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!
Ali Jackson, Chuck Deardorf, Katie King
Music from drummer Ali Jackson, bassist Chuck Deardorf and more
Bill Anschell, Dee Daniels and Danny Kolke
Performances from Bill Anschell, Ectasy in Numbers and more.
Bebop and Destruction, Nelda Swigget and Clarence Acox
Tunes from Bebop and Destruction, Greta Matassa, Clarence Acox and more
Barney McClure, Bernie Jacobs, Gail Pettis
Barney McClure, Bernie Jacobs, Gail Pettis and a classic from Ray Charles.
Dawn Clement, Cynthia Mullis and Alan Jones
Selections from pianist Dawn Clement and saxophonist Cynthia Mullis
The Barrett Martin Group, Anne Drummond and Marc Seales
The Barrett Martin Group, bassist Clipper Anderson, instrumentalist Anne Drummond and pianist Marc Seales
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!
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!