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Ana Velinova Sings At SAM On Jazz Northwest

Bulgarian born singer and songwriter Ana Velinova trained in Sophia, L.A. and Boston and has performed in New York, Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria and elsewhere.  

Now a resident of Seattle, she recently sang in the Art of Jazz series at The Seattle Art Museum with an all-star Seattle quartet including Marc Seales, Mark Taylor, Jeff Johnson and D'vonne Lewis.   

Excerpts from the concert aired on Jazz Northwest on Sunday, May 24 at 2 PM  Pacific.  Included are songs by  Gershwin, João Bosco and two originals by Ana Velinova.  The Quartet plays two by Wayne Shorter and Duke Ellington.  

The Art of Jazz series at the Seattle Art Museum is presented by Earshot Jazz on the second Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Brotman Forum at SAM downtown.  Next in the series will be French-Canadian pianist Marianne Trudel's Trifolia on June 11 as part of the trio's West Coast tour.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and streams worldwide at  The program airs each Sunday at 2 PM Pacific and frequently includes unique on-location recordings.  A podcast of the program 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.