Abe grew up in Western Washington, a 3rd generation Seattle/Tacoma kid. It was as a student in college that Abe landed his first job at Jazz24, editing and producing audio for news stories. It was a Christmas Day shift no one else wanted that gave Abe his first on-air experience which led to overnights, then Saturday afternoons, and he’s been hosting Evening Jazz since 1998.
His most memorable Jazz24 radio moments include introducing Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles, Oscar Peterson and other greats; attending the San Sebastian Jazz Festival in Spain with a group of Jazz24 fans; and locking himself out of the station on a particularly cold winter night.
Abe Beeson, host of KNKX's modern jazz show "The New Cool," says that 21st century jazz is a reflection of a society making connections that seemed impossible just a few decades ago.
It's the end of a summer day, and the heat's been hammering you since you woke up. Now, at last, the sun has gone down, and it's time to seek a little relief. Take a sip of an icy beverage and listen to the sound of five cool songs at the end of the day.