25 episodes

Jazz Northwest, produced by Jim Wilke, focuses on the regional jazz scene from Portland to Vancouver, B.C. Albums 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!

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    • 4.5 • 26 Ratings

Jazz Northwest, produced by Jim Wilke, focuses on the regional jazz scene from Portland to Vancouver, B.C. Albums 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!

    Part 2 of SRJO Plays Horace Silver on Jazz Northwest

    Part 2 of SRJO Plays Horace Silver on Jazz Northwest

    Part 2 of The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra's concert of the music of Horace Silver will air today on Jazz Northwest.

    • 58 min
    Jim Knapp Tribute on Jazz Northwest

    Jim Knapp Tribute on Jazz Northwest

    Jim Knapp was an influential musician, teacher, mentor and friend to many on the Seattle Jazz scene almost from his arrival in Seattle in 1969. After a long and fruitful career, Jim Knapp passed away on November 13.

    • 58 min
    Part 1 of Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra plays Horace Silver

    Part 1 of Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra plays Horace Silver

    Pianist and composer Horace Silver composed dozens of tunes popularized by his own groups on more than 40 albums over six decades. Many of his compositions have become jazz standards, and Michael Brockman assembled a concert program of "pieces of Silver" which have been arranged for big band.

    • 58 min
    Final week of the Earshot Jazz Festival

    Final week of the Earshot Jazz Festival

    The 2021 Earshot Jazz Festival moves into its final week and some of the artists appearing will be sampled on today's episode of Jazz Northwest. Listen to saxophonist Mark Lewis, pianist Benny Green, pianist-composer Ann Reynolds, vocal artist Jay Clayton, and the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra.

    • 58 min
    The Great Excelsior Jazz Band & samples from Earshot Jazz Festival

    The Great Excelsior Jazz Band & samples from Earshot Jazz Festival

    This week's edition of Jazz Northwest opens with a pair of selections from the 70s by the Great Excelsior Jazz Band featuring Ken Wiley on trombone.

    • 58 min
    Red Kelly at Parnell's

    Red Kelly at Parnell's

    Red Kelly's Sextet playing a night at Parnell's in Seattle in 1981 will be featured on today's episode of Jazz Northwest. Recorded in the Pioneer Square jazz club for promotional purposes, Red Kelly's sextet swings hard through two Ellington-inspired pieces, "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" and "Castle Rock."

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

TomasWGreen ,

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!

SuperShoeDiva ,

Great jazz, episode details don’t do justice to musicians

Wilke has been a long time supporter of PNW jazz but the episode notes don’t include all of the groups in the episodes so people don’t have a reference to learn more and the artists don’t have a reference to promote. Yes this podcast is better than one star, but who reads four star reviews!

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