Barney McClure has been a boatbuilder, Mayor of Port Townsend, State Representative, Events Organizer and more, but it’s as a jazz musician we know him best. Whether playing piano or organ, leading his own groups, or backing singers and touring artists, Barney McClure has been a prominent part of the Northwest jazz scene for many years. After an 11 year sojourn in Alaska, he’s back in the Seattle area and in one of his first major appearances since his return, he played an Art of Jazz concert at The Seattle Art Museum. Jazz Northwest recorded the concert and it airs Sunday, April 24 at 1 PM PDT on 88.5, KPLU and kplu.org.
Joining Barney McClure at the piano are Clipper Anderson, bass, Dean Hodges on drums and Ernesto Pediangco on percussion. in a concert including both standards and original compositions. The Art of Jazz concerts are presented by Earshot Jazz and the Seattle Art Museum with the support of 88.5 KPLU and the Seattle Weekly.
Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and kplu.org. The program is also available as a podcast from kplu.org.