https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kplu/audio/2018/01/roy_hargrove_quintet_2017_01.mp3 He’s known as one of the top trumpet players in jazz for the past quarter-century, and returned to the KNKX studios with a fantastic new song for the city Roy says has always inspired him. “The Seattle Vibe” was so new, his quintet hadn’t heard it until they arrived
Trumpet player, composer and jazz educator Jared Hall grew up in Spokane, Wash. His jazz studies took him to Whitworth University in his hometown, then to Indiana and Florida. But Hall has recently returned to the northwest, adding another potent voice on trumpet to the growing Seattle jazz scene. Jared
Considering the career that Arturo Sandoval has had, which has included winning several Grammy Awards, performing at the Super Bowl, having his music featured in movies and television, and receiving a Presidential Medal of Freedom, you might think that he has run out of places to explore, new projects to
Both as a player and composer, Halvorson has a decade-strong reputation as one of her field’s least predictable. Her latest release, Code Girl, might be her most startling move yet.