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Jerry Granelli featured on Jazz Northwest

Jerry Granelli performing at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Banff, Alberta, 2018.
Jessica Wittman
Jerry Granelli at Banff Centre, 2018

Jerry Granelli died July 20 in Halifax, Nova Scotia at the age of 80. Granelli was an important part of the Seattle jazz scene in the 80s when he was on the faculty at Cornish College of the Arts. The percussionist/composer was part of a boundary-testing group of musicians here at the time including Ralph Towner, Gary Peacock, Julian Priester, Jay Clayton and Denny Goodhew. Music by this group will be heard on today’s episode of Jazz Northwest.

Also featured on this week’s show are selections by The Full Circle Jazz Ensemble, Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra and saxophonists Don Lanphere, Bud Shak and Denney Goodhew playing together!  

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, Apple, or Google.

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.