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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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    • 4.7 • 30 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!

    Tall & Small's latest album "Five Friends" and music from Jovino Santos Neto and more

    Tall & Small's latest album "Five Friends" and music from Jovino Santos Neto and more

    Also on this show, Jay Thomas Quartet at Seattle Art Museum, a harmonically rich composition by Ben Plummer, Portland singer Rebecca Kilgore and others.

    • 58 min
    New music from Scenes and more from Ahmad Jamal

    New music from Scenes and more from Ahmad Jamal

    New music from quartet Scenes, recorded live at the Earshot Jazz Festival. Other artists featured this week include The Ahmad Jamal Trio, Kelley Johnson, Jim Knapp Orchestra and more.

    • 58 min
    Music from PJ Perry, Ahmad Jamal Trio and unusual arrangements of holiday music

    Music from PJ Perry, Ahmad Jamal Trio and unusual arrangements of holiday music

    On our last Jazz Northwest before Christmas, we'll feature some unusual arrangements of seasonal songs and carols and new music from PJ Perry and Ahmad Jamal Trio.

    • 58 min
    New music from Tall & Small and Ahmad Jamal Trio Live At The Penthouse

    New music from Tall & Small and Ahmad Jamal Trio Live At The Penthouse

    This week on Jazz Northwest we feature new albums from Tall & Small and Ahmad Jamal Trio and showcase some holiday favorites by Northwest musicians.

    • 58 min
    David Lee Joyner's new album premieres on Jazz Northwest

    David Lee Joyner's new album premieres on Jazz Northwest

    Pianist and composer David Lee Joyner's latest album, featuring two original compositions alongside his trio, will premiere on this week's episode of Jazz Northwest. The trio has backed other musicians, but this time Joyner is "Up Front" with his compositions and trio.

    • 58 min
    Performances by Bill Anschell, The Roosevelt Jazz Band, Kelly Eisenhour and more

    Performances by Bill Anschell, The Roosevelt Jazz Band, Kelly Eisenhour and more

    On today's episode of Jazz Northwest, we'll preview some upcoming performances by Bill Anschell, The Roosevelt Jazz Band, Kelly Eisenhour, Brent Jensen and Ben Thomas. Also featured this week, a jazz classic by Warren Rand and Dave Frishberg and two songs by the late Joni Metcalf.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

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!

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!

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