Singer Vanessa Bley and former Sade collaborator Stuart Matthewman make up the new cocktail jazz band Twin Danger, which has been causing a scene with its self-titled debut and live shows.
The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is celebrating their 30th year from June 18th through July 1st, and KPLU is here to promote KPLU’s streaming jazz service, Jazz24.org. Friday night highlights We (KPLU Promotions Director and the wonderful Judie Dahl, Marketing Director for the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society) caught the Bria Skonberg Quintet’s set […]
As we welcomed Lynnwood’s Meadowdale High School Jazz Combo into the KPLU live performance studio, they looked like normal, hard-working music students. When they started to play, however, it was soon clear to us that we were hearing a band that was a cut above. Along with their mentor, trumpeter Michael Van Bebber, the combo […]
The first time we met pianist Justin Kauflin he was in Seattle as part of the Seattle International Film Festival, which was showing a documentary about the friendship between the young Justin and veteran jazz trumpeter Clark Terry. The movie is called Keep On Keepin’ On and if you haven’t seen it, you’re missing a […]