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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! 899328 Jazz Northwest is published by KNKX Public Radio.

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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! 899328 Jazz Northwest is published by KNKX Public Radio.

    Johnny Mandel at Jazz Port Townsend remembered on Jazz Northwest

    Johnny Mandel at Jazz Port Townsend remembered on Jazz Northwest

    The justly celebrated composer and arranger Johnny Mandel died June 29 at the age of 94 in Oaji CA. He received multiple Grammy awards and Oscars for his songs and music for films and was a member of the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. Mandel made one appearance at Centrum's Jazz Port Townsend in 2012, when he was the featured composer-arranger and conducted the Centrum All-Star Big Band in a concert of his music. This brought his career full-circle, he began his career as a big band arranger in the

    • 59 min
    Lighthouse All Stars at Jazz Port Townsend highlight Summer holiday weekend

    Lighthouse All Stars at Jazz Port Townsend highlight Summer holiday weekend

    Jazz Northwest is celebrating Canada and US national holidays this first weekend of July. We have a brand-new rendition of "O Canada" in a virtual performance from all ten provinces played by the O Canada Jazz Orchestra arranged and conducted by Daniel Hersog for an opener. Then, an extended performance of "America the Beautiful" by the Lighthouse All Stars at Centrum's Jazz Port Townsend in 1991. The group includes some of the best L.A. musicians from the heyday of "West Coast Jazz" co-led by

    • 58 min
    Jazz Northwest for June 28, 2020

    Jazz Northwest for June 28, 2020

    This week's show includes music by Dan Balmer from Portland, Kelby MacNayr from Victoria, The Endemic Ensemble, Jay Thomas and Kelley Johnson from Seattle. There's also a never published recording of Ernestine Anderson singing "Georgia" in a Seattle club engagement and more. Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by host Jim Wilke and airs Sundays at 2 p.m. Listeners may also subscribe to the podcast at KNKX, NPR, Apple , or Google .

    • 57 min
    Jazz Northwest for June 14, 2020

    Jazz Northwest for June 14, 2020

    This week's Jazz Northwest starts in Ellensburg, with Barney McClure at the Hammond B3 and the Central Washington University Big Band playing a Phil Kelly arrangement of Barney's tune, "Spot." Also this week, recordist and studio owner David Lange is featured on accordion with Pearl Django from a recent release, and vintage live recordings of Cannonball Adderley in Seattle and Ernestine Anderson in Culver City, CA. Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by host Jim Wilke and airs Sundays at 2 p

    • 58 min
    CD Debut of Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra on Jazz Northwest

    CD Debut of Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra on Jazz Northwest

    A rich collection of original compositions and arrangements by Daniel Hersog has just been issued on a new CD "Night Devoid of Stars" to be issued this week. Recorded in Vancouver BC, the orchestra includes some outstanding talent from Western Canada and a pair of pieces from the album will be featured today on Jazz Northwest. Also on this week's show are recent releases by Kate Olson's KO Ensemble at The Royal Room, Jenny Davis with Jovino Santos Neto, and a classic Floyd Standifer performance

    • 58 min
    Dave Frishberg's "story songs" on Jazz Northwest

    Dave Frishberg's "story songs" on Jazz Northwest

    Many jazz musicians are great story tellers, partly because jazz is a natural medium for personal expression. One prime example is pianist, singer and songwriter Dave Frishberg. After building his reputation and career in New York and L.A. Dave settled in Portland, where he continued to write and perform his unique songs from his personal perspective. This week's Jazz Northwest includes three of Dave's songs growing from his early experience as a sideman with Al Cohn, Zoot Sims and Bob

    • 58 min

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