This week on Jazz Northwest, the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra plays the music of Louis Armstrong. This hour of excerpts from the concert includes music played by Louis Armstrong from the early years of jazz in the '20s through his spectacular popular success in the 1960s.
Small groups step out of the SRJO to perform music of the Hot 5 and Hot 7 Armstrong recording groups, there are big band versions of other hits, and vocalist Butch Harrison sings "Do You Know What it Means To Miss New Orleans." Members of the trumpet section take turns playing featured solo parts.
The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra is co-directed by Clarence Acox and Michael Brockman and this concert was the fourth of the five subscription concert series.
The final concerts of the season will feature a more contemporary program with guest bassist Christian McBride on June 17 at Nordstrom Recital Hall in Seattle, and June 18 at Kirkland Performance Center.
Christian McBride is also host of NPR's "Jazz Night in America" heard Friday nights at 8 on 88.5 KNKX.
Jazz Northwest focuses on the regional jazz scene and airs each Sunday at 2 p.m. Pacific on 88.5 KNKX and knkx.org. The program is recorded and produced by host Jim Wilke. After broadcast, programs are archived and may be streamed on demand at jazznw.org.