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The New Cool: Ghost-Note swaggers back to the Northwest
They began as a side project of the band Snarky Puppy, but by now Ghost-Note have established themselves as an exciting group in their own right. The the double-drummer led band of Robert "Sput" Searight and Nate Werth are double-dipping in the Northwest with shows at Seattle's Nectar Lounge Aug. 7 , and Olympia's Rhythm & Rye Aug. 8 .


OFFICIAL SECRETS Advanced Screening
OFFICIAL SECRETS Tuesday, July 30 at 7 p.m. AMC Pacific Place, Seattle


Larry Fuller Trio
Larry Fuller Trio Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m. The Triple Door, Seattle


Bob James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller, DOUBLE VISION REVISITED
Bob James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller DOUBLE VISION REVISITED With guests Billy Kilson & Larry Braggs Saturday, August 3 at 7 p.m. Chateau Ampitheatre, Woodinville


Seattle Art Fair
Seattle Art Fair August 1-4 Century Link Field Event Center, Seattle


The New Cool presents PBJam-fest Friday and Saturday
The New Cool is proud to be sponsoring the first PBJam-FEST 2019 at Nectar Lounge in Fremont this Friday and Saturday nights. It's a blend of 21st century jam band styles, ranging from bluegrass to modern jazz, on two stages from 5 p.m. until closing time nine hours later. Yours truly will be there both nights to see a pair of my all-time Seattle jazz favorites.


Jazz Caliente's Rhythm Makers, part 16: Paoli Mejías
A Grammy-nominated Puerto Rican percussion master is bringing his Latin jazz quintet to the Pacific Northwest for two concerts this month. Let?s get to know Paoli Mejías !


The New Cool: Heat up your BBQ with funky modern jazz
A long holiday weekend calls for some funky, soulful modern jazz on this week's New Cool. Heat up the grill and groove along with a heaping helping of tasty tunes from the KNKX cooler, including exclusive KNKX studio session performances from The Greyboy Allstars and Polyrhythmics.


The New Cool: Troker puts Mexico on the modern jazz map
When fans of modern jazz are looking to Mexico, you can bet they're looking to Troker . For more than a dozen years, the band from Guadelajara has been at the forefront of modern Mexican music. They've been gaining more attention abroad in recent years, you'll hear their impressive latest album, Imperfecto , on The New Cool Saturday afternoon on KNKX.


Jazz Caliente: Remembering Sonando's Jim Coile
Saxophonist and flautist Jim Coile died last week, in an accident on his way home from a kayaking and fishing trip in Mexico. Coile worked with several groups in the Pacific Northwest, and he was one of the original members of Seattle?s longest-running Latin jazz band, Sonando.


Jazz Caliente: Listening to bird song
For no particular reason, this week's Jazz Caliente show starts with a set of three tunes about birds. Birds are well represented in music throughout Spain, Cuba, Mexico and South America. Here are a few more Latin jazz bird songs.


Abe Beeson moves into new role at KNKX
We have an exciting change to announce about our very own Abe Beeson. After a 20-year run hosting Evening Jazz, Abe will step down from hosting the show in order to dive into a new full-time role at KNKX that will deepen our jazz coverage. Starting July 1, Abe will write jazz-related stories and review music on our website, he will bring the stories behind the music to life on air, and he will be able to spend more time in the community connecting to our devoted jazz fans.


The New Cool: B.C. festivals lend coolness to Seattle
The double jazz festivals in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia later this month (June 21 through July 1) feature many wonderful modern jazz groups. Happily, a few of them will make the border crossing to entertain Seattle audiences. Others will require a passport. Tune in Saturday afternoon to hear a few of them on The New Cool.


Ballard High's jazz ensemble hits the KNKX studios, ya betcha!
With one of the area's finest trumpet players acting as mentor, the all-star ensemble from Ballard High School's award-winning jazz program proved that these young musicians belong in any conversation about the northwest's finest teenage jazz bands.


The New Cool: Velocity builds momentum with new music
With a new single and accompanying video just released, and more recordings nearly ready to share, Tacoma's progressive jazz quartet Velocity are shifting into a higher gear. I caught the band at Seattle's Seamonster Lounge earlier this week to ask them about the new release and their plans for the summer.


School of Jazz: Evan Snoey serves as guest DJ
Tenor Saxophonist Evan Snoey from Ballard High School visited our studios June 6 at 8 p.m. as a guest DJ. Listen to his hour and read his playlist.


Jazz Caliente: Remembering Cuba, again
This week, the Trump administration brought back drastic restrictions on travel to Cuba . Setting aside the political, economic and philosophical debates, here's a baker's dozen of fond memories from my trip to Cuba in 2013 with a delightful group of KNKX listeners.


The New Cool: Saturday night's all right for jazz
KNKX listeners know that Saturday night belongs to All Blues on 88.5 FM, but the modern jazz lineup around town this Saturday is creating difficult choices for New Cool fans. You'll hear from The Bad Plus, Barrett Martin Group and Samantha Boshnack's Seismic Belt on the show in the afternoon, with all three bands performing later that night.


Jazz Caliente: Celebrating a world of trumpets
A troop of fine trumpeters from around the world liven up this week's Jazz Caliente. Here's the scoop.


Jazz Caliente: Discovering great guitarists
The term "Latin jazz" may conjure images of lots of drums, percussion and horns, but let's not forget the guitars. This week on Jazz Caliente, we'll hear a few great guitarists from Columbia, Brazil and right in our own backyard.

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