The genre choro — the New Orleans jazz of Brazil — has long fascinated Cohen, a jazz-trained clarinet and saxophone player. Her new quartet Choro Aventuroso modernizes the music’s rhythms and forms.
The late, distinctively melodic jazz trumpeter and composer Kenny Wheeler was quietly influential to generations of musicians. From the Pacific Northwest, two acolytes reimagine his catalog.
Song List: “Green Chimneys” “One By One” “EJ’s Blues” Recently KPLU presented yet another excellent Puget Sound area high-school jazz band in a live studio session. This time around it was the Mt. Si High School Jazz Combo from the Snoqualmie Valley School District. The band arrived with their director Matthew Wenman and their mentor, […]
At KPLU and Jazz24 we would be hard-pressed to name a musician who is more fun to have as a guest in our performance studio than singer/songwriter/pianist, Ann Hampton Callaway. Every time she shows up, she’s ready for fun. Oftentimes when she stops by for a studio session, we can hear her before we see […]