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Jazz Northwest For April 26

This week on Jazz Northwest we'll sample some new and recent recordings including a new old one from 1962 being issued for the first time!  Ernestine Anderson was just 34 years old and in the first bloom of her career when she sang at The Penthouse, a Pioneer Square jazz club where Jim Wilke was producing a weekly live and direct broadcast on KING-FM.  The aircheck of the broadcast is the source for this new first time issue on a HighNote CD.

Also this week: Barney McClure with the Central Washington University Jazz Band, Pearl Django, Tom Collier, and a preview of the Ballard Jazz Festival (May 6-9) and best bets for live jazz in the coming week.

Jazz Northwest is produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and  The program airs at 2 PM Pacific and  streams at  A podcast is available 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.