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Growing up in upstate New York, you might expect a young jazz talent to head for the Big Apple, the legendary “jazz center of the world,” but trumpeter Samantha Boshnack came to Seattle. She’ll tell you it was a great decision.
Sam is a dedicated composer as well as a player, and she told us about working with her large ensemble, the B’shnorchestra, that working with those she admires as players and people is what she loves about jazz.
Live in the KNKX studios, it was obvious that her band loves playing her music with her.
Complex, multi-faceted movements are her specialty, and after three extended tunes, our studio audience felt like we’d been on an epic journey. One word that kept coming up was “cinematic,” and one piece – “Seventy-Two Days” from her soon-to-be-released Nellie Bly Project album – sounded like a short film about the dynamic journalist, inventor and daredevil feminist from a century ago.
Alongside Beth Fleenor on clarinet, bass clarinet and vocals, this session was another reminder of the wealth of female jazz talent in the Northwest. These are world-class musicians who are sure to produce and inspire generations of talented young jazz women, in the Seattle area and beyond.
Ranked as one of the most popular public radio stations in the nation, KNKX has been serving the Puget Sound Region with the very best in jazz, blues and NPR news since 1966.
Broadcasting from both Seattle and Tacoma and covering the Puget Sound Region as a whole. We pride ourselves on being the region’s leading source of jazz, blues, and in-depth local and national news, available 24 hours a day online, on your phone and on your radio.
We also provide a full-time streaming jazz service Jazz24. Broadcasting around the world, Jazz24 reaches a worldwide audience and further spreads the American music genre of jazz to new and old listeners alike.
We look to provide more than broadcasting in the traditional sense and are broadening the content of KNKX to include all forms of media to better serve you, our listener and friend.