Tom Boras scores 1962-2001
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The composer, arranger, and saxophonist Tom Boras grew up in Chicago. He started studying piano at age seven, and the saxophone and clarinet at nine. He discovered jazz at an early age, and was the featured soloist with the Chicago Suburban High School Jazz Ensemble. In 1962, Boras was awarded a full scholarship to the Stan Kenton Clinics at Indiana University, where he met the composers Morgan Powell and Dee Barton. Powell and Barton recommended that he study performanc...
Amiri Baraka was born LeRoi Jones in Newark, New Jersey, in 1934. He was educated at Rutgers and Howard Universities, graduating from the latter at the age of 19. In 1958 he founded the influential poetry magazine Yugen, which ran until 1962. His writings, including fiction, essays, and poetry, appeared in such publications as The nation, Evergreen review, Downbeat, and The floating bear. From the description of Imamu Amiri Baraka papers, 1958-1982. (University of California, Berkele...
Biographical Note 1927, Apr. 6 Born, Gerald Joseph Mulligan, Queens, New York 1934 Began studying piano and clarinet 1941 Mulligan family moved to Reading, Pennsylvania Studied saxophone and clarinet with Sammy Cor...
Frank B. Foster III is a saxophonist, flutist, big band leader, educator, and Grammy Award-winning jazz composer and arranger, professionally active in music since the 1940s. From the description of Frank Foster papers, 1930-2009 and undated, bulk 1950s-2009. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 647801488 Mont Calm Farms might possibly have been in Montgomery County, Pa. From the description of Shooting record at Mont Calm Farms [manuscript], 1932-1945....