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.