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Flotation Device Interview with Mat Maneri

Mat Maneri by Antonio Porcar Cano

Mat Maneri is one of the few prominent jazz musicians to make the viola his primary instrument. He joined Flotation Device host Michael Schell to talk about his music, including his Ash Quartet’s upcoming Earshot Jazz performance at Cornish Raisbeck Auditorium on Monday, October 30 (tickets and info at

Hear more of Mat Maneri’s music Sunday night at 10:00 PM on Flotation Device.

In-Studio: Brazilian musicians Gaúcho and Naoyuki Sawada

Saturday, October 17th at 2:30pm on Raizes, host Samia Panni presents Brazilian percussion master Gaúcho and cavaquinho player Naoyuki Sawada.

They will be performing at a Pagode house party with Brazilian percussion master Jorge Alabê, Saturday, October 24th at Jaam Rek Studio in Seattle.

Gaúcho has recently moved to Seattle and is master percussionist at the samba school Escola de Samba Unidos de Seattle.

Jane Siberry live in-studio

Listen to Jane Siberry play acoustic versions of new and classic songs, and talk with KBCS’ Steve Ramsey about her writing process.

Brazilian Guitarist, Ian Faquini:Live In-Studio

Saturday, April 5th Brazilian guitarist Ian Faquini performs live in the KBCS studios.

Samia Panni, host of our Brazilian music show, Raizes, talks with Faquini about his new album and his upcoming performance at The Royal Room in Seattle.

Zakir Hussain

Grateful Dead Hour host Moss Willow talks with legendary Indian Tabla player Zakir Hussain. Hussain and his band, The Masters of Percussion, perform Thursday, March 20th, in Seattle at the Moore Theatre.

Aaron Parks on the Caravan

Jazz piano player Aaron Parks will be performing with Kendrick Scott’s Oracle, Friday, May 31st at the theater at Meydenbauer Center. The show is part of the Bellevue Jazz Festival.

He spoke with Caravan host, John Gilbreath about his music.

We Are All Failing Them @ NW Film Forum

A new work by Robin Holcomb, Britta Johnson and Curtis Taylor
World premiere commission
at the Northwest Film Forum May 16-18th
Part of the series Live at the Film Forum

The border between ambition and hard luck is a blind spot. We Are All Failing Them is a song cycle, performed live with film and objects, that engages in a sideways view of the curious and spectacular tragedy of the Donner Party. Drawing upon the languages of recital, film and staged séance, this evening-length entertainment asks: what gets left behind along the trail to the Promised Land?

The world premiere of this collaborative work by composer Robin Holcomb, filmmaker Britta Johnson and theater artist Curtis Taylor features performances by Robin Holcomb (piano, voice), Peggy Lee (cello), Danny Barnes (voice, banjo) and Susie Kozawa (sound effects).

Support for this new work provided by 4Culture and The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital.

Northwest Film Forum is located at 1515 12th Ave in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, on 12th Avenue between Pike & Pine Street.