The Benny Green Trio performs at the 2014 Jazz Port Townsend Festival.

Pianist Benny Green leads his trio in an exciting concert airing on Jazz Northwest on Sunday October 12 at 2 PM Pacific on 88.5 KPLU and streaming on . David Wong is on bass and Rodney Green is the drummer. The concert was recorded last July at Centrum’s Jazz Port Townsend for this broadcast.

Benny Green is a powerful pianist with a deep sense of swing. Not surprising, because he came up as a sideman in two great universities of the road, as a member of Betty Carter’s group and with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Another pivotal experience was being chosen by Oscar Peterson for the Glen Gould International Protégé Prize which included extensive mentoring by Oscar Peterson.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke for 88.5 KPLU and streaming at The program is also available as a podcast after the broadcast.

Next week: John Gilbreath joins Jim Wilke for Part 2 of a conversation with music samples, previewing the balance of the Earshot Jazz Festival which continues through November 11 in Seattle.

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