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Pat Metheny: Side-eye with James Francies and Joe Dyson
Pat Metheny: Side-eye with James Francies and Joe Dyson Wednesday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m. The Washington Center For The Performing Arts, Olympia


The New Cool: A pair of Hammond organ grinders heat up Seattle next week
One of the sounds of jazz that seems most connected to summertime is that of the Hammond B3 organ. You can almost smell barbecue when the music gets "greasy," and two of the Northwest's favorite organ trios are cooking up live action next week.


Pat Metheny Side-Eye
Pat Metheny Side-Eye Thursday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, Seattle


Film review: Jennifer Hudson commands 'Respect' as Aretha Franklin
Originally slated for a December 2020 release, the film "Respect" was rescheduled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Rather than offer it streamed or "on demand" right out of the gate, the producers preferred to wait until they could have bodies in seats in an actual theater ? and for good reason. This is a huge movie that deserves the big screen. And it is well worth the wait.


The New Cool: Nathaniel Cross presents his bold, brassy debut
Nathaniel Cross is an arranger and trombone player from Southeast London, once called "The Quincy Jones of Catford" by Rolling Stone magazine. Besides that high-profile compliment, Cross has mostly flown under the radar as a composer, producer and sideman. Now, he enters the spotlight with his debut recording, The Description is Not the Described .


Christian McBride and Tip City
Just in time for KNKX to mark a major milestone in our story of becoming an independent, community-licensed radio station, you?re invited to attend our very special 5 th Anniversary Member Concert with bassist Christian McBride and Tip City (featuring Emmet Cohen on piano and Dan Wilson on guitar)?Thursday, August 12 at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET. Click on the play button below to access the event.


School of Jazz guest DJ for August: Dylan Hermansen
Tenor saxophonist Dylan Hermansen from South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia will join Abe Beeson as virtual guest DJ tonight (Aug. 5) on Evening Jazz at 7 p.m. For the past year, he has been recording albums in his home studio. In the future, he would like to form a jazz band.


The New Cool: Seattle's modern jazz stars are back on stage
Concert calendars are starting to fill up again ? and not just for streaming events. New Cool host Abe Beeson helps you dig into the smorgasbord of live modern jazz in Seattle over the next couple weeks and beyond.


Jazz Caliente: Cuba's SOS, in song
ICYMI: The long-suffering people of Cuba have had enough. And, as always, Cuba's musicians and artists lead the way.


Mixing jazz, hip-hop and beats proves therapeutic for Kassa Overall
Kassa Overall's music is the sound of a classical jazz musician raised by West Coast G Funk. He's not afraid to mix and match genres, like throwing autotuned raps on top of smooth-jazz trumpet.


The New Cool: Kassa Overall returns to his hometown ? and to the stage ? Saturday night
Seattle native and New York-based drummer, producer and spoken word artist Kassa Overall stayed hard at work on his music through the quarantine. But now comes the fun part: returning to live performances. Saturday night, Overall also returns home to headline Seattle's Neptune Theatre .


PBS's 'Great Performances' explores the roots of Latin jazz
Two Latin music documentaries premiere on the PBS series " Great Performances " this month, starting Friday, July 9, with Gloria Estefan presenting "Sangre Yoruba," which focuses on Brazilian music. On Friday, July 16, it's "The Roots of Latin Jazz" hosted by Sheila E. and featuring Tony Succar's Raices Jazz Orchestra .


The New Cool: Seattle's True Loves truly love collaboration
Rhythm is the core of the retro-modern soul jazz outfit The True Loves . Their new album, Sunday Afternoon , however, gets its heart from the horns. New Cool host Abe Beeson talked with two members of the True Loves' all-star horn section and got an inside look at the band's latest album.


Seattle street could soon bear name of longtime jazz educator, musician
A block in Seattle?s Rainier Valley neighborhood could soon be named in honor of a local legendary jazz educator and musician.


School of Jazz guest DJ for July: Ryan Hsi
Pianist Ryan Hsi from Mercer Island High School in Seattle will join Abe Beeson as virtual guest DJ tonight (July 1) on Evening Jazz. He is in the school's jazz band and will start his junior year in the fall.


The Rumba Kings use pandemic pause to grow their show
The Pacific Northwest's favorite Latin/Mediterranean/guitar extravaganza band The Rumba Kings have been busy during the COVID-19 lockdown. They've spent months improving and expanding their live show, and you can see it at the Triple Door Nov. 19 and 20 .


Christian McBride, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra will be featured on All Things Considered
Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra will be heard today (Wednesday) on NPR's All Things Considered as part of an interview with Christian McBride. McBride will be talking about the jazz world getting back into the swing of things post-COVID.


Watch: KNKX Studio Session with the Brubeck Brothers Quartet
Just in time for Father?s Day, Chris and Dan Brubeck paid tribute to their Dad--jazz giant Dave Brubeck --along with the rest of the Brubeck Brothers Quartet (pianist Chuck Lamb and guitarist Mike DeMicco) by putting their own spin on some of Dave?s timeless tunes including ?Take Five? and ?Blue Rondo a la Turk.? This KNKX exclusive performance by the Brubeck Brothers Quartet was prerecorded in the Brubeck Room at the Wilton (Connecticut) Library, home of the Brubeck Archives and preceded by Abe?s Q&A with Chris Brubeck. Thanks to O Bee Credit Union for their support. Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives. Drummer Dan and bassist, trombonist, and composer Chris cut their first record together in 1966?nearly a half century ago. They?ve subsequently played a variety of styles in a number of different groups as well as with their father, and with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet. With Dan and Chris as the foundation, guitarist Mike DeMicco


The New Cool: Black Americans expand the sounds of modern jazz
Saturday is Juneteenth, the recently proclaimed state holiday honoring the abolition of slavery in the United States. KNKX is proud to bring listeners the jazz and blues music born of the African American experience that's an essential part of our nation's cultural heritage. Black musicians continue to be at the forefront of American popular music and to expand of the language of modern jazz and blues.


Record Store Day brings new Roy Hargrove and Mulgrew Miller, Harold Land, Bill Evans albums
Expect quarantine limitations to continue for the Record Store Day celebrations at your local store Saturday. Jazz and blues fans will once again find several new jazz and blues releases to encourage your support of independent record stores. Jazz host Abe Beeson has a look at some of the highlights.

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