Washington 2020: KNKX 88.5FM, Jazz Northwest by Jim Wilke

May 24th, 2020

Francesco Crosara on tour in Japan, 2008

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Italian pianist Francesco Crosara became a part of the Seattle music community three years ago and had been gaining more public recognition here until public performances came to a halt with the pandemic. Fortunately, we have some representative performances on CDs and some recent streaming shows to enjoy. On this week’s Jazz Northwest, we’ll hear him playing a solo rendition of the ballad “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most.”

Also on this week’s show, trumpeter Jared Hall plays an original from his debut album and flugelhorn player Dmitri Matheny plays a medley of movie themes from his album Jazz Noir. Guitarist Richard Boukas and pianist Jovino Santos Neto team in a Brazilian duo and the Dave Robbins Sextet from Vancouver BC plays a tune from their recent CD, and there’s more… 

Jazz Northwest is recorded and produced by host Jim Wilke and airs Sundays at 2 p.m. Listeners may also subscribe to the podcast at KNKX, NPR, Apple, or Google.

Jim Wilke

Jim has been a fixture on Seattle radio since 1961. He was the host of Jazz After Hours on Public Radio International from 1984-2014. Currently Jim has been producing Jazz Northwest for KNKX since 1988. This weekly program focuses on the regional jazz scene and frequently includes performances Jim records on location for Jazz Northwest.