For years, Pacific Lutheran University has had a first-rate jazz education program. These days it’s overseen by Dr. David Deacon-Joyner, an honored jazz educator, a terrific pianist and a great guy to hang out with.
The Jazz Sound Trio is led by Dr. Joyner and features two in-demand regional players who also teach in the PLU jazz program—bassist Clipper Anderson and percussionist, Mark Ivester.
In this live studio session, hosted by Robin Lloyd, the trio invited two saxophone-playing PLU students to join in. They are Zack Miller and Brandon Lee Cierly. The session kicks off with a feature for the trio, Nothing Like You. After a bit of conversation with Robin, Dr. Joyner brings in Zack and Brandon for Misty, followed by Autumn Leaves. The three veteran players and the two up-and-comers all bring out the best in each other in this delightful session.
Special thanks to Street Bean Espresso for providing coffee at KPLU Studio Sessions.
You can also find our Studio Sessions available as a video podcast in iTunes.