KNKX presented its 22nd Holiday Jam and Live Broadcast on last month at the Historic Capitol Theater in Olympia, continuing the tradition of bringing yuletide cheer to the Northwest and showcasing some of the area's best student and regional jazz musicians. The concert was hosted by Abe Beeson and broadcast live on KNKX.
The event featured the Tumwater School District Jazz Band comprised of students from Tumwater High School and A.G. West Black Hills High School, led by band directors Pete Klinzman and Andrew Landowski. Our special guests included the Jacqueline Tabor Jazz Band (Tabor, vocals; Bill Anschell, piano; Clipper Anderson, bass; and Mark Ivester, drums).
"Everybody's Waiting for the Man with the Bag"
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
"I've Got My Love to Keep You Warm"
"The Lady in the Gown"
"What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?"
"Christmas Time is Here"
"Let It Snow"
David Deacon-Joyner, Ph.D., served as artistic director and producer of the event. Thanks to our tech and engineering crew: Lowell Kiesow, Nick Winter, John Kessler and Brian Moynihan from KNKX; and Mike Ditrio from the Capitol Theater.