It’s time for another “Show of the Week”! This week’s focus is on “The Blue Room Jazz Hour” who is hosted by Jack Galliet AKA “The Jack from the Past”. Jack is a Sophomore Business major and music minor who calls Redmond, WA home. Jack’s interest for LASR started as a kid when he would listen to KNKX (now known as KPLU). Jack noticed that there was no Jazz specific show on LASR and decided that a “KPLUesque” show was a necessity
“The Blue Room Jazz Hour” features the music genre known as jazz. Jack explains his love of jazz music started when he first began playing trumpet in 6th grade. He was drawn to the freeness of jazz and that in this genre, two people never play a song the same way. Jack was allowed the freeness that all musicians want due to the ever-changing ideology of jazz. It was this moment that he fell in love with jazz and wanted to share that love. Jazz has many different subgenres and eras that have spanned since its inception into popular music. Jack’s choice of era includes big band, bebop, and more recently fusion.
Jazz is also broken down between vocal and instrumental. Jack is drawn more to instrumental jazz because of his band connections. According to Jack, more people can relate to vocal jazz than instrumental jazz. It’s precisely this reason that “The Blue Room Jazz Hour” features both vocal and instrumental jazz. Jack’s main goal for the show is twofold. First, he wants to give people a taste of something he adores. Secondly, he wants to extend “Jazz family” to anyone and everyone that is willing to listen and take a chance.
You can catch “The Blue Room Jazz Hour” on Fridays from 9:00pm-10:00pm. If you still need some convincing, check out the playlist from the last show below.
Terrell Stafford “Hocus pocus” from Brotherlee Love (CD) — First song of the Night
Diane Schurr & the Count Basie Orchestra “Deedles’ Blues (Live)” from The Best of Diane Schuur (MP3)
Count Basie “The Kid from Red Bank” from The complete Atomic Basie (MP3)
The Clayton Brothers “Friday Struttin’” from The Gathering (MP3)
Arturo Sandoval “Manteca” from Trumpet Evolution
Mary Stallings “Goodbye Medley” from Don’t Look Back (MP3)
Wycliffe Gordon “Pops for President” from Hello Pops! (A Tribute to Louis Armstrong)
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga “Anything Goes” from Cheek to Cheek (deluxe Version) (MP3)