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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. 

Kamasi Washington talks to Todd Steed about his Big Ears performance and his booming career. 

Guitarist Mary Halvorson discusses the joys and challenges of playing solo.  Halvorson is here in Knoxville this week as part of the Big Ears festival. 

Jazz musician Wadada Leo Smith talks to Todd Steed about his upcoming Big Ears performance.

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