Jim Wilke keeps producing broadcasts on his Jazz Northwest that are hard to resist, so it’s hard to resist alerting you to them. Here’s his announcement about tomorrow’s program.
The poll-winning, critically acclaimed international clarinet star Anat Cohen played two concerts with The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra in February. The concerts, billed as “A World Viewof Jazz” were among the highlights of the 20th anniversary season of the SRJO, co-directed by Clarence Acox andMichael Brockman. The sold-out Sunday concert at Kirkland Performance Center was recorded for Jazz Northwest and will be broadcast on Sunday, March 15 at 2 PM PDT on 88.5 KPLU and stream at kplu.org.
Born in Tel Aviv where she began her music education, Anat Cohen came to the US to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston. There she came in contact with musicians from Latin America and developed a great love for music of Brazil, Cuba, Argentina and Colombia. She plays music representative of those countries and others in this concert with the SRJO. She is particularly adept at Brazilian music including choro, the predecessor of samba and bossa nova.
Recently, two sets of Rifftides readers have told me that they look forward to the photographs that occasionally pop up here when I remember to take a camera on cycling expeditions or other excursions around the Pacific Northwest. I’m happy to oblige now and then, but notI promiseto the extent of making the blog resemble a FaceBook page. In this case, obliging was easy because spring has come to the valley. As evidence, above is the apricot tree in the little orchard on the Rifftides world headquarters south forty. It went from buds to full bloom in about four days. The peach tree won’t be too far behind.
Despite the paucity of snow in the mountains over the winter, the nearby canal was full and yesterday we cranked up the neighborhood irrigation system for the season. We know what it’s like in other regions, and we know how lucky we are.
Have a good weekend.