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Donny McCaslin

Saxophonist and composer Donny McCaslin raised his profile to the stratosphere working with David Bowie on his final album in 2016. Smartly, he's used this launching pad to display his own passionate, searching jazz on his own 2016 release, Beyond Now. The pride of Santa Cruz, California's next move was further in the pop direction.

Abe Beeson

The double jazz festivals in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia later this month (June 21 through July 1) feature many wonderful modern jazz groups. Happily, a few of them will make the border crossing to entertain Seattle audiences. Others will require a passport. Tune in Saturday afternoon to hear a few of them on The New Cool.

The New Cool: Return of Mark Guiliana

Oct 12, 2018
Deneka Peniston

Among the parade of jazz stars in the Northwest for the Earshot Jazz Festival (through November 4th), one of The New Cool's favorite drummer's makes a return to Seattle on November 6th. The excitement is already building, and KNKX is giving away tickets!

The New Cool: Modern Jazz In The KNKX Studio

Sep 22, 2017
Abe Beeson

This week in the KNKX studios brings two more fresh approaches to non-traditional jazz. Modern music from the Barrett Martin Group and Freudian Slurp is informed by the sounds of rock, electronic music, funk and soul. Both are based in the Seattle area, where The New Cool has been finding plenty of inspiration and material for the show.