2008 Jazz Port Townsend Festival All Star Big Band directed by Kim Richmond (photo by Doug Young)
The late composer, arranger, pianist and band leader Bob Florence was honored at Jazz Port Townsend in July. He was a much-loved regular member of the Jazz Workshop faculty which precedes the Festival and was scheduled to lead the Festival All Star Big Band in concert again this year, but died two months prior to the festival. Kim Richmond, who played lead alto in Bob Florence concerts and twelve albums, took over the conducting role for this tribute concert. With solo quality musicians in every chair this is truly an All-star band, playing brilliant compositions and arrangements by Bob Florence.
The concert will air on Jazz Northwest this Sunday afternoon (10/5) at 1 PM PDT on 88-5, KPLU, Tacoma-Seattle.
The concert will also stream simultaneously via the internet to an international audience from kplu.org and a podcast will be available after the airdate from kplu.org. Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for KPLU
Listen to the audio preview below.