The Kareem Kandi Band was presented this month by Earshot Jazz as part of the Art of Jazz Series at the Seattle Art Museum, and the current Earshot Jazz Festival. The deep groove and soulful swing of the trio recalls the organ trios of the '60s in Philadelphia, Detroit and other urban centers, and took the chill off the blustery October night outside SAM's First Avenue windows. The group consists of Kareem Kandi, tenor sax, Delvon Lamarr, Hammond B3 Organ, and Max Wood on drums.
The concert was recorded for radio and highlights will air Sunday, October 30 at 2 p.m. Pacific on Jazz Northwest, on 88.5 knkx and streaming at knkx.org. The Kareem Kandi band plays original arrangements of a couple of standards and several original compositions by Kareem Kandi. The group has several CDs and a new one is due shortly. Delvon Lamarr also has his own organ trio, DLO3. Drummer Max Wood plays in a variety of ensembles.
Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5 knkx and knkx.org. The program airs every Sunday at 2 p.m. Pacific and after broadcast is available for streaming at jazznw.org .