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Jazz musicians

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Berklee Office of Public Information collection by Alma Berk, 1934-2007

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-013
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of materials collected and organized by Alma Berk during her tenure as Chief Public Affairs Officer (1959-1994). As the founder of Berklee's Office of Public Information, Mrs. Berk's files remain the most comprehensive source of known documentation of the college's early years and encompass a broad range of information, including press clippings & releases, institutional reports, files on faculty and students, promotional materials, college publications, and...
Dates: 1934-2007

Berklee Oral History Project interview collection, 1998-present

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-011
Scope and Contents In 1998, the Stan Getz Library at Berklee College of Music established an oral history program devoted to documenting the lives of musicians who have made significant contributions to the music world as well as the Berklee College of Music community. The oral history project aims to chronicle the rich and diverse history of Berklee and Boston music from those who have lived, shaped and defined it. The interviewees discuss their time spent at Berklee College of Music; their performances in...
Dates: 1998-present; Majority of material found within 2005 - 2020

David Liebman papers and sound recordings, 1912-2019

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-041
Scope and Contents The personal papers of American saxophonist and educator David Liebman (1946-). Liebman's papers include published and unpublished compositions and arrangements, recordings of live performances and interviews, ephemera from his successful music career, subject files, and teaching materials. Audiovisual formats include cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, and LPs, as well as digital files on external disk storage. Liebman's personal book collection is available in the Stan Getz Library; a list of books...
Dates: 1912-2019; Majority of material found within 1955 - 2018

Don George papers

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-024
Scope and Contents

This collection is primarily comprised of musical manuscripts, photographs, a draft of Sweet Man: The Real Duke Ellington, and other personal effects belonging to lyricist Don George.

Dates: 1940s-1980s

Donald Bacon papers, 1970-1997

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-002
Scope and Contents The Donald Bacon papers represent the work of a journalist and photographer who documented the jazz scene in New England over an approximately twenty-five year period; 1970-1997. The collection includes a significant collection of incoming correspondence (he received) and outgoing correspondence (he sent) to jazz musicians, agents and other individuals. A highlight of the collection is a group of thirty-one letters and cards Bacon received from the French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli...
Dates: 1970-1997

Ed and Ruth Williams collection on Boston jazz, 1984-2004

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-021
Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of multi-track audio recordings (both masters and production copies) and the multi-track recorders modified by Ed Williams to produce them (required for playback). These recordings are complemented by copies of both of Ruth Williams’ books of photographs documenting decades of the New England jazz scene as well as bound indices for the recordings.

Dates: 1984-2006

Franklin McGinley collection on Duke Ellington, 1936-1999

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-004
Scope and Contents Memorabilia created by Franklin McGinley for and by Duke Ellington, including a scrapbook, additional clippings, and various commemorative materials. The scrapbook, presumably put together by McGinley, documents the rise of swing music and Duke Ellington and includes autographs by Ellington and other musicians of the period. The remaining loose materials document Ellington's posthumous legacy, with the majority of the clippings consisting of obituaries or coverage of Duke Ellington’s...
Dates: 1936-1999; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1976

John LaPorta papers, 1940-2004

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-001
Scope and Contents Note The personal papers of American saxophonist, clarinetist, and educator John D. LaPorta (1920-2004), who taught at Berklee College of Music from 1959-1985. LaPorta’s papers include published and unpublished compositions and arrangements, teaching materials, correspondence, clippings, programs, assorted writings, photographs, awards, and performance recordings collected by LaPorta over the course of his career a performer and teacher. Audiovisual formats include CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes,...
Dates: 1940-2004

Laurdine Kenneth (Pat) Patrick, Jr. papers, 1927-2012

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-044
Scope and Contents

The Laurdine Kenneth (Pat) Patrick, Jr. Collection was donated to Berklee College of Music in August 2009, by the family of Pat Patrick, for the purpose of research and study of Black music and culture. The Patrick, Jr. papers consist of personal materials, music scores, photographs, and ephemera.

Dates: 1927-2012

Norm Nathan interview collection, 1950s-1970s

 Collection
Identifier: BCA-029
Scope and Contents

Selected audio interviews with notable jazz performers, collected from "Sounds in the night" hosted by Norm Nathan and broadcast on WHDH radio in Boston from the late 1950s into the 1970s.

Dates: 1950s-1970s