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PDX Jazz Festival Preview On Jazz Northwest

The 13th Annual PDX Jazz Festival takes place in Portland, OR, February 18-28 with a special focus on the music and associations of John Coltrane, who would have been 90 years old in 2016.  

This Sunday (January 31) at 2 p.m. on KPLU, the executive director of PDX Jazz, Don Lucoff, joins Jim Wilke on Jazz Northwest to preview this year's festival.  Music samples include Ravi Coltrane, Charles Lloyd, Dianne Reeves, John Scofield and Joe Lovano, all of whom will be appearing at this year's festival.  This week's show also highlights some Seattle jazz performances in the coming week.  

Jazz Northwest is produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5, KPLU and  The program airs Sundays at 2 PM Pacific and previously broadcast programs are available for streaming at .  

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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.