Jim Knapp Orchestra Calls it Quits

Dear friends and listeners,

The Jim Knapp Orchestra will no longer be performing on a regular basis. We have been going 18 years and that seems to be the lifespan for this group as a regular performing organization. I am eternally grateful for the musicians of such great talent who have made up the band including several who have been in the group since its inception.

And thanks to you – listeners, friends and fellow musicians. It has been a particular pleasure to make this music available to high school and jr. high students from the truly excellent music programs in the Seattle area.

I would also like to express my appreciation to Patti Summers who hosted the band every Tuesday night in the beginning stages of the band; to Mack Waldron of Tula’s and Steve Smith of the Seattle Drum School for providing important venues for music; and to Cornish College of the Arts for their support.

Thanks for listening.

Jim Knapp

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SPLAB founder Paul Nelson wrote Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, German, 2008) as well as a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010). In 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others. Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, recent publications on and off-line include: Hambone, Pageboy, Menacing Hedge, Fieralingue, Rain Taxi, Solitary Plover, the Soul of the Earth anthology, Along the Rim: The Best of the Pacific Rim Review (Vol 2), Inactual, Raft magazine and Golden Handcuffs Review. He lives in Seattle, won the 2014 Robin Blaser Award from the Capilano Review and writes at least one American Sentence every day.
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