Jazz Northwest to feature “Jazz of the Harlem Renaissance”

Tune in to Jim Wilke’s “Jazz Northwest” show on Sunday, July 2 at 1 PM on KPLU FM 88.5, or on the web at kplu.org  to hear highlights from the SRJO’s two recent sold out concerts, “Jazz of the Harlem Renaissance.”

Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra SRJO LiveHarlem in the Twenties and Thirties was bursting with creativity, exemplified by the jazz of the period: Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jimmy Lunceford and others.

Hear examples of this great music played live by SRJO, with trumpeters Jay Thomas and Tom Marriott; saxophonists Bill RamsayMark Taylor, Michael Brockman and Travis Ranney; drummer Clarence Acox, clarinetist Dan Wickham, trombonists David MarriottScott Brown, David Bentley and Bill Anthony, pianist Randy Halberstadt, and bassist Phil Sparks.

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for KPLU and kplu.org. The program is also available as a podcast on Monday following the broadcast, along with an archive of past podcasts.

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One response to “Jazz Northwest to feature “Jazz of the Harlem Renaissance”

  1. I definitely want to hear about those sold out concerts. Harlem was an amazing place to be in the 20s and 30s. The culture was almost unrivaled in the world at that time. I will check this out for sure.

    Jazz Artist

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