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Jazz Northwest remembers Dave Frishberg

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Dave Fishberg

This edition of Jazz Northwest is a remembrance of singer, songwriter, pianist and recounter Dave Frishberg, who passed away at his home in Portland on November 14 after a long illness. He was 88, and like a lot of jazz musicians, was a great storyteller and he wrote many songs growing out of his personal experiences on and off stage. A veteran of venues in New York and L.A., he played in Seattle at Parnell's, Jazz Alley (both U.District and downtown) and other locations. We'll devote this hour to a collection of some of our favorites among his many unique songs that are by turn nostalgic, witty, poignant, satirical, touching, and clever.

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.