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Jazz Preservation Project Oral Histories

 Digital Collection
Identifier: p16084coll32


  • 2006 - 2010

Scope and Content

Fort Worth is home to many important jazz music legends who have made a profound and lasting contribution to jazz music. The Jazz Preservation Project is a collaboration between the Fort Worth Library, Camp Bowie District Inc., and Jazz By The Boulevard (now the Fort Worth Music Festival) dedicated to building a permanent collection devoted to the history of jazz in Fort Worth.

This collection includes video interviews with local musicians, educators, and historians recounting personal stories of jazz in Fort Worth. Oral histories were conducted between 2006 and 2010 with the following members of the jazz community:

Curly Broyles, trumpeter and band leader
Sumter Bruton, guitarist and record store owner
Jack Cannon, jazz violinist
Johnny Case, jazz and Western swing pianist
Marjorie Crenshaw, pianist and educator
Duane Durrett, drummer and educator
Carl Earl, trumpeter and educator
Red Holloway, saxophonist
Dave Oliphant, author and jazz historian
Rachella Parks-Washington, saxophonist
Dewey Redman, saxophonist
Thomas Reese, pianist
Paul Unger, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra bassist

Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102