This Sunday, March 11, Jim Wilke’s Jazz Northwest broadcast will present highlights of the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra’s recent concert of music composed by Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond. Jim reports that the SRJO will play “Take Five,” “In Your Own Sweet Way, “The Duke,” “Wendy” and other pieces in new arrangements expanded for 17-piece band. During its seventeen years, the Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring Desmond was consistently at or near the top of jazz groups in popularity and record sales. Pianist Randy Halberstadt (pictured left) will interpret Brubeck. Alto saxophonists Michael Brockman (center) and Sidney Hauser (right) will pay tribute to Desmond. Other members of the orchestra, including trumpeters Jay Thomas and Thomas Marriott, will also solo.
Jazz Northwest airs at 2PM PST Sunday on KNKX-FM in the Seattle-Tacoma area. It streams online worldwide at knkx.org