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October 4, 2012



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


The Basics of Baker, Part 2: Our Conversation With Jazz Educator David Baker

David BakerRecently jazz composer, musician, and educator David Baker sat down for an interview with me, and yesterday we posted Part 1, in which David talked about his experiences playing with George Russell and Wes Montgomery, as well as the origins of the Indiana University jazz studies program. The interview originally appeared in Bloom Magazine; here’s Part 2, in which he discusses jazz education and changing trends in the music, his dream band…

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