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'Hooray' For Curtis Stigers

Justin Steyer
Curtis Stigers performing live in the KPLU studios on August 4, 2014.

We were thrilled to welcome back this week singer/saxophonist Curtis Stigers. 

The last time Curtis visited the KPLU Performance Studio, he had just released his ‘break up’ CD.  Well, time heals all wounds and this time around he touring with his ‘happy’ CD—Hooray For Love.

In this performance interview with KPLU’s Abe Beeson, Curtis and his band perform the CD’s title track (written by Stigers), Valentine’s Day, written by Steve Earle and the classic, The Way You Look Tonight, by Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields.

Band members: Matthew Fries (piano), Cliff Schmitt (bass), Paul Wells (drums), John “Scrapper” Sneider (trumpet) and Bobby Sneider (guitar).

You can also find our Studio Sessions available as a video podcast in iTunes.

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.
Abe grew up in Western Washington, a third generation Seattle/Tacoma kid. It was as a student at Pacific Lutheran University that Abe landed his first job at KNKX, editing and producing audio for news stories. It was a Christmas Day shift no one else wanted that gave Abe his first on-air experience which led to overnights, then Saturday afternoons, and started hosting Evening Jazz in 1998.