Michael Mayo concert at Jazz Port Townsend on Jazz Northwest airs September 8 on KNKX
Vocalist Michael Mayo won many new fans with his performance at the 2019 Jazz Port Townsend. His wide-ranging flexible voice was surprisingly supple and expresive in a program mostly given to the popular standards songbook with the exception of the opening original song in which he used loops and effects building to a choral effect in a solo performance. In the balance of the concert he enjoyed all-star backing from Geoffrey Keezer, piano, Graham Dechter, guitar, Vicente Archer, bass and Obed Callvaire, drums. The concert was recorded for radio and will air Sunday, September 8 at 2 PM Pacific on 88.5 KNKX and knkx.org.