Ninth grader P.J. Colino, who plays alto sax and clarinet in the Seattle Academy Jazz Ensemble, is our guest student DJ for December.
Which instrument do you play and why?
I play the alto saxophone and the clarinet. I play these two because they get important roles in the band and they produce the sweetest sound.
What’s your all-time favorite jazz piece?
"Hello, Dolly" by Louis Armstrong.
Who is your jazz hero?
Charlie Parker and Louis Armstrong are tied for my number one.
Jazz is unlike any other music because you have the freedom to go outside of the lines and do whatever you feel like doing musically. Also, nothing can get you in a groove like a good swing tune.
P.J.'s playlist for December 8, 8-9 p.m.:
"Yardbird Suite" - Charlie Parker
"Chicago" - Benny Goodman
"It's Been a Long, Long Time" - Louis Armstrong
"Doxy" - Miles Davis
"Summer Samba (So Nice)" - Walter Wanderley
"Fun Time" - Count Basie
"St Thomas" - Sonny Rollins
"Chameleon" - Maynard Ferguson
"Take the 'A' Train" - Charles Mingus
"Jeep's Blues" - Duke Ellington
"A Night in Tunisia" - Dizzy Gillespie
"Naima" - John Coltrane
"If I Should Lose You" - Charlie Parker