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Ernestine Anderson featured on Jazz Northwest


On the eve of what would be her 91st birthday, Ernestine Anderson is remembered with a selection of early, middle and late career recordings this Sunday on Jazz Northwest. In a career spanning more than six decades, she made over 30 albums and received four Grammy nominations. She began in Seattle at Garfield High School with Bumps Blackwell's Youth band which included Quincy Jones and Ray Charles. She went on to perform at the greatest jazz venues, Concord and Monterey Jazz Festivals in California and Montreux in Europe, New York jazz clubs, Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Kennedy Center, Japan, and elsewhere.

Also on this week's show is music by Portland composer Ezra Weiss, Cuban son music by Kiki Valera, Syrinx Effect and Randy Halberstadt.  

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by host Jim Wilke and airs Sundays at 2 p.m. Listeners may also subscribe to the podcast at KNKX, NPR, AppleGoogle or Spotify.

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.
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