A 76-year-old jazz record label gathers its new crop into a band. Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire, Marcus Strickland, Lionel Loueke, Derrick Hodge and Kendrick Scott play each others’ tunes.
One of Portland, Oregon’s best known jazz group is Trio Subtonic. They’ve made their mark on the Northwest independent and jazz music scenes, crafting three albums worth of original compositions by the band members: on keys, Galen Clark; on bass, Bill Athens; and on drums, Russ Kleimer. On a quick zoom through Seattle (they were […]
Drummer Stanton Moore is one of the busiest drummers in New Orleans. Everybody wants to work with him. Likewise with the other members of his trio, David Torkanowsky (piano) and James Singleton (bass). These three guys are among the most sought-after musicians in a city brimming with great players. So it was a true delight […]
In 2015 the ongoing KPLU School Of Jazz program expanded its opportunities for high school jazz bands by beginning to feature them in our series of live Studio Sessions from our Seattle studios. The first group is this sextet from the Mercer Island High School Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. David Bentley. […]