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

Jared Hall Blows Back Into The Northwest

Trumpet player, composer and jazz educator Jared Hall grew up in Spokane, Wash. His jazz studies took him to Whitworth University in his hometown, then to Indiana and Florida. But Hall has recently returned to the northwest, adding another potent voice on trumpet to the growing Seattle jazz scene. Jared