Jazz Northwest

Jazz Northwest focuses on the regional jazz scene from Portland to Vancouver. CDs by the best resident musicians from Seattle, Portland and Vancouver are featured, and the program also includes news about the best places to go for live jazz in the region. In addition, Jim goes "on location" to concerts, clubs and jazz festivals to record performances by resident and visiting artists for playback on Jazz Northwest. These one-of-a-kind recordings are available nowhere else!

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Oliver Groenewald NewNet Concert On Jazz Northwest


Between the small combo and the big band there exists the little big band. Eight to ten musicians provide composers and arrangers a palate of instrumental color and voices to explore and combine in non-traditional fashion. Among notable examples are the Miles Davis Nonet with music by Gil Evans, John Lewis, and Gerry Mulligan. Later examples include The Dave Pell Octet, the Marty Paich Dektet, Gerry Mulligan Tentette, Phil Woods Little Big Band and others. Oliver Groenewald's NewNet is a nine-piece ensemble that continues the tradition here in the Pacific Northwest. This edition of the NewNet has played only a few concerts so far, including the Orcas Island Jazz Festival and an Art of Jazz Concert at the Seattle Art Museum this month. The Art of Jazz concert was recorded for Jazz Northwest and highlights will air Sunday, September 18 at 2 PM Pacific on 88.5 KNKX. Included are original arrangements by Oliver Groenewald of his compositions as well as music by Horace Silver, Lee Morgan


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