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Jason Vieaux: ‘In a Sentimental Mood’

There are so many delightful ways to bridge the worlds of jazz and classical music. Back in February 2013, virtuosic guitarist Jason Vieaux showed us one way during “NW Focus Live” — with this performance of the eternal Duke Ellington’s “In a Sentimental Mood.”

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Seattle Marimba Quartet: ‘America’

During “Bernstein at 100,” the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth in 2018, The Seattle Marimba Quartet returned to Northwest Focus Live to share their latest arrangements — among them, this rousing take on “America.”

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Christmas Bells

Just in time for Christmas, here’s a video of Seattle handbell choir Bells of the Sound performing “Good Christian Men, Rejoice” — “In dulci jubilo” — at KING FM studios for an episode of NW Focus Live.


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The Westerlies: ‘Robert Henry’

The vibrant and youthful energy of a new family member inspired this original composition by Andy Clausen. In our exclusive in-studio video, the Westerlies capture the excitement of early childhood—as well as some of its unexpected turns.

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The Westerlies: “Saro”

An old English ballad gets a brassy new spin in the Westerlies’ rendition of “Saro,” which borrows from an arrangement by Nico Muhly and Sam Amidon. The tune, which dates back to the 18th century, is timeless

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A KING FM Young Artist

Violinist Marley Erickson was the winner of the 2017 KING FM Young Artist Awards for the lower age division.Watch her performance of Paganini’s Caprice No. 17.


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A KING FM Young Artist

Cellist Kristy Park was the winner of the 2017 KING FM Young Artist Awards for the upper age division. Watch her performance of the Allegro from Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata.

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Orpheus & Euridice

Husband-and-wife duo Ryan and Heather Dudenbostel perform a selection from Ricky Ian Gordon’s opera on the famous Greek myth of Orpheus & Euridice.

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Autumn in Buenos Aires

It takes two to tango! The husband-and-wife horn and violin duo Gustavo and Laura Camacho perform “Autumn” from Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires.




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A Little Irish Magic

Magical Strings are a harp and dulcimer duo comprised of Philip and Pam Boulding. In this sparkling performance, they lend their fingers to an old Irish folk tune.

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Reflections in the Water

Angelo Rondello lends his fingers to a sparkling selection from Debussy’s first volume of Images. The piece evokes the image of light reflecting off the rippling surface of the water.

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Two Musical Haiku

The genre-defying TangleTown Trio lends their voices to two musical haiku by composer Samuel Jones, recorded live in our KING FM studios.

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Classical Meets Jazz

Conductor and pianist Teddy Abrams and his team of musicians straddle the line between classical and jazz in this dynamic and exciting in-studio performance.

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