His music speaks across the divide of centuries, clearly and with great melody. Lester Young is a vital common denominator for all members of our group, to share their favorite moments of his legacy.
master drummer Mel Lewis (1929-1990) — exploring the history of jazz drumming from Baby Dodds to Elvin Jones. A master musician commenting on his ancestors including Stan King, Paul Barbarin, and Tiny Kahn
Loren Schoenberg, Senior Scholar at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, is feature guest lecturer at the 2018 Eddie Durham Celebration, presenting "Jazz and Democracy" February 7, 2018
Texas State School of Music is working to collaborate and share resources, and develop course work with The National Jazz Museum in Harlem