Inspired by a Uruguayan author’s three-volume history of the Americas, jazz pianist and composer Myra Melford has written a suite for her new quintet.
If any three living guitarists have earned the right to the name “The Great Guitars” it’s Mundell Lowe (age 92), Bucky Pizzarelli (age 89), and John Pisano (the baby of the group at 84). From the early days of New Orleans jazz, through the swing era, to accompanying many of America’s greatest vocalists in the recording studio […]
We’ve been having a great time bringing some of the excellent regional high school jazz bands into the KPLU studios for live performances. The musicians of the Bellevue High School Jazz band came in loaded for bear. The group, under the direction of Edd George and featuring mentor Mark Taylor (tenor sax), began their set […]