Wednesday, April 11, 2007

April is Jazz Appreciation Month!

Learn more about Jazz in Cleveland!
Jazz has been important in Cleveland since the 1920s with events ranging from Art Tatum's regular sitting-in at Val's in the Alley in the 1930s to the Cleveland premiere of Charles Mingus' Epitaph at Severance Hall in 1990 and the world premiere of David Murray's Picasso Suite at the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1992. Important jazz innovations from Clevelanders include Tadd Dameron's bebop arrangements and Albert Ayler's free jazz.

This post is brought to you by William Anderson, music librarian at the Cleveland Public Library. Check out the jazz resource page that William put together for Jazz Appreciation Month.