KBCS switched its primary signal to High Definition (HD) Radio on Monday, December 15th

from KBCS:

This new transmitter will allow KBCS to broadcast up to 3 different program channels to anyone in the Seattle area with a HD radio receiver. Current (analog) radios will continue to receive KBCS loud and clear at 91.3 FM with no significant changes.

3 New Ways to Hear KBCS!

Along with broadcasting in HD, the number of ways you can tune into your community radio station continues to grow.

Online Streaming Archive – By accessing the new On Demand feature through the KBCS web site at www.kbcs.fm, you can not only view a year’s worth of archived program playlists, but listen to any KBCS program that’s aired over the preceding 2 weeks as well.

iTunes Radio

Head over to the Radio section of iTunes, and under the ‘Eclectic’ category, you’ll now see KBCS listed with hundreds of other stations across the globe.

iPhone or iPod Touch – KBCS is now available on the iPhone and iPod Touch through the new Public Radio Tuner application as well. After downloading Public Radio Tuner from the iTunes store for free, you can easily tune into live KBCS programming on both of these portables devices.

Wednesday Jazz

We hear that the snow is coming … so make sure and call ahead if you plan on going out tonight.

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Greta Matassa Jazz Workshop

JAZZ ALLEY: Smokey Joe’s Cafe

NEW ORLEANS: The Legend Band w/ Clarence Acox

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Jump Ensemble
9pm – Vocal Jam, hosted by Dawson Taylor with Steve Marx, Bruce Barnard and Bob Merrihew

WHISKEY BAR: Ronnie Pierce

THAIKU: Ron Weinstein Trio

Tuesday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Roadside Attraction

JAZZ ALLEY: Smokey Joe’s Cafe

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Kareem Kandi

NEW ORLEANS: Holotradband

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Cara Francis
9pm – Jeff Brooks and The Sectionals, with Jeff Brooks (clarinet), Davy Nefos (drums), Tony Paustian and Tom Pell (bass), and Dan Taylor (piano)

DEXTER AND HAYES: Tim Kennedy Trio

MARTIN’S ON MADISON: Karin Kajita

MIX: Don Mock, Steve Kim & Charlie Nordstrom

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

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Monday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: JAZZ JAM with the Bill Anschell Trio

NEW ORLEANS: The New Orleans Quintet

JAZZ ALLEY: Cris Williamson

LA SPIGA: Eli Rosenblatt

TOST: Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder

Sunday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Tower of Power

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM:
Sunday Night Salsa: Tor Dietrichson and Mambo Cadillac

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB:
3pm- Jazz Police Big Band
8pm- Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra

SERAFINA:
11am-1:30pm Jazz Brunch: Conlin Roser / Cynthia Mullis Duo
6:30-9pm: Jerry Frank, solo piano

LA SPIGA: Sue Bell Duo

Drop us a line and let us know what else is happening tonight!

Saturday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Susan Pascal Quartet

JAZZ ALLEY: Tower of Power

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Tamara Lewis w/Alice Boytz
9pm – Zazou
11pm – Michele Khazak 

SERAFINA: Jose Gonzales Trio

GRAZIE: Lee Pence

BAKE’S PLACE: Tingstad and Rumbel Holiday Show

SORRENTO HOTEL: Katy Bourne w/ Nick Moore (piano), Cynthia Mullis (sax).
900 Madison, Seattle. 7:30pm

CONCERT: “Best Jazz for the Holidays” w/ Garfield Jazz Band II
Seattle Center House Stage (305 Harrison St), 11:00am

Anything else? Send us a note and let us know!

Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Hadley Caliman Quartet

JAZZ ALLEY: Tower of Power

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Quartet Impromptu, with Cyrille Gosselin (guitars), Chris Jaquin (percussion), Bob Merryhew (drums), Nate Omdal (bass) and Michael Owcharuk (piano/accordion)
9pm – Andrew Robison and Arthur Ross
11pm – Over the Edge, bass duo with Evan Flory-Barnes and Bren Plummer

BAKE’S PLACE: Clockwork – Special Holiday Show

GRAZIE: Andre Thomas and Quietfire

SERAFINA: The Djangomatics

LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio

CONCERT: “Best Jazz for the Holidays” w/ Garfield Jazz Band I
Seattle Center House Stage (305 Harrison St), 8:00pm

NORTH CITY BISTRO: The Fred Hoadley Trio

HIROSHI’S JAZZ AND SUSHI: Greg Williamson Quartet

Seattle Times: “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” is back at Jazz Alley

Smokey Joe just can’t stay away — and we love him for it.

“Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” a tour of the Tony-nominated Broadway revue, is returning to Jazz Alley after a well-reviewed stop there last year. The jukebox musical features 39 popular rock and R&B songs — many from the songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Hits in the revue include “On Broadway,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Stand By Me,” “Spanish Harlem,” “Love Potion #9” and “I’m a Woman.” On Broadway from 1995 to 2000, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” is the longest-running musical revue in Broadway history.

The cast includes Ron Lucas, Tony Perry, Safiya Fredricks, Dawn Driver, Christopher Brasfield, Famicia Ward and Jonathan Victorian, with Darrius Frowner (piano), Danny Hoefer (guitar), Chris Symer (bass), Larry Holloway (bass) and Milo Petersen (drums) comprising the band.

“Smokey Joe’s Cafe” opens Wednesday and plays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Dec. 21 at Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $26.50-$28.50 (206-441-9729 or www.jazzalley.com).

Holiday Jazz on Jazz Northwest

Holiday Jazz sung and played by musicians from Seattle, Portland and Vancouver for a Northwest Jazz Christmas will be featured this Sunday afternoon on Jazz Northwest from KPLU. Thomas Marriott, Don Lanphere, the Roosevelt Jazz Band, David Friesen, Greta Matassa, The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra and the B3 Kings are among the Northwest jazz artists who will be featured Sunday afternoon at 1 pm on Jazz Northwest from 88-5 KPLU and kplu.org. The program is produced and hosted by Jim Wilke for KPLU.

Thursday Jazz

SEATTLE ART MUSUEUM: Matt Jorgensen +451
1300 First Avenue, Seattle, 5:30 – 7:30pm

JAZZ ALLEY: Tower of Power

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: SCCC Jazz Orchestra with Lonnie Mardis

NEW ORLEANS: The Ham Carson Quintet

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE
7pm – Larry Murante and Alicia Healey
9pm – Tim Lerch Trio, with Tim Lerch (guitar), Patrick McDanell (bass) and Frank Heye (drums)

THAIKU: Jon Alberts, Jeff Johnson, Tad Britton

SEATTLE CITY HALL: Pearl Django
600 4th Ave, Seattle, 12 noon

CONCERT: Jazz Nutcracker: Roosevelt Jazz Band
Roosevelt High School Performing Arts Theatre, 1410 NE 66th St, 7:30

MAY: Hans Teuber Trio

Art of Jazz: Matt Jorgensen +451

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11
MATT JORGENSEN +451

Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Avenue, Seattle
5:30 – 7:30pm
Free with museum admission

“Matt Jorgensen +451, one of the most impressive live jazz bands in this region, with the potential to impress far a?eld. Their live performances are at times stunning – supertight and driving.”
– Earshot Jazz

Wednesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Charlie Hunter Trio

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Hal Sherman and the BCC Jazz Orchestra

THAIKU: Ron Weinstein Trio

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
6pm – Cyrille Gosselin Student Showcase
9pm – Vocal Jam with Fathia Atallah and the Bruce Barnard Trio

NEW ORLEANS: The Legend Band w/ Clarence Acox

WHISKEY BAR: Ronnie Pierce

Tuesday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Charlie Hunter Trio

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM: Trio Concept

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Emerald City Jazz Orchestra

NEW ORLEANS: Holotradband

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
7pm – Kenny Mandell Student Showcase – Jazz Against the Machine and the New Trix Band
9pm – KirandaShaune’ and 3Spot, with Reshard Radford (piano), Mike Catts (bass) and Todd Anders-Johnson (drums)

SEATTLE CITY HALL: Fred Hoadley Trio
600 4th Ave, Seattle, noon

DEXTER AND HAYES: Tim Kennedy Trio

MIX: Don Mock, Steve Kim & Charlie Nordstrom

Monday Jazz

CONCERT: Stan Kenton Big Band Christmas w/ Rich Wetzel’s Groovin Higher Orchestra
Tacoma CC Performing Arts, 7:30

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Jazz Jam with Darin Clendenin

NEW ORLEANS: The New Orleans Quintet

LA SPIGA: Ray Baldwin’s Version of Cool

TOST: Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder

Sunday Jazz

JAZZ ALLEY: Guitars and Saxes Christmas
w/ Richard Elliot, Paul Brown and Jessy J

TRIPLE DOOR MUSICQUARIUM:
Sunday Night Salsa: Rhythm Syndicate

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB:
3pm- Reggie Goings / Hadley Caliman
8pm- Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra

SERAFINA:
11am-1:30pm Jazz Brunch: Conlin Roser / Cynthia Mullis Duo
6:30-9pm: Ann Reynolds / Tobi Stone Duo

LA SPIGA: Gail Pettis

JAZZ VESPERS: Karen Kajita & Nelda Swiggett
Seattle First Baptist Church, Seneca at Harvard on First Hill, 325-6051. 6pm

CONCERT: Jazz Nutcracker: Roosevelt Jazz Band
Roosevelt High School Performing Arts Theatre, 1410 NE 66th St, 2pm
Visit www.rooseveltjazz.org for tickets and more information.

Drop us a line and let us know what else is happening tonight!

Saturday Jazz

BAKE’S PLACE: Denise Donatelli Quartet

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Greta Matassa Quartet

JAZZ ALLEY: Guitars and Saxes Christmas
w/ Richard Elliot, Paul Brown and Jessy J

EGAN’S BALLARD JAM HOUSE:
6:30pm – Tai Shan, w/ Jeremy Jones (drums), Josh Rawlings (keys), Kevin Crouse (bass) and Rosalynn DeRoos (clarinet). CD release.
9pm – Lisa Marshall and the Dirty Girls CD release
11pm – Room for Roots Series, w/ Joy Mills and Thornton Bowman

SERAFINA: Leo Raymundo w/ Sue Nixon

GRAZIE: Poindexter Jazz Quartet

ST. CLOUDS: Jose Gonzales Trio
1131 34th Ave, Seattle. 9pm

EL GAUCHO STEAK HOUSE: Gail Pettis Trio
110th Ave NE & NE 6th St, Bellevue. 9pm

GALLERY 1412: Fourth Anniversary Celebration
w/ Gust Burns Quartet, Campbell/Shoup, Jesse Canterbury

PAMPAS ROOM: Brian Nova Quartet

CONCERT: Jazz Nutcracker: Roosevelt Jazz Band
Roosevelt High School Performing Arts Theatre, 1410 NE 66th St, 7:30pm
Visit www.rooseveltjazz.org for tickets and more information.

Anything else? Drop us a note and let us know!