Collin Burns

Collin Burns is a recent graduate of the University of Washington, where he majored in both Political Science and Law, Societies, and Justice. Recently, he’s taken time to hone his interviewing skills, hoping to uncover interesting stories from Seattleites like Fred Radke, with whom he’s taken trumpet lessons from for 3 years.

Still Swinging: Fred Radke on Big Bands and the Evolution of Jazz

In the past you could go out for six weeks at a time. But now maybe you'll go out and work two or three jobs and you'll try to lump them together. But it's nothing to go to Florida for a one-nighter compared to the past. Really why I keep doing gigs now is because I think it's important to keep this music alive. It's part of the American heritage and it's part of history.

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