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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Tribute To Woody Herman At Jazz Port Townsend


An all-star big band tribute to Woody Herman was one of the features of the Saturday matinee concert at this year's Jazz Port Townsend, presented annually by Centrum on the last weekend of July. The concert was recorded for radio and will air on Jazz Northwest on 88.5 on Sunday August 28 at 2 p.m. Pacific. The band was co-led by two drummers who played in Woody Herman's band at different times. Jeff Hamilton and Joe LaBarbera take turns at the drumset and introducing the music which samples the band's 50-year history. Woody Herman was known as "The Road Father" for his mentoring of many young musicians who later became stars on their own after establishing themselves in Herman's Herd. In addition to the two drummers, another alum in this tribute band is baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan. The all-star band contains many established soloists and leaders who were also on the faculty at the week-long jazz workshop which precedes the weekend concerts each year. This concert was recorded in


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