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Greenblatt Generations Band On Jazz Northwest

John Cline
Michael Glynn, Tatum Greenblatt, Dan Greenblatt at Tula's

Multi-generational bands are not uncommon in jazz, but a bit more unusual is a Father and Son front line.  Tatum Greenblatt (trumpet) and his father Dan Greenblatt (tenor saxophone) have been playing gigs together since Tatum was in elementary school.  Both are now veterans of both New York and Seattle jazz scenes and still enjoy playing together.  

Tatum is active in New York and Dan lives in Seattle and they've been fronting a quintet several times a year for a reunion at Tula's.  Earlier this month, their gig was recorded for Jazz Northwest and highlights will air on 88.5 KPLU on Sunday, April 12 at 2 PM  PDT and stream at  

Joining the Greenblatts are pianist Randy Halberstadt, a mainstay on the Seattle music scene and Cornish College music faculty, Michael Glynn on bass and Phil Parisot on drums, both, like Tatum are alumni of the Garfield High jazz program.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5, KPLU and  The program airs on Sundays at 2 PM Pacific and is also available as a podcast after broadcast at  Next week, April 19: An Art of Jazz concert featuring the Jacob Zimmerman Quintet at The Seattle Art Museum.

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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.