Donny McCaslin Is Living The Dream

His band’s work supporting David Bowie on his final album, “Blackstar,” has moved saxophonist and composer Donny McCaslin’s Group into the spotlight in the last couple years, and the pride of Santa Cruz, California is ready for it. Expounding on the legendary pop star’s finale, McCaslin told us that Bowie

A Miles Davis Birthday Party Live

Celebrating the birthday of one of the most influential figures in jazz for a fifth year at Tula’s jazz club, trumpeter Thomas Marriott brought three friends from the East Coast to explore the music of Miles Davis. It was thrilling. With two members of his quartet on the recent Urban

Threesome Preview Of Ballard’s Northwest Jazz Celebration

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

Sideman Larry Fuller Finds Leadership Worth The Wait

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