Doug Haire Retires from Sonarchy

After 22 years, Sonarchy will go silent on the airwaves.

Producer Doug Haire recently announced his retirement from the program, as well as from Jack Straw Cultural Center (where Sonarchy is recorded live) after 27 years.

Sonarchy is the beloved late-night broadcast on KEXP 90.3 that featured new music and sound art made in the Pacific Northwest. February will be the last month of Sonarchy programming (see below for schedule). Archives are available at kexp.org/podcasting.

“It’s all been lovely,” says Haire.

Earshot Jazz thanks you, Doug, for decades of serving our community in the presentation of new music.

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.

Abe Beeson hosts The New Cool, Saturdays, 3pm, featuring 21st century jazz inspired and informed by the sounds of today, hip-hop, funk, electronic & punk rock, followed by Robin Lloyd’s Jazz Caliente, 5pm, where jazz meets Latin rhythms.

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 February (and final) schedule: February 4, Blake DeGraw, large ensemble joins composer/improviser DeGraw for a radio communication summit; February 11, Wu Wei, Tao in the atmosphere tonight, with Dick Valentine (flutes) and Don Berman (percussion); February 18, Mike O. Band, new jazz music from composer/keys player Michael Owcharuk, with Kate Olson (soprano sax), Jacques Willis (vibes), Mike Catts (bass), and Mike Musburger (drums); February 25, Wally Shoup Electric Quartet, a freely improvised explosion of sound with Shoup (alto sax), Dennis Rea and Bill Horist (electric guitars), and Greg Campbell (extended drum kit).

91.3 KBCS, features creative and improvised music on Flotation Device with John Seman and Jonathan Lawson, Sundays at 10pm. The Monday night lineup includes The Caravan with John Gilbreath at 7pm, Straight No Chaser with David Utevsky at 9pm, Giant Steps with John Pai at 11pm, and The Shape of Modern Jazz with Gordon Todd at 1am Tuesdays. Shows can be streamed anytime 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.
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.

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January 30, 2018