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Swing To BeBop, Music Of The 40s Played By Jacob Zimmerman Quintet On Jazz Northwest

Continuing a series of unique live-on-location recordings for Jazz April, the Jacob Zimmerman Quintet plays music of the 40s in an Art of Jazz concert on Jazz Northwest, Sunday, April 18 at 2 PM Pacific on 88.5 KPLU and streaming at  

The quintet takes on some challenging music from the transitional period which saw jazz morph from swing to bebop. Composers range from Benny Goodman's guitarist Charlie Christian to Tad Dameron and Charlie Parker.

Joining saxophonist Jacob Zimmerman are Raymond Larson on trumpet, Jake Svendson on piano, Nate Parker on bass and Phil Parisot on drums.  The concert was presented by Earshot Jazz in cooperation with the Seattle Art Museum in the  Art of Jazz Series. The free concerts are held in the Brotman Forum on the second Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30.   Next in the series is singer/songwriter Ana Velinova on May 14.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and  The program airs Sunday afternoons at 2 PM Pacific and is available as a podcast 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.