Dave Beck http://kuow.org en Volunteers Restore Historic Jet In Everett http://kuow.org/post/volunteers-restore-historic-jet-everett <p>Volunteers at the Museum of Flight Restoration Center in Everett have been working diligently since 1995 to restore one of the last DeHavilland Comets. The Comet was the world’s first commercial jetliner, and its body shape inspired the jets of today. Mon, 16 Sep 2013 21:55:57 +0000 Dave Beck & Feliks Banel 20440 at http://kuow.org Volunteers Restore Historic Jet In Everett They'll Follow Her Anywhere: Seattle Artist Susan Robb http://kuow.org/post/theyll-follow-her-anywhere-seattle-artist-susan-robb <p>Seattle artist <a href="http://susanrobb.com">Susan Robb’s</a> work has been praised by art critics and gallery owners across the country. But the impact of what she does stretches beyond insider art circles. Her work creates new friendships and gets people thinking about how to live better lives. Sun, 11 Aug 2013 07:01:00 +0000 Dave Beck 18105 at http://kuow.org They'll Follow Her Anywhere: Seattle Artist Susan Robb The Pizzarelli Patriarch Still Swings At 87 http://kuow.org/post/pizzarelli-patriarch-still-swings-87 <p><a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/bucky-pizzarelli-mn0000533678/biography">Bucky Pizzarelli </a>is the patriarch of one of America’s great jazz families. &nbsp;His talented offspring include guitarist and singer <a href="http://www.johnpizzarelli.com/">John Pizzarelli</a> and bassist Martin Pizzarelli.&nbsp; The Pizzarellis often perform standards from the Great American Songbook together at jazz clubs and music festivals around the world.&nbsp;</p><p>Prior to a weekend of performances with the family band at <a href="http://www.jazzalley.com/www-home/">Jazz Alley</a> in Seattle last weekend, Bucky Pizzarelli brought in his signature seven-string guitar and played&nbsp;live music in the KUOW Performance Studio. Mon, 05 Aug 2013 17:19:52 +0000 Dave Beck 17902 at http://kuow.org The Pizzarelli Patriarch Still Swings At 87 Toby Saks, Founder Of Seattle Chamber Music Society, Dead At 71 http://kuow.org/post/toby-saks-founder-seattle-chamber-music-society-dead-71 <p>The Seattle classical music community lost one of its most respected leaders Thursday. Toby Saks was a cellist, music professor at the University of Washington and the founder of the Seattle Chamber Music Society. Her death at age 71 from pancreatic cancer came just after the completion of the annual summer festival that she has overseen for more than 30 years.</p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 01:04:26 +0000 Dave Beck 17830 at http://kuow.org An Earworm For Mad Men http://kuow.org/post/earworm-mad-men <p></p><p></p><p>My KUOW colleague <a href="http://www.kuow.org/people/amanda-wilde">Amanda Wilde</a>, host of<a href="http://www.kuow.org/swingyears"> <em>The Swing Years and Beyond</em></a>, regularly shares music that sounds familiar<em>.</em> The tune that Amanda brought in this month is music that I can easily imagine Don Draper and other<em> </em>Mad Men&nbsp;giving a big thumbs up.&nbsp;</p><p>In order for Amanda to share the music with me, she first had to dust off one of our old KUOW studio turntables. Then she could play the music on a 7-inch vinyl record she had recently tracked down.</p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:23:56 +0000 Dave Beck 16800 at http://kuow.org An Earworm For Mad Men On Mixing Music And Motherhood: Jazz Vocalist Jane Monheit http://kuow.org/post/mixing-music-and-motherhood-jazz-vocalist-jane-monheit <p>Jazz vocalist <a href="http://www.janemonheitonline.com">Jane Monheit</a> first visited us in the KUOW studios just after we moved into our then new facility on&nbsp;University Avenue&nbsp;in 1999.&nbsp;</p><p>Public radio listeners and music lovers have followed Monheit's career for more than a decade now.&nbsp; She made a sensational debut recording shortly after graduating from the Manhattan School of Music in the late 1990s. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 17:05:43 +0000 Dave Beck 14483 at http://kuow.org On Mixing Music And Motherhood: Jazz Vocalist Jane Monheit Seattle Inventor Finds Key To Solving Saxophone Discord http://kuow.org/post/seattle-inventor-finds-key-solving-saxophone-discord <p>There’s an old joke among saxophone players: The instrument, they say, comes from the factory out of tune.&nbsp; <a href="http://michaelbrockman.com/">Dr. Michael Brockman</a> is a professor of saxophone at the University of Washington. He actually thinks the saxophone can be tuned, and he’s determined to do something about it.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:47:18 +0000 Dave Beck 11164 at http://kuow.org Seattle Inventor Finds Key To Solving Saxophone Discord Singer-Songwriter LeRoy Bell: The Rise, Fall And Rise Again http://kuow.org/post/singer-songwriter-leroy-bell-rise-fall-and-rise-again-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most people know about singer-songwriter </span><a href="http://www.leroybell.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">LeRoy Bell&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;from his appearances in 2011 as one of the top performers on the network television singing competition,&nbsp;</span><em><a href="http://www.thexfactorusa.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">The X Factor.</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But long before televised competitions,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">LeRoy</span><span style="lin Thu, 21 Mar 2013 22:58:48 +0000 Dave Beck 10166 at http://kuow.org Singer-Songwriter LeRoy Bell: The Rise, Fall And Rise Again Seattle Composer Eyvind Kang Inspires Local Musicians http://kuow.org/post/seattle-composer-eyvind-kang-inspires-local-musicians <p><a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/musicnightlife/2020448696_eyvindkang1xml.html">Eyvind Kang</a> is a violist, composer and improviser who lives in Seattle.&nbsp; You might not have heard of him before, but he’s played with the pop stars Beck and Laurie Anderson and with big names in jazz and new music like Bill Frisell and John Zorn.&nbsp; All these artists are drawn to Eyvind because of his playing, his musical imagination and his unpredictability. Sun, 03 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Dave Beck 9006 at http://kuow.org Seattle Composer Eyvind Kang Inspires Local Musicians Jovino Santos Neto: The Sorcerer's Apprentice http://kuow.org/post/jovino-santos-neto-sorcerers-apprentice-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 1977,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.cornish.edu/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Cornish College of the Arts</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> faculty member</span><a href="http://www.jovisan.net/" style="line-height: 1.5;"> Jovino Santos Neto</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was coming back home to Brazil after university studies in Canada.&nbsp;</span>Jovino<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was planning to do graduate work in biology in the Amazon rain forest. But on a whim, </span>Jovino<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> decided to first knock on the door of the famous Brazilian composer, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"> </strong><a href="http://www.hermetopascoal.com.br/english/index.asp" style="line-height: 1.5;">Hermeto Pascoal</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:41:29 +0000 Dave Beck 8250 at http://kuow.org Jovino Santos Neto: The Sorcerer's Apprentice Schubert And The Minimalists: Savoring The Journey http://kuow.org/post/schubert-and-minimalists-savoring-journey <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The old saying “it’s about the journey, not the destination” is one that comes to mind when listening to the music of </span><a href="http://www.allmusic.com/artist/franz-schubert-mn0000691239" style="line-height: 1.5;">Franz Schubert</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Seattle Weekly music writer and composer </span><a href="http://www.seattleweekly.com/authors/gavin-borchert/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Gavin Borchert</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been thinking a lot lately about Schubert and the distinctive way the composer’s music slowly unfolds over time. To Gavin’s ears, Schubert, an early </span>19<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century composer, has a strong kinship with </span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimal_music" style="line-height: 1.5;">American minimalist composers </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">of the </span>20<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>21<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> centuries. That kinship is explored in a new recording called</span><a href="http://www.allmusic.com/album/a-second-of-silence-mw0002316153" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong> </strong>“The Knights:&nbsp; A Second of Silence.”</a></p><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 01:14:19 +0000 Dave Beck 7505 at http://kuow.org Schubert And The Minimalists: Savoring The Journey Want to Hear Beck’s New Music? Do It Yourself! http://kuow.org/post/want-hear-beck-s-new-music-do-it-yourself-0 <p></p><p>In the days before records were mass-produced, people learned about popular songs through sheet music.&nbsp; The pop musician known as Beck (no relation to KUOW’s Dave Beck) was so intrigued by that idea that his latest album isn’t even a recording at all.&nbsp;<a href="http://songreader.net/"> </a> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:16:47 +0000 Dave Beck 6774 at http://kuow.org Want to Hear Beck’s New Music? Do It Yourself! Breaking The Silence Around Suicide http://kuow.org/post/breaking-silence-around-suicide <p><em>Editors' Note: This story contains descriptions of suicide. If you or someone you know might be suicidal, visit the <a href="http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/">National Suicide Prevention Lifeline</a> or call </em><em>800.273.8255 (</em><em>800.273.</em><em>TALK</em><em>).&nbsp; <a href="http://www.suicide.org/support-groups/washington-suicide-support-groups.html">Support groups and grief counseling</a> for survivors can be found throughout the Puget Sound region.</em></p><p></p><p>Portland writer <a href="http://www.kim-stafford.com/">Kim Stafford</a> has struggled to make sense out of the suicide of his brother Bret for 25 years. Though Bret was just 14 months older, Kim always looked to his brother as a leader and teacher. When he shot himself at age 40 in 1988, nobody in Bret’s family knew how much he was struggling.</p><p>Members of the Stafford family, even their father and famous poet William Stafford, couldn’t bring themselves to speak or write about Bret's loss. It was largely up to Kim Stafford to break the family silence.&nbsp; Kim’s new memoir, <a href="http://www.kim-stafford.com/new-book-100-tricks-every.html">“100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do:&nbsp; How My Brother Disappeared,”</a> is the story of his brother’s life and death and its devastating and transformational effect on Kim and his family.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:37:41 +0000 Dave Beck 6124 at http://kuow.org Breaking The Silence Around Suicide Forest Gibson: "Going Far Beyond Your Normal Reach" http://kuow.org/post/forest-gibson-going-far-beyond-your-normal-reach <p></p><p>Forest Gibson is a Seattle-based video producer and filmmaker. Forest and the company that he works for, <a href="http://www.cinesaurus.com/">Cinesaurus</a>, have a knack for producing videos that get shared on the web and social media. Cinesaurus' clients include GAP, YouTube and the online humor network Cheezburger. One of the company’s biggest successes was the parody video released in the summer of 2012, “We’re NASA and We Know It.”</p><p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 18:00:41 +0000 Dave Beck 5338 at http://kuow.org Forest Gibson: "Going Far Beyond Your Normal Reach" Commemorating The Holocaust In Music http://kuow.org/post/commemorating-holocaust-music <p>Mina Miller is a Seattle pianist who founded the organization <a href="http://www.musicofremembrance.org">Music of Remembrance</a> 15 years ago. Her passion for the organization springs in part from her family history. Mina comes from a Holocaust family.</p><p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 21:31:00 +0000 Dave Beck 3670 at http://kuow.org Commemorating The Holocaust In Music