Kevin Kniestedt http://www.kplu.org en Will the 'Most Miserable Sports City' Be Missed? http://www.kplu.org/post/will-most-miserable-sports-city-be-missed <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Forbes Magazine recently named Seattle as the "Most Miserable Sports City in America." As </span>KPLU's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Kevin </span>Kniestedt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> prepares to leave Seattle and move across the country, he asked Sports Commentator Art </span>Thiel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> if it really is that bad of a sports town, and what he might be missing after he leaves.</span></p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:36:43 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt & Art Thiel 9648 at http://www.kplu.org Will the 'Most Miserable Sports City' Be Missed? Seattle's own Julian Priester named 2013 Jazz Hero http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-own-julian-priester-named-2013-jazz-hero <p><span style="color: rgb(122, 122, 122); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">The Jazz Journalists Association has named Seattle's own Julian </span>Priester<span style="color: rgb(122, 122, 122); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;as one of 25 Ja</span><span style="color: rgb(122, 122, 122); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">zz Heroes—an honor bestowed on those who have had a significant impact on their jazz community.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(122, 122, 122); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif;"><a href="http://www.jjajazzawards.org/p/jazz-heroes-2013.html" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(23, 81, 123);" target="_blank">Jazz Heroes</a>&nbsp;are activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz who have had significant impact in their local communities. The Jazz Hero awards, for which community members nominate candidates, are presented in conjunction with the &nbsp;Jazz Journalists Association’s annual Jazz Awards honoring significant achievements in jazz music and journalism.</p><p> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 14:01:12 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 8574 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's own Julian Priester named 2013 Jazz Hero Richie Havens, folk singer who opened Woodstock, has died http://www.kplu.org/post/richie-havens-folk-singer-who-opened-woodstock-has-died <p><span style="color: rgb(122, 122, 122); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">Folk and rock singer, songwriter and guitarist Richie Havens reportedly passed away Monday at the age of 72.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(122, 122, 122); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif;">Havens was perhaps best known for his three-hour opening set at the Woodstock Festival in 1969.</p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 04:10:16 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 8511 at http://www.kplu.org Richie Havens, folk singer who opened Woodstock, has died 1,000 jazz albums you should hear before you die http://www.kplu.org/post/1000-jazz-albums-you-should-hear-you-die <p><span style="color: rgb(122, 122, 122); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; background-color: transparent;">This list, which took the better part of four years, was inspired by those who said that jazz was limited to a certain style or type of performer. The idea behind this list was not to create a “best” albums list, but rather a extensive list of albums that covered as much of jazz history as possible.</span></p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 17:20:13 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 8300 at http://www.kplu.org 1,000 jazz albums you should hear before you die New additions to Seahawks could be ingredients for a championship http://www.kplu.org/post/new-additions-seahawks-could-be-ingredients-championship <p>The Seattle Seahawks made two big moves this week, trading for high-profile wide receiver Percy Harvin and signing defensive end Cliff Avril. These moves show that the Seahawks are serious about winning a Super Bowl this upcoming season, says sports commentator Art Thiel.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt & Art Thiel 8004 at http://www.kplu.org New additions to Seahawks could be ingredients for a championship Seahawks' playoff defeat leaves one fan heartbroken but hopeful http://www.kplu.org/post/seahawks-playoff-defeat-leaves-one-fan-heartbroken-hopeful <p>A dramatic comeback was not enough for the Seahawks Sunday. They lost to the Falcons 30-28 in the NFC Divisional playoff game in Atlanta. Find out what one longtime Seattle sports fan has to say about it. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 7548 at http://www.kplu.org Seahawks' playoff defeat leaves one fan heartbroken but hopeful Passing of Dave Brubeck leaves impact on many http://www.kplu.org/post/passing-dave-brubeck-leaves-impact-many <p>Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, responsible for the recording of the seminal album <em>Time Out</em> which still ranks as one of the best selling albums of all-time, and the first jazz musician to have a single sell 1 millions albums, died this morning of heart failure. He was 91.</p><p>In 1951, he formed the Dave Brubeck Quartet, and made a regular habit of touring and and performing at college campuses, bringing his musical approach to a younger audience. In 1954, Brubeck became only the second musician at that time to appear on the cover of Time Magazine.</p><p>The career that Brubeck sustained had an enormous impact on musicians and fans.</p><p><strong><a href="http://groovenotes.org/2012/12/05/passing-of-dave-brubeck-leaves-impact-on-many/#.UL_hxpPjnsk">Read More on Groove Notes</a></strong></p><p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 00:34:32 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 7301 at http://www.kplu.org Passing of Dave Brubeck leaves impact on many 5 ways jazz musicians can help themselves with technology http://www.kplu.org/post/5-ways-jazz-musicians-can-help-themselves-technology <p></p><p>These days getting the word out is probably easier and quicker than it has ever been, and for whatever reason jazz musicians seem to struggle to understand this.</p><p>So I have decided to offer up these five easy tips on how jazz musicians can better promote themselves and their music with very minimal time and effort using “modern” technology.</p><p><a href="http://groovenotes.org/2012/11/27/5-ways-jazz-musicians-can-help-themselves-with-technology/#.ULZaXaUx_zI" target="_blank"><strong>Read the story on Groove Notes.</strong></a></p><p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 18:54:37 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 7224 at http://www.kplu.org 5 ways jazz musicians can help themselves with technology 10 best jazz albums of 2012 http://www.kplu.org/post/10-best-jazz-albums-2012 <p>Groove Notes writer and KPLU jazz and news host <a href="http://www.kplu.org/people/kevin-kniestedt">Kevin Kniestedt</a> lists the 10 jazz releases (and some honorable mentions) that he feels rose to the top in 2012.</p><p><a href="http://groovenotes.org/2012/11/26/10-best-jazz-albums-of-2012/#.ULUbt2fAHU0">Read more on Groove Notes</a>.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 22:32:28 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 7205 at http://www.kplu.org 10 best jazz albums of 2012 Former Mariner players continue to haunt Seattle fans http://www.kplu.org/post/former-mariner-players-continue-haunt-seattle-fans <p>There has been a lot of excitement so far in the early rounds of the Major League Baseball playoffs, and much of that has been provided by former Seattle Mariner players. As sports commentator Art Thiel explains to KPLU’s Kevin Kniestedt, the sight of players leaving Seattle to flourish on other teams has become far too common for fans over the years. To hear the discussion, click the "Listen" button above.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 20:54:31 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt & Art Thiel 6705 at http://www.kplu.org Former Mariner players continue to haunt Seattle fans Halie Loren: Putting Eugene, Ore. on the jazz map http://www.kplu.org/post/halie-loren-putting-eugene-ore-jazz-map <p></p><p>In this studio session, hosted by Kevin Kniestedt, we&rsquo;re pleased to introduce you to a woman who we believe is one of the finest up-and-coming international jazz talents to come along in years, Halie Loren.&nbsp;</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zd6A99oSvw</p><p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:20:57 +0000 Justin Steyer & Kevin Kniestedt 6595 at http://www.kplu.org Halie Loren: Putting Eugene, Ore. on the jazz map If you don’t know this band, you don’t know anything about music – really? http://www.kplu.org/post/if-you-don-t-know-band-you-don-t-know-anything-about-music-really <p></p><p>I literally had someone say that to me the other day. My head almost exploded.</p><p>So if I am not familiar with a band that you happen to know or like, that means I have NO musical knowledge, whatsoever?</p><p>What is worse is that this is not the first time I have heard this from someone.</p><p><strong><a href="http://groovenotes.org/2012/08/06/if-you-dont-know-this-band-you-dont-know-anything-about-music-really/#.UD_to0Ix9SU">Read more on Groove Notes.</a></strong></p><p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 23:08:23 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 6160 at http://www.kplu.org If you don’t know this band, you don’t know anything about music – really? Hearing, more than smell, brings (my) memories to life http://www.kplu.org/post/hearing-more-smell-brings-my-memories-life <p>I know. I know. It is widely assumed and believed that smell is the strongest sense tied to memory. But for me (and a handful of musicians that I spoke to), music &ndash; in some cases even just a few bars of a song -&nbsp; can draw upon some of the most powerful memories in a persons life.</p><p><a href="http://groovenotes.org/2012/07/26/hearing-more-than-smell-brings-my-memories-to-life/"><strong>Read more on Groove Notes.</strong></a></p><p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:36:13 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 5751 at http://www.kplu.org Hearing, more than smell, brings (my) memories to life The Cookers: Bebop supergroup http://www.kplu.org/post/cookers-bebop-supergroup <p>If we were to make a list of all the recording and composing credits of the members of The Cookers, it would go on for many pages.&nbsp;</p><p>This is an amazing collection of jazz musicians—Billy Hart (drums), Cecil McBee (bass), Eddie Henderson (trumpet), David Weiss (trumpet), Billy Harper (sax) and George Cables (piano).&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 19:07:16 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt & Justin Steyer 5561 at http://www.kplu.org The Cookers: Bebop supergroup Mariners aren't living up to already low expectations http://www.kplu.org/post/mariners-arent-living-already-low-expectations <p>The Seattle Mariners reach the halfway point of their season this weekend, and find themselves in last place. As KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel explains, the Mariners had low expectations at the beginning of the season, and have yet to live up to them. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 12:24:23 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt & Art Thiel 5441 at http://www.kplu.org Mariners aren't living up to already low expectations