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!




Oregon Coast Jazz Party and Earshot Jazz Festival

The Oregon Coast Jazz Party takes place next weekend, September 30 through October 2 in Newport Oregon, and a week later the Earshot Jazz Festival begins in Seattle and runs October 7 through November 11. Some musical highlights from both festivals will be heard on Jazz Northwest this Sunday (9/25) at 2 p.m. Pacific on 88.5 knkx and streaming at knkx.org. The Oregon Coast Jazz Party is an annual informal gathering of top pro musicians who perform in various combinations in concerts and jam sessions at the Newport Performing Arts Center and the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel in Newport on the central Oregon coast. Among the featured artists are The Jeff Hamilton Trio, Terell Stafford, Ken Peplowski, Grace Kelly and others. Performances are day and night, Friday through Sunday. The Earshot Jazz Festival runs October 7 through November 11 and includes over 50 events at various venues around the Seattle area. Earshot director John Gilbreath joins Jim Wilke to suggest some highlights to Jazz


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