Jerry Wilfong is a fist-call bass player for many musicians living in Central New England. He performs in many styles from Fusion to Straight Ahead, and is a favorite collaborator with several poets.
From 1963 to 1978 Taylor booked his two most popular and historic Boston Jazz clubs, the Jazz Workshop and Paul’s Mall From 1991 to 2017 he booked Jazz acts into Scullers Jazz Club, Boston, and produced the Tanglewood Jazz Festival in Lenox, MA from 2001 to 2007.
David Kidd is the host of the Dave Kidd Jazz Show, airing each Monday on WGY out of Schenectady, NY. In the past, Kidd studied the clarinet and performed professionally on saxophone. His collection of jazz records, in progress since the post-Depression years, numbers more than 50,000.
Stay tuned for the official launch on November 17, 2018 of the Roswell Rudd Archive of the JHDB site.
Tom Bellino is the Managing Director and Producer of Planet Arts Records. He is a Grammy and ASCAP award-winning producer, as well as a musician, composer, educator, and arts administrator. His own music was described by John Schaefer of WYNC as "original and engaging" and is regularly featured nationwide.
Amanda Carr is a critically-acclaimed, multi-styled vocalist and pianist who began professionally as a teenager in rock and pop but later focused on jazz and big band. "A true jazz singer in a time of wannabes." - Nat Hentoff, Wall Street Journal
Lorraine Feather is a lyricist and singer whose work has been heard on numerous records, in films, and on television. She was the lyricist for Disney, MGM, and Hasbro, and has earned seven Emmy nominations in addition to recording numerous solo albums.
Gene Perla Collection
Bassist and recording engineer GENE PERLA formed recording and publishing companies in the early 1970’s where he captured many musicians experimenting and jamming in his two NYC loft studios. The unreleased audio recordings (more than 100) offer unique insights into the artistic probing of jazz greats such as Bob Mintzer, Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Randy Brecker, Dave Liebman, Don Alias, Michael Brecker, John Abercrombie, Jan Hammer, Billy Cobham, Steve Grossman, Elvin Jones, Joe Farrell, Gene Perla and many others.
Willard Jenkins Collection
Founder of the Washington D.C. Jazz Festival and Open Sky Jazz showcases rare interviews
Jazz historian, archivist, producer, author, radio host and educator Ben Young serves on the faculties of Lincoln Center's Swing U. and Columbia University and lectures widely. Check out his JHDB video interview with Prof. Rich Falco.
Symposium: The Life & Music of Jaki Byard
Panelists included: Chet Williamson, Jerome Harris, Ken Schaphorst, George Schuller, Ran Blake, John Sergenian and Jamie Baum. April 13, 2014