Jim Wilke

Pianist Bill Mays and trumpet and flugelhorn player Marvin Stamm are longtime friends and musical partners in several projects including this duo which played this month's Art of Jazz concert at The Seattle Art Museum.  Describing what they do as "a musical conversation," the duo eschews long solos in favor of frequent exchanges of melody and improvisation.  

Jim Wilke / KPLU

One of the main features of Jazz Northwest is regular location recordings wherever jazz is performed around the region, whether jazz clubs, concerts, festivals, museums or living rooms.  On September 6, JNW visits several locations with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra at Kirkland Performance Center, Mel Brown's Organ Quartet at the Britt Festival in Oregon, Jay Thomas and the Cantaloupes at Seattle Art Museum, and Ralph Towner and Denney Goodhew playing at Cornish College in 1991. 

Jim Levitt

Former Seattle resident Kendra Shank now lives in New York, and John Stowell 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."

The duo is currently on a West Coast tour with 13 dates which began in Seattle with a concert at The Seattle Art Museum.

Seattle Art Museum

Go out and enjoy the summer sunshine at Olympic Sculpture Park's "Get Out, Summer at SAM". Starting this week until September 15, the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) will be hosting numerous events and activities.