C4A Jazz Talks: “Remembering the Musical Legacies of John Garvey”

Saturday, April 4, 2015
The Iron Post

Join us for the second in a series of “Jazz Talks” on Saturday April 4, 2015 from 5-7:00 pm at the Iron Post. Dorothy Martirano, Morgan Powell, Jeff Helgesen, Tom “Shab” Wirtel, and Sue & Bruce Wood will reminisce about their intersections with C-U music scene luminary, John Garvey, and share stories about the various musical adventures he championed at the University of Illinois. Tom Faux, ethnomusicologist and C4A faculty member, along with local jazz historian Jamie Hutchinson, will moderate the discussion. The cover is $10, and thanks to the Iron Post, all proceeds will go to support C4A, a non-profit community music school.

John Garvey was a fascinating character and multi-faceted musician; he joined the faculty of the University of Illinois in 1948 as a member of the Walden String Quartet, became principal teacher of viola, and went on to conduct several prestigious ensembles during his tenure. He is perhaps best known for establishing a jazz ensemble in 1959, long before the institution of a jazz curriculum in the School of Music. Garvey’s other musical interests include his work with the U of I Russian Orchestra.

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This program is presented by the Community Center for the Arts (C4A) in collaboration with the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music, WEFT-FM, and The Iron Post.
C4A’s mission is to strengthen and build community through high quality music education, performance, and presentation.

Email: info@c-4a.org
Phone: 217.384.5150.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency.
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