The New Cool covered Origin Records artist Zem Audu photo courtesy of artist
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 July schedule: July 2, Azelia, archive session from 1996 featuring the drums and compositions of Andrew Dury, with Brent Arnold (cello), Fred Chalenor (bass), and Steve Moore (trombone); July 9, Newaxeyes, sounds like “the internet, funerals, and government conspiracies,” with Tyler Coray and William Hayes (guitars), and Bret Gardin and Jordan Rundle (electronics); July 16, Matrio, a musical collaboration with James Falzone (piano, clarinet, shruti box), Tom Baker (fretless guitar, theremin), and Greg Campbell (percussion, effects, French horn); July 23, Dub Championz, a powerhouse performance from the Pacific Northwest’s finest, this dub, first heard in 2006, is live and fully connected; July 30, Astrol Waters, psychedelic hip-hop big band featuring Keenen Magik on vocals.
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, 6pm, biweekly, Black Roots Radio, with Jordan Leonard, promotes jazz as a dynamic genre rooted in the Black American experience. Hollow Earth is Seattle’s freeform online radio station that supports the local music communities in the 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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