Patreon Video 2016

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Video by Al Scott of College for Creative Studies. He is an animator, illustrator, and designer from Detroit. Music “Dust” by Recloose used with permission.

Roy Brooks: Drumist 1938-2005

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Not a drummer, but a drumist Growing up in a Detroit with pianos in every house, Roy Brooks found the beginnings of his self-described purpose: to create a musical truth. Though Brooks received guidance from several of his more well-known contemporaries — Dizzy Gillespie and John Coltrane among them — he chose to forge his […]

Kenn Cox: Guerilla Jam Master 1940-2008

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There Was Music Everywhere Detroit native Kenn Cox (born November 8, 1940) was a jazz pianist, composer, mentor, leader, and performer. In this oral history, Coxx describes his upbringing of being raised in the Detroit area as a young musician. He cites major influences such as pianists Horace Silver and Hampton Hawes, as well as […]