sample Jim Knapp's new string orchestra "Scrape" plus Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra, Thomas Marriott and more.

Jazz Northwest airs Sundays at 2 PM Pacific on 88.5 KPLU, and streams at kplu.org. There is also a podcast available after the broadcast.

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Jazz and Blues
3:00 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

Bill Anschell's Peru Trio on Jazz NW

Bill Anschell
Credit Steve Korn

 

 Pianist Bill Anschell was born in Seattle and began his career here, but he's ranged far and wide since then. He's been a jazz coordinator for the Southern Arts Federation, produced radio programs, been musical director and pianist for Nnenna Freelon with whom he toured and recorded, and he's toured widely in South America.

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Jazz and Blues
3:00 pm
Sun November 17, 2013

Jazz Northwest for November 17

Charles Lloyd plays the Earshot Jazz Festival finale on Sunday November 17 at Town Hall
Credit Dorothy Darr

Jazz NW is quite site-specific this Sunday. In addition to several resident groups, Charles Lloyd plays "Desolation Sound" and Loraine Feather sings "I Hope I Never Leave This Place." We’’ll hear a woodsy new CD by former resident Aaron Parks, visit a jazz club in Vancouver, and preview some upcoming performances including traditional holiday jazz concerts on Jazz Northwest, Sunday afternoon at 2 on 88.5 KPLU.

Jazz Northwest is produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5, KPLU and airs on Sundays at 2 PM Pacific. A podcast is also available at kplu.org.

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JazzNW
12:00 pm
Sun October 13, 2013

Tribute to Bill Ramsey

Bill Ramsey shouts encouragement to the front line: Travis Raney, Jay Thomas and Dan Marcus at Tula's
Daniel Sheehan

Saxophonist Bill Ramsay is a Northwest treasure who's been both leader and sideman in dozens of bands, not only in this region but also internationally. He recently played concerts in Brazil with former Count Basie Band members. He's played with many of the best known bands ever - Basie, Ellington, Goodman, Les Brown, Quincy Jones, Grover Mitchell, Maynard Ferguson and others. He was a regular at Red Kelly's in both Tumwater and Tacoma, is co-leader of the Ramsay-Kleeb Band, a founding member of the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, and in the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame.

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