See young jazz musicians honor their departed elders at a cemetery that’s more like a hall of fame.
KPLU and Jazz 24 jazz host Abe Beeson was honored to introduce the amazing “little orchestra” from Portland, OR, Pink Martini to a joyous crowd at the Orpheum Theatre for this year’s TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Before the show, Abe had a chance to talk with the band’s leader, pianist, songwriter and founder, Thomas […]
Written by Abe Beeson He learned to play sax alongside John Coltrane, worked with Dizzy Gillespie’s band, grew up with talented brothers Percy (bass) and Albert (drums), he’s written more than a hundred songs, and at 88 years old, can’t wait to release his new album with singer Roberta Gambarini. The legendary Jimmy Heath sat […]