Jazz and Summertime are natural partners and next Tuesday night fans will be heading to the North City neighborhood of Shoreline for the 9th annual North City Jazz Walk from 7 to 10 PM. This Sunday, Jazz Northwest previews the Jazz Walk with music by Greta Matassa, Pearl Django and Jacqueline Tabor. These are three of the ten artists and groups appearing on August 11 in ten venues within walking distance of each other around 175th and 15th Avenue NE.
Also on this week’s show are the Jim Cutler Jazz Orchestra, Dmitiri Matheny and Stephanie Porter, all of whom will also be playing in the Seattle area next week. News about live jazz opportunities are always a part of Jazz Northwest on Sunday afternoons at 2 PM Pacific on 88.5 KPLU and streaming at kplu.org.
Next week, Jazz Northwest presents the first in a series of shows originating from Centrum’s Jazz Port Townsend the last weekend of July. On August 16, you’ll hear highlights from an informal gig in downtown Port Townsend featuring international jazz stars Terell Stafford, Steve Wilson, Eric Reed and others.