The group Omaha Diner is made up of four of the most gifted and adventurous musicians in jazz: drummer Bobby Previte, trumpeter Steven Bernstein, guitarist Charlie Hunter and saxophonist, Skerik. Along with the almost scary level of talent, the other thing that makes Omaha Diner unique is their musical repertoire. They won’t even think about […]
The Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet performed “18th Letter of Silence” off their album The 21st Century Trad Band live in the KPLU Seattle studios. Members of the band include Will Goble (bass), Austin Johnson (piano), and David Potter (drums).
The Marsalis family is The First Family Of Jazz with father Ellis and sons Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason. Jason, the youngest brother, has been making great music for years as a jazz drummer. Recently, though, he broadened his percussion palette by mastering the vibraphone. We were pleased to host the newly-minted Jason Marsalis Vibes […]
Vocalist and pianist Karrin Allyson is a longtime friend and frequent studio session guest at KPLU. This year, she joined us on Halloween and began her live session with an appropriate song, a jazz version of “Spooky.” Following that, she and her old buddy, jazz host Dick Stein, talked about life, music and such things. […]
Vocalist and pianist Karrin Allyson performed “Spooky”, “O Pato”, and “Wrap Up Some Of That Sunshine” live in the KPLU Seattle studios on Halloween 2014. Along with Karrin were guitarist Rod Fleeman and bassist Jeff Johnson.
Charley Patton’s music set the template for all the Delta Blues players who would come after him. Take a listen to “High Water Everywhere,” which Patton recorded in 1929. But Patton’s records weren’t made in the South; they were recorded in Grafton, Wisconsin by Paramount Records, a subsidiary of the Wisconsin Chair Company. Now it […]
We were very pleased to welcome Tom Wopat into the KPLU Performance Studio for a live studio session. All he brought with him was a guitar, his fine voice, and some good stories. Tom has recorded 10 albums in a variety of genres, and has performed in several Broadway musicals including “Annie Get Your Gun” […]
Although actor/singer/guitarist, Tom Wopat, is best known for his role as Luke Duke in the long-running television series, The Dukes Of Hazzard, his best artistic work was still ahead of him when that series ended. Instead of seeking more television work, Wopat pursued his first love, music. He’s recorded 10 albums in a […]
Helen Sung live in the KPLU studios performing Armando’s Rhumba, Hope Springs Eternally, and Carolina Shout.