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Do you want to know who Dizzy Gillespie  idolized? Did you ever wonder who inspired Kenny Clarke and Art Blakey? Who was the pianist that mentored Monk, Bud Powell, Tad Dameron, Elmo Hope, Sarah Vaughan and Mel Torme? Who was Art Tatum’s idol and Nat Cole’s mentor? What musical quartet pioneered the concept adopted later by the Modern Jazz Quartet? Were you ever curious to know who taught saxophone to Stanley Turrentine or who taught piano to Ahmad Jamal? What community music school trained Robert McFerrin, Sr. for his history-making debut with the Metropolitan Opera? What virtually unknown pianist was a significant influence on young John Coltrane, Shirley Scott, McCoy Tyner, Bobby Timmons and Ray Bryant when he moved to Philadelphia from Pittsburgh in the 1940s?  Would you be surprised to know that Erroll Garner attended classes at the Julliard School of Music in New York and was at the top of his class in writing and arranging proficiency?

 

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Duke Ellington is first African-American and the first musician to solo on U.S. circulating coin

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Dr. Nelson Harrison, Howie Alexander
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MESSAGE from TAMM E HUNT - founder of the GLOBAL JAZZ NETWORK

I am so delighted to report that things are rapidly changing for our National Jazz Treasure, Freddie Redd.

Musicares West has given support to the Redds and The Jazz Foundation of America has and is contributing to the relocation of the family. California Jazz Foundation has also expressed an interest in supporting our endeavor toward Freddie.

The Global Jazz Foundation and Meg Langford have secured the www.freddieredd.com and he now has an URL of his own and a website.

The UNIVERSE is AMAZING! if only you BELIEVE!

Please help me with as any MP3s of Freddie's music so I can upload and create an autoplay allowing his music to be automatically heard.

I am diligently working toward getting him interviews in both Washington, DC & New York City and Baltimore & Northern Virginia with the hopes that we can interest the electronic media i.e network TV and cable and of course newspapers and magazines for features.

It has been a pleasure to work with Freddie and Meg as well as Michael and yourself to ensure the stability of Freddie & Valerie Redd and their treasured pet "Lady".

Building Bridges 4 Jazz!
Tamm E Hunt
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