Jazz for a Friday Afternoon

KPBX: Friday 1pm-4pm

SPR's Operations Manager Brian Flick spins selections for a Friday afternoon.

Today we were thrilled to welcome renowned jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis to Spokane Public Radio to speak with us about his upcoming performance with Whitworth Jazz Ensemble.  Marsalis, a three-time Grammy winner will be in concert on November 5 at 8pm at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, in downtown Spokane.  Ticket information is available from the Fox Theater box office. Marsalis will also lead a jazz clinic at Cowles Auditorium at Whitworth University on November 4 at 5:15pm.

In today's jazz show, Brian had live music in the performance studio featuring The Beholder.  Members include Riley Gray (pianist), Kenny Sager (drums), Chris Shepherd (saxophone and flute), and Ash Madison (bass).  The Beholder will be playing at The Bartlett (228 W. Sprague in downtown Spokane) on September 18 from 7:00-9:30pm.  Imagine Collective will open the show starting at 6:00pm.   The Beholder will be playing a collection of modern jazz tunes.

We were in for a special treat today for this Friday's afternoon jazz program, hosted by Brian Flick.  Brian had a chance to talk with legendary jazz guitarist Pat Metheny about the concert he is playing with the Whitworth Jazz Ensemble tomorrow night, Saturday, November 7th at 8:00pm at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.

Spend an elegant evening with Pearl Django, performing energetic and exciting Gypsy Jazz in the style of Django Reinhart and the Hot Club of France this November 20. The group adds traditional jazz classics and the feel of American swing for an unforgettable musical delight. “Irresistible to jazz and non-jazz listeners alike,” says the Seattle Weekly.