Jim Wilke sent us a weekend listening tip, illustrated:
Jay Thomas photo by Daniel Sheehan
Seattle Jazz Hero Jay Thomas featured on Jazz Northwest, Sunday April 12
Multi-instrumentalist Jay Thomas was named a Seattle Jazz Hero recently by the national Jazz Journalists Association, and will be featured opening this week’s Jazz Northwest with a pair of pieces drawn from Jay’s recent CD “High Crimes and Misdemeanors”. The Jazz Journalists Association is a national organization of those who are “activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz”. This year’s list named 27 individuals in 23 U.S. cities, who in many cases have careers that extend far beyond their local region. Congratulations also to Portland drummer Ron Steen who was named a Portland Jazz Hero by the Jazz Journalists Association.
Also on this week’s show are selections by Jacqueline Tabor, Thomas Marriott, the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, and Hadley Caliman and Pete Christlieb among others. Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by host Jim Wilke and airs Sundays at 2 p.m. West Coast Time on 88.5 KNKX. Listeners may also subscribe to the podcast at KNKX, NPR, Apple, Google or Spotify.