Art Zone with Nancy Guppy

A lively look at Seattle’s creative scene -- Fridays | 8 p.m.

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About Art Zone with Nancy Guppy

Art Zone with host Nancy GuppyTake a look at Seattle's fabulous creative scene, with fresh highlights from local arts, entertainment and cultural happenings. Art Zone with Nancy Guppy features interviews with local artists and performers, reviews and previews of current offerings, and lots of surprises. New episodes of Art Zone with Nancy Guppy premiere Friday nights at 8 p.m., with additional playbacks throughout the week.

Host Nancy Guppy grew up in Seattle and, with the exception of a three-year stint in Los Angeles, has lived in the city her entire life. Before creating arts programming for the Seattle Channel, Nancy spent 10 years as a writer/performer/producer on KING TV's late night comedy show, Almost Live!. Nancy enjoys morning coffee, daily walks, dinner with friends, hang time with husband Joe, and hitting the local art scene as much as she possibly can.

Art Zone presents the Barrett Martin Group featuring Jeff Angell
Art Zone presents the Barrett Martin Group featuring Jeff Angell

In this special episode of Art Zone, spend an evening with award-winning drummer, composer and producer Barrett Martin and his band live at the Nectar Lounge. The epic two-part set opens with members of the Barrett Martin Group, an all-star line-up of some of the Seattle-area's top jazz and rock players (Evan Flory-Barnes, Andy Coe, Ryan Burns, Dave Carter, Hans Teuber and Thione Diop), in a fluid performance of heavy grooves from their various albums.  In the second half of the set, vocalist Jeff Angell drops in for some Walking Papers hits with a big-band feel. The Sept. 22 show kicked off the Barrett Martin Group's West Coast tour in celebration of the release of Martin's new memoir and soundtrack "The Singing Earth," which explores his musical travels around the world.