Mughal Muesli’s Heady Blend

Based in New York City and featuring two graduates of Seattle’s legendary Roosevelt High School jazz program, the trio Mughal Muesli returned to the West Coast for a tour supporting their debut album Imperial Cereal. We’re tracking down carpenters now because they nearly blew the roof off the place. Live

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