KJEM’S Operation and Production Manager Kevin Vallene sits down and chats with Peter Daniel, bandleader of the Seattle based 45th Street Brass ahead of their performance at John’s Alley in Moscow, ID.
KJEM’s Assistant Operations and Production Manager Andrew Swanson sits down and chats with Michael League of Snarky Puppy before their performance at the Roseland Theater in Portland.
How Blue Can You Get by B B King
Hellbound by Robert Johnson
Lines by Wes Mackey
The Washington State University Big Band under the direction of Greg Yasinitsky with special guest Brian Ploeger on trumpet. Performing Joy Spring by Clifford Brown, arr. Charles Argersinger, at Jazz Night at Gladish 2015.
The Kevin Woods Trio performing I Remember You by Victor Schertzinger and Johnny Mercer at Jazz Night at Gladish 2015.
The Pullman High School Jazz Band with special guests Greg Yasinitsky and Brian Ploeger performing Mercy, Mercy, Mercy by Joe Zawinul at the second annual Jazz Night at Gladish.
Thank you to everyone who came out for Jazz Night at Gladish and a huge thank you to the Kevin Woods Trio, Pullman High School Jazz Band, and the Washington State University Big Band for putting on such a great show. We hope you enjoyed your evening and we’re looking forward to doing it again next year!
We enjoyed the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival this year at the University of Idaho! Jazz greats like Dianne Reeves and Grace Kelly performed, along with local and regional artists. It was a celebration of a true American art form of music at the 48th annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. Can’t wait until next year!
PULLMAN, Wash. – With the flip of a switch Friday, KJEM 89.9 FM, the newest radio station in the Palouse, began filling the airways with the sounds of jazz in honor of WSU alumnus and broadcast pioneer J. Elroy McCaw.
At the controls, his son Bruce R. McCaw officially signed on the station 76 years to the day after his father launched his first radio station, KELA in Centralia, Wash.
KJEM, whose call letters are derived from J. Elroy McCaw’s initials, is the newest of the 19 stations in the Northwest Public Radio (NWPR) group, the largest National Public Radio network in the Pacific Northwest. Unlike other NWPR stations, KJEM will be run by students but under the guidance of NWPR’s professional management team. Continue reading WSU’s Murrow College launches jazz radio station 89.9 KJEM