Photo by Daniel Sheehan

Tenor saxophonist Hadley Caliman leads a quintet in an Art of Jazz concert at the Seattle Art Museum on 88.5 KPLU on Sunday, January 24 at 1 PM Pacific Time. The recorded concert is presented as part of the regular series of on-location recordings presented on Jazz Northwest. The performance includes several selections from the new CD “Straight Ahead” (Origin Records). Joining the veteran saxophonist are Thomas Marriott, trumpet, Eric Verlinde, piano, Chuck Kistler, bass and John Bishop, drums.

Hadley Caliman grew up in Los Angeles where he played on the fabled Central Avenue. His associations range from the Gerald Wilson Orchestra to Santana, and he has been a major influence on young musicians, teaching for over 20 years at The Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.

The Art of Jazz series is presented by Earshot Jazz on the second Thursday of each month in the Brotman Forum at The Seattle Art Museum with the support of KPLU and The Weekly. The next concert in the series will feature the Dawn Clement Trio on February 11.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5, KPLU. The program airs Sundays at 1 PM Pacific Time and streams to the internet at A podcast of the program is also available after the air date at

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