Modern Jazz Rock With Seattle’s SmackTalk

The two-sax quintet SmackTalk is well trained for jazz, but their music is more than that. Much more. Performing live in the KNKX studios, the band’s energy, and a good deal of their sound was reminiscent of the indie rock that filled nightclubs in Seattle 20 years ago, filtered through

The Modern Soul Of Kandace Springs

Growing up a jazz fan in the country music capital of the world, Nashville native Kandace Springs has never fit comfortably into any single musical category. Today, that’s just the way she likes it, and we do, too. The singer, songwriter and pianist has just released her second album. Indigo is a

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra….Quintet

It just wasn’t possible to fit the entire Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra in our Seattle studios, so a more reasonably sized quintet came in to preview the SRJO’s exciting 24th season beginning this weekend. Our listeners were treated to three highlights from the opening concerts, A Night at the Village

Bria Skonberg Returns To The KNKX Studios

Bria Skonberg and her quartet treated KNKX to a wonderful studio performance filled with original tunes back in September. The group featured Mathis Picard on piano, Devin Starks bass and Darrian Douglas on drums. Listen to the audio from this performance here: