jazz http://kuow.org en 'Swing Years' Theme Song Explained http://kuow.org/post/swing-years-theme-song-explained <p></p><p>The most frequently asked question of <em>The Swing Years and Beyond</em> is “What is your theme?”</p><p>Played at the top of each <em>Swing Years</em> show, it’s "Royal Blue" from "The Pink Panther" soundtrack. The film came out in 1963 and the album was released in 1964, featuring lounge and lush instrumentals by Henri Pancini … er, Mancini!</p><p>http://youtu.be/2vEyIJgaZIQ</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:26:59 +0000 Amanda Wilde 30866 at http://kuow.org 'Swing Years' Theme Song Explained Local High Schools Headed To National Jazz Competition http://kuow.org/post/local-high-schools-headed-national-jazz-competition <p>Marcie Sillman speaks with Matt Wenman, director of Mount Si High School's band program in Snoqualmie, about winning one of 15 spots in <a href="http://www.jazzatlincolncenter.org/">Jazz at Lincoln Center</a>'s prestigious Essentially Ellington competition. Roosevelt and Garfield high schools are also headed to compete in New York. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:33:18 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Posey Gruener 29141 at http://kuow.org Local High Schools Headed To National Jazz Competition Chick Corea: "Darn That Dream" http://kuow.org/post/chick-corea-darn-dream <p><strong>Chick Corea plays "Darn That Dream"</strong></p><p>Pianist and composer <a href="http://www.chickcorea.com/">Chick Corea </a>has touched almost all the musical bases during a career that has spanned almost five decades.&nbsp; From avant garde to bebop to Latin fusion, Corea has experimented and mastered multiple jazz styles and has won a loyal following of fans and critics.</p><p><strong>Marcie Sillman interviews Chick Corea</strong></p><p></p> Fri, 03 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Marcie Sillman 12501 at http://kuow.org Chick Corea: "Darn That Dream" Seattle Inventor Finds Key To Solving Saxophone Discord http://kuow.org/post/seattle-inventor-finds-key-solving-saxophone-discord <p>There’s an old joke among saxophone players: The instrument, they say, comes from the factory out of tune.&nbsp; <a href="http://michaelbrockman.com/">Dr. Michael Brockman</a> is a professor of saxophone at the University of Washington. He actually thinks the saxophone can be tuned, and he’s determined to do something about it.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:47:18 +0000 Dave Beck 11164 at http://kuow.org Seattle Inventor Finds Key To Solving Saxophone Discord A Conversation With Saxophonist Kenny G http://kuow.org/post/conversation-saxophonist-kenny-g <p></p><p><br><br><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sax man and bestselling instrumentalist of all time, <a href="http://www.kennyg.com/">Kenny G,</a> needs no introduction. Following stints with Barry White’s Love Unlimited Orchestra (at the age of 17) and The Jeff Lorber Fusion</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the Seattle native and UW grad embarked on a solo career in the early 1980s. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">His 1992 album "Breathless" is the bestselling instrumental album of all time, and his 1994 album "Miracles" is the bestselling Christmas album of all time.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He's collaborated with musical legends from&nbsp;Aretha Franklin to Stevie Wonder and even popped up in a Katy Perry video. The</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> one and only</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Kenny G is in town to perform at Seattle's <a href="http://www.jazzalley.com/artist.asp?artistid=1205">Jazz Alley</a>. He joins us for a conversation about his life in music.</span> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Jenna Montgomery 7018 at http://kuow.org A Conversation With Saxophonist Kenny G