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East-West Alliance on Jazz Northwest

Atsushi Ikeda, Yasuhiro Kohama, Jay Thomas

Seattle musician Jay Thomas frequently performs in Japan and has become friends with numerous musicians there with whom he has performed and recorded.   A new release by this "East West Alliance" presents Jay in Japan with his friends and the CD is sampled on this week's Jazz NW.  There's also music by Vern Sielert’s Dektet, Kelley Johnson, Douce Ambiance (a string trio), some Latin jazz with Lary Barilleau and much more, including recommendations for live jazz in the coming week.

Jazz Northwest surveys the regional jazz scene each Sunday afternoon at 2 pm Pacific.  Jim Wilke is host for the program which airs on 88.5 KPLU and simultaneously streams to the internet and is available as a podcast at following the broadcast.

Jay Thomas Quartet and Kelley Johnson perform at the Jazz Vespers at Seattle First Baptist Church in Seattle this Sunday at 6 pm.

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.