Seattle JazzED students in New York City. Photo by Steve Thompson.
Seattle JazzED in NYC
Jazz education organization Seattle JazzED recently led its students on an immersive trip to New York City. While they were there, students participated in workshops and master classes, visited the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, played a jam session at The New School, and toured Juilliard, among other activities. Check out their trip photos on Facebook, Instagram, or Flickr, and learn more about Seattle JazzED’s initiative at seattlejazzed.org.
Save KPLU Surpasses Goal
Save KPLU has raised $7 million ahead of its goal of June 30. The fundraising campaign quickly launched after Pacific Lutheran University announced it was selling the radio station to KUOW back in November.
Friends of 88.5 has submitted a Letter of Intent to purchase 88.5 and negotiate an “Asset Purchase Agreement” with Pacific Lutheran University. Once the two groups come to an agreement, an application to transfer the license will be filed with the FCC. Friends of 88.5 could assume ownership of the station as early as September. Visit savekplu.org to learn more.
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 July schedule: July 3, Jabon, Scott Colburn’s dark ambient avant-garde disco comedy; July 10, The Ocular Proof, new jazz music lead by James DeJoie with Matt McClusky (keys), Walter White (bass), and Greg Campbell (drums); July 17, Loscil, variations on pieces from the Loscil electronic music catalog adapted for piano (Kelly Wyse) and electronics (Scott Morgan); July 24, Driftwood Orchestra, freely improvising ensemble of Casey C. Jones, Amanda Prince, Vanessa Skantze, Jim Deal, and Scott Adams, using driftwood and contact microphones as source material; July 31, Triplifried, Pacific Northwest artists Andy Coe (guitar), Evan Flory-Barnes (bass), and D’Vonne Lewis (drums) look into their southern roots and find a very soulful side of life.
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. A rotation of programmers Gordon Todd, John Midgley, and Megan Sullivan host “The Sound of Modern Jazz,” Mondays at 7pm. 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 hollowearthradio.org.
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