Xavier Lecouturier in the KNKX Seattle studios.

DX-tet formulates form and freedom

Performing in the KNKX studios, young jazz upstarts Dylan Hayes (keyboards) and Xavier Lecouturier compose intricate jazz with improvisational energy. It’s a tricky balancing act that these two Californians continue to refine, made easier by their relatively longtime working relationship. They’ve been collaborating since high school, and now wrapping up

SRJO in concert at Edmonds Center for the Arts

SRJO plays Jazz of the Harlem Renaissance in concert on Jazz Northwest

In November concerts, The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra played big band Jazz of the Harlem Renaissance. This is music created by some of the greatest African-American jazz orchestras led by Jimmy Lunceford, Horace Henderson, Fletcher Henderson, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington and others.  It comes from a period in the 1920s