Brent Jensen Plays Paul Desmond And More

Alto and soprano sax player Brent Jensen says no matter which horn he plays, people often tell him he sounds like Paul Desmond. That’s a high compliment indeed, but live in the KNKX studios Jensen showed he’s no imitator. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kplu/audio/2018/01/brent_jensen-pure_desmond_band_01.mp3 You’ve probably heard Brent Jensen playing around the Northwest, or

Mughal Muesli’s Heady Blend

Based in New York City and featuring two graduates of Seattle’s legendary Roosevelt High School jazz program, the trio Mughal Muesli returned to the West Coast for a tour supporting their debut album Imperial Cereal. We’re tracking down carpenters now because they nearly blew the roof off the place. Live

The New Triumph’s Dynamic Grooves

“It’s not loud, it’s more… dynamic” percussionist Ricardo Guity told our studio audience as The New Triumph prepared to launch into their soulful, rhythm-heavy live session. It wasn’t loud, but it was passionate and dynamic. The Seattle septet pulses with the universal rhythms found in Latin, African and American soul

Thomas Marriott’s New Quintet At Seattle Art Museum

Thomas Marriott’s new working band played the February concert in the Art Of Jazz series presented by Earshot Jazz at The Seattle Art Museum. Playing for a standing room only audience, the quintet played compositions by members of the group including Marriott, saxophonist Rick Mandyck and pianist Tim Kennedy. Geoff