The funk-jazz trio, McTuff did their first KPLU live studio session at 12:15 on an otherwise ordinary afternoon in 2015. Before the performance, McTuff’s leader and organist, Joe Doria, asked if they should ‘tone things down’ since it was early in the day. We said they should follow their collective muse. They did, and they rocked the house. A year later they came back and did it all over again…only different. Here it is.
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The Northwest jazz scene is enhanced by some of the finest high school bands in the country, including Garfield and Roosevelt who are perennial finalists in the national Essentially Ellington Competition. Jazz has a tradition of teaching, learning and sharing and for KPLU, jazz education and performance is vital to the music’s future.