Listen to Kamman interview one of the jazz greats

Leigh Kamman, shortly before he retired
Leigh Kamman, shortly before he retired in 2007.
Courtesy Sara Rubinstein

For today's Morning Edition music, we are remembering the life of broadcast legend Leigh Kamman, who died on Friday at the age of 92.

Kamman hosted radio jazz programs on Minnesota Public Radio and other stations for six decades. He was known for the unique mood that he could create with music and his words.

He also interviewed many of the greats of jazz, some of which have been preserved through a series called "The Jazz Image: Special Edition" produced by the Minneapolis jazz station KBEM.

The series included some of Kamman's interviews with the great jazz bassist and band leader Oscar Pettiford who grew up in the Twin Cities. This one was recorded in 1952. The Twin Cities jazz community is planning an event which will pay tribute to Kamman's life. Details have yet to be finalized.

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