Arturo Sandoval playin at the KPLU studio

Arturo Sandoval: Happy, with a heart full of music

“If you’ve got music in your heart, you’re gonna be a happy person, no matter what.” That’s what trumpeter Arturo Sandoval told KPLU’s Jazz on the Grooveyard host Kevin Kniestedt, as he recalls growing up in rural Cuba and having a trumpet teacher tell him (at age 10) that he

Sophie performing at Jazz24

Sophie Milman: A young jazz singer on the move

It would seem that jazz vocalist, Sophie Milman is in motion constantly.  She was born in Russia, raised in Israel and moved to Canada when she was in her late teens.  Now, at age 27, she’s just released her 6th CD and seems to be perpetually on tour. With someone

Grace Kelly playing saxophone

Grace Kelly: ‘Unimaginably Inappropriate’

19-year-old saxophonist/singer, Grace Kelly is immensely gifted.  She’s also a lot of fun to hang around with.  Right before this studio session, interviewer Kevin Kniestedt asked her if she had already chosen the songs she would be performing that day. She said she might not know what songs she’d be