Written by Abe Beeson He learned to play sax alongside John Coltrane, worked with Dizzy Gillespie’s band, grew up with talented brothers Percy (bass) and Albert (drums), he’s written more than a hundred songs, and at 88 years old, can’t wait to release his new album with singer Roberta Gambarini. The legendary Jimmy Heath sat […]
The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is celebrating their 30th year from June 18th through July 1st, and KPLU is here to promote KPLU’s streaming jazz service, Jazz24.org. Friday night highlights We (KPLU Promotions Director and the wonderful Judie Dahl, Marketing Director for the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society) caught the Bria Skonberg Quintet’s set […]
In this studio session hosted by Abe Beeson the Justin Kauflin Quartet performed live in the KPLU studios. The trio is: Justin Kauflin (piano), Christopher Smith (bass), Billy Williams (drums), and Sean Lango (guitar).