Seattle jazz icon pianist Overton Berry leads his trio in an “Art of Jazz” concert at The Seattle Art Museum on the next Jazz Northwest on 88.5 KPLU. Overton Berry is a member of the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame and his career goes back for six decades not only in Seattle and the West Coast, but beyond to Hong Kong, Vietnam, and elsewhere.
Joined in this concert by bassist Jeff Davies and drummer Rick Spano, Overton Berry plays a variety of music from soul jazz classics, to ballads, Brazilian music and the classic “Hymn to Freedom” by Oscar Peterson.
The Art of Jazz concerts are presented by Earshot Jazz, John Gilbreath, Executive Director and the Seattle Art Museum on the second Thursday of each month, year ’round. The next concert in the series will feature the Jonathan Pugh Quartet on January 9.
The concerts are recorded by Jim Wilke for broadcast on Jazz Northwest, Sunday afternoons at 2 pm on 88;5 KPLU. The program is also available as a podcast at kplu.org following the broadcast.