A quartet split between American and Belgian musicians, it’s strangely logical that trumpeter Chad McCullough and pianist Bram Weijters first met in Banff, Canada about a decade ago. It’s been a long-distance relationship made in heaven ever since. Both co-leaders say the collaborations have many side benefits beyond their music.
I like to fantasize about using a time machine to catch early concerts by jazz legends of the past. Every once in a while, a young talent emerges that has me searching their crowd for curious time-traveling jazz fans from the future. Jazzmeia Horn is certainly worthy of such a
This week on Jazz Northwest, we feature the complete concert “Celebrating George Cables” from this year’s Jazz Port Townsend that took place during the last weekend in July. Pianist George Cables has been a perennial favorite for many years at the festival, and also during the Jazz Workshop, the week preceding the
Talking before our live session with pianist Christian Sands and his trio, I told him his former boss, bassist Christian McBride, formed his New Jawn without a pianist because Sands is irreplaceable. He laughed out loud and said, “I like the way you think!” After hearing his phenomenal trio in