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Radiolab's Jad Abumrad: The Miracle of Indoor Plumbing
Radiolab's Jad Abumrad: The Miracle of Indoor Plumbing Saturday, April 20 at 8:00 p.m. The Moore Theatre, Seattle


Karla Bonoff - Songs of a Generation
Karla Bonoff - Songs of a Generation Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, Mount Vernon


Benny Golson Quartet
Benny Golson Quartet Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, Seattle


Delfeayo Marsalis & The Uptown Jazz Orchestra
Delfeayo Marsalis & The Uptown Jazz Orchestra Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, Seattle


KNKX Presents: Ann Reynolds/Clave Gringa CD Release "JOY"
Ann Reynolds/Clave Gringa CD Release "JOY" Sunday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. The Royal Room, Seattle


The New Cool: Karl Denson talks Kravitz, Stones, Skerik, Sexual Chocolate and his new album.
Karl Denson brings his saxophone, flute and powerful voice back to Seattle for two nights at Nectar Lounge in Fremont March 20 and 21 to celebrate his brand new album Gnomes and Badgers . I spoke to him earlier this week about his first album in five years, and his varied career working with Lenny Kravitz, The Rolling Stones, Seattle's sax hero Skerik, and a surreal day with Eddie Murphy.


Jazz Caliente: World jazz and the new voices of Cuba come to town this week
Here are the Jazz Caliente recommendations for live music this week that you should not miss!


Love, respect, humor underpin storytelling in 'Blue Note Records' documentary
Jewish immigrants Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff fled Germany in the 1930s, escaping Nazi persecution. The childhood friends shared a love of jazz, and together they slowly built an American recording company that became known for its integrity, fairness and nurturing of artists. This audio and video feast celebrates the 80-year history of the iconic label that laid claim to presenting ?The Finest in Jazz,? Blue Note Records.


The New Cool: Folklife announces the return of the New Cool stage
It's fund drive time at KNKX, so take this opportunity to support the jazz, blues, NPR and Northwest news you love by chipping in whatever you can at or 877-NPR-KNKX (677-5758) right now. Saturday afternoon 3-6 p.m., I'll be teaming up with Robin Lloyd to encourage your pledge to The New Cool and Jazz Caliente. I also have some big news to announce regarding The New Cool at this year's Folklife Festival , running May 24-27 at Seattle Center.


Jazz Caliente: Welcoming spring (fund drive) with gratitude
Muchas gracias, obrigado, and thank you! Listener support has allowed Jazz Caliente to blossom and grow on KNKX. Fund drive time is here, and you can be part of the spring renewal with your gift today at or 877-NPR-KNKX (677-5659).


School of Jazz: Bridget Shelton joins KNKX as guest DJ
Bass player Bridget Shelton from Bainbridge High School will take over our KNKX studios as guest DJ at 8 p.m. tonight (March 7). Listen to the show and read her Q&A and playlist.


The New Cool: Talking with the SmackTalk horns
During this winter's "snowpocalypse," I traded emailed questions for answers with Sidney Hauser and Natalie Barry, sax players and driving forces behind Seattle's modern jazz combo SmackTalk, about their new five-song release. Servin' It Hot is available digitally on March 7, and the release party is that night at Conor Byrne in Ballard.


Jazz Caliente: Experience live Latin jazz!
March 2019 is going to be an extraordinary month for live music, with performances by local favorites and internationally renowned masters of Brazilian and Afro-Cuban jazz. Here's the update, and a peek beyond March, too. Click on the links for details and ticket information.


The New Cool: Kassa Overall talks teamwork
Drummer, composer and producer Kassa Overall released his debut album, Go Get Ice Cream and Listen to Jazz in January to excited reaction. The New York Times called it "one of the few genuine-sounding, full-scope amalgams of contemporary hip-hop and jazz to surface in recent years." The Seattle native, now based in New York City, is especially excited to share his new music with his hometown, and you'll hear a song from the album on The New Cool this Saturday.


The New Cool: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah returns to the Northwest
One of today's leaders in modern jazz fusion returns to the Northwest for shows in Seattle and Portland next week. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah brings his bent trumpet to Nectar Lounge Tuesday night, before opening the Portland Jazz Festival at the Star Theater Feb. 20. That show is already sold out.


School of Jazz: Preston Lee guest DJ for KNKX
From Temple University Jazz Bazz in Philadelphia, freshman Preston Lee took over the eight o' clock hour on Feb. 7 as guest DJ at our KNKX studios. Listen to the show and read his playlist.


Jazz Caliente: Meet the 2019 Grammy nominees!
The 61st Grammy Awards show is this Sunday at 5 p.m. We'll revisit some of the nominees for the "Best Latin Jazz Album" category this week on Saturday Jazz Caliente. Here's a Jazz Caliente video extravaganza to help introduce you to these outstanding artists:


The New Cool: Ben Wendel talks about his album that's not an album, until now.
Best known for his nearly two decades with the modern jazz fusion group Kneebody , Ben Wendel explored the endless possibilities of the duet format with 12 videos released in 2015 featuring 12 different collaborators from across the wide jazz spectrum. I spoke to Wendel recently about his career, his many young fans, and this diverse recent project, The Seasons , just released in CD and vinyl formats as performed by Wendel in a quintet setting.


Jazz Caliente: Celebrating the generations of Latin jazz
Musical genius seems like it could be a genetic trait. It's so often passed down through successive generations. That's certainly true in Latin jazz, and we'll hear from members of musical families this week on Saturday's Jazz Caliente.


The New Cool: Abe Beeson previews modern jazz at next month's Portland Jazz Festival
Whether you prefer planes, trains or automobiles, a trip to Portland is always a good idea. That's especially true when the Rose City presents its annual jazz festival , and I'm excited to highlight a few modern jazz concerts that New Cool fans will love. KNKX will make the trip with a group of listeners for the first weekend, find more information on that amazing package here .

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