Willard Jenkins

Willard’s Contributions

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12/08/13    Before & After

Before & After with Lenny White

A listening session with the Return to Forever powerhouse

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12/06/13    Before & After

Before & After with Billy Hart

Listening with a "resourceful and influential" drummer

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11/17/11    Education

Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Summer Camp

Community and family define this NOLA program

07/12/11    Independent Ear

Who Shot Miles & Other Stories from the Blue Coronet

Interview by Willard Jenkins with Dickie Habersham-Bey, former owner of the Brooklyn jazz club

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05/26/11    Independent Ear

Fab 5 Freddy: The Max Roach Influence

Second part of Willard Jenkins’ interview with rap and hip hop innovator who talks about his personal and professional relationship with Max Roach

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05/19/11    Independent Ear

Fab 5 Freddy: A Jazz Upbringing at the Roots of Hip Hop

Part 1 of Willard Jenkins' interview with rap and hip hop innovator about growing up around jazz in Brooklyn

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03/16/11    Independent Ear

Sista's Place: A Jazz & Cultural Beachhead in Brooklyn (Part Two)

In part two of 2-part series, Willard Jenkins interviews people behind the scenes at the cooperative music and cultural center in Brooklyn

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03/16/11    Independent Ear

Sista's Place: A Jazz & Cultural Beachhead in Brooklyn (Part One)

In first of a two-part series, Willard Jenkins interviews people behind the scenes at the cooperative music and cultural center in Brooklyn

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04/23/10    Independent Ear

Have You Heard Linda Oh?

In the newest edition of his Independent Ear column, Willard Jenkins interviews bassist Linda Oh about her development as a jazz musician

11/18/09    Education

Getting a Leg Up: HIgh School Magnet Programs

A profile of four prime magnet programs groom the next generation of jazz greats

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03/16/09    Community Articles

The Independent Ear

Heads up!

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May 2008    At Home

Irvin Mayfield

Irvin Mayfield is an animated, supremely self-confident 30-year-old with an easy laugh, a growing command of the trumpet and a soul-deep commitment to all things New Orleans. He lives in New Orleans’ uptown sector, in a comfortable yellow frame house with...

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09/19/07    Concerts

DC Jazz Festival

Washington, D.C.’s third annual Duke Ellington Jazz Festival celebrated the rich legacy of Dizzy Gillespie, befitting festival producer Charlie Fishman’s late period managerial relationship with Diz. One evening in particular, aptly billed “In the Footsteps...

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May 2007    News

Living History: Jazz Legends Celebrate at D.C.’s Kennedy Center

What we’re trying to do as a whole with the Kennedy Center jazz program is to fight the idea that jazz is dead,” Dr. Billy Taylor informed a pre-concert crowd at the Living Jazz Legends gala, held March 5 at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center. “People keep...

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04/02/07    Concerts

Cape Town International Jazz Festival

Strolling the teeming corridors of the spiffy Convention Center, home to the Cape Town International Jazz Festival’s 8th running, one is heartened by South Africa’s democracy-era mosaic of humanity—and the fact there are arguably more black enthusiasts here...

01/22/07    Concerts

Panama Jazz Festival 2007

Danilo Perez is on a mission, backed emphatically by Panama’s Minister of Tourism, master sonero Ruben Blades, during an intimate press breakfast. According to Perez, the Panama Jazz Festival is “a gathering that goes beyond music and speaks to the heart...

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