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New CD by Chris Amemiya & Jazz Coalescence debuts on Jazz Northwest, May 12

Steve Korn
Chris Amemiya

"In the Rain Shadow," a new release by trombonist Chris Amemiya & Jazz Coalescence is one of the features on this week's Jazz Northwest. This sextet includes several top Northwest jazz musicians, including Jay Thomas, Travis Ranney, John Hansen, Jon Hamar and Steve Korn in a live studio session at Music Works Northwest.  The CD has the benefit of imaginative arrangements as well as  the immediacy of a live performance and the quality of a studio recording.  The individual musicians are all at the top of their game.

Also this week, singer Eugenie Jones debut release, a new CD by David Friesen in honor of his late son, Scott, and vocalist and bass player Clipper Anderson sings a rarely heard song by Cahn & Styne.   Some suggestions for live jazz in the area are also included.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and airs on Sunday afternoons at 2 PM Pacific.  It is also available as a podcast at after the broadcast.

Next week, Jazz Northwest will present highlights from a concert at the Seattle Art Museum by Dutch saxophonist Tineke Postma recorded during her first visit to the Pacific Northwest.

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.