Benny Green live at Jazz24

Benny Green — Remembering Monk … and Shearing

When pianist Benny Green agreed to come to KPLU’s Seattle studios for a solo piano performance he was on tour with his band doing a tribute to the music of Thelonious Monk so it seemed logical to have his studio session consist of Monk compositions. That was the plan, anyway

Who is Esperanza Spalding?

Esperanza Spalding walked into the KPLU Seattle studios like some teenaged gunslinger. However, she’d been working full time in music for most of her 25 years, and her chosen weapon was a double-bass that reached just above her impressive afro. Now a Grammy Award winner for Best New Artist (take

Vijay Iyer live at Jazz24

The Vijay Iyer Trio live at Jazz24

  The Vijay Iyer Trio’s latest release, Historicity, won a number of “Album Of The Year” awards in 2010 and has been nominated for a 2011 Grammy as “Best Jazz Instrumental Album.” Pianist, Vijay Iyer, seems pleased by this recognition but not really fazed by it. In fact, during his

Jacky Terrasson live at Jazz24

Jacky Terrasson Trio’s masterful live performance at Jazz24

This studio session marks the first visit from pianist, Jacky Terrasson, to the KPLU/Jazz24 studios.  We hope it’s the first of many. In a stunning three-song set, Jacky left no doubt that his group is one of the most exciting piano trios in jazz today. With bassist Ben Williams (winner