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Jazz Northwest focuses on the regional jazz scene from Portland to Vancouver. CDs by the best resident musicians from Seattle, Portland and Vancouver are featured, and the program also includes news about the best places to go for live jazz in the region. In addition, Jim goes "on location" to concerts, clubs and jazz festivals to record performances by resident and visiting artists for playback on Jazz Northwest. These one-of-a-kind recordings are available nowhere else! Jazz Northwest is published by KNKX Public Radio.
||CleanCelebrating George Cables Concert At Jazz Port Townsend||This week on Jazz Northwest, we feature the complete concert "Celebrating George Cables" from this year's Jazz Port Townsend that took place during the last weekend in July. Pianist George Cables has been a perennial favorite for many years at the||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Music From Portland Celebrates Black History In Oregon||Two communities along the Northern side of Oregon were home to hundreds of blue-collar laborers in timber and shipbuilding industries and reveal an unfamiliar story about The Great Migration in the Northwest. Maxville and Vanport no longer exist, but a||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra In Concert On Jazz Northwest||The opening concerts of the 2018-2019 season of The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra were played in Seattle and Kirkland on October 6 and 7. The concert program was billed as "A Night at The Village Vanguard" and features music by a few of the artists w||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanElena Maque Quartet On Jazz Northwest||Saxophonist, vocalist, and composer Elena Maque was featured with her group in this month's Art of Jazz concert presented by Earshot Jazz at The Seattle Art Museum. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, she graduated from the Mussorgsky College of Music and||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAxiom Quartet Live At Tula's||The Axiom Quartet will be featured this week on Jazz Northwest. The quartet was formed in 2004 to bring together the talents of saxophonist Alexey Nikolaev, pianist and composer John Hansen, Michael Glynn on bass and Phil Parisot on drums. Axiom has bee||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Releases And Previews On Jazz Northwest||New and soon-to-be-released music is featured on a special Fall Fund Drive edition this week on Jazz Northwest. Pianist and composer Randy Halberstadt will release his new CD "Open Heart" in October, coinciding with his retirement from Cornish College o||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe nu Trio Concert At Seattle Art Museum||Art of Jazz’s September concert at Seattle Art Museum featured the nu Trio. The trio consists of three veteran musicians, Nathan Breedlove on trumpet, Phil Sparks on bass and Brian Kirk ondrums. The combination of trumpet, bass and drums with no chord||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEarshot Festival Preview||The Earshot Jazz festival celebrates it’s 30 th year in Seattle. John Gilbreath, Executive Director of Earshot joins host Jim Wilke for a preview and sampling of some of the talent appearing at the Festival on Jazz Northwest this week. This year's||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Music From Vancouver BC & Portland||Some recent and soon-to-be-released new music from Vancouver BC and Portland is featured on this weeks episode. Vancouver B.C. vocalist Karin Plato's seventh release "This Could Be The One" features her original songs and is coming out this month.||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll-Star Big Band Tribute To David Marriott Sr.||Always one of the highlights of Centrum's annual Jazz Port Townsend Festival is the big band performance, which takes place on Saturday afternoon. Some of the greatest jazz composers and arrangers have directed this band in their own music, but this yea||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJazzmeia Horn Live At Jazz Port Townsend||Making her Pacific Northwest debut, Jazzmeia Horn thrilled a near-capacity crowd in McCurdy Pavilion at Centrum's Jazz Port Townsend in late July. Backed by an all-star group including saxophonist Tim Warfield, pianist Taylor Eigsti, Harish Rhavan on ba||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeff Hamilton Trio Concert From Jazz Port Townsend||The Jeff Hamilton Trio played a rollicking, spirited and swinging concert at Centrum's Jazz Port Townsend on the last weekend of July. Playing for a near capacity audience in the 1200 seat McCurdy Pavilion at Fort Worden, the trio had listeners bouncing||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTerell Stafford Quintet Live At Jazz Port Townsend||Trumpet player Terell Stafford led an all-star quintet in concert at Centrum's Jazz Port Townsend in July. The music includes selections by the late trumpet icon Lee Morgan from Terell Stafford's CD "BrotherLee Love" celebrating Lee Morgan. Tenor||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDave Stryker, Justin Kauflin and Katie Thiroux at Jazz Port Townsend||A series of concerts from Centrum's 2018 Jazz Port Townsend festival will air on Jazz Northwest in the coming weeks. The concerts include seven different jazz ensembles ranging from trio to an 18-piece big band. The first concert airing August 5 will||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive-On-Location Recordings Featured On Jazz Northwest||The spontaneity of jazz is best enjoyed in a live performance, and many great jazz records had their genesis in a jazz club or concert. Jazz Northwest frequently records live shows in clubs, concerts and festivals around the Pacific Northwest. On this||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOregon Featured On Jazz Northwest||Having just returned from a week vacationing in Oregon from Astoria to Ashland for the Shakespeare Festival, we were reminded again of the state's beauty, and that brought memories of that quintessential Northwest musical group Oregon formed in 1970 by||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20th Anniversary Of Steve Griggs & Elvin Jones Session||Legendary drummer Elvin Jones was special guest in "Jones for Elvin" a 1998 recording session in Seattle led by saxophonist Steve Griggs. Music from that CD is included in this week's Jazz Northwest as a preview of a performance by the group minus the||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJazz Northwest For May 8, 2018||This week we sample two of the artists appearing at Centrum's Jazz Port Townsend, guitarist Dave Stryker and trumpet player Terell Stafford who will be featured on the opening concerts on July 27 at Fort Worden. Debuting on this week's show is Vancouver||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDee Daniels And SRJO In Concert Highlights||"My Favorite Things" was the title of the concerts ending the 2017-18 season for the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. Dee Daniels was the featured vocalist in a program including songs made popular by Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Nat Cole, Marvin Gaye,||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSummer Songs And New Releases||For the first weekend of summer, Jazz Northwest features a collection of resident duos and trios playing music for those lazy summer days and nights. Songs about flowers, lullabies, and fishing are a few of the highlights, and there's also music by two||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Exquisite jazz podcast
Jim Wilke does a remarkable job of bringing a wide and diverse sampling of the best jazz in the Northwest. I love hearing the names of new and familiar artists and I always look forward to hearing the music they play each week!
Look forward to it weekly
Thank you Jim Wilke.