Thu, Apr 17 - Sun, Apr 20, 2014
Rick Braun and
Hot brass sax and trumpet - contemporary jazz crossover
Orquesta AragónTue, Apr 22 - Wed, Apr 23, 2014
Known as La Madre de Charanga Cubana (The Mother of The Cuban charanga) as well as La Charanga Eterna (The Eternal Charanga), Orquesta Aragon are the masters of every Cuban style and not afraid to show their versatility with sparkle and flair.
Regina Carter's Southern ComfortThu, Apr 24 - Sun, Apr 27, 2014
Congratulations to Regina Carter for just being named "Violinist of the Year" in the 18th annual Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Awards for Music and Recording.
"A talented, charismatic player who is almost single-handedly reviving interest in the violin as a jazz instrument."
- Los Angeles Times
Tune in for a live in-studio performance at KPLU 88.5 Friday,
April 25 at 12:15pm!
Fred Hersch TrioTue, Apr 29 - Wed, Apr 30, 2014
"Fred Hersch, one of the poet laureates of modern jazz piano, has also proven to be one of the most durable and forward-moving of any artist, on any arts scene." - Andrea Canter, Jazz Police
Pearl Django with Special Guests Gail Pettis and
Thu, May 1, 2014
Seattle's own songstresses with gypsy jazz favorites!
An Intimiate Evening with WILL DOWNINGFri, May 2 - Sun, May 4, 2014
Romantic and soulful R&B singer
Lao Tizer featuring Karen Briggs and Chieli MinucciTue, May 6 - Wed, May 7, 2014
All-Star World Jazz Rock, 2011 "Jazz Group of the Year" Nominee
Kenny GThu, May 8 - Sun, May 11, 2014
Legendary jazz saxophonist and Seattle legend returns by popular demand!
The HeadhuntersTue, May 13 - Wed, May 14, 2014
Redefining modern funk, world music, and jazz - one of the most innovative groups in history
Ballard High School Jazz Bands/Vocal Jazz PerformanceMon, May 19, 2014
Tue, May 20 - Wed, May 21, 2014
CD Release Party!
"A lapsed Morman with the looks and charm of a matinee idol, Day’s vocals are breathy, sensual, and intimate.”
– Huffington Post
Ramsey Lewis Electric Band with Special Guest Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind and FireThu, May 22 - Sun, May 25, 2014
Longtime keyboard jazzman on his funkiest outing in years.
Oz Noy featuring Oteil Burbridge and Keith CarlockTue, May 27 - Wed, May 28, 2014
“Imagine a player with the combination of Jimi Hendrix’s sonic adventurousness, Jeff Beck’s wit, John Scofield’s harmonic sophistication, Yngwie Malmsteen’s chops, and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s tone. Now imagine that player writing and performing music as funky as James Brown and the Meters.” – Premier Guitar
91.3 KBCS presents
Thu, May 29 - Sun, Jun 1, 2014
Joan Osborne and
the Holmes Brothers
Considered one of the great voices of her generation, Osborne is a multi-platinum selling, recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee who weaves blues, R&B, pop and soul. Vocal and instrumental trio, The Holmes Brothers blend gospel-style R&B with electric blues!
Ernie Watts and the Marc Seales TrioTue, Jun 3 - Wed, Jun 4, 2014
“He is one of the greatest living tenor saxophonistis, at the top of his game.” – All About Jazz
KEXP's Wo' Pop Presents
Thu, Jun 5 - Sun, Jun 8, 2014
Juan De Marcos and the Afro-Cuban Allstars
17-piece dream team of Cuba’s hottest musicians, brought together by musical director Juan De Marcos who formed the Buena Vista Social Club
Dave Douglas QuintetTue, Jun 10 - Wed, Jun 11, 2014
“The unassuming king of independent jazz.” - Downbeat
BONEY JAMESFri, Jun 13 - Sun, Jun 15, 2014
Contemporary jazz saxophonist with four Gold albums, three Grammy-nominations, a Soul Train Award and an NAACP award nomination
Frank Vignola and
Tue, Jun 17 - Wed, Jun 18, 2014
World-renowned technical jazz guitar duo
Maceo ParkerThu, Jun 19 - Sun, Jun 22, 2014
America funk and soul saxman best known for his work with James Brown and Parliament-Funkadelic
91.3 KBCS presents Angelique KidjoMon, Jun 23, 2014
Grammy-Award winning Beninoise singer-songwriter and activist
Jeff Hamilton Trio featuring Tamir Hendelman and Christoph LutyTue, Jun 24 - Wed, Jun 25, 2014
“One of the most celebrated jazz drummers of our time.” - Edward Blanco, eJazzNews
Tue, Jul 1 - Thu, Jul 3, 2014
and East Bay Soul
Tower of Power founding members blend of funk jazz, R&B and soul
Playing for ChangeSat, Jul 5 - Sun, Jul 6, 2014
Inspiring, connecting and bringing peace to the world through music
Nearly DanTue, Jul 8 - Wed, Jul 9, 2014
12-member, Seattle-based coterie of professional musicians adding original touches to the well-known catalog of Steely Dan music, reinventing the purpose of a “tribute band.”
KPLU 88.5 Presents
Thu, Jul 10 - Sun, Jul 13, 2014
" ... she may well turn out to be the next important jazz singer."
- Don Heckman, LA TIMES
Pupy Y Los Que Son SonTue, Jul 15 - Wed, Jul 16, 2014
The band of Cuban musician Ceaser “Pupy” Pedroso – making Cuba and Timba fans buzz!
Albert LeeTue, Jul 22 - Wed, Jul 23, 2014
Grammy Award-winning British guitar legend celebrated by fans worldwide
Monty Alexander and the Harlem-Kingston Express
Thu, Jul 24 - Sun, Jul 27, 2014
70th Birthday Celebration!
In a career spanning five decades, pianist Monty Alexander has built a reputation exploring and bridging the worlds of American jazz, popular song and the music of his native Jamaica
John Pizzarelli QuartetThu, Jul 31 - Sun, Aug 3, 2014
World-renowed jazz guitarist and singer
Jerry Gonzalez and Fort Apache featuring Andy Gonzalez, Larry Willis, Joe Ford and Jeff “Tain” WattsTue, Aug 12 - Wed, Aug 13, 2014
“The band that changed Latin jazz forever.” - Downbeat Magazine
Tom Harrell COLORS OF A DREAM
Tue, Aug 19 - Wed, Aug 20, 2014
with Esperanza Spalding, Jaleel Shaw, Jonathan Blake, Ugonaa Okegwo, and Wayne Escoffery
Trumpet virtuoso’s latest project forms an exotic but unquestionably tuneful compound, a dreamy sort of impressionism that once again showcases Harrell’s brilliant compositions and playing. – M. West, JazzTimes
91.3 KBCS presents
Tue, Sep 9 - Wed, Sep 10, 2014
“Bibb shares a raw, soulful voice and a laid-back hybrid of simple folk mixed with gut-bucket blues offering warm, feel-good tunes that are as inspirational as they are endearing. –T. Henry, The Blade