The Oregon Coast Jazz Party takes place next weekend, September 30 through October 2 in Newport Oregon, and a week later the Earshot Jazz Festival begins in Seattle and runs October 7 through November 11. Some musical highlights from both festivals will be heard on Jazz Northwest this Sunday (9/25) at 2 p.m. Pacific on 88.5 knkx and streaming at knkx.org.
The Oregon Coast Jazz Party is an annual informal gathering of top pro musicians who perform in various combinations in concerts and jam sessions at the Newport Performing Arts Center and the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel in Newport on the central Oregon coast. Among the featured artists are The Jeff Hamilton Trio, Terell Stafford, Ken Peplowski, Grace Kelly and others. Performances are day and night, Friday through Sunday.
The Earshot Jazz Festival runs October 7 through November 11 and includes over 50 events at various venues around the Seattle area. Earshot director John Gilbreath joins Jim Wilke to suggest some highlights to Jazz Northwest listeners. Among the many artists are Fred Hersch, Freddy Cole, Brian Lynch, Thomas Marriott, Rudresh Mahanthappa, D'Vonne Lewis, Dave Douglas and the Westerlies, Anton Schwartz and many others including both resident and visiting artists.
Jazz Northwest is produced by host Jim Wilke exclusively for 88.5, knkx. The program airs Sundays at 2 p.m. Pacific and streams at kknx.org. After broadcast the program may be streamed on demand at jazznw.org
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