The New Triumph’s Dynamic Grooves

“It’s not loud, it’s more… dynamic” percussionist Ricardo Guity told our studio audience as The New Triumph prepared to launch into their soulful, rhythm-heavy live session. It wasn’t loud, but it was passionate and dynamic. The Seattle septet pulses with the universal rhythms found in Latin, African and American soul

Fresh Sounds From Bi-Coastal Jessica Lurie

A Seattle native who’s been soaking in the energy of New York City for the past half dozen years, Jessica Lurie has released the first new album from her ensemble in nearly as long ago as her relocation. It was worth the wait. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kplu/audio/2017/12/jessica_lurrie_ensemble_01.mp3 Long Haul is a diverse collection

Ryan Leppich Returns With His College Trio

https://cpa.ds.npr.org/kplu/audio/2017/12/ryan_leppich_trio_01.mp3 Now in his second year at the University of Northern Colorado’s highly regarded jazz program, drummer Ryan Leppich returned home to Puget Sound with a pair of college friends to play a few shows around town. We were lucky enough to host them for an energetic set of clever

Roy Hargrove Returns With A Seattle Vibe

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