If your listening mood has shifted to Christmas, veteran jazz broadcaster Jim Wilke is ready to accommodate you. He has prepared a wide-ranging program by artists from his neck of the woods, the Pacific Northwest. Here’s Jim’s announcement about tomorrow’s program.
Jazz musicians are often an unconventional lot, and when it comes to holiday music you can expect re-harmonizations, different tempos, unexpected rhythms and other surprises as they find new ways to play old music and old ways to play new music. This week’s Jazz Northwest provides ten explorations of familiar holiday music and some new music. Among the Northwest resident artists featured are Don Lanphere, Greta Matassa, Larry Fuller, Dave Frishberg, the B3 Kings and Karin Plato.
Jazz Northwest airs Sundays at 2 PM Pacific Time and is recorded and produced exclusively for 88.5 KPLU by Jim Wilke. It is also streamed at kplu.org and is available as a podcast following the broadcast.