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Sumi Tonooka on Jazz Northwest

Pianist Sumi Tonooka was born in Philadelphia and has spent most of her career playing, touring and recording while based on the East Coast.  On this week's Jazz Northwest, she talks with Jim Wilke about her development as a musician and how and why she recently moved to Seattle.  

She'll also be heard playing several pieces from a New York concert.  She'll play a solo concert in Seattle on Monday October 29 at The Chapel as part of this year's Earshot Festival.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and beginning this week is heard at A NEW TIME:   2 PM on Sunday afternoons.

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.