We were thrilled to welcome back this week singer/saxophonist Curtis Stigers. The last time Curtis visited the Jazz24/KPLU Performance Studio, he had just released his ‘break up’ CD. Well, time heals all wounds and this time around he touring with his ‘happy’ CD—Hooray For Love. In this performance interview with KPLU’s Abe Beeson, Curtis and his […]
Ernie Watts performs the tune “Bebop” live in the KPLU Seattle studios. Ernie is joined by Seattle pianist Marc Seales, bassist Dave Captain, and drummer Gary Hobbs.
Take a listen to “Sex Machine” from 1970 by the architect of Funk, James Brown. Brown is the focus of our discussion as we follow this music from its roots in R & B to full-blown, shake-your-booty Funk. First let’s try to define Funk music. Let’s pick out three things. First, there’s the emphasis on […]
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.
Anton Schwartz, along with bassist John Shifflet, drummer Lorca Hart, trumpeter Dominick Farinacci, and pianist, Eric Reed, perform live in the KPLU Seattle studios.
Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and New Orleans native Terence Blanchard and his sextet stopped by the KPLU Seattle studios for a performance and interview.
Cécile McLorin Salvant sings her version of “I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate” during her Live Studio Session at the KPLU/Jazz24 studios in Seattle, Washington. She’s the prefect combination of what many think a great singer should be. She creates her own songs, allowing us to see the world through her eyes […]
We were very excited to welcome back singer/songwriter, Sara Gazarek, a graduate from the Roosevelt High School jazz program who has since made a home in the L.A. jazz scene. Sara stopped by the KPLU Seattle studios for this interview and performance while in town at Jazz Alley with Band members Josh Nelson (piano), Hamilton […]
Saxophonist/vocalist, Grace Kelly performs live in the KPLU studios for a Live Studio Session. Grace was accompanied by a Seattle trio consisting of Marc Seales (piano), Jeff Johnson (bass) and Ted Poor (drums).
During KPLU’s School of Jazz Week the Bellevue High School Jazz Combo performed with trombonist David Marriott in the KPLU Seattle Studios. Here they perform a version of “Syeeda’s Song Flute” which they recorded for the School of Jazz CD.