jazz

The Poetry of Jazz

20 hours ago

Benjamin Boone talks about his latest recording, The Poetry of Jazz, Volume 2.  He also recalls his time at UT with Donald Brown, Jerry Coker and more. 

Philadelphia's legendary jazz host talks to Todd Steed about growing up in Philadelphia and the local jazz scene.  This is part of the 'Jazz on the Road' series on Improvisations. 

Jazz musician Doug Hirlinger discusses his latest project, Dear Philadelphia

Local jazz musician Will Boyd discusses his newest release with Todd Steed on Improvisations

Knoxville musician Vance Thompson gives us a peak at the upcoming Knoxville Jazz Orchestra season. 

Frog and Toad's Dixie Quartet have released a new recording that is a departure from their first recording. Members of the band sit down with Todd Steed to sort it all out. 

Recent Knoxville transplant talks about integrating his guitar music into the local jazz scene.

Randy Fishman sat down with Jack Neely to discuss Knoxville's rich and sometime secret jazz history.  For more jazz interviews visit: https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/wuot-jazz/id437813416?mt=10

The Coker Legacy

Jul 12, 2016

Jerry and Patti Coker have made a lasting impression on the Knoxville jazz scene.  Their work in jazz education has worldwide implications.  Todd Steed discusses their impact with Donald Brown, Kelle Jolly and Tom Johnson. 

On the occasion of her 80th birthday, jazz composer Carla Bley talks to Todd Steed about her latest projects. Also joining Carla is bassist Steve Swallow.