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    Tim Solook

    Peter Apfelbaum

    Matthew Clark

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    Yoshi Kato

    Jason Myers

    Dean Reilly

    Rick Vandivier

    Pete Yellin

    Rick Ballard

    Hal Galper

    Steve Heckman

    Bob Kenmotsu

    Max Perkoff

    Kurt Ribak

    Robert Stewart

    Peter Welker

    Michael Zilber

    Bill Bell

    John Handy

    Dan Hicks

    Jeff Massanari

    Roberta Piket

    Roswell Rudd

    Bill Tapia

    Patti Wicks

    George Brooks

    David Hardiman

    Red Holloway

    Bill Mays

    Nate Pruitt

    Joel Selvin

    Vern Thompson

    Josh Workman





    Most Recent Castaway - 17th March, 2017
    Kasey Knudsen (2017)

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    Saxophonist, composer and educator Kasey Knudsen is a 2002 graduate of the Berklee College of Music. Since returning to the Bay Area, she's been part of exciting and creative groups, among them Ben Goldberg, Fred Frith, Erik Jekabson, The Montclair Women's Big Band, Terrence Brewer, and Lisa Mezzacappa.

    Kasey has toured the world with Tune-Yards, including a number of performances at South By South West. She's done festivals in Germany and Canada, and has performed at innumerable venues in New York City and here in the Bay Area. Among the places she's taught are the California Jazz Conservatory and the Stanford Jazz Workshop.

    Kasey is among not only contemporary figures. As recently as December 2016, Alexa Peters of Paste Magazine listed her as one of "Ten Women Instrumentalists Who Redefine Jazz", together with the likes of Mary Lou Williams, Melba Liston, Vi Redd and Alice Coltrane.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Charlie Parker Bird in Time 1940-1947 Cherokee ESP-Disk
    # 2 Wynton Marsalis Live at the House of Tribes Green Chimneys Blue Note
    # 3 Paul Simon Greatest Hits, Etc. Slip-Slidin' Away Columbia
    # 4 Charlie Haden Etudes Lonely Woman Soul Note
    # 5 James Blake James Blake I Never Learnt to Share Polydor
    # 6 Aretha Franklin Live at Fillmore West Bridge over Troubled Water Rhino
             
    Book David Sedaris, "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls"
             
    Luxury Item "My 1100W Ninja blender"