Jazz Northwest 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

Jazz Northwest

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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!

Most Recent Episodes

Jazz Northwest: Naomi Moon Siegel at Seattle Art Museum

Highlights from an Art of Jazz concert by the Naomi Moon Siegel Band at The Seattle Art Museum, on the latest Jazz Northwest, feature the trombonist and composer in her original music with Wayne Horvitz, piano, Sean Woolstenhulme, guitar, Geoff Harper, bass, and Eric Eagle, drums.

Jazz Northwest for April 14, 2019

Scenes, the northwest jazz trio with musicians hailing from Portland and Seattle whose sixth album "Destinations" was released on the Origin label last year.

Jazz Northwest: New jazz releases combine Seattle artists with those in Cuba, Japan, L.A.

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and this week's Jazz Northwest combines Seattle artists with others from Cuba, Japan and Los Angeles.

Jazz Northwest: New jazz releases combine Seattle artists with those in Cuba, Japan, L.A.

New York and New Orleans Big Bands will battle in Seattle

By a quirk of fate and booking, two outstanding visiting big bands will play opposite each other in Seattle on two nights next week. From New York, The Captain Black Big Band led by Orrin Evans will be at The Royal Room, and from New Orleans, Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra will be at Dimitrious Jazz Alley.

Jazz Northwest: Seattle Art Museum concert features duo Marina Albero and Jeff Johnson

This month's Art of Jazz concert presented by Earshot Jazz at The Seattle Art Museum featured the duo of pianist Marina Albero and bassist Jeff Johnson. Both contributed original music and shared improvisations on jazz classics by Wayne Shorter, Bill Evans and Thelonious Monk. In addition to the piano-bass duo, Albero also performed a solo on hammered dulcimer.

Jazz Northwest: Seattle Art Museum concert features duo Marina Albero and Jeff Johnson

Jazz Northwest: Cory Weeds live at Frankie's and Jazz Forest CD debut

Probably the next best thing to hearing a jazz group playing live in a jazz club is a good recording of that performance. That's the latest offering from Vancouver, B.C., musician, presenter and label owner Cory Weeds. This quintet plays some relatively unfamiliar titles by Lee Morgan, Mal Waldron, Jackie McLean, Walter Davis Jr. and others in a new CD recorded in performance at Frankie's Jazz Club in Vancouver, B.C.

Jazz Northwest: Highlights of recent shows

This week featrued several performances, not previously broadcast, as a special spring fundraising edition of Jazz Northwest. The show showcased performances by the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Bill Anschell's Standards Trio, Kendra Shank and John Stowell, The Axiom Quartet, and an all-star group led by George Cables at Centrum's Jazz Port Townsend.

Jazz Northwest: I got a right to sing the blues

Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughan were among the great singers of their generation. They all shared a love for the deep swing of the Count Basie Orchestra and made some great records with Basie. That was the inspiration for a recent set of concerts played by the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, as part of their season series.

Jazz Northwest: Kendra Shank and John Stowell duo concert at Seattle Art Museum

Today on Jazz Northwest we highlight this month's Art of Jazz concert, which fell on Valentine's Day and featured an intimate duo with singer Kendra Shank and guitarist John Stowell.

Jazz Northwest: Kendra Shank and John Stowell duo concert at Seattle Art Museum

Jazz Northwest: Reigional artists play traditional to modern

We have recent releases ranging from traditional to modern this week on Jazz Northwest.

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