The jazz pianist is celebrating his birthday with a pair of new releases, one of which documents how his creative process plays out in front of live audiences.
For years, Pacific Lutheran University has had a first-rate jazz education program. These days it’s overseen by Dr. David Deacon-Joyner, an honored jazz educator, a terrific pianist and a great guy to hang out with. The Jazz Sound Trio is led by Dr. Joyner and features two in-demand regional players who also teach in the […]
The members of Tyrant Lizard are all involved in the University Of Washington’s Improvised Music Project. When they came to KPLU for a live studio session, they immediately stated their improvisational intentions by beginning the show with a gorgeous version of Don’t Fence Me In. (So the first thing we knew about the band was […]