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Kareem Kandi Band At SAM

The Kareem Kandi Band was presented this month by Earshot Jazz as part of the Art of Jazz Series at the Seattle Art Museum, and the current Earshot Jazz Festival.  The deep groove and soulful swing of the trio recalls the organ trios of the '60s in Philadelphia, Detroit and other urban centers, and took the chill off the blustery October night outside SAM's First Avenue windows.  The group consists of Kareem Kandi, tenor sax, Delvon Lamarr, Hammond B3 Organ, and Max Wood on drums. 

The concert was recorded for radio and highlights will air Sunday, October 30 at 2 p.m. Pacific on Jazz Northwest, on 88.5 knkx and streaming at  The Kareem Kandi band plays original arrangements of a couple of standards and several original compositions by Kareem Kandi.  The group has several CDs and a new one is due shortly.  Delvon Lamarr also has his own organ trio, DLO3.   Drummer Max Wood plays in a variety of ensembles.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 knkx and The program airs every Sunday at 2 p.m. Pacific and after broadcast is 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.