Old and new jazz around the region on Jazz Northwest – March 27


Jazz old and new is featured on Jazz Northwest on 88.5 KPLU this Sunday, March 27. The second East West Trumpet Summit CD featuring Ray Vega and Thomas Marriott (East and West) is sampled, and the late Ham Carson is heard playing at The New Orleans Creole Restaurant where he played every week for over 20 years. The Full Circle Jazz Ensemble is heard in music from a forthcoming CD, and Portland’s Alan Jones Sextet plays a tune inspired by the late bassist Leroy Vinegar, “The Walker.” Vinegar is also heard playing with pianist Jessica Williams at a jazz club in Portland.

Jazz Northwest is produced by host Jim Wilke and airs Sundays at 2 PM Pacific, streaming at kplu.org. After broadcast, programs may be steamed at jazznw.org.

Next week on Jazz Northwest, a special one-time concert billed as “Latitude Adjustment” from the 2015 Jazz Port Townsend features an unusual trio with alto saxophonist Steve Wilson, Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo and pianist George Cables.

Jazz Friends for Save KPLU – A Benefit Concert


KPLU 88.5 and the Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitiriou’s Jazz Alley have partnered to present a collage of jazz friends performing to support Save KPLU! This benefit concert includes performances by seven Northwest jazz artists and KPLU favorites! Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7:30pm.

When jazz performers unite for a cause they believe in, something very special happens. Some of KPLU’s favorite Northwest jazz musicians are doing just that, on stage at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley for an incredible night of music with proceeds benefiting Save KPLU. KPLU has been the source for award-winning jazz and blues in the Northwest for 32 years and is proud of its strong connection to the local jazz scene. KPLU is the nation’s preeminent jazz station, and its jazz programming also has a large online global audience which includes its all-jazz service, Jazz24. It’s hard to imagine life without KPLU’s unique brand of curated jazz at 88.5 FM and online—but if the station’s impending sale by Pacific Lutheran University to the University of Washington goes through, that’s exactly what will happen. Join the party and help KPLU meet its goal of raising $7 million so 88.5 FM can become an independent, community-licensed station.

The evening will be emceed by KPLU Evening Jazz host Abe Beeson. Other KPLU air hosts will be there, too—like Dick Stein and Robin Lloyd. Opening remarks by KPLU’s General Manager Joey Cohn and Director of Content Matt Martinez.

Click here for more info.

Thomas Marriott with Orrin Evans tonight at Tula’s


Trumpeter Thomas Marriott joins forces with the award-winning Orrin Evans Trio featuring Evans at the piano, Luques Curtis on bass and Mark Whitfield Jr. on drums. The group is performing tonight at Tula’s starting at 7:30pm

2214 Second Ave
Seattle, WA
Reservations: 206-443-4221
link: Facebook Event Page

Also, the group is performing in Arlington on Saturday. Click here to read more.


Earshot Golden Ear Award Winners

Vocalist: Eugenie Jones

Instrumentalist: pianist Dawn Clement

Emerging artist: trumpeter Raymond Larsen

Alternative group: Industrial Revelation

Acoustic ensemble: Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto

Recording: guitarist Gregg Belisle-Chi, for “Tenebrae”

Concert: Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, with Anat Cohen

Hall of Fame: Randy Halberstadt (piano), Ruby Bishop (piano), Sonny Booker (trumpet)

Triskaidekband at Tula’s tonight

Monday, March 14 at 7:30pm
Tula’s Jazz Club
2214 Second Ave

Reservations: 206-443-4221

David Marriott and company take you on a tour of the world of jazz, from Ellington to Kneebody, from Dizzy Gillespie to Woody Shaw to Alex Sipiagin, from Sidney Bechet to Branford Marsalis, from swingin’ to funky, we’ve got it covered!

Seattle singer Ernestine Anderson remembered on Jazz Northwest Sunday at 2 PM on 88.5 KPLU

Much beloved Seattle singer Ernestine Anderson died on March 10 at the age of 87. Her career spanned six decades, thirty albums, four Grammy nominations and hundreds of performances all over the world. This Sunday on Jazz Northwest, host Jim Wilke remembers his friend and her performances around the Seattle area including live broadcasts, jazz festivals and club gigs. Recordings on the show range from her 1955 debut to her late recordings up to 2010.

Ernestine Anderson grew up in Seattle, attending Garfield High School where her contemporaries included Quincy Jones, Floyd Standifer, and Buddy Catlett. Though she spent time living in London and L.A., Seattle was home to Ernestine when she wasn’t on the road literally around the world. She gave generously of her time and talent, with the Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble being the special recipient of many benefit performances. She was a regular performer at The Bellevue Jazz Festival, Jazz Port Townsend, and Jazz Alley and lent her name to a Seattle jazz club, Ernestine’s (formerly Parnell’s) where she also performed. She was one of the first persons to be named to the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame and will be honored at this year’s Golden Ear Awards presented by Earshot at The Royal Room on March 15.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and kplu.org. After broadcast, programs may be streamed at jazznw.org. The program airs Sundays at 2 PM Pacific. Next week, a concert at the Seattle Art Museum by The Tiptons saxophone quartet.

Orrin Evans in Arlington – Saturday, March 26

Saturday, March 26 / 7:30 PM
Byrnes Performing Arts Center
18821 Crown Ridge Blvd.
Arlington WA

The great jazz pianist, composer and bandleader Orrin Evans leads a stellar trio featuring Jeff Johnson (bass) and John Bishop (drums), for an evening of jazz at the Bpac in Arlington.

Arlington HS Jazz One will open with a set featuring guest Thomas Marriott on trumpet.

A unique setting for this event, Bpac is a 600 seat acoustic gem in Arlington, at the foot of the Cascade Mountains. It is less than an hour to drive from Seattle, or Bellingham.

Tickets are available at Brownpaper Tickets at this link

Tickets will be available at the door, or can be purchased at Flowers by George in Arlington at 335 N Olympic Av