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7:43am

Mon December 27, 2010
The Jazz 100

The Jazz 100: One hundred quintessential jazz songs

What would you choose as the greatest jazz songs ever recorded?

We really want to know because, with your input, KPLU (along with our 24-hour jazz stream – Jazz24) is going to create a webstream of the 100 quintessential jazz songs of all time.

Cast your votes for the jazz songs you think should be included. When all the results are in, you’ll be able to hear the quintessential Jazz 100 on KPLU.org and Jazz24.org, beginning the last week of January.

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10:04am

Thu December 23, 2010
Groove Notes

Christmas Jazz on KPLU

If you are looking for some jazz in holiday style to get your hands on, you might want to consider these Christmas jazz albums I've listed on Groove Notes. Some might be more of a challenge to track down than others.

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8:25pm

Mon December 13, 2010
KPLU Christmas Jam

Relive the 2010 KPLU Christmas Jam concert

Justin Steyer / KPLU

The 14th-Annual KPLU Christmas Jam, our much-anticipated annual free holiday concert and live broadcast, was held on the Pacific Lutheran University campus on December 9, 2010.

This year we featured acclaimed jazz vocalist Gail Pettis, as well as the PLU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Robert Miller. They performed classic holiday favorites from "This Christmas" to "Baby It's Cold Outside," and closed the program with an audience sing-along of "White Christmas."

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9:26pm

Fri December 10, 2010
Best of 2010

John Kessler's top ten blues albums of 2010

Courtesy Sony/BMB Masterworks

He's made his list, and checked it twice. KPLU All Blues host John Kessler has his 2010 top 10 blues albums list, and he's ready to share it with you.  What albums are on your list? Which from John's list would you not include?  Let's hear what you have to say!

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10:44am

Fri December 10, 2010
Groove Notes

‘JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology’ to be released in March

Seven years in the making, ‘JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology’ will be released by Smithsonian Folkways on March 29th, 2011.

The six-CD box set traces the turning points of this 20th-century tale through its legendary innovators and exemplary exponents: Armstrong, Ellington, Basie, Parker, Gillespie, Davis, Hancock, Corea, Coltrane and many more. The set opens with Scott Joplin’s 1899 “Maple Leaf Rag” and spans the entire century, closing with Tomasz Stańko’s 2003 “Suspended Night Variation VIII.”

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12:10pm

Thu December 2, 2010
Groove Notes

Grammy nominations announced

Wikimedia.org

Nominations for the Grammy Awards were announced last night. KPLU host, and jazz blogger Kevin Kniestedt has compiled a list of nominations in jazz categories, as well as some other categories in which jazz artists are included.

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9:25am

Thu October 28, 2010
Jazz NW

Coming Up on Jazz NW 10/31/2010

Celebrate Hallowe’en with Jazz Northwest as we feature some ghostly apparitions and scary music from resident Northwest musicians on the show. We’ll also have some samples of some of the artists who’ll be appearing during this coming final week of the 22nd annual Earshot Festival. Sunday at 1 - Hallowe’en on Jazz Northwest from 88-5, KPLU.

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