Sitka Jazz Festival: Morrison on family, favorite song
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Last week, the 2013 Sitka Jazz Festival brought students and professional jazz musicians together for workshops and concerts. In a series of audio postcards, KCAW takes you behind the scenes to show you what was happening when audience wasn’t there.
Today, renowned jazz singer Barbara Morrison talks about her favorite song, “Never Let Me Go,” written by Ray Evans, and tells us what the love ballad means to her.
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