Studio Sessions

Coming Up:

12/1/2015 - Tierney Sutton @ 12:15 p.m.

12/16/2015 - School of Jazz: Everett High School Combo with mentor Mark Taylor @ 12:15 p.m.

1/7/2016 - Danae Greenfield Trio @ 12:15 p.m.

1/21/2016 - School of Jazz: UW Jazz Festival Combo @ 12:15 p.m.

Speaking with KPLU jazz host, Kevin Kniestedt, Eldar talked about his family’s move from Kyrgyzstan to Kansas City as a child, and how much he learned from that city’s veteran jazz musicians. Eldar also showcased his improvisational and compositional skills with three solo piano pieces, I Should Care, Insensitive and his own Vanilla Sky/Exposition.

In 1965, Chicago jazz pianist, Ramsey Lewis had a hit record—‘The In Crowd’ (by The Ramsey Lewis Trio, featuring drummer Redd Holt and bassist, Eldee Young). Since that time, Lewis has recorded over 80 albums. He has also hosted the popular Legends Of Jazz radio and television series’. Now, at age 74, Ramsey Lewis is reveling in his relatively new career as a composer.