Sinopse

Studio Sessions from KNKX Public Radio feature some of the best jazz and blues musicians. Performing from downtown Seattle, we feature artists such as Arturo Sandoval, Gregory Porter, Christian McBride and more!

Episódios

  • Sonny Landreth and Marcia Ball Studio Session

    Sonny Landreth and Marcia Ball Studio Session

    26/03/2020 Duração: 47min

    Even if you don’t know his name, you’ve probably heard Sonny Landreth. He’s a south-west Louisiana slide guitarist who played and recorded for several years with singer/songwriter, John Hiatt and his band ‘The Goners.’ He recently kicked off a 3-week tour on a double bill with boogie-woogie pianist, Marcia Ball and we got him in the studio for this very special solo performance. Who doesn’t love singer/songwriter/boogie-woogie pianist, Marcia Ball? Answer: nobody. She visits Seattle at least once a year from her home in Austin, Texas, and she always stops by KNKX for a studio session. Here she is with some of her latest material. https://youtu.be/zp1GLkR7L64

  • Stephanie Anne Johnson and The Hidogs perform in the KNKX studio

    Stephanie Anne Johnson and The Hidogs perform in the KNKX studio

    28/02/2020 Duração: 21min

    Stephanie Anne Johnson and The Hidogs stopped by KNKX studios and performed four songs from their new album, Take This Love . A Tacoma native, Johnson came to national attention as a finalist on NBC’s "The Voice" in 2013, and has developed a unique singing and songwriting style that draws on blues, soul and country.

  • Charlie Parkers Yardbird opera comes to KNKX

    'Charlie Parker's Yardbird' opera comes to KNKX

    18/02/2020 Duração: 23min

    Seattle Opera's production of "Charlie Parker's Yardbird" opens Feb. 22, and we were thrilled to have the lead tenor Joshua Stewart come in for a conversation and a preview, with accompanist David McDade at the piano.

  • Martin Taylor and Frank Vignola: Two guitar geniuses, one amazing studio session

    Martin Taylor and Frank Vignola: Two guitar geniuses, one amazing studio session

    07/02/2020 Duração: 33min

    The smiles were wide and contagious when Martin Taylor and Frank Vignola returned to the KNKX studios for a guitar duet performance. Regarded as two of the best acoustic guitarists in the world, our studio audience was thrilled to share their intense love of music and joy of playing that came shining through.

  • Decatur Highs jazz all-stars have big fun in the KNKX studios with Alex Dugdale

    Decatur High's jazz all-stars have big fun in the KNKX studios with Alex Dugdale

    05/02/2020 Duração: 21min

    Located between the cities of Seattle and Tacoma, Decatur High School in Federal Way is in prime position to soak up all the arts activities on offer. And these teenagers are creating their own art as part of a successful and still-growing jazz program.

  • Tiptons Saxophone Quartet comes home to preview new album

    Tiptons Saxophone Quartet comes 'home' to preview new album

    15/01/2020 Duração: 32min

    The Tiptons Saxophone Quartet and Drums was formed in Seattle in 1988. Now with only Amy Denio still based in the Puget Sound area, the Tiptons roll on. A new album is due in March, and with their performance in the KNKX studios, the Tiptons showed they're at the top of their game.

  • Studio Session: Marina Alberos Life Soundtrack

    Studio Session: Marina Albero's 'Life Soundtrack'

    26/12/2019 Duração: 23min

    We were ecstatic to have pianist Marina Albero come back to the KNKX studios, celebrating the release of her new three-CD album, A Life Soundtrack .

  • The Westerlies celebrate their new album in the KNKX studios

    The Westerlies celebrate their new album in the KNKX studios

    17/12/2019 Duração: 28min

    The Westerlies unique combination of two trumpets and two trombones, nothing else, has been described as "folk-like and composerly, lovely and intellectually rigorous." In the KNKX studios, these four Northwest natives, now based in New York, were simply four brass players having a lot of fun.

  • Saxophone boss Roxy Coss visits the KNKX studios

    Saxophone boss Roxy Coss visits the KNKX studios

    12/12/2019 Duração: 36min

    Roxy Coss grew up with a motto in her house that always stuck with her: do what you love, and the money will follow. She's taken that idea to heart, "making decisions based on passion rather than fear," she says. The music Coss makes is passionate, fearless and incredibly cool. The proof is in her new retrospective album, Quintet .

  • Janiva Magness Studio Session

    Janiva Magness Studio Session

    11/12/2019 Duração: 26min

    Janiva Magness is one of our best known and most decorated singers, with 26 Blues Music Award nominations, and seven wins, among them BB King Entertainer of the Year. Her 2016 album Love Wins Again was nominated for a Grammy, and she just released her 15 th studio album, Change in the Weather.

  • Exploring Winter Colors with the Peterson Kohler Collective

    Exploring "Winter Colors" with the Peterson Kohler Collective

    25/11/2019 Duração: 26min

    Guitarist Dave Peterson has been the "secret sauce" in the Seattle jazz scene for decades. He taught at Cornish College of the Arts for 35 years, and has added his graceful tones to countless performances and recordings. He's a composer, too, having penned more than 100 works for bands of all sizes. Dave recently started a project with his cousins from Montana, pianist Lee Kohler and bassist Rob Kohler. Along with Brent Jensen on sax and John Bishop on drums, they recorded the album Winter Colors, celebrating its release on Nov. 7 with at live show at Egan's Ballard Jam House, and a delightful KNKX Studio Session the day after. Enjoy the warmth of the "Winter Colors" session! Songs: 1. "I Need You Too" 2. "Graceful" 3. "The Wind Has Gone Down"

  • Emmet Cohen is generous with his love of jazz in the KNKX studios

    Emmet Cohen is generous with his love of jazz in the KNKX studios

    13/11/2019 Duração: 31min

    Pianist Emmet Cohen has a passion for music, and still in his late 20s, he's only begun to share that passion with audiences and fellow musicians. That love shone brightly in the KNKX studios as Cohen led his trio through a brief set of songs previewing his Earshot Jazz Festival concert that night.

  • Cuban Son with Kiki Valera y su Son Cubano

    Cuban Son with Kiki Valera y su Son Cubano

    07/11/2019 Duração: 35min

    Cuban cuatro master Kiki Valera brought his band back to KNKX for a warm-up performance ahead of their Earshot Jazz Festival concert at Town Hall.

  • On her own, nearly. Madeleine Peyroux performs for KNKX

    On her own, nearly. Madeleine Peyroux performs for KNKX

    23/10/2019 Duração: 26min

    On her last visit to the KNKX studios, singer and songwriter Madeleine Peyroux was debuting music from her then-upcoming album Anthem in a duet with pianist Andy Ezrin. On this return visit, Ms. Peyroux accompanied herself on guitar and brought in longtime friend Steve Cardenas on guitar for her recent single "On My Own," as well as an old favorite and a brand new original song.

  • Kneebody gets comfortable in the KNKX studios

    Kneebody gets comfortable in the KNKX studios

    17/10/2019 Duração: 28min

    Having just flown in that day from Vancouver, the four men of Kneebody settled into the KNKX studios to briefly catch their breath and play a few songs. Their new album Chapters comes out Oct. 18, and their world tour is kicking into gear.

  • Trio Subtonic opens a KNKX studio session double header

    Trio Subtonic opens a KNKX studio session double header

    15/10/2019 Duração: 23min

    On the afternoon of opening up for Kneebody, one of their favorite bands, our Portland friends Trio Subtonic played the same role in the KNKX studios. Spirits were high, and the trio brought a pair of exciting additions.

  • Jontavious Willis Studio Session

    Jontavious Willis Studio Session

    08/10/2019 Duração: 24min

    At 22 years of age, Jontavious Willis is already a formidable blues talent. Largely self-taught, he has highly developed skills at Delta and Piedmont guitar styles, as well as playing banjo and harmonica. In 2015, his talent got the attention of Taj Mahal and Keb Mo, who took him on tour and helped him fund and produce his latest release, Spectacular Class . Like his mentors, he brings a keen sense for history and for the earlier musicians who created the music we call blues. He says that blues is the foundation of most American popular music, including jazz, rock and rap. This year, Centrum Port Townsend named Jontavious artistic director for acoustic blues. Centrum's Acoustic Blues Workshop happens July 26-Aug. 2, 2020. His live set features a mix of originals and well-chosen covers, and this day he performed two of his own songs along with some blues standards. KNKX Studio Sessions are recorded and produced live in our Seattle studios. Listeners may also subscribe to our Studio

  • Tierney Sutton and Ann Hampton Callaway form a dynamic singing duo

    Tierney Sutton and Ann Hampton Callaway form a dynamic singing duo

    02/10/2019 Duração: 35min

    When singers Tierney Sutton and Ann Hampton Callaway visit the KNKX studios, it's always a pleasure and a thrill. When the two of them join forces, it's a superhero-caliber dynamic duo of jazz.

  • Sara Gazarek finds success in personal new album

    Sara Gazarek finds success in personal new album

    24/09/2019 Duração: 27min

    Though some jazz fans around the Seattle area will always think of Sara Gazarek as the talented young singer with the Roosevelt High jazz band, her new album Thirsty Ghost is making waves around the world. Back in the KNKX studios, Gazarek told us how this album is different from previous efforts, and why the accolades it's receiving is so gratifying.

  • Kareem Kandi and George Colligan speak the language of jazz

    Kareem Kandi and George Colligan speak the language of jazz

    17/09/2019 Duração: 42min

    About 25 years into his career, Kareem Kandi is one of the key figures in the Northwest jazz community. For his third visit to the KNKX studios, Kandi's interchangeable World Orchestra band featured one of Portland's finest musicians, George Colligan, for this delightful meeting of extended I-5 neighbors.

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