There's an easy interplay between New York and Seattle musicians and several recent releases illustrate this. Trumpet players Ray Vega and Thomas Marriott reunited for a second CD together, and Jay Thomas and Gary Smulyan have a new release (on a Japanese label!).
This Sunday, June 12 on Jazz Northwest on 88.5 KPLU, we'll play music from both of these CDs and also the 2013 release by Seattle saxophonist Steve Treseler with Ingrid Jensen (former B.C., now N.Y.). Just for kicks, and because we love songs with hip lyrics, we include one from former Orcas Islander, L.A. and N.Y. resident Lorraine Feather, who's bi-coastal by herself.
Also included are some best bets for live jazz around Seattle in the coming week and more.