Spokane Jazz Orchestra

On this edition of Northwest Arts Review, we again hear from Spokane Symphony Music Director James Lowe who has been quite busy producing podcasts and playlists to keep the SSO, its musicians and its music in the public consciousness during this time of live performance deprivation. We also welcome musician and educator Dan Keberle for music and conversation honoring the memory of his brother David, whose visits with the Spokane Jazz Orchestra as featured clarinetist are fondly remembered by many Spokanites.

Spokane musician and Whitworth University professor Dan Keberle talks with Jim Tevenan about the life and varied art of his late brother, David. Musical illustrations are from David's album, "Caught in Time," and from his appearances with the Spokane Jazz Orchestra.

Dr. Jody Graves, pianist and professor at Eastern Washington University, visited KPBX in advance of her performance of the music of George Gershwin with the Spokane Jazz Orchestra. The concert features Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue along with arrangements of many favorite songs. Jody and Jim Tevenan talk about a range of things: Gershwin, Rhapsody, jazz piano and more.

Spokane Jazz Orchestra director Don Goodwin, vocalist Keleren Millham and guitarist Michael Millham chatted with Brian Flick during Jazz for a Friday Afternoon on Spokane Public Radio today. Keleren Millham will sing the Jazz Stylings of Sting at the Spokane Jazz Orchestra's final concert of the season on May 13 at 7:30pm.