Title

A Life In Jazz: Wardell Gray

Date

5-28-2015 1:15 PM

End Time

28-5-2015 1:30 PM

Location

Smith Hall (SH) 122

Department

Music

Session Chair

Diane Baxter

Session Title

Excellence in Graduate and Undergraduate Music Research

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Diane Baxter

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

This presentation examines the life and musical style of jazz legend Wardell Gray in an attempt to raise awareness of his role in the advancement of jazz. Though he is often regarded as an after-thought, Wardell Gray deserves to be shown as the direct musical descendant of Lester Young and a peer of Dexter Gordon.

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May 28th, 1:15 PM May 28th, 1:30 PM

A Life In Jazz: Wardell Gray

Smith Hall (SH) 122

This presentation examines the life and musical style of jazz legend Wardell Gray in an attempt to raise awareness of his role in the advancement of jazz. Though he is often regarded as an after-thought, Wardell Gray deserves to be shown as the direct musical descendant of Lester Young and a peer of Dexter Gordon.