Join us for “Remembering the Musical Legacies of John Garvey,” the second in our series of “Jazz Talks” on Saturday April 4, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Iron Post. (120 South Race St. Urbana)
This event is a community collaboration, with significant assistance from UIUC’s Sousa Archive and Center for American Music and local musicians. WEFT-FM will record the show for rebroadcast at a later date.
C4A faculty member, Dorothy Martirano, with with long-time C-U musicians Morgan Powell, Jeff Helgesen, 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.
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.