Jazz Northwest For May 10
The Northwest jazz scene continues to amaze and surprise, and Jazz Northwest Sundays at 2 PM on KPLU tracks it with location recordings, new CDs and news about upcoming performances.
After this weekend's many flavors of jazz at the Ballard Jazz Festival, next week promises even more, including the Juno Award winning group Maqueque, led by the Canadian soprano saxophonist and flutist Jane Bunnett fronting a sextet with five young Cuban women. (Maqueque means "spirit of a young girl") They're on a West Coast tour next week, including Jazz Alley on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Also on this week's varied show are organist Barney McClure with the Central Washington University Big Band, a prize winning composition by David Friesen, an original song by Ana Velinova who will be at SAM next Thursday, and a new CD by Choroloco, a Brazilian band from Seattle. There's also news about other opportunities for live jazz in the coming week.
Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and kplu.org and is heard Sundays at 2 PM Pacific. A podcast of the show is available at jazznw.org following the broadcast.