from The Seattle Times:

When Seattle smooth-jazz station KWJZ vanished into the ether last winter, its wounded fans rained down protests, including nearly 100 emails, comments and phone calls to The Seattle Times.

Well, smooth-jazz lovers, calm down. Though KWJZ is isn’t coming back, the woman behind much of the momentum there, Carol Handley, has done the next best thing.

On July 24, Handley launched a 24/7 streaming web station, Smooth in Seattle, to augment the production company she started after KWJZ’s demise, Carol Handley Presents. (Access both at

One of Handley’s first projects is a concert by a bitingly funky, Juanita-raised smooth-jazz saxophonist named Kyle Wolverton, who plays the Kirkland Performance Center Saturday with a knockout band. Though Wolverton performed at Chateau Ste. Michelle in 2009, this marks his first ever concert as a pro in his hometown.

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