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Jazz Northwest
Sundays at 2PM

Jazz Northwest focuses on the regional jazz scene from Portland to Vancouver. CDs by the best resident musicians from Seattle, Portland and Vancouver are featured, and the program also includes news about the best places to go for live jazz in the region. In addition, Jim goes "on location" to concerts, clubs and jazz festivals to record performances by resident and visiting artists for playback on Jazz Northwest. These one-of-a-kind recordings are available nowhere else!

Latest Episodes
  • In this week's episode, we feature samples of upcoming jazz events, such as The Cookers who will be performing at Jazz Alley in Seattle next Tuesday, Sept 21, and Wednesday, Sept 22.
  • As it often does, music on this week's episode ranges from Vancouver, B.C. to Portland, Ore., with Cory Weeds in Vancouver, and Randy Porter and Nancy King in Portland. We also have Jay Thomas with a tenor and tuba version of a Monk tune, and a pretty ballad composed by Primo Kim to feature Bill Ramsay's alto sax. There's more of course, plus suggestions for best opportunities to catch some live jazz around the Seattle area including a new venue for music.
  • Labor Day seems like Summer's last hurrah so this week's show has several songs remembering Summer with a touch of nostalgia.
  • On this week's Jazz Northwest, we'll remember Lofurno's in Seattle with Melody Jones playing solo piano on one tune and joined by Fred Greenwell in another in 1993.
  • 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.
  • The second part of the Saturday afternoon concert from this Summer's Jazz Port Townsend will be featured today on Jazz Northwest. Like most events, the…
  • Jazz Port Townsend was back on a limited scale the last week of July after a year's hiatus due to Covid-19 restrictions last year. The Jazz Workshop was…
  • A new solo album by pianist and composer Jovino Santos Neto, "Luz" was recorded in one continuous session on a beautiful Fazioli piano at Northwest Pianos…
  • This week on Jazz Northwest, we'll hear Ernestine Anderson swingin' at The Penthouse in 1962, and Jay Thomas and Slim Gaillard with Jay McShann and Buddy…
  • This week's Jazz Northwest includes music by composer arranger Milt Kleeb, as well as trombonist Ian McDougall, Rebecca Kilgore, Bud Shank and Shorty…