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Jay Thomas Quartet featured in concert on Jazz Northwest

Seattle multi-instrumentalist Jay Thomas leads his quartet in highlights from an Art of Jazz concert at The Seattle Art Museum on KPLU's Jazz Northwest this Sunday at 1 PM.  Jay Thomas is a long-time fixture on the Seattle Jazz scene, having performed with a preceding generation of musicians and now teaching a new generation as he continues to perform.  Leading his own quartet in this concert, the music includes some rare pieces from the Sixties, a Swedish folk song, and one more recent piece.  Jay Thomas plays  trumpet, flugelhorn and tenor sax and is joined by John Hansen, piano, Chuck Kistler, bass and Adam Kessler on drums in this concert.

The Art of Jazz concerts are presented by Earshot Jazz on the second Thursday of each month at The Seattle Art Museum from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU. The program is heard weekly on Sundays at 1 PM Pacific and a podcast is also available at after the broadcast. 

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Jim has been a fixture on Seattle radio since 1961. He was the host of Jazz After Hours on Public Radio International from 1984-2014. Currently Jim has been producing Jazz Northwest for KNKX since 1988. This weekly program focuses on the regional jazz scene and frequently includes performances Jim records on location for Jazz Northwest.