In 2015 the ongoing KPLU School Of Jazz program expanded its opportunities for high school jazz bands by beginning to feature them in our series of live Studio Sessions from our Seattle studios. The first group is this sextet from the Mercer Island High School Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. David Bentley. […]
By John Kessler and Nick Morrison The Yardbirds released their first hit record, “For Your Love,” 50 years ago. It was 1965, the year British rock invaded American pop music culture. The guitarist in The Yardbirds was Eric Clapton, who actually quit the band because they had a pop hit. At age 20, Clapton was already […]
Pearl Django and Gail Pettis perform “I Thought About You” live in the KPLU Seattle studios on January 2, 2015.
Pearl Django and Gail Pettis perform “What A Little Moonlight Can Do” live in the KPLU Seattle studios on January 2, 2015.
Pearl Django and Gail Pettis perform “Flamingo” live in the KPLU Seattle studios on January 2, 2015.
KPLU rang in the new year of 2015 with a studio session featuring some old friends of the station who are also some of Seattle’s finest jazz musicians—Pearl Django and Gail Pettis. Pearl Django has long been regarded as one of America’s finest gypsy jazz bands. Gail is a two-time recipient of the Earshot Jazz […]
Elvin Bishop performs “Everybody’s In The Same Boat” live in Seattle.
It sure was hard to pick just five, but here are the best live KPLU studio sessions of the year. Industrial Revelation This was the year for long-percolating Seattle jazz band Industrial Revelation. Nearly a decade after their first rehearsal together, Industrial Revelation was packing clubs full of young music fans, solidifying a sound blending modern […]
Elvin Bishop performs “Got To Be New Orleans” live in Seattle.
Track List: Old School Rivers Invitation Can’t Even Do Wrong Right Blues guitarist and vocalist Elvin Bishop recently stopped by the KPLU performance studios and, as is usual with an Elvin Bishop show, a good time was had by all. In the mid-1960’s Elvin was a founding member of the highly influential Paul Butterfield Blues […]