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Past articles by Robin:

The 2022 Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Awards

Seattle's Earshot Jazz organization does more than produce a stellar annual jazz festival featuring internationally renowned artists. It also celebrates the local jazz scene with its Golden Ear Awards. → Read More

Lucille Dixon's years of good music making as bassist and bandleader

Defying the norms of her time, Lucille Dixon played a "man's instrument," the contrabass, led her own jazz band and managed New York City's first racially integrated symphony orchestra. → Read More

Let the good times roll with music from New Orleans for Mardi Gras

Music from New Orleans-raised or New Orleans-influenced musicians parades through KNKX's Midday and Evening Jazz on Tuesday. Laissez le bon temps rouler! → Read More

Three Seattle-area bands return to Essentially Ellington in 2023

Jazz at Lincoln Center's annual Essentially Ellington high school jazz band competition announced its 15 finalists for 2023. Washington is once again well-represented with Bothell High School, Roosevelt High School and Garfield High School among the finalists. → Read More

Tune in: Stories of Black artists and their celebrated recordings

This February, in celebration of Black History Month, KNKX will air five one-hour specials telling the stories of African American jazz and blues artists and their most influential recordings. → Read More

Doris Duke Artist Award winners announced, prize amount doubled

The largest national prize dedicated to individual performing artists has grown even bigger through this year's Doris Duke Foundation Artists Awards. → Read More

A fresh take on salsa and Latin jazz from Seattle band Eléré

Focusing on original music and arrangements, the young band is ready to update the salsa sound of the Pacific Northwest. → Read More

Forthcoming film celebrates Benny Golson's contributions to jazz

Prolific jazz composer and saxophonist Benny Golson turned 94 in January. A new documentary film about his life and work tells an inspiring story of advancement. → Read More

Celebrating 2023 Grammy nominees on Jazz Caliente

Music from 2023 Grammy-nominated recordings by Arturo Sandoval, Miguel Zenon, Flora Purim and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra will be on this week's show. → Read More

NAACP Image Awards showcase work of Black artists in 2022

Voting is now open to the public for select categories in the 54th NAACP Image Awards. KNKX highlights the jazz music and films among this year's nominees. → Read More

Online lecture series features Angélique Kidjo, Vijay Iyer and Maxine Gordon

African singer Angélique Kidjo, jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer and jazz writer and researcher Maxine Gordon will speak at free online events hosted by the Harvard Radcliffe Institute. → Read More

Bainbridge Island nonprofit weaves together multi-cultural performances in all-ages venue

Rolling Bay Hall on Bainbridge Island is now home to nonprofit performing arts organization WEAVE Presents. Hosting local and international musicians, community theater and more, WEAVE Presents uses its space to celebrate the multi-ethnic roots of American culture. → Read More

Catching up with Cuban musicians

Jazz Caliente presents a wide variety of rhythmic jazz from around the world, but what's generally called "Latin Jazz" has Afro-Cuban roots. Three of our favorite Cuban performers are on this week's playlist. → Read More

Songs of protest, hope and freedom for MLK Day on KNKX

KNKX's Midday Jazz and Evening Jazz shows will pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with songs related to the civil rights movement, past and present. → Read More

Seattle JazzED and The Sound of the Northwest collaborate on a new gospel choir program

The intergenerational gospel choir will promote community engagement, celebrate age diversity and encourage singing with strength in a supportive learning environment. → Read More

The Rhapsody Project tunes into cultural heritage and social justice

Conventional music education often lacks the cultural references that can help students connect to their roots. Programs at Seattle-based The Rhapsody Project are designed to strengthen those community connections. → Read More

In Remembrance: Sue Mingus

Let’s not forget the people we lost this year who didn’t make the music, but contributed in a big way to the jazz we love. Robin Lloyd pays tribute to journalist and archivist Sue Mingus. → Read More

In Remembrance: Pianist Jessica Williams

Celebrated for her absolute control of the keyboard, her wit, and her solid sense of swing, the brilliant pianist and composer Jessica Williams was known for her devotion to music. Robin Lloyd has a remembrance of this remarkable artist. → Read More

In Remembrance: Baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber

You could see him in concerts and on television, working hard to play that big baritone sax, and obviously enjoying every moment of it. Robin Lloyd remembers the prolific saxophonist Ronnie Cuber. → Read More

New York City's 2023 Winter Jazzfest is a marathon of music

Winter Jazzfest is a whirlwind of music and jazz culture, expanding in 2023 to include more than 400 artists. It's happening Jan. 12-18 in New York City. → Read More