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News about jazz, blues, Studio Sessions, and music samplings from jazz artists in the northwest and around the world.

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    • Government

News about jazz, blues, Studio Sessions, and music samplings from jazz artists in the northwest and around the world.

    School of Jazz studio session with the all-stars of Ingraham High

    School of Jazz studio session with the all-stars of Ingraham High

    Ingraham High School's jazz program is booming, expanding to include a pair of big bands under the direction of Shane Henderson. With their mentor, saxophonist Peter Daniel, Ingraham's all-star jazz ensemble showed off their passion for this music in the KNKX studios with a trio of classic tunes.

    • 24 min
    School of Jazz: David Kaiser serves as guest DJ

    School of Jazz: David Kaiser serves as guest DJ

    Trumpeter David Kaiser from Shorecrest High School in Shoreline will join Abe Beeson as guest DJ during Evening Jazz at 8 p.m. tonight (Jan. 2). David is a senior and play’s in the Shorecrest High School jazz band. Listen to his show and playlist.

    • 50 min
    Godmother of rock 'n' roll: Seattle Rep celebrates Sister Rosetta Tharpe in new musical

    Godmother of rock 'n' roll: Seattle Rep celebrates Sister Rosetta Tharpe in new musical

    A new musical at Seattle Rep celebrates the life of a musical revolutionary of the 1930s and ‘40s. “Shout Sister Shout” looks at the career of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, a musical revolutionary who is considered the godmother of rock ‘n’ roll. KNKX blues host John Kessler sits down with the lead actor and one of the show’s creators.

    • 3 min
    John Kessler's top 10 blues songs of 2019

    John Kessler's top 10 blues songs of 2019

    I’m trying something a little different this year. Rather than listing the top 10 albums, here are my favorite blues songs of 2019.

    • 10 min
    School of Jazz: E.J. Brannan serves as guest DJ

    School of Jazz: E.J. Brannan serves as guest DJ

    Drummer E.J. Brannan from Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds will join Abe Beeson as guest DJ during Evening Jazz at 8 p.m. tonight (Dec. 5). E.J. is a senior and play's in Edmond-Woodway's jazz band. Listen to his show and playlist.

    • 48 min
    CWU jazz all-stars return to the KNKX studios

    CWU jazz all-stars return to the KNKX studios

    For a third time, KNKX hosted an all-star jazz ensemble from Central Washington University for a studio session performance. The fresh faces of this combo did have some familiarity, with two former School of Jazz high schoolers in the group as well as our friend, saxophonist Mark Taylor, acting as mentor.

    • 33 min

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