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!




3 Pianists Featured In 1 Jazz Port Townsend Concert

Three pianists in the prime of their careers were featured in one concert at the 2016 Jazz Port Townsend. Gerald Clayton, George Colligan and Taylor Eigsti each took a turn to play two tunes, a ballad and a burner with Harish Raghavan on bass an Matt Wilson on drums round out the trio in each case. The concert was recorded for Jazz Northwest on 88.5 KNKX and will stream at knkx.org at 2 p.m. Pacific this Sunday, October 2. Though not wildly divergent in styles, the three pianists demonstrate a range of contemporary jazz piano styles. The first two provide fresh interpretations of mostly familiar music by Ellington, Strayhorn and Wayne Shorter, and Taylor Eigsti contributes an original composition. All three pianists have many CDs as sideman and as leaders of their own groups and all three were members of the faculty of the week-long Jazz Workshop that precedes Jazz Port Townsend on the last week of July annually. Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced for knkx by Jim Wilke. The


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