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Jacob Zimmerman and His Pals are featured on KEXP’s Sonarchy on October 2.
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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.

Jim Wilke’s Jazz Northwest, Sundays, 2pm, features the artists and events of the regional jazz scene. Jazz NW October schedule: October 2, three piano trios with Gerald Clayton, George Colligan, and Taylor Eigsti at Jazz Port Townsend; October 16, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra “Basie Bash” opening concert; October 30, Kareem Kandi Band at Art of Jazz. 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 October schedule: October 2, Jacob Zimmerman and His Pals, jazz from the 20’s and 30’s featuring Zimmerman on alto sax and clarinet, Ray Skjelbred on piano and poems, and Matt Weiner on string bass; October 9, Gems, deep, danceable grooves full of twists and turns, with Dan Rapport and Gary Palmer, synthesizers, and Adrian Van Batenburg and Jacob Evans, drums; October 16, The Fabulous Party Boys, horn-heavy funk party with Elliot Gray (keys), Tazlyn Gue (vocals), Jon Hansen (tuba), Ray Larsen (trumpet), Jason Cressey (trombone), Scott Macpherson (sax), Marshall Petryni (drums), and Andy Short (guitar); October 23, Zhongyu, Far East-influenced avant-rock wtih Jon Davis (composer, guzheng, chapman stick), Jim DeJoie (sax, flute, clarinet), Alica DeJoie (electric violin), Dennis Rea (guitar), and Randy Doak (drums); October 30, Brad Anderson, dystopic space music and soundscapes.

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.

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 facebook.com/blackrootsradiojl and hollowearthradio.org.

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