Ellis the Educator!

It is good to celebrate at the time of his departing one of the great American musical educators Ellis Marsalis. The family were not able to give him a huge musical New Orleans funeral. Undoubtedly his impact and influence will...

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Europe’s Jazz conquers France!

It seems remarkable that World War 1 opened the door to the growth of an African American musical phenomenon Jazz.  It begins with a New York Regiment the 369th consisting mainly of African Americans, achieving fame for...

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