Remembering pianist and educator Joni Metcalf
One of the major personalities on the Seattle jazz scene from the '50s through the '80s, Joni Metcalf was a pianist, singer, composer and teacher.
She and her husband, bassist Chuck Metcalf, hosted weekly jam sessions that stretched into the early morning hours at their large home in the Madrona neighborhood.
Joni performed solo as well with small groups she led, and later taught at Cornish College. Joni passed away earlier this month at age 91. We'll remember her singing, playing piano and performing some of her original music on this episode of Jazz Northwest.
Also on this week's show is a new release by Edmonton alto saxophonist PJ Perry, Tall and Small, Dan Balmer and others.