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Jazz Caliente: Cool Down With a Local Focus

Bobby Medina live at Theolonius Jazz Club in Buenos Aires
Marcela Casarino, Buenos Aires
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Bobby Medina live at Theolonius Jazz Club in Buenos Aires

This week's Saturday Jazz Caliente starts with a hot set of music from some Northwest favorites, and then we'll get into some cooler Latin Jazz sounds to help you beat the heat.

The local focus of the first set this week is on trumpeter Bobby Medina and his Cosmopolitan Pops Orchestra, vibraphonist Dan Duval's Good Vibes Quartet, and pianist Ann Reynolds with her group Clave Gringa.


You can catch Clave Gringa live Friday July 27 at the Royal Room, they're performing in the Seattle Latin, Brazilian and Carribbean Festival.  Dan Duval's Good Vibes Quartet plays at Local Brix in Auburn on Friday August 3rd.

Saturday Jazz Caliente will also help you cool down from the heat wave with a lovely bolero (think "slow dance") from Ray Mantilla's band, and a choro piece about snow from clarinetist Anat Cohen and Trio Brasileiro

From Roberto Fonseca's Zamazu, we'll wrap it up with a composition in which he reflects on the  "...almost secret pleasure of playing with all the musicians from different styles whom you come across in life."  He calls it "Clandestino." 

Until then, here's a little solo magic from Roberto:

Jazz Caliente airs Saturdays at 5:00 p.m.  The show is hosted by Robin Lloyd and produced by KNKX Public Radio.

Originally from Detroit, Robin Lloyd has been presenting jazz, blues and Latin jazz on public radio for nearly 40 years. She's a member of the Jazz Education Network and the Jazz Journalists Association.