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Jazz Northwest: Overton Berry Trio

Alex Crick


Seattle jazz icon pianist Overton Berry leads his trio in an "Art of Jazz" concert in this week's episode.

Overton Berry is a member of the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame and his career goes back for six decades not only in Seattle and the West Coast, but beyond to Hong Kong, Viet Nam, and elsewhere.

Joined in this concert by bassist Jeff Davies and drummer RickSpano, Overton Berry plays a variety of music from soul jazz classics, to ballads, Brazilian music and the classic "Hymn to Freedom" by Oscar Peterson.

The Art of Jazz concerts are presented by Earshot Jazz, John Gilbreath, Executive Director and the Seattle Art Museum on the second Thursday of each month, year 'round.

The next concert in the series will feature the Jonathan Pugh Quartet on January 9

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.