Win Tickets To Gregory Porter

An artist whose music is at once timeless yet utterly of its time, Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with the May 6 release of Take Me to the Alley, the much-anticipated follow-up to his million-selling Grammy-winning 2013 Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit. The album pre-order has launched along with the release of two singles—“Holding On” and “Don’t Lose Your Steam”—which fans will receive instantly when pre-ordering a download of the album. The album is also available for pre-order on CD, and the singles are also available on streaming services.

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Win Tickets To Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

Now Lisa Fischer — paradoxically, a music industry legend touring with her own show for the very first time – revisits iconic songs that make us dance and laugh and cry and think. She tells stories about being alive in the world. Focusing on music that is etched into her soul and our memories. With tunes she’s performed and heard over and over again like “Proud Mary”, “Gimme Shelter”, “It’s Only Rock & Roll”, “I Miss You”, and “Fever” – Lisa honors the great performers who have been her mentors and her employers.

*KPLU only supplies tickets for the June 2nd performance*

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Central Washington University All-Star Jazz Combo With Thomas Marriott

When this Central Washington University combo made the trip from Ellensburg to the 88.5 F-M performance studio, it was a first.  For us, anyway.  The group is the first Eastern Washington jazz band we’ve hosted, and we hope it’s the first of many to come. 

Of course, it didn’t hurt their cause when they enlisted their mentor, trumpeter Thomas Marriott, to join the festivities.  Check it out—three delightful arrangements from a group of young musicians on their way up.

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Win Tickets To Arturo Sandoval

Sandoval has been awarded 10 Grammy Awards, and nominated 19 times; he has also received 6 Billboard Awards, the 2015 Hispanic Heritage Award, and an Emmy Award. The latter for his composing work on the entire underscore of the HBO movie based on his life, “For Love or Country” that starred Andy Garcia as Arturo. His two latest Grammy award winning albums, “Dear Diz “Everyday I think of you” and Tango “Como Yo Te Siento” are now available worldwide. Arturo Sandoval’s newest CD, Eternamente Manzanero. Performing the music of revered Mexican romantic pianist/singer/songwriter, Armando Manzanero, this is a true labor of love. Performing Senor Manzanero’s music with co-headliner Jorge Calandrelli, the album is a fresh, modern and pleasant take on his beautiful bolero music.

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