When he began his recording career, and for some time thereafter, saxophonist, Anton Schwartz made his home in San Francisco. Now, though, he splits his time between San Francisco and Seattle so we invited our new neighbor to the KPLU performance studio to play some music and talk about his new CD, Flash Mob. In [...]
Cécile McLorin Salvant is one of the best young jazz singers to appear on the scene in years. 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 and she also combs American music history looking for semi-obscure [...]
Saxophonist/vocalist, Grace Kelly has just released her 8th CD, and she is only 21 years old. Those two facts kind of say it all. Grace is a prodigiously talented musician. She’s also delightful company, which is why we were so happy to receive a return visit from Grace for a Jazz24/KPLU Studio Session. This time around Grace is [...]
By Abe Beeson and Justin OK, maybe “anarchist” is too harsh a word to apply to singer/songwriter/pianist/ukulele player, Nellie McKay, but as you will hear in this interview, Nellie is a woman of strong beliefs, which she presents pleasantly, politely and often with great wit. But in her conversation and in her songs, her opinions [...]
Nellie McKay performing live in the Jazz24/KPLU Seattle studios.
By Abe Beeson and Justin Steyer Forty years ago, a band called Eleventh House helped set the standard for what would become known as Jazz-Rock Fusion. The band consisted of Larry Coryell (guitar), Alphonse Mouzon (drums), Mike Mandel (keyboards), Danny Trifan (bass) and Randy Brecker (trumpet). On this leg of the Eleventh House Reunion [...]
Larry Coryell and The Eleventh House Reunion Band live at the Jazz24/KPLU studios.
Pianist/singer Marcia Ball is one of the best-known players of Louisiana blues, swamp blues and boogie-woogie. While in town for a show at Jazz Alley, we were lucky enough to have Marcia stop by for a solo performance and interview hosted by All Blues’ John Kessler. You can also find our Studio Sessions available [...]
“’Nuff said,” is right. When jazz fans hear the names Monty Alexander, John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton in conjunction, they know they’ll be treated great music, played with inspiration, joy and absolutely amazing technical chops. Monty (piano), John (bass) and Jeff (drums) have performed together off and on for almost 40 years. [...]