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Matt Wilson's Arts & Crafts Concert From Jazz Port Townsend

The mercurial Matt Wilson is an incendiary drummer and band leader.  Never predictable, his deep sense of swing and the joy of making music permeates every performance, whether he's sideman or leader.  Jazz Northwest is pleased to present this performance which was at the conclusion of Centrum's Jazz Port Townsend for 2014.  Joining Matt Wilson in his Arts & Crafts group are regular members Terrell Stafford on trumpet and Martin Wind on bass, plus pianist Dawn Clement and guitarist Anthony Wilson  (no relation). 

The music ranges from originals by Matt Wilson and Terrell Stafford to a piece by Rahsaan Roland Kirk, folk songs and poetry, and a Beatles anthem. The band's enthusiastic approach to making music ignited the large audience in McCurdy Pavilion where this concert took place.

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