Kim Wilson delivers a blues smackdown in the Jazz24 studios

    Blues singer and harmonica player, Kim Wilson, thinks it’s very healthy for people to drop their emotional guard every now and then and let themselves get smacked around by a great blues performance. And he should know.  He’s been doing a fair amount of the smacking for almost

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