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Jazz Northwest for May 26

The Sixth Annual Bellevue Jazz Festival starts next Wednesday and runs through the weekend.  There will be more than 40 live free performances in restaurants and other public areas in downtown Bellevue, plus three headliner concerts featuring Carlos Cascante y su Tumbao, Kendrick Scott Oracle, and the Cyrus Chestnut Trio + Stefon Harris.   This week we preview the festival and provide more info about other jazz events on Jazz Northwest.

We also remember pianist Joshua Wolff who began his too short but celebrated career in Seattle and ended last weekend in New York when he succumbed to cancer at the age of 39.  There's also music this week with Chris Amemiya, Jay Thomas, Clipper Anderson and others.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU. The program airs Sundays at 2 PM Pacific.  A podcast of the program is also available at following 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.