In a two-part ?Conversation online,? IU jazz legend David Baker
discusses his early musical influences and training, his years at
the IU School of Music in Bloomington and the history of the jazz
scene in Indiana with WFIU jazz radio host Joe Bourne. To complement
Baker?s commentary, the audiostream features music from Dizzy Gillespie
and Slide Hampton. Part
II, which goes online Jan. 28, will feature the music of Wes
Montgomery, Artie Shaw and, of course, Baker himself.
Baker, a trombonist, cellist and composer, is a Distinguished
Professor of music and chair of the Department of Jazz Studies.
His honors include nominations for the Pulitzer Prize and the
Grammy Award, and Down Beat magazine?s New Star Award, the Jazz
Education Hall of Fame Award, the National Association of Jazz
Educators Hall of Fame Award and the NEA American Jazz Masters
Award. In 2001, he was designated an Indiana Living Legend by
the Indiana Historical Society.
Bourne began his career in public radio nearly 30 years ago
and is currently producer/host of the daily jazz program, ust
You and Me, for NPR-affiliate WFIU.
Conversations online is produced by Byron K. Smith.
Part I of the David Baker-Joe Bourne
to the entire Part I or listen by topic
Rich music environment
(What the young Baker heard on the radio, saw in the movies)
First music instruments and early playing
High school days
2005 Jazz Masters class
Slide Hampton and the Hampton family
Indiana University years
School of Jazz
Listen to Part
II of the David Baker-Joe Bourne "Conversation online"
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