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Reflections on the many facets of the world of Duke Ellington, sometimes referred to as “Ellingtonia.”
Scott Ellington
These are recordings of Dr. Scott Ellington's Sunday school class at Mountain West Church, Stone Mountain, Georgia.
The Jazz Treasury Podcast is devoted to exhibiting the best of jazz history in the format of an auditory tour of America’s rich indigenous music. Bi-weekly a different aspect of jazz will be presented. It may be a portrait of a musician such as Duke Ellington or John Coltrane. It could be a specific instrument like the bass or trumpet. We may visit a jazz city like Chicago or New Orleans. Other exhibits will focus on genera such as bebop or swing.
Sydney Jazz Festival
cool and hip artists and jazz tunes from Sydney Australia
GLT's Radio Munson
Illinois radio legend Don Munson hosts this eclectic mix of big band swing, vintage hot jazz and Las Vegas headliners. Don plays Ellington and Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan and Django Reinhardt, Bob Scobey's Frisco Jazz Band and Stan Kenton. The conversation is lively and real musical history is in the air.
School Of Jazz
The Northwest jazz scene is enhanced by some of the finest high school bands in the country, including Garfield and Roosevelt who are perennial finalists in the national Essentially Ellington Competition. Jazz has a tradition of teaching, learning and sharing and for KNKX, jazz education and performance is vital to the music’s future. Listen to student DJs and live studio performances from some of the best upcoming jazz musicians. School Of Jazz sponsors include, Integrative Family Law, BECU ...
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Learn about the revival of New Orleans traditional jazz in the 1940's. ……[M]y mother decided I should take piano lessons. My piano teacher, Mrs. Clinkscales (that was really her name), got paid several times a week for many weeks for these lessons, but I missed more than I took, because of my enthusiasm for playing ball, and running ...…
Singing songs that touch the heart, Mildred Bailey never achieved the fame she deserved. “It was much easier than I thought it would be for Hib to learn songs, but that was because he has ears that see, and so miracles happened. He learned song after song, and soon he was our major asset — truly a profitable investment, both dollar-wise and fo ...…
Eighteen year-old Conrad Medina, who recently graduated Auburn Mountainview High School is KNKX’s guest DJ on July 5 from 8-9pm. Conrad received the “Louis Armstrong Award” at his High School in recognition of his outstanding musical achievement and an incredible dedication to the program. It is the highest level interscholastic award given to ...…
Learn a little about the man and the music of Earl 'Fatha' Hines. Most Duke Ellington tribute concerts and recordings rely on just a handful of his compositions (Mood Indigo, Satin Doll, In A Sentimental Mood, etc.). The Duke Ellington Society refers to these songs as “the usual suspects.” While they are worthy of their status a ...… “In addition to her great singing, Ivie was also considered a good-luck charm. We opened at the Oriental Theatre on Friday, February 13, 1931, and we broke the all-time house record. We returned to the Oriental on Friday, March 13, 1931, and broke that ...…
Seventeen year-old Ballard High School junior Joe Fotheringham shares his favorite jazz with Abe Beeson on Thursday, June 7 from 8-9 p.m. on KNKX's Evening Jazz . Joe received an Honorable Mention-Trumpet Soloist at the recent Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition in New York City.By (Brenda Goldstein-Young).
Learn about the music and the man in his later years.
Students from Central Washington University and pianist Dawn Clement performed in our Seattle studios for a special School of Jazz performance. Bassist Domi Edson arranged the first tune, a lively fun rendition of Chick Corea’s “Spain.” She said she has most of her ideas for arrangements at night when trying to fall asleep. It was fun watching ...… Duke Ellington recorded thousands of selections over a nearly 50 year career. If you’re new to him, where do you begin? It’s daunting! These four CD sets are a great start to a Duke Ellington collection at a reasonable price. The recordings heard on this podcast e ...…
We welcomed an energetic and skilled high school combo into our studios with Mountlake Terrace. Band members included leader Ethan Pyke on trombone, Benjamin Leonard on tenor sax, Henry Smith-Hunt on trombone, Gian Neri on guitar, Josh Setala on drums and Dimitrio Neri on piano. In discussing inspirations, Pyke thanked his band directors and hi ...… In Memoriam – Brooks Kerr (1951 – 2018) The recordings heard on this podcast episode: The Mooche (CD: “Duke Ellington – Live and Rare” Bluebird RCA 09026639532) Recorded 28 July 1965 in Tanglewood, MA Duke Ellington – piano; John Lamb – bass; Louie Bell ...…
Issac Ford and Ian McTamaney, who attend Kelso High school, are KNKX's guest DJs on May 3 from 8-9 p.m.By (Tatum Odegard).
Learn about Duke Ellington's life and music. Part I of II
The KNKX School of Jazz hit the road for a performance at Seattle Pacific University's beautiful Nickerson Studios and we were knocked out by the talented sextet that makes up the S.P.U. Jazz Ensemble. Guitarist Chase Rabideau told us that S.P.U. is one of the few places you can earn a degree in his chosen field, Music Therapy, right after show ...…“Sonny would sit up behind the band, elevated high at his drums, an enormous array of blocks, bells, chimes, cymbals, snares and so on surrounding him, looking like the king of the band. At least, he always sat up high until one unfortunate occasion when a ...…
The students from Tahoma High School in Maple Valley, Wash. performed effortlessly in our studios for their School Of Jazz studio performance. Led by trumpeter and mentor Bobby Medina, the group kicked off their performance with a rendition of “Girl From Ipanema.” Next, the group performed “Just The Two Of Us” by American singer-songwriter Bill ...…
The life and music of the great Jimmie Lunceford Most Duke Ellington tribute concerts and recordings rely on just a handful of his compositions (Mood Indigo, Satin Doll, In A Sentimental Mood, etc.). The Duke Ellington Society refers to these songs as “the usual suspects.” While they are worthy ...…
Seventeen-year-old Daniela Rodriguez, who plays the trumpet in Lynnwood High School's Jazz Band, is KNKX's guest DJ on April 5 from 8-9 p.m.By (Tatum Odegard).
Learn a little about four jazz greats, Johnny Hodges, Cootie Williams, Rex Stuart and Barney Bigard, all important members of Duke Ellington's Orchestra and great band leaders of their own right. “Ray Nance never played a bad note in his life, so this makes him unique among artists who practice freedom of expression in music. Singer, violinist, cornetist, and dancer, he is consistently a gas!” –Duke Ellington, Music Is My Mistress The recordings ...…
Listen to the music of Red Allan and learn a little about his life. Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra Count Basie and Duke Ellington Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie Duke Ellington and Tommy Dorsey Coleman Hawkins and Duke Ellington John Coltrane and Duke Ellington The recordings heard on this podcast episode: St. Louis Blues (CD: “Th ...…
Fifteen year-old Alli Wicklund, who attends Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, is KNKX's guest DJ on March 8th from 8-9 p.m.By (Tatum Odegard).
Learn about the early history of Jazz is the great city of Chicago.“He was considered the supreme ballad master. As great as Prez, Hawk and Byas were, they all had to take a back seat to Ben on ballads. Ben almost had a monopoly on the pretty ones. His breathy, whispy [sic] style, coupled with a most distinct tone enabled him ...…
They planned it out and executed flawlessly. The teens of drummer Elijah Baradi's Quintet were well prepared for their KNKX School of Jazz studio session. Unlike most groups of a high school age, this talented group from Interlake High in Bellevue played live on 88.5 without an adult mentor. They didn't need one. Drumming since age 6, Baradi dr ...…“After he had made a record date with us in 1935, I always had a yen for Ben. So as soon as we thought we could afford him, we added him on, which gave us a five-piece saxophone section for the first time. Although Barney Bigard used to play tenor s ...…
Eighteen year-old Kyle Bainbridge attends Edmonds-Woodway High School and is KNKX's guest DJ on February 8 from 8-9 p.m.By (Brenda Goldstein-Young).
Learn a little bit about the history of American Jazz greats playing in Great Britain Most Duke Ellington tribute concerts and recordings rely on just a handful of his compositions (Mood Indigo, Satin Doll, In A Sentimental Mood, etc.). The Duke Ellington Society refers to these songs as “the usual suspects.” While they ar ...…
Learn a little bit about the life and music of the infamous Dorsey Brothers.
Seventeen year-old Marianna (Anna) Aptacy attends Bellevue High School. She shares an hour of her favorite jazz Thursday, January 4 from 8-9 p.m. on KNKX's Evening Jazz with Abe Beeson.By (Brenda Goldstein-Young).
From their perch in the suburbs, just northeast of Seattle, the jazz program at Bothell High School is producing some powerhouse musicians. This all-star ensemble’s performance with mentor Jim Sisko was a bold statement that these teens can keep up with anybody. The front line horns of Richard Connelley's trombone and Preston Lee's sax have ear ...…
Don rings out 2017 and also closes a 58 year career on this week’s Radio Munson with music from some of his favorites—Count and Duke, Sassy and Satchmo, Ella and Frank, Lady Day and Tony—and a heartfelt thank you to generations of faithful listeners.By (rtmeado).
Learn about the life and music of the legendary Bessie Smith.
Kurt Elling is on Don’s playlist for this week’s Radio Munson along with Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, Keely Smith, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, plus Wynton Marsalis and friends with a rousing version of “Go Tell It On the Mountain".By (rtmeado).
Louis Armstrong is on Don’s playlist for this week’s Radio Munson, along with the Boswell Sisters, Jimmy Rushing, stride pianist Jeff Barnhart, Harry James, Jane Monheit, Erroll Garner and more.By (rtmeado).
Get your foot tappin with some great swing for the holidays
Seventeen year-old Maximilian ("Max") Czerwinski is a senior at West Seattle High School. He shares an hour of his favorite jazz with Abe Beeson on Thursday, December 7 from 8-9 p.m.By (Brenda Goldstein-Young).
The great bands of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw take center stage in this week’s Radio Munson, along with swingers from Ann Hampton Callaway, Barbara Carrol, and Fats Waller and, in a nod to their week’s blast of cold air, Johnny Mercer sings “Button Up Your Overcoat."By (rtmeado).
Entering our studios to meet the early-arriving all-star jazz combo from Lake Stevens High School, our sessions engineer John Kessler tells me, "This might be the best School of Jazz band yet!" Well, all right!By (Abe Beeson). Happy Holidays from Ellington Reflections! We will return with new bi-weekly episodes on 20 January 2018 Thank you for all your support and encouragement. We love you madly!!!
Meet Bing's little brother Bob. He could swing the ragtime band!
Sammy Davis, Junior is swinging on this week’s Radio Munson, along with Doc Severinsen and the Tonight Show Band, Woody Herman’s “Four Brothers,” Tierney Sutton, Supersax, and Sarah Vaughan.By (rtmeado).
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