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Jazz Caliente remembers Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi
Playing horns ranging from valve trombone to piccolo trumpet, Claudio Roditi made his mark on Latin jazz with his beautiful tone, his wonderful compositions, and his absolute belief that music and laughter were the best things in life.


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.


Seattle Womens Chorus: Revolution 2020
Seattle Womens Chorus: Revolution 2020 Jan. 31 - Feb. 1 Seattle First Baptist Church, Seattle


Martin Taylor and Frank Vignola
Martin Taylor and Frank Vignola Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, Seattle


Patricia Barber
Patricia Barber Feb. 8 - 9 The Triple Door, Seattle


The Marcus King with Special Guest Dee White
The Marcus King with Special Guest Dee White Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. The Neptune Theatre, Seattle


Steely Dan with Special Guest Steve Winwood
Steely Dan with Special Guest Steve Winwood Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. White River Amphitheatre, Auburn


The New Cool: Julia Kadel brings her inventive spirit to the piano
Pianist Julia Kadel is outgrowing one of the great cities of Europe. The young jazz star from Berlin is the first German artist to record for the legendary Blue Note Records since pianist Jutta Hipp in 1956. Her classical music roots mixed with daring improvisation are making her a budding international star.


Cuban jazz legend helps kick off 'KNKX Presents Northwest Music Mondays at Jazz Alley'
Drummer Ignacio Berroa was a guest artist with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra last April, and he returns to join the SRJO Sextet for the inaugural concert of Northwest Music Mondays, presented by KNKX at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley on Jan. 27.


The New Cool: Karrin Allyson celebrates women, explores modern jazz on new album
Women musicians in jazz have, since the early days of the form, been mostly singers. Karrin Allyson , one of the finest singers in jazz, has gathered an all-female all-star ensemble for her new album. Shoulder to Shoulder: Centennial Tribute to Women's Suffrage is also marked by some very modern music.


Jazz Caliente: Exploring a Dominican love song
This week on Saturday's Jazz Caliente, we'll hear Dominican pianist Josean Jacobo and his group Tumbao play an instrumental version of "Aunque Me Cueste La Vida," a ballad written by prolific Dominican songwriter Luis Kalaff and made popular by singer Alberto Beltran. Here's a little background:


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.


The New Cool: Favorites of 2019
This Saturday afternoon on The New Cool, you'll hear a few of the show's favorite albums of 2019. Snarky Puppy, Julian Lage, Theo Croker, Jeff Coffin's Dream Shanti all released terrific modern jazz this year. We'll also celebrate excellent new albums from Tacoma's Velocity and Seattle's Barrett Martin Group.


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.


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.


Jazz Caliente: Discovering Marina Albero's 'Life Soundtrack'
Spanish pianist and composer Marina Albero's new release, "A Life Soundtrack," is an impressive three-disc collection of her life (so far) in music.


The New Cool: UK's Ezra Collective plays Seattle next week
The modern confluence of reggae, hip-hop, electronic and Afro-beat music seeps to the surface of jazz in the talented young English quintet Ezra Collective. The band plays Barboza in Seattle on Friday, Dec. 13, touring the U.S. to celebrate their new full-length debut album, You Can't Steal My Joy . Emerging out of the London youth jazz program Tomorrow's Warriors , they won the Yamaha Jazz Experience Competition in 2012 and also started getting the attention of young dance music fans. In 2018, DJ/producer Gilles Peterson's influential Worldwide Awards bestowed their EP Juan Pablo: The Philosopher with the award for Jazz Album of the Year. They've repeatedly sold out London's famous jazz club Ronnie Scott's, and will surely pack tiny Barboza on Capitol Hill next Friday. The Ezra Collective wears their influences proudly: Afro-beat meets modern rhythms, Latin and reggae and hip-hop, all tied together by a thorough jazz education. Atop this musical mix is the group's undeniable youthful


Jazz Caliente: Revisiting the Ninety Miles Project
In 2011, Concord Music Group released a CD and DVD called Ninety Miles , documenting a trip to Cuba by American jazz musicians Stefon Harris, David Sánchez and Christian Scott.


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.


Jazz Caliente: Meet the 2020 Grammy nominees for Best Latin Jazz Album
Last week the Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 2020 Grammy Awards. The 62nd awards ceremony and televised extravaganza will be held on Jan. 26. Let's sample the nominees for Best Latin Jazz Album!

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