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Singers Rule On This Week's Jazz Northwest

Groove for Thought

Some singers you may not have heard before are featured on this Sunday's Jazz Northwest from 88.5 KPLU.

Perhaps most surprising is a seven member a cappella vocal group called Groove For Thought which will perform next Friday at Boxley's in North Bend.  Also on this week's show is a new vocalise release by Paul Green. He is well established as a blues singer and blues harp player, but he's making his CD debut as a jazz singer with his lyrics to jazz instrumental standards. He's also at Boxley's next Saturday.

Other singers featured on Jazz Northwest this Sunday include Nelda Swiggett, Cherrie Adams, Jacqueline Tabor and Ernestine Anderson, whose 1962 performances at The Penthouse have just been issued for the first time.  News about live jazz performances around the Seattle area are also included.

Jazz Northwest is produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5, KPLU and streams at  The program is also available as a podcast after 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.