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Pacific Northwest Legend Curtis Salgado Live In The KNKX Studios

A legend of the Pacific NW blues scene, Curtis Salgado's long list of credits include co-leading the Robert Cray Band, being the inspiration for the Blues Brothers, fronting the band Roomful of Blues, singing with Santana, and leading his own bands. Curtis and the band graciously took time from their busy tour to stop by for a live Blue Plate Special Studio Session. At The Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards this year, Curtis picked up three awards: Soul Blues Album of the Year for his latest

Tamir Hendelman Keeps Busy Just Outside The Spotlight

Bursting with joyful energy as soon as he walked into the KNKX Seattle studios, pianist Tamir Hendelman had all of us excited in no time. By the end of his three-song performance, our studio audience were left grateful for this chance to see a perennial sideman take the lead Hendelman grew up in Tel Aviv, Israel, but moved to California at 12 where he developed his reputation as a young talent to watch. Despite temptations to work in the film and television industry that surrounded him,

Bill Anschell — Live At KNKX

Pianist, Bill Anschell, was born and raised in Seattle, but didn't settle here as a professional musician until early this century. Since his return he's been one of the busiest and most creative pianists in town, leading at least 2 groups of his own and performing as a sideman in several others. Since 2005 he's received 4 'Golden Ear' awards from the Earshot Jazz Society. And, although his primary musical outlet is acoustic jazz, he continues to experiment with electronic music. His music—and

Seattle's Freudian Slurp - Cinematic Jazz And Plenty Of Puns

Following on their debut album, Edible Complex , Seattle's modern jazz outfit Freudian Slurp have just released their latest, called Get It? Their sense of humor confirmed, the question was "do they have the music to back up their irreverence?" Yes, they do. Formed by the Hughes Brothers, Dylan on electric bass and Ian on guitar, with drummer Kyle Kirkpatrick nearly a decade ago, Freudian Slurp have been evolving into a dramatic, cinematic powerhouse on their new album. The dual role of Dave

Barrett Martin Group Rocks Around The World

Drummer, bandleader and songwriter is just the beginning of a proper description of Barrett Martin. He's also the author of a new memoir exploring his musical travels around the world, with a soundtrack of course. Dedicated world traveler is another description. He's been writing a travel blog for the Huffington Post for the past four years. Barrett also runs a record label and publishing company, currently plays drums in the all-star rock group Walking Papers, and is preparing to release more

Gogo Penguin Pushes The Piano Trio Beyond Jazz

When Chris Illingworth sits down at the piano, Nick Blacka picks up his upright bass, and Rob Turner adjusts his snare drum, the Manchester trio GoGo Penguin looks like a jazz trio. But they'll tell you that calling their music "jazz" isn't quite accurate. Taking musical inspiration from a long history of popular electronic music back home in England, GoGo Penguin are simply playing the music that moves them. Skittering, propulsive drumming like a robot made human; busy fingers flying up and

Molten Hot Jazz Fusion Of Seattle's Polyrhythmics

In Polyrhythmics' musical blender you'll find soul, jazz, r&b, psychedelia, funk, afrobeat and echoes of traditional music from around the world. But after ten years together, they point to the Seattle music community as the driving force of their success.

The disORGANized Jazz Trio Gets It Together

Establishing a monthly residency at Tula's jazz club in Seattle on the 2nd Thursday of each month, we put the trio disORGANized to the test with a live studio session on a Monday afternoon. They passed with flying colors. Spanning a good piece of Puget Sound, Seattle-based guitarist Cole Schuster teams up with Tacoma's Delvon Lamarr on Hammond organ, and Olympia drummer Alek Gayton for a classic organ trio sound that will remind listeners of 50s and 60s greats like Big John Patton, Grant Green,

322 Back In The KNKX Studios

322 brought their youthful energy and exuberance back to the KNKX studios this month with an electrifying set of neo-instrumental jazz. Their new CD is out September 8th and it's loaded with originals. Although the group is grounded in classic jazz they are widely influenced by music ranging from progressive rock to hip hop. The group works collaboratively in songwriting and that can be heard in the tight harmonics between sax and guitar. The first tune they played for this studio session was

Classy Brass In Dress Whites

Seafair's big Fleet Week celebrations include plenty of sailors at work and at ease around Puget Sound, and a special visit to the KNKX studios from the Navy Band's Brass Band, an almost entirely new group from their visit last year, with a fresh, funky sound. Clad in their sparkling clean dress whites, we heard two trombones, two saxophones, and trumpet with drums - and a warning to our Leadership Circle studio audience: this is going to be loud. They were that, especially with the low end

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