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Jazz Northwest for May 31

Jay Thomas and the Cantaloupes at Seattle Art Museum

New and recent CDs are featured on this week's Jazz Northwest, leading off with a new live recording of Jay Thomas and The Cantaloupes at the Seattle Art Museum.  

Vancouver-based saxophonist Cory Weeds is heard with a New York organ trio led by Mike LeDonne, and two singers debut new releases, Cherrie Adams with the Forman-Finley Band, and Tony Petrillo, who has a CD release party at Tula's Monday night..  There's more including news of upcoming live jazz gigs in the region.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke. The program airs Sundays at 2 PM Pacific on 88.5 KPLU and streams at  The program is also available as a podcast following the broadcast.  Next week (6/7), a Ballard Jazz Festival concert featuring Eric Alexander and the Peter Bernstein trio.  

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.