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Holiday Jazz Featured On Jazz Northwest

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Jazz musicians are often an unconventional lot, and when it comes to holiday music you can expect re-harmonizations, different tempos, unexpected rhythms and other surprises as they find new ways to play old music and old ways to play new music.  

This week's Jazz Northwest provides ten explorations of familiar holiday music and some new songs as well. Among the Northwest resident artists featured are Don Lanphere, Greta Matassa, Larry Fuller, Dave Frishberg, the B3 Kings and Karin Plato.

Jazz Northwest aired Sunday at 2 PM Pacific and was recorded and produced exclusively for 88.5 KPLU by Jim Wilke.  It is also streamed at kplu.org and is available as a podcast following the broadcast.  

Jim picked another top ten jazz songs for Erik Lacitis in the Seattle Times:  View the article here.  Live links to musical samples are included.

Next week: Highlights from The Jay Thomas Sextet concert at the Seattle Art Museum. 

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.