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Jazz Northwest Looks Ahead To Earshot Festival And New Jazz Releases

This Sunday afternoon on Jazz Northwest, host Jim Wilke samples music by some of the artists playing during the first week of the Earshot Jazz Festival including Fred Hersch, Freddy Cole, and Thomas Marriott.  Also featured is a new release by alto saxophonist Ben Roseth, former Garfield HS standout who now lives in Washington, D.C.  The program also highlights best bets for live jazz in the coming week. 

Jazz Northwest airs each Sunday at 2 p.m. Pacific on 88.5 knkx, and streams at  The program is also available for streaming on demand after the broadcast at  Next week (10/16), the program will highlight music from the opening concert of the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra season, a Basie Bash which also includes Jimmy Heath's The Endless Search Suite which was commissioned by the SRJO.  Several Earshot Jazz Festival concerts are being recorded for future broadcasts.  

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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.