SWOJO photo by Jim Levitt.

Instrumental Ladies of Jazz: The Duos

Caffè Musica presents a new series on the third Friday of the month, from 7–9pm to showcase women instrumentalists who play jazz in Seattle. Organized by pianist Ann Reynolds, presented at Caffè Musica (14300 Greenwood Ave N), and accompanied by wonderful Italian food, different combinations of instrumentalists will perform each month. Coming up: September 15, Tobi Stone (sax, clarinet, flute) and Ann Reynolds (piano), October 20, Kelsey Mines (bass) and Ann Reynolds (piano). Cover $10.

Reservations and more info at caffemusica.com.

SWOJO Composition Contest Winner

Christina Fuchs won the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra’s fifth annual jazz composition contest for her piece Roots and Rhyzomes. Stephanie Urquhart earned an Honorable Mention for her composition After Hours.

Fuchs is a German saxophonist, clarinetist, conductor, and composer in diverse ensembles that cover new music, theater music, improvised music, and jazz. She is a founder and co-leader of the United Women’s Orchestra in Germany, and has received numerous scholarships, composition awards, and commissions around the world.

Urquhart is a Canadian jazz pianist and composer based in Edmonton, Alberta.

The compositions will be premiered and recorded live by the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra featuring special guest Sherrie Maricle of DIVA at the Shorewood Performing Arts Center on October 25.

Composers will be in attendance.

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 September schedule: September 3, The Machine That We Built, an instrumental/orchestra approach to the music of Jimi Hendrix performed by a large ensemble; September 10, BreathPlay, an improvised music/sound art performance by Christopher Yohmei Blaudel (shakuhachi) and Byron Au Young (water, Chinese percussion, er-hu, voice, piano); September 17, Norm Chambers, solo electronics and field recordings in service of a well-calibrated ambience; September 24, Myrrum, new electric music driven by jazz, fusion, and experimental thinking.

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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August 28, 2017