Bassist Jon Hamar leading his quartet at the Seattle Art Museum (Jim Levitt photo)

In the first part of this program, John Gilbreath previews upcoming events in the Earshot Jazz Festival which continues through November 9th. Part 2 features excerpts from the October Art of Jazz Concert by the Jon Hamar Quartet. The quartet includes saxophonist Mark Taylor, pianist Dawn Clement and drummer Byron Vannoy in addition to bassist Jon Hamar. The music is mostly original compositions by Jon Hamar, whose most recent CD is “Hereafter”.

Jazz NW is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 KPLU and airs on Sundays at 1 pm. The program is also streamed simultaneously to the internet and is available as a podcast after the airdate at

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