KPLU is a public station that plays a broad range of interesting jazz. There are shows that might focus on classic bebop. Others might feature the new generation of up and coming players. You might hear Brazilian music or quiet storm, or super funky stuff from Roy Ayers or Fred Wesley. KPLU will often take a familiar standard but play a version by someone not associated with the song. Many times it will make the listener hear a familiar song in a new way and appreciate the complexity and life in an overly familiar song. Jazz and blues are an under appreciated natural fit with Seattle's climate and environment, in my opinion. KPLU offers a cool way to enjoy America's musical heritage anytime.