Jim Wilke continues his long-running Jazz Northwest broadcasts this weekend with a group headed by Marc Seales, one of the region’s firmly established veteran pianists. In the announcement below, Jim tells you how to find the program:
KNKX and Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley are teaming up to present, on the last Monday of each month, a monthly series starring top jazz artists in the region. February’s event featured the Marc Seales Quintet playing a program that mostly featured the pianist’s compositions. Recorded for radio, the first part of the Seales program will air on Jazz Northwest Sunday, March 8, at 2 PM Pacific time on 88.5 KNKX-FM. It will stream at knkx.org. Playing for an enthusiastic full house at the venerable Jazz Alley, the group includes Seales, piano and keyboards; Jesse Seales, guitar; Thomas Marriott, trumpet; Chuck Deardorf, bass; and Moyes Lucas, drums.
Seales has backed many touring artists in addition to fronting his own groups. He first attracted attention playing and recording with the late saxophonist Don Lanphere, and in the Ellington Sacred Music concerts of the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. Today a Professor of Music at The University of Washington, he has led several well-received CDs and appeared as a sideman on many others. The quintet playing this concert at Jazz Alley continues a long history of their working together.