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October 4, 2012

 

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Birth Of The Cool, Birth Of The School

Indiana's impact on a seminal early Miles Davis record, the sound of West Coast jazz, and the rise of jazz education.

December 30, 2010

 

Billy Taylor

The Bridge: Billy Taylor, 1921-2010

As a performer, composer, educator, media host, and advocate, Billy Taylor built a boulevard of jazz for listeners around the world to travel.

September 24, 2007

 

Unsung Heroes: 20th-Century High School Jazz Teachers

Jefferson High School Los AngelesA Los Angeles City Beat article sings the praises of Jefferson High, the school that gave us alto saxophonist Marshall and trumpeter Ernie Royal, drummer Chico Hamilton, saxophonist Jackie Kelso, drummer Bill Douglass, tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon, trumpeter Lamar Wright, singer Ernie Andrews, violinist Ginger Smock, alto saxophonist Sonny Criss…

August 29, 2007

 

Photo of jazz educator David Baker

The Basics of David Baker, Part 2

More of our 2007 conversation with jazz educator David Baker, who passed away on March 26, 2016 at the age of 84.

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