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Halie Loren: Putting Eugene, Ore. on the jazz map

In this studio session, hosted by Kevin Kniestedt, we’re pleased to introduce you to a woman who we believe is one of the finest up-and-coming international jazz talents to come along in years, Halie Loren.

Eugene, Oregon, has always had a rich and progressive music scene.  Still, when one thinks of notable "jazz cities," Eugene isn’t the first place that comes to mind.  However, Halie, who makes her home in that city, might begin to change all that.

In addition to an interesting conversation with Kevin, Halie and her trio treat us to very inventive jazz versions of Bob Marley’s Waiting In Vain, Bobby Gentry’s Ode To Billy Joe and one of her own compositions, A Woman’s Way.  When you hear these songs we think you’ll agree that Halie Loren is a jazz singer on the brink of stardom.

Justin joined KNKX in 2009 as the station's first Multimedia Manager. In this role, Justin helped to produce multimedia content, and implement systems and procedures in efforts to transform KNKX from a traditional broadcast station into a multi-platform media organization.
Kevin Kniestedt is a journalist, host and producer who began his career at KNKX in 2003. Over his 17 years with the station, he worked as a full time jazz host, a news host and produced the weekly show Sound Effect. Kevin has conducted or produced hundreds of interviews, has won local and national awards for newscasts and commentary.