The Community Jazz History Series was a video oral history program completed by the Graystone Jazz Museum and preserved by Detroit Sound Conservancy.
Community Jazz History Series
Larry Gabriel, journalist, musician, and author, discusses experience in Detroit music, his musical family, and working with the Graystone Jazz Museum.
Detroit Sound Conservancy · Wendell Harrison: Community Jazz History Interview Video opens with series introduction… Then: Harrison plays the clarinet in his home for the camera. The tune is Duke Ellington’s “In a Sentimental Mood.” Interview begins around 3:56. Harrison: Rebirth is a nonprofit arts agency that promotes artists in the Michigan area, […]
Roy Brooks, drumist and composer, discusses his relationship to Detroit music and innovative career in this Community Jazz History Series video interview.
Kenn Cox, pianist, composer, and activist, discusses his relationship to Detroit music and his career in this Community Jazz History Series video interview.
Alma Smith musician and composer is interviewed for the Graystone International Jazz Museum where she discusses her career and the city of Detroit.