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    Doug Beavers
    27 Aug
    Chuck Bennett
    25 Jun
    Lee Brenkman
    08 Oct
    Lee Charlton
    08 Jan
    Barbara Dane
    15 Jan
    Robben Ford
    17 Dec
    Rebecca Coupe Franks
    28 May
    Fred Frith
    13 Aug
    Larry Grenadier
    06 Aug
    Eddie Henderson
    09 Apr
    Erik Jekabson
    16 Jul
    Laura Klein
    26 Feb
    Cleo Laine and Jacqui Dankworth
    22 Oct
    Babatunde Lea
    19 Mar
    Victor Lin
    30 Jul
    Charles McPherson
    23 Jul
    Houston Person
    02 Jul
    Alfredo Rodriguez
    12 Nov
    Loren Schoenberg
    30 Apr
    Adam Shulman
    05 Mar
    Frank Sumares
    19 Feb
    Dave Tidball
    12 Mar
    Mike Vax
    23 Apr
    George Wein
    15 Oct
    Mark Winkler
    03 Sep




    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"