223: Katie Ernst on Singing, Jazz Bass, and Creativity June 20, 2016

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Today’s episode features jazz bassist and vocalist Katie Ernst. Katie was recently featured in the Chicago Reader, and Jason Moran describes her as “ a great bassist, composer, and lyricist, she has an uncanny ability to mix traditions... following her voice is like reading a great novel." She is one of Chicago’s most active young bassists, with two recent album releases: her solo project Little Words and her trio album Twin Talk. We talk about Katie’s years growing up in the Chicago suburb of Naperville, her “yearly check-ins” at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center with Jeff Campbell, studying …

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