A pianist who brought bebop to New Orleans and an educator to generations of music students, the elder Marsalis has become a father figure of modern jazz to more than just his famous sons.
The Marsalis family is The First Family Of Jazz with father Ellis and sons Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason. Jason, the youngest brother, has been making great music for years as a jazz drummer. Recently, though, he broadened his percussion palette by mastering the vibraphone. We were pleased to host the newly-minted Jason Marsalis Vibes […]
Vocalist and pianist Karrin Allyson is a longtime friend and frequent studio session guest at KPLU. This year, she joined us on Halloween and began her live session with an appropriate song, a jazz version of “Spooky.” Following that, she and her old buddy, jazz host Dick Stein, talked about life, music and such things. […]