Halie Loren performs “Happy Together” live at the Jazz24/KPLU Seattle Studios.
Pat Martino and James Carter: Tow Generations of Jazz Power. Pat Martino, Pat Bianchi, Carmen Intorre, and James Carter perform live in the Jazz24/KPLU Studios on October 11th, 2013.
Once again KPLU/Jazz24 welcomes Karrin Allyson into the Seattle studios for another great concert.
Martin Taylor performing live in the Jazz24/KPLU Seattle studios.
Though this was not guitarist John Scofield’s first stop into the KPLU Seattle studios this time he was joined John Medeski (piano), Billy Martin (drums), and Chris Wood (bass). As you will hear in this session, the group mixes jazz, funk and modern soul to create what host Abe Beeson called a groovy sound of […]
You probably know “Birdland” by the group Weather Report well enough to sing along with the melody. What you may not know is the melody is being played on an electric bass by Jaco Pastorius, the subject of today’s discussion. About the time Jaco joined Weather Report in 1976, he also released a solo […]
Justin Kauflin is a 23-year-old jazz pianist who is also one of the subjects of a new documentary film called Keep On Keepin’ On. The other subject of the film is Justin’s musical and spiritual mentor, jazz trumpet legend, Clark Terry. Kauflin has been a musician since childhood. He’s also been blind since age 11. […]
Most KPLU listeners are familiar with tenor saxophonist, Ernie Watts, though his excellent work with Charlie Haden’s Quartet West. However, as we learn in this performance/interview with jazz host Abe Beeson, Mr. Watts has had a multifaceted career, working with everyone from Buddy Rich to The Rolling Stones. Ernie is joined in this […]
Trumpeters Ray Vega (East Coast) and Thomas Marriott (West Coast) have joined forces once again for the newest edition of their East-West Trumpet Summit with pianist George Colligan, bassist Phil Sparks and drummer Matt Jorgensen. Set list: Caravan What’s New Bags’ Groove You can also find our Studio Sessions available as a video podcast in […]
Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker’s song “Ko-Ko” is perhaps one of the most important American recordings of all time. It’s widely considered to be the first be-bop song ever to be recorded. And even though it’s a 1945 recording, this is still the template for modern jazz. So where did be-bop come from? In some […]