The Morning Interview

Carmen Bradford: How I hung up on Count Basie

Carmen_Bradford_500
Listen to iFriendly audio.
Carmen Bradford has an unmatched musical pedigree, and a lot of nerve. As a 22-year-old, she once opened for the Count Basie Orchestra. Seeing the Count himself waiting in the wings, Bradford approached him and asked him for a job. When he called nine months later, she thought it was a prank and hung up on him! Bradford is the headliner vocalist at this year’s Sitka Jazz Festival. For complete ticket and showtimes, visit Sitka Jazz Fest online. With KCAW’s Ken Fate.

Comments

Please read our comment guidelines.

Recent News

Happy 100th Birthday National Park Service!

IMG_9410
Today (08-25-16), the Sitka National Historical Park celebrated the 100th anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service, also known as Founder's Day. more

Phytoplankton give us summer’s green water

Phytoplankton, the foundation of the ocean food chain. (NOAA photo)
Esther Kennedy is an Environmental Specialist with STA's Environmental Research Lab (STAERL). Just back from a phytoplankton class in Maine, she discusses the July/August massive plankton bloom in Sitka Sound -- both the harmless and the toxic. Downloadable audio. more