In One Ear

MoPOP (formerly EMP) photo by Brady Harvey/Museum of Pop Culture

EMP Museum Changes Its Name

Seattle’s EMP (Experience Music Project) Museum will is officially re-named the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), as of November 19.

“Our museum encompasses so much more than music,” Patty Isacson Sabee, CEO & Director, said in a press release. “As we look toward to the future, MoPOP reflects the entirety of the museum and where we are headed.”

Jazz Radio

88.5 KNKX 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. Full schedule and info at knkx.org.

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 December schedule: December 4, Janel & Anthony, bucolic acoustic numbers and immersive dronescapes with Janel Leppin (cello, electronics) and Anthony Pirog (guitar, electronics); December 11, Hound Dog Taylor’s Hand, avant-primitive blues that takes the psychedelic fork in the road, by way of Jeffery Taylor (guitar), John Seman (contrabass), and Mark Ostrowski (drums); December 18, Jason Goessl, solo ambient electric guitar compositions inspired by fractal horizons; December 25, Roger Nelson, one of the numerous Seattle pianists who contributed to Eric Satie’s 18-hour Vexations performance in May 2010, Nelson stands as one with the grand piano in this hour-long performance.

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. More about jazz on KBCS at kbcs.fm.

91.7 KSVR Mount Vernon, Doctor Dee hosts two nights of jazz, Fourth Corner Jazz, featuring recordings of live performance in Northwest Washington, Sundays, 6-7pm, and The Doctor’s Den, Mondays, 8-10pm.

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.

102.9 KLOI-LP Lopez Island, Mondays & Fridays, 3pm, Joy Spring with Gary Alexander, classic jazz and the Great American Songbook.

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.