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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"Basie Bash" Highlights To Air On Jazz Northwest


Highlights from the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra's season opening concert will air on Jazz Northwest on 88.5 knkx on Sunday, October 16 at 2 PM. Following a tradition established in recent years, the music of the Count Basie Orchestra was featured, this time with a focus on the band's first years in New York and some of its earliest hit recordings c.1937. It was a big band that played with the loose informality of a small group and featured many outstanding improvising soloists. The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra is co-directed by Clarence Acox and Michael Brockman and presents an annual season series of five pairs of concerts in Seattle and Kirkland, In addition to music by the early Count Basie Orchestra, this concert also included a complete performance of The Endless Search Suite which the SRJO commissioned of NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath ten years ago. The SRJO premiered the extended work in concert and recorded it with Mr.Heath for a CD on the Origin label. Jazz Northwest


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