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11/11/2019

ArtsWest: Head over Heels
 
ArtsWest: Head over Heels Nov. 21 - Dec. 29 ArtsWest, Seattle

11/11/2019

Seattle Men's Chorus: 'Tis the Season
 
Seattle Men's Chorus: 'Tis the Season (feat. The Supertonics) Nov. 30 - Dec. 22 Benaroya Hall, Seattle

11/11/2019

Mike Stern Jeff Lorber Fusion
 
Mike Stern Jeff Lorber Fusion (feat. Jimmy Haslip and Dave Weckl) Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:3o p.m. Dimitriou?s Jazz Alley, Seattle

09/11/2019

The New Cool turns three years old this week!
 
Inspired by modern jazz creations of musicians raised on rock, hip hop, electronica and musical styles around the world, The New Cool celebrates three years on 88.5 KNKX this Saturday afternoon. We're packing this weekend's show full of stars and some brand new sounds for you to thank you for your support.

07/11/2019

School of Jazz: Ethan Buck serves as guest DJ
 
Saxophonist Ethan Buck at Tahoma High School in Maple Valley joins Abe Beeson tonight (Nov. 7) in the 8 o' clock hour as guest DJ during Evening Jazz. Ethan is a senior and plays in Tahoma's jazz band. Listen to the show and read his playlist.

02/11/2019

The New Cool: Amendola Vs Blades, fighting the battle of the groove
 
Earshot's 2019 Jazz Festival wraps up with a double bang Wednesday, Nov. 6. Chick Corea will be performing the Gershwin classic "Rhapsody in Blue" with the Seattle Syphony Orchestra at Benaroya Hall. For New Cool fans, the action is across the street with drummer Scott Amendola matching wits and grooves with keyboard whiz Wil Blades as Amendola Vs Blades at The Triple Door .

31/10/2019

Jazz Caliente: Mixing Blues and Latin with StringShot
 
StringShot is a collaboration between an American blues guitarist, a Brazilian guitar and vocal percussion specialist, and a Paraguayan violinist/harpist. They're coming to Seattle to perform at The Triple Door on Thursday, Nov. 7, presented by KNKX.

26/10/2019

The New Cool: Scaring up Halloween grooves and more
 
My friend Ruby Brown is watching over The New Cool this Saturday afternoon, but I wanted to chime in with a quick alert on some spooky and groovy live music to enjoy this Halloween season.

25/10/2019

Jazz Caliente: Discovering Egberto Gismonti
 
The 2019 Earshot Jazz Festival brings us a rare opportunity to see Brazilian guitar master Egberto Gismonti on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Jazz Caliente invites you to learn more about this unique artist.

19/10/2019

The New Cool: Thanks for coming out!
 
With Earshot's festival shows and much more, I've been delighted to see so many friendly faces at jazz concerts recently. The audience's job is so important. Thanks for coming out! It's been a busy time in a lot of jazz clubs for yours truly, and I'm off next week for a much needed vacation. I'll bring you a fantastic New Cool show Saturday afternoon before I get out of town, and encourage you to catch some cool shows I won't be around to see next week.

18/10/2019

Jazz Caliente: Recycling songs with Antonio Carlos Jobim
 
Songwriters repurpose their work more often than you might think. Here are three incarnations of a beloved Antonio Carlos Jobim composition.

12/10/2019

The New Cool: Live modern jazz series begins in Bellevue
 
When drummer Max Holmberg told me he wanted to collaborate on a live jazz series in Bellevue, I asked him where he wanted to make this happen. He said "Resonance at SOMA Towers (which is my favorite acoustic room in the Northwest)." Next Thursday night, Oct. 17, we debut the KNKX New Cool series there with young Seattle stars Dylan Hayes and Xavier Lecouturier's DX-Tet.

11/10/2019

Jazz Caliente: Playing with strings
 
A variety of stringed instruments and styles spice up Saturday's Jazz Caliente this week. Let's explore!

11/10/2019

Saxophonist Peter Daniel loves the journeyman life
 
Peter Daniel is a busy guy. He's the leader of the 45th St Brass, plays with the New Orleans-influenced funk group Super Krewe, appears on recent records from Lucky Brown & the SGs and Marina & the Dreamboats, and has toured with electro duo Odesza and alt-popper Father John Misty. "When you say it like that, it sounds like a problem," Daniel says.

10/10/2019

School of Jazz: Faye Alesse serves as guest DJ
 
Guitarist Faye Alesse from Roosevelt High School in Seattle joins Abe Beeson tonight (Oct. 10) at 8 p.m. as guest DJ during Evening Jazz. Faye is a junior and plays in Roosevelt's jazz band. Listen to the show and read her Q&A and playlist.

08/10/2019

Jazz Film Review: Explore the life and music of Miles Davis in 'Birth of the Cool'
 
The truly definitive Miles Davis documentary, "Birth of the Cool," is showing at SIFF Cinema Uptown in Seattle through Thursday this week, and for one day only at The Grand Cinema in Tacoma on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

05/10/2019

The New Cool: Win tickets for Kneebody at Nectar Lounge
 
The Earshot Jazz Festival has kindly offered three pair of tickets to see Kneebody with openers Trio Subtonic at Nectar Lounge in Fremont October 9 . Enter to win on the New Cool fan page now!

04/10/2019

Jazz Caliente: Celebrating Latin jazz at the 2019 Earshot Jazz Festival
 
The 31st Earshot Jazz Festival starts Friday and runs through Nov. 6. This week on Saturday's Jazz Caliente, we'll hear from some of the great Cuban and Brazilian artists performing at the festival, including some of our Northwest favorites!

28/09/2019

The New Cool: Explore Earshot Jazz Festival's coolest concerts
 
The Earshot Jazz Festival returns to venues all over Seattle (*and beyond) from Oct. 4 through Nov. 6, and this week The New Cool highlights a few of the top modern jazz concerts on this year's impressive schedule.

27/09/2019

Jazz Caliente: Previewing the 2019 Latin Grammys
 
On Jazz Caliente this Saturday, we'll hear a selection from the latest release by Cuban pianist Chucho Valdés, "Jazz Batá 2." The album was nominated this week for Best Latin Jazz Album by the 20th Annual Latin Grammys . Let's meet a few of the other 2019 Latin Grammy nominees.

 
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