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Ruby Bishop photo by Daniel Sheehan.

Ruby Bishop’s Sunday Evening Gig at Vito’s

Vito’s recently announced that jazz pianist Ruby Bishop will be stepping back from her weekly Sunday evening gig. The beloved nonagenarian and recent inductee into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame is now performing for about one hour on the Sundays of her choosing. Vito’s encourages fans to call in (206-397-4053) on Sundays around 5pm to see if Bishop will be performing that evening.

Earshot Jazz Launches Mixcloud

Earshot Jazz is pleased to launch its very own Mixcloud station, hosted by John Gilbreath, with new programs each week. Listen with us at mixcloud.com/earshot206.

Jazz Radio

88.5 KPLU hosts Saturday Jazz Matinee, Jazz Sunday Side Up, Ken Wiley’s the Art of Jazz, and Jazz Northwest, in addition to its weekday NPR and late-night and prime-time jazz programs. For KPLU’s full jazz schedule, see kplu.org/schedule.

Jim Wilke’s Jazz Northwest, Sundays, 2pm, features the artists and events of the regional jazz scene. For JazzNW podcasts of archived programs, see jazznw.org.

90.3 KEXP, late-night Sundays, features Jazz Theater with John Gilbreath, 1am, and Sonarchy, midnight, a live-performance broadcast from the Jack Straw Productions studio, produced by Doug Haire. Full schedule information is available at kexp.org and jackstraw.org.

Sonarchy’s August schedule: August 7, Marisa Anderson, solo guitar and lapsteel performance of originals and public domain music in the folk, country, and blues traditions; August 14, Empty Boat, new jazz music from Dick Valentine (sax), Jim Knodle (trumpet), Simon Henneman (baritone guitar), Rik Wright (guitar), and Don Berman (drums); August 21, Greg Sinibaldi, fascinating solo music for electric wind instrument (EWI) and software; August 28, E R Don with Foscil, this Seattle-based producer, joined by Foscil (Tyler Swan, drums; Adam Swan, Rhodes/guitar; Anthony Moore, clarinets/trumpet), has built a palette of sample and techniques that lead to an original sound sure to please electronic, jazz, and dance lovers worldwide.

91.3 KBCS, late Sundays and prime-time Mondays, features Floatation Device with John Seman and Jonathan Lawson; Straight, No Chaser with David Utevsky; Giant Steps with John Pai. The Caravan with John Gilbreath is back on Mondays at 7pm. A rotation of programmers Gordon Todd, John Midgley, and Megan Sullivan host “The Sound of Modern Jazz,” Tuesday mornings at 1am. Weekdays at 3pm, tune in for some smooth jazz with Carol Handley. More about jazz on KBCS at kbcs.fm.

94.9 KUOW, Saturdays, 7pm, features Amanda Wilde’s the Swing Years and Beyond, popular music from the 1920s to the 1950s. More at kuow.org/swing_years.php.

Hollow Earth Radio, hollowearthradio.org, Fridays at 6pm, biweekly, Black Roots Radio, hosted by Jordan Leonard, promotes jazz as a dynamic genre rooted in the Black American experience. Hollow Earth Radio is Seattle’s freeform online radio station that supports the local music communities in the greater Pacific Northwest and tries to create an open, encouraging stage for underrepresented voices. More at facebook.com/blackrootsradiojl and hollowearthradio.org.

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