Popular Seattle radio host Amanda Wilde will give a FREE presentation on Washington state music pioneers Bing Crosby, Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain this Sunday, Sept. 13, starting at 7 p.m., at the Burien Arts Gallery.
What do Bing, Jimi, and Kurt have in common? The music of artistic giants and Washington sons Bing Crosby, Jimi Hendrix, and Kurt Cobain spans generations. Their music belongs to us all. Washington state holds the unique position of being ‘on the edge of the world’ from both musical and geographic standpoints. This placement provided a rich breeding ground for three distinct and revolutionary artists who pushed artistic and technological limits to forge new musical and cultural territory.
In this captivating presentation, musical journalist Amanda Wilde highlights unusual and universal themes and threads that weave three distinct artists with three groundbreaking musical eras: the 1930s, the 1960s and the 1990s. Along the way she will show how they have influenced the technology, business, and notoriety of Washington state.
Radio host and producer Amanda Wilde is known for her eclectic knowledge of music and her interviews. Wilde was a key figure in the development of cutting-edge Seattle music station KEXP, hosting its afternoon drive show for 12 years.
For an ever-increasing global audience, she highlights musical connections and unravels the cultural threads that weave style, artist, and era together. In 2003, Wilde joined KUOW where she hosts and produces the acclaimed music program The Swing Years and Beyond.
Her work continues to be recognized with awards, grants, and fellowships, for her interviews, documentaries and oral history works. In 2014, Seattle Women in Jazz presented Wilde with the first annual Amanda Wilde Inspire Award for outstanding contributions to the jazz community.
The Burien Arts Association and Humanities Washington as part of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau co-sponsor the presentation.
Music lovers should also mark their calendars for the Highline Classic Jazz Festival jazz walk on Saturday, Sept. 19, 3-11 p.m. Twenty-one bands will perform at six Burien venues for just $20 per person. In addition to great classic jazz, the festival offers dancing, vintage films and several dining options. Details at www.highlineclassicjazz.com.]]>

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