Jazz’s highest-profile competition recently crowned a new victor in a star-studded gala. But for the Thelonious Monk Institute, competition is only a small part of its desire to be back out West.
The Marsalis family is The First Family Of Jazz with father Ellis and sons Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason. Jason, the youngest brother, has been making great music for years as a jazz drummer. Recently, though, he broadened his percussion palette by mastering the vibraphone. We were pleased to host the newly-minted Jason Marsalis Vibes […]
Vocalist and pianist Karrin Allyson is a longtime friend and frequent studio session guest at KPLU. This year, she joined us on Halloween and began her live session with an appropriate song, a jazz version of “Spooky.” Following that, she and her old buddy, jazz host Dick Stein, talked about life, music and such things. […]