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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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Nielsen: Flute Concerto | Phoebe Rawn

On King FM’s Northwest Focus LIVE, Phoebe Rawn, winner of the 2018 Frank and Lu Horsfall Competition upper division, played the first movement of Carl Nielsen’s Flute Concerto, with pianist Carlin Ma playing the orchestral reduction.








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