This coming week will be full of opportunities for hearing some great live jazz around Seattle. Headlining that list is the Ballard Jazz Festival which runs Wednesday through Saturday, including Brotherhood of the Drum, the Guitar Summit, the Ballard Jazz Walk (with 10 venues!) and the mainstage concert featuring Chico Freeman on Saturday. This week on Jazz Northwest, we are previewing some of the activities.
Also on this week's show are new releases by Pearl Django, Vancouver saxophonist Cory Weeds with the Jeff Hamilton Trio, and music from a 1966 Seattle performance by Wes Montgomery and the Wynton Kelly Trio at The Penthouse on Pioneer Square, which will be issued on CD for the first time next week.
Jazz Northwest airs Sundays at 2 p.m. Pacific on 88.5 KNKX and knkx.org. The program is produced by host Jim Wilke and is available for streaming at jazznw.org after the broadcast. Next week, an Art of Jazz concert by Alex Dugdale's Fade Quartet, presented by Earshot and recorded at The Seattle Art Museum.