Roy Hargrove Returns With A Seattle Vibe

https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kplu/audio/2018/01/roy_hargrove_quintet_2017_01.mp3 He’s known as one of the top trumpet players in jazz for the past quarter-century, and returned to the KNKX studios with a fantastic new song for the city Roy says has always inspired him. “The Seattle Vibe” was so new, his quintet hadn’t heard it until they arrived

Jared Hall Blows Back Into The Northwest

Trumpet player, composer and jazz educator Jared Hall grew up in Spokane, Wash. His jazz studies took him to Whitworth University in his hometown, then to Indiana and Florida. But Hall has recently returned to the northwest, adding another potent voice on trumpet to the growing Seattle jazz scene. Jared

Happy Orchestra’s Joyful Rhythms

Celebrating the release of their long-awaited debut album Baba, drummer Tarik Abouzied’s Happy Orchestra turned our listeners’ frowns upside down with an energetic set live in the KNKX studios. As the composer of all the songs on the album, Tarik told us he’s mostly composing at a piano keyboard. He