With technical mastery and endless style, Washington never sang the same song the same way twice. No singer since has had Washington’s particular combination of talent, sass and pluck.
On the afternoon of day three of this year’s Ballard Jazz Festival, the 10-clubs-for-one-cover Jazz Walk, KNKX welcomed a trio of Northwest jazz all-stars that reminded us how lucky jazz fans are in this corner of the world. Guitarist Brad Shepik was raised on jazz in Seattle, leaving for the thriving New York City scene […]
Raised in the Midwest, one of pianist Larry Fuller’s first jobs in jazz was here in Seattle, backing up iconic jazz singer Ernestine Anderson. So his debut performance live on 88.5 felt like a homecoming. His career has been spent mostly as a sideman, but in the shadows of some of the world’s best jazz […]
For her third appearance in the KNKX studios, Anat Cohen brought along Trio Brasileiro, the group that presents the very popular spring choro workshops at Centrum in Port Townsend. Brazilian choro music is a cousin of jazz, mixing European melodic and harmonic traditions with African rhythms and sensibilities. The word choro means “cry” or “lament,” […]