Todd Steed

Director of Music, Host, Producer

A Knoxville native, Todd began working at WUOT in 2006 as jazz coordinator. His role has expanded to include operations, heading up the music department, and host of Studio 865/Flipside and Changing Course. Todd got his start in radio at WUTK, where he served as music director while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at UT. He later earned a master’s degree in education, also at UT.

Prior to working at WUOT, Todd worked overseas in China, Lithuania and Indonesia. Upon returning to the states, he was a study abroad coordinator at UT's Center for International Education. He claims he is also a musician. 

Author Nic Stone discusses her novel Dear Martin and her upcoming visit to Fulton High School.

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Fulton High juniors Indae Walton and Nicole Cooney join Todd Steed for a mystery set on Improvisations. 

 

 

WUOT's Clara Prinston talks to Tori Franklin and Logan Campbell about UT Opera Theatre's production of Carmen.

 

 

 

Aram Demirjian discusses the enduring popularity of one of the great works in classical music, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.  He also explains the inspired thinking behind the inclusion of Harrell’s Time Like an Everflowing Stream and Montgomery’s Banner.  

Harold Budd on Big Ears

Apr 5, 2019
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Composer Harold Budd sat down with Todd Steed at the Big Ears Festival and reflected on his latest works, Knoxville, Stan Getz, ACME, and the lack of choice dining options in Joshua Tree. 

The interview was conducted in the lobby of his hotel.  Please free free to enjoy the extra ambience. 

Nate Chinen talks with Todd Steed about his new book, Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century and reflects on his experience at the Big Ears Festival. 

Ken Burns Goes Country

Mar 26, 2019
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The newest Ken Burns film, Country Music, will air this fall on PBS. Ken Burns is currently out on a bus tour with producer and writer Dayton Duncan, producer Julie Dunfey, and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor. Todd Steed caught up with all four of them earlier this week for a wide ranging chat covering inspiration, race, Dolly Parton, and more. 

Bill Frisell and Gregory Tardy sat down with Todd Steed after their recent performance for Live at Lucille's.  They discuss their upcoming duo record and their unique musical history. 

Roscoe Mitchell talks to Todd Steed about his 50 years with Art Ensemble of Chicago and his return to the Big Ears Festival.

Kelle Jolly and Faith Morris sit down with Todd Steed to talk about the joys of staging the Women In Jazz Jam Festival. 

Schedule here.

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