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An Interview With Curtis Stigers


Jazz in the Afternoon host Chris Cooke recently spoke with award-winning singer, songwriter and saxophonist, Curtis Stigers. In a wide ranging interview, the acclaimed vocalist discussed his mentors, Gene Harris and Mark Murphy, in addition to the music on his latest CD, Gentleman.  Stigers is widely known for co-writing and singing the theme song to the TV series Sons of Anarchy, in addition to a recording career of 28 years with millions of albums sold and a series of hit singles.

Curtis Stigers and his band performed at the final concert for the 2021 Jazz on the Green concert series in Omaha.  Click on the link for the interview.

Chris Cooke has been a voice on public radio in Omaha since 1989. Working at KVNO-FM during college, Cooke hosted a weekend progressive jazz show on the station in addition to working as an on-air announcer. In November 1992, Cooke signed on at KIOS-FM and has been there ever since. He has hosted the Tuesday and Thursday editions of Jazz in the Afternoon since 1996 and has hosted Last Call since that year. A long time fan of jazz music, Cooke enjoys talking with the musicians who make jazz music and presenting those conversations with listeners. When not hosting or listening to jazz, on record or in person, Cooke maintains a busy schedule as a self-employed web design consultant.
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