Patricia Willard

Patricia’s Contributions

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May 2003    News

David G. Berger and Holly Maxson Turn the Camera on Milt Hinton

“I went into music because it’s the only thing I ever found any freedom in. It’s an auditory art—we respect each other by how they sound. The entire world respects everybody by how they sound. This is utopia. It keeps me not thinking about anything else...

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About Patricia Willard

Patricia Willard is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist, lecturer and research consultant. From 1983-89, her column "West Coast Notes" appeared in JazzTimes as did her cover stories and features. Her articles have been published in DownBeat, Billboard, Jazz&Pop, the Village Voice, the Los Angeles Times, Herald-Examiner and Daily News as well as other international journals. She has annotated more than 100 DVDs, CDs and LPs and has served as Artistic Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Historical Consultant to the Duke Ellington Collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History Archives Center and as Consultant in Jazz and Popular Music at the Library of Congress.