In 1956, tenor saxophonist Al Cobine formed the Al Cobine Big Band, and went on to perform with virtually every major U.S. symphony.
Lewis Ricci is executive director of the Indiana Arts Council. Previously he was the director of the University of Idaho’s International Jazz Collections at the Lionel Hampton Center, and served on the adjunct faculty of that university.
Keith Sawyer is a professor of education and psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. Sawyer is considered one of the countries leading researchers on originality, innovation, education. He spoke with Adam Schwartz.
The Saint Louis Brass Quintet is one of America’s oldest standing brass quintets. It was formed in the early 1960s. The quintet is made up of horn player Thomas Bacon, tuba player Daniel Perantoni, and trumpet player Ray Sasaki.