The clarinetist Don Byron has a way of homing in on an artist’s legacy and transforming it with intelligence and adventure. He takes on the bluesy music of Southern gospel pioneer Thomas Dorsey with his New Gospel Trio in concert. A precociously mature young band from New Orleans opens.
By John Kessler Otis Rush brought such passion and emotion to his singing and guitar playing that his music has been called “frighteningly intense”. Rush never achieved the commercial success that he might have, but along with Buddy Guy and Magic Sam, he is acknowledged to be one of the architects of the Chicago blues […]
By Robin Lloyd and Justin Steyer Every Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. on our sister station, KPLU KPLU, Robin Lloyd presents a feature called Jazz Caleinte—a set of three Latin jazz songs that are embellished by Robin’s comments and insights into all forms of Latin and Afro-Cuban jazz. Recently Robin hosted her first live Jazz Caliente […]