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Tuesday, March 31

Monday, March 23

Friday Feature March 27th, 2015

This month's KEWU Friday Feature presents the Nic Vigil Trio Tune in at 11 am for 2 hours of great live Latin music from the Jazz 89.5 studio this Friday March 27th .

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Online Streaming down

Our online stream has been down since last Thursday, March 19th. We are in the process of  correcting the problem. We appreciate your continued patience.

The KEWU Staff

Tuesday, March 10

Jazz World Suffers Another Loss - Trumpeter Lew Soloff passes away

Jazz trumpeter Lew Soloff, 71, of Blood, Sweat and Tears fame passed away Saturday evening in New York City from a heart attack. Read the New  York Times obituary here.

Monday, March 9

Jazz Now America's least Popular Genre

That's right, America's musical legacy and perhaps greatest contribution to the world is now its least popular genre of music.  Read the alarming news here. 

Monday, March 2

Beloved Jazz Legend Clark Terry Passes Away at 94 Years Young

Affectionately known as "CT," Clark Terry passed away on Saturday February 21st after an incredible 94 year-long life.  Read more about "CT" here

Friday, February 13

Jazz 89.5 to air new short daily feature beginning March 2nd

KEWU will be airing a new short daily feature beginning March 2nd. BirdNote will be airing Monday through Friday at 8:28am and 5:28pm.

History – How it all began

BirdNote began in 2004 as a project under the auspices of Seattle Audubon. To bring BirdNote to life, Chris Peterson, Executive Director of Seattle Audubon, gathered a team. Writers began to craft compelling stories about the intriguing ways of birds, ornithological advisors ensured scientific accuracy, and dedicated staff, volunteers, and contractors helped form the final professional product.
Advisors from Western Washington NPR affiliate KPLU FM 88.5 along with Seattle-area benefactors, helped make the idea a reality and brought BirdNote to the airwaves in February 2005. Since its beginnings in the Seattle region, the show has now expanded to 200 public radio stations across the country.

We hope you enjoy this new addition to the programming line up. If you have any comments or feedback you would like to share, you can email us at

Thursday, February 12

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival 2015

Ingrid Jensen, Diane Reeves, The Airmen of Note, Stefon Harris, and many more will be at The University of Idaho for the 2015 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival coming up in less than two weeks!  Find out more here. 

Jazz in Portland

Click here to find out more about jazz in Portland- there are so many huge names in jazz that will be a part of this year's festivities, including Greta Matassa, Vijay Iyer, Lee Konitz, Cyrille Aimee, Kurt Elling, and MANY more!