IMPROVISATIONS

Eric Reed Arrives

Sep 23, 2020

Musician and composer Eric Reed has landed in Knoxville and is ready to go.  He sat down with Todd Steed to discuss his new role as teacher. 

Po Hannah chats with Todd Steed about the new release from Los Leslies. 

Taber Gable Returns

Aug 26, 2020
Gerard Beckers

Taber sits down with Todd Steed to talk about his return to Knoxville and share some of the music from his upcoming album. 

Todd checks in with Keith Brown at his home in New Jersey.  They discuss his performance at Live at Lucilles, playing with Jazzmeia Horn, the retirment of his father Donald Brown and why he had to put his new record on hold. 

In episode one, Todd Steed takes a train to New Orleans to explore the very history of jazz. Along the way, he talks to local legends, eats too much fabulous food, and finds himself opening up just enough to dance on the street.

Each of the individual interviews will posted online at the completion of the series. 

Original music performed by Daniel Kimbro, Hunter Deacon, John Harvey,  David Dayoub and Todd Steed. Recorded at Top Hat Recording in Knoxville.

Aaron Greenwald discusses his new job as Managing Director of Big Ears Festival.  

Vocalist Louis-Virie Blanche stopped by to talk with Todd about his love of jazz and an overlooked musician he wanted to share with our listeners, Big Chief Russell Moore. 

Vancy Thompson stops by to talk with Todd Steed about the bustling and beautiful output of the KJO. 

Jorge Variego stopped by WUOT to discuss Purple Ego, a rich and exciting mix of original music. 

Learn more about Domino Ensemble here

Jeff Sipe Returns

Jul 26, 2019
Frank Zipper

Drummer Jeff Sipe returns to Knoxville this weekend for two performances at two Barley's and a drum clinic at the Open Chord.   He also reflects on the 'Hampton' years. 

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