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Past articles by Abe:

Judith Hill performs ferocious funk and soulful blues for KNKX

Famous for singing backup for Michael Jackson, Prince and more, Judith Hill stars in this KNKX studio session. → Read More

KNKX School of Jazz guest DJ for March: Roman Goron

Pianist Roman Goron from the Bellevue High School jazz band is the KNKX guest DJ for March. Listen to Roman's show and check out his playlist. → Read More

Ari Joshua unites top Seattle players on new soul jazz singles

Guitarist Ari Joshua, saxophonist Skerik, organist Delvon Lamarr and drummer Grant Schroff release the first of three singles in the months ahead. → Read More

Talking with Hiatus Kaiyote about their modern music with jazz roots

New Cool host Abe Beeson spoke with two members of the neo-soul jazz group Hiatus Kaiyote before their show in Seattle this week. → Read More

Renaissance woman Kandace Springs honors tradition and family in the KNKX studios

Pianist and singer Kandace Springs' second solo studio session honors the past and looks to the future → Read More

Pianist Orrin Evans returns to Seattle with his trio next week

Orrin Evans has strong connections to Seattle, returning Feb. 23 to Seattle's Royal Room. → Read More

Portland Jazz Festival musicians also visiting Seattle this month

Many of the musicians performing at this month's PDX Jazz Festival will also play in Seattle. → Read More

Vibraphonist Susan Pascal leads the Bainbridge Nine at KNKX

An all-star jazz ensemble from Bainbridge High School performed in the KNKX studios with their mentor Susan Pascal on vibraphone. → Read More

Skerik goes big, performing with his Huge Band XXXXL in Seattle

One of Seattle's biggest names in modern jazz, Skerik leads an extra big band at Nectar Lounge in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood on Friday. → Read More

KNKX presents Jazz Overhaul's new video covering Seattle rock legends Alice in Chains

Saxophonist Cliff Colon's Jazz Overhaul find improvisational possibilities in music of the grunge era. True to the spirit of 1992, and a nostalgic surprise for listeners familiar with the source material, the quartet delivers something all music fans can appreciate. → Read More

In their fifth decade, the Yellowjackets still sound fresh

Grooving through their fifth decade, the Yellowjackets quartet play a KNKX studio session. → Read More

Snarky Puppy makes 19 musicians sound like a single unit

A new year brings new releases and new tours. KNKX's The New Cool will keep you connected to the latest in modern jazz in 2023. 19-piece band Snarky Puppy's "Empire Central" album is a hot winter treat, offering a world of thrilling music for modern times. → Read More

School of Jazz guest DJ for January: Ethan Feiges

Bassist Ethan Feiges joins KNKX's Abe Beeson as guest DJ for January. He is a senior and member of the jazz band at Newport High School in Bellevue. Get to know Ethan and check out his playlist. → Read More

Feel the energy: Live music returns to KNKX's studios in 2022

Live jazz and blues concerts returned in 2022, with some lingering pandemic bumps in the road. KNKX was overjoyed to welcome musicians back to our studios once again this year. Here are the artists and bands who brought the energy of live performances back to KNKX Studio Sessions. → Read More

In Remembrance: Organist Joey DeFrancesco

Joey DeFrancesco was considered by many to be the best Hammond organ player in the world. A musical prodigy who played multiple instruments, DeFrancesco sparked an organ revival in jazz and brought joy to everyone who heard him play. DeFrancesco passed away in August. Abe Beeson has more. → Read More

Thanks for celebrating modern jazz with The New Cool this year!

Holiday grooves and modern jazz favorites populate this week's show, the final one before Christmas. Host Abe Beeson also looks at a few last concerts in 2022 and some exciting upcoming performances in the first weeks of the new year. → Read More

Jake Shimabukuro gifts KNKX with a rocking performance

Hawaiian ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro performs for KNKX listeners at the Moore Theatre in Seattle. → Read More

Kokoroko updates Afrobeat on their debut album

London ensemble Kokoroko follow their hit 2019 single with the new album "Could We Be More." → Read More

Portland trumpeter Cyrus Nabipoor previews new music

Portland-based trumpeter Cyrus Nabipoor makes his Seattle debut at the Royal Room Dec. 15. KNKX's Abe Beeson interviews Nabipoor about his newly focused modern style. → Read More

Bellevue High School sextet performs with Thomas Marriott

The Bellevue High School jazz band performs with mentor and Seattle trumpet star Thomas Marriott in this KNKX School of Jazz studio session performance. → Read More