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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! 

Tuesday, February 10

NEW - Feature Fridays - Live Jazz in the KEWU Studio the last Friday of the month

KEWU is excited to announce a new addition to our programming. Feature Friday will feature live jazz in the KEWU studio from 11am -1pm the last Friday of the month. Here's the Medical Lake High School Jazz Combo hanging out with us for a fun afternoon. Tune in on February 27th to check out the Cheney HS Jazz Combo! 

Happy Birthday Chick Webb!

Happy Birthday to the incredible Chick Webb. read more about Chick here.

Cd review Randy brecker with The Depaul University Jazz Ensemble

Read the All About Jazz Review about the smokin' new project from Randy Brecker.

Tuesday, November 4

Map to The Treasure /Re imagining Laura Nyro - Review

Billy Childs: Map To The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro Read the All about Jazz review of this incredible recording.

Tuesday, October 21

Happy Birthday! Dizzy Gillespie

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie

Monday, October 20

Artist of The Day - Jelly Roll Morton & Eddie harris

Jelly Roll Morton

Eddie Harris