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    Kenny Barron

    David Benoit

    Melanie Berzon

    Michael Brecker

    Greg Bridges

    Clifford Brown

    Willie L. Brown

    Dave Brubeck

    Sonny Buxton

    Charlie Byrd

    Conte Candoli

    Regina Carter

    Alisa Clancy

    Avishai Cohen

    Dick Conte

    Chick Corea

    Chris Cortez

    Bill Cosby

    Jim Cullum

    John Dankworth

    Pete Douglas

    Jim Dunbar

    Stan Dunn

    Mimi Fox

    Mike Greenshill

    John Griffin

    Richard Hadlock

    Jim Hall

    Roy Hargrove

    Pat Henry

    Antoine Hervé

    Keith Hines

    Dave Holland

    George Hughes

    Bobby Hutcherson

    Tim Jackson

    Ahmad Jamal

    Jon Jang

    Orrin Keepnews

    Cleo Laine

    Kathleen Lawton

    Kitty Margolis

    Wynton Marsalis

    Eddie Marshall

    Christian McBride

    Marian McPartland

    Bob Parlocha

    Bob Parlocha

    Rufus Reid

    Annie Ross

    Jayne Sanchez

    Arturo Sandoval

    Diane Schuur

    George Shearing

    Bud Spangler

    Toots Thielemans

    Jesse "Chuy" Varela

    Larry Vuckovich

    Kenny Werner

    Wesla Whitfield

    Herb Wong





    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"