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The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra Plays Music Of Stan Kenton And Gerry Mulligan

Stan Kenton (right) and Gerry Mulligan (left)

Highlights from the final concert of the season by the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra is featured on this week's Jazz Northwest

The concert includes music composed by Stan Kenton and Gerry Mulligan and played and recorded by both bands. Baritone saxophonist Bill Ramsay is featured prominently in Gerry Mulligan's music, and pianist Randy Halberstadt takes on the role of Stan Kenton in the Kenton theme Artistry in Rhythm.

The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra is co-directed by Clarence Acox and Michael Brockman and the concert was recorded last month at the Kirkland Performance Center. The SRJO will begin its 20th anniversary season on October 4-5 with a Basie Bash.

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.