The Seattle jazz community will come together to celebrate Jim Knapp, a trumpeter, composer, and bandleader who founded the Cornish College's jazz program in the late 70's. Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival, the tribute will include the Jim Knapp Orchestra, the Cornish big band, and surprise musical guests.
Born in Chicago, Knapp received B.A. and M.A. degrees in Music Composition from the University of Illinois where he studied with Kenneth Gaburo and Salvatore Martirano, among others. For the past thirty-eight years he has made Seattle his home, where he has led the Composers and Improvisors Orchestra, various small jazz ensembles, and more recently, the Jim Knapp Orchestra. Currently, he continues to teach and serves as a professor of music at Cornish College of the Arts.
Presented by Earshot Jazz Festival, the tribute will include the Jim Knapp Orchestra, a 15-piece orchestra featuring many of the finest jazz soloists in the Northwest, the Cornish big band, and surprise musical guests.