In addition to the many radio
stations broadcasting Jazz After Hours every weekend,
several also simultaneously "stream" the program
to the internet as well. You'll find it on late night and
early morning hours on weekends on WAMC,
KPLU and others.
Erik Lacitis wrote a special profile on Jazz After Hours for The Seattle Times published on 12/21/12. You can read the article here.
Weve had lots of great guests visit Jazz After Hours. Among them have been Branford Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Dave
Holland, Pat Martino, Charles Lloyd, Michael Wolff, Mel Rhyne
& Peter Bernstein, Nnenna Freelon, Joshua Redman, Dee
Dee Bridgewater, Kenny Barron and Charlie Hunter (see the studio gallery). Many have
appeared on our show in conjunction with engagements at one
of the West Coasts premier jazz clubs, Dimitriou's
Jazz Alley in Seattle, or with Earshot
For more about Seattles
very active jazz scene visit Earshot
Jazz and Seattle Jazz Scene. The areas nationally-recognized jazz radio
station is KPLU, and there's an excellent community station, KBCS.
If you'd like to know about CDs by some of Seattle's best
jazz artists, check out Origin
Arts which includes many CDs available from this very
strong regional jazz scene.
Jazz Northwest is a program on KPLU produced by Jim Wilke with a focus on the regional jazz scene from Portland to Seattle and Vancouver, with frequent location recordings in clubs, concerts and festivals in the Pacific Northwest featuring resident and travelling artists.
Music Guide - A truly amazing and most useful site. This
is an electronic version of the excellent reference books
of the same name and a wonderful cross referenced collection
that'll help you find that tune and the artist who played
or sang it.
All About Jazz - An informative and varied collection of jazz history, CD reviews, interviews and fun tidbits about jazz. Also included are audio reviews (some of which I've produced) which include musical excerpts from and voiced reviews of new jazz CDs.
Jazz Corner is a large and growing site which includes biographical material and news about more than 150 active musicians who have their home pages here with more being added all the time. Click on "Recording Studio".
Jazz Standards.com is a site featuring "origins and histories
behind the standards ... musical analyses, book and CD recommendations,
anecdotes, biographies, and much more. Currently the Top 1000
jazz standards are ranked and the Top 100 are fully documented."
Rifftides is distinguished jazz writer Doug Ramsey's blog - author of
numerous books including the recent Paul Desmond biography "Take Five", he regularly updates his thoughts and
observations of the jazz scene here.
Allegro is a source for information on musical public radio programs
which you may use to check out various jazz radio programs
and others you can hear via your computer.
Culture Kiosque - is a weeky European cybermagazine available
in several languages with erudite articles on jazz, classical music
and opera, dance, art and archaeology, a cyberchef, and nouveau & tech sections. Very nicely designed and a pleasure to browse.
Gottlieb's Jazz Photos - Included are some of the
most famous jazz photos of all time, ones which set the standard
for jazz photography.
Herman Leonard's Photos
include classic jazz photos, celebrities, and fashion from
the 40s to the present. An extensive photo gallery is online
here. His entire collection is housed at the Smithsonian Institution
in Washington, DC.
Claxton's photos of many West Coast jazz greats including
many album covers for Chet Baker and others can be found on
his website. His use of available light and sensitive off-stage
portraiture suggested new directions for album photography.
Ron Hudson's jazz photos are containied in an excellent book Right Down Front. My friend Ron shot these photos in performances from Monterey to Montreux over thirty years.
Jazz contains many informal photos of jazz greats by Helen
Mandel taken in the Seventies at Overseas Press Club, at the
Cookery Jazz Club in Greenwich Village and at the Grande Parade
du Jazz in Nice, France..
Jazz Web - includes info on styles, artists, performance,
media, art, education and more.
Big Apple Jazz is a website rich in information about the New York jazz scene, with jazz club listings, info on artists, jazz tours and more. In addition to the website, The Big Apple Jazz Store and EZ's Woodshed is now open in Harlem at 131st & 7th Ave, referred to as The Corner by Mezz Mezzrow in "Really the Blues". It's a store in front and performance space/art gallery behind.
Jazz Institute of Chicago contains information about jazz in Chicago including the annual Chicago Jazz Festival.
Twin Cities Jazz Society - contains jazz news and musicians pages from Minneapolis & St.Paul.
WRUW has a complete listing of jazz events in the Cleveland area on their website.
Kansas City Jazz Ambassadors - news from the heartland and details about whats happening today in Charlie Parkers hometown.
There's a St.Louis Jazz Blog. Also, Saint Louis Jazz Events are compiled monthly and available in newsletter form by DeBlaze & Associates. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.
For San Francisco Bay Area jazz information, visit Jazzwest.com and the excellent San Francisco Jazz site.
On Line is San Francisco-based but national in focus,
like the above, with lots of graphics.
is a good source for jazz information in New York, Baltimore,
Washington DC, Toronto, Dallas-Ft.Worth, Austin,and Denver.
Jazz - contains info about this great Canadian citys
Toronto Jazz has TWO sites for one of the
liveliest jazz scenes in Canada - Toronto
Jazz Live and Jazz
- contains info about jazz in the beautiful West Coast Canadian
city of Vancouver, BC.
Islandjazz.ca covers the extensive NW coastal BC jazz scene in Victoria, the rest of Vancouver Island, and the Gulf Islands.
Contemporary List of Jazz Links - If you can't find
what you're looking for anyplace else, go here. There are
more than 1300 links to artists, labels, festivals, education,
radio, 'zines and more!
Many jazz clubs festivals and other presenters have their
own websites. Try any search engine (such as google.com) to
help you find what you're looking for.
Amazon.com is an easy way to purchase music featured on this program. Just click the logo to order.