Rachel Bade-McMurphy is a musician, composer, and arts advocate raised in the Pacific Northwest. She studied Music and Humanities at Washington State University and received her Master of Music in Jazz Pedagogy from Eastern Washington University. A passionate teacher and jazz enthusiast, she founded Imagine Jazz, a local arts organization that hosts guest artists from New York and around the globe for concerts and educational events.
Rachel's Friday Afternoon Jazz show will explore many eras and sub-genres of jazz, threading the layers of a complex and rich art music. The show will not only celebrate diversity and a lush heritage but explore new directions and varied approaches within the art form. The show will include interviews and features including regional happenings all centered around a playlist of great jazz music from classics and rare gems to modern innovations.
Jahari performs 2 original compositions from his new CD release “Still Listening” which was released on all platforms in Sept 2023. On October 15, 2023 Jahari was named the winner of the Herbie Hancock Jaz Piano competition (formerly the Thelonious Monk competition). Jahari will be performing in Spokane on Saturday October 21, 2023 at Holy Names Music Center as a guest artist with Imagine Jazz.
Afternoon in jazz host Rachel Bade-Mcmurphy sits down with composer Maria Schneider and Dan Keberle.