ILL FATED AIR
January 3, 2022
CARL BEVENS BUILDING
ATLANTA FEDERATION OF MUSCIAN UNION
JAMES H. PATTERSON REHEARSAL HALL
ILL FATED AIR
DR. JAMES H. PATTERSON
COMPOSER, CONDUCTOR, ARRANGER, PRODUCER
William Allgood, Recording Engineer
Felix Ferrar, Contractor
🎶 NEWS FROM THE JEN RESEARCH INTEREST GROUP
As you prepare for the upcoming school year, please consider including articles from JAZZ in your reading lists. All information, table of contents for the previous three issues, and subscription links are now available through Project Muse at this link. Make sure your library has a current subscription and note that JEN members have access to reading the articles for free on the JEN website, but also have access for a discounted yearly subscription to the print or electronic edition for $15 through the
IU Press website. In order to use articles in class, encourage students to order copies through your library, there is a wealth of information applicable to a range of classes.
The conference lineup will be announced soon, make plans to attend January 4-7. Volume 4 of JAZZ (Jazz Education in Research and Practice) is in the editorial process to be published by the 2023 JEN conference. The monthly series of webinars will continue on August 5 with Garo Saraydarian - Pedagogy of Place - Connecting the improvisational language with geographical context, and on the first Friday of every month featuring one of the authors published in JAZZ (Jazz Education in Research and Practice). The goal of the presentations is to share the findings as well as ideas for practical implementations in the classroom and curricula. Please look for links and invitations to the webinars on the JEN website and Facebook page. They’ll be live streamed on Facebook, but those who register for the zoom webinar will be able to ask questions and interact with the panelists. All previous presentations can be accessed here.
51st ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Wednesday, September 28 – Sunday, October 2, 2022
ALC is back in Washington, DC
The nation’s leading policy conference is back and in-person on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, through Sunday, October 2, 2022, in Washington, D.C.!
This year’s Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) theme is “Advancing Our Purpose. Elevating Our Power.” 2022 is a year of action, and sparking Black civic engagement is more crucial than ever as we face a pivotal election season in November.
For CBCF, 2022 is a year of reuniting and focusing on raising our voices and perspectives with pride as we engage and explore policy and today’s most critical issues from a Black perspective. We are reinvigorated by the new hybrid ALC structure, with free virtual and on-demand offerings, and eager to safely convene in person for the first time since 2019. Join us at the the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for five days of premium programming and signature events including the Prayer Breakfast, National Town Hall, Phoenix Awards and Black Party.
We know that we are stronger together and look forward to assembling as a renewed and rejuvenated community of powerful voices committed to uplifting, empowering, and mobilizing Black communities.
Congressman John Conyers, Eternal Board Member of the James Hardy Patterson Foundation is one of 13 founders of the conference.
A NEW LEGACY FOR COMPOSER FLORENCE PRICE
By Douglas Shadle
“She draws from all these musical languages – the Romanticism of Tchaikovsky and Brahms, the spirituals and the Juba dance. She’s inspired by the different styles but then how she expands upon them, makes them her own, and then weaves them together into a cohesive piece is extraordinary.” That’s what Michelle Cann, the Eleanor Sokoloff Chair in Piano Studies at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music, says she enjoys the most about Florence Price’s Piano Concerto. With such an enthusiastic endorsement, it’s easy to understand why Price’s music is experiencing a global renaissance. But classical music, even in the best music, never speaks for itself. To be heard, it requires dedicated champions–and lots of them.
Florence B. Price (1887-1953), a Little Rock, Arkansas native, was the first African American woman to gain international acclaim for her compositions. After earning two diplomas at the New England Conservatory in 1906, she returned home to Arkansas to start a career as a piano teacher. (For a brief period, she was also the head of music at Clark University in Atlanta.)
Thank you Sharon Willis, Former C.A.U. Chair of Music – Author of Publication
REMEMBERING OUR FRIENDS:
CONGRESSMAN JOHN CONYERS, JR.
(May 16, 1929 – October 27, 2019)
The longest Serving Congressman in the
United States of America
AUTHOR OF HOUSE RESOLUTION 57:
Jazz is an American Treasure
HOUSE RESOLUTION BILL 4280:
Preservation and Education In Progress
BILLS THAT IMPACT HISTORY
JIMMY HEATH (October 25, 1926 – January 19, 2020)
Musician, Composer, Arranger and Saxophonist
My friend – Your Friend – Our Friend: Flew with Yardbird and rode with Train and with many other giants. I remember Jimmy Heath…The Giant – The Cosmic Jimmy.
“I miss Diz”…Jimmy Heath… “Me too”…James H. Patterson. Thanks for our performance together at C.A.U. “I Walked With Giants,” your Autobiography, the music you composed and arrangements “The Moody’s Groove” you sent me for James Moody’s transitional walk. Your Kennedy Center Award.
Thanks for your walk with many Giants. I Miss You – We All Miss You. Thank you for your stay…your many contributions. Thank you for our many conversations. All the knowledge you shared. Finally, Thank you for your Honorable Membership on The Board of Preservationists of the James Hardy Patterson Foundation, Inc.
DUKE PEARSON & JAMES HARDY PATTERSON FOUNDATION JAZZ CAMP
In June of each year, students come together for five days with Associate Professor of Music Clark Atlanta University, James H. Patterson, Founder and Director of the Summer Jazz Camp with professional/experienced musicians. We are teaching history about the celebrated achievements of African American Musicians, Composers, Lyricist, Dancers and instruments. Offering Elementary, Middle and High School students a variety of approaches to performingJazz and expressions of Call & Respond, Rhythm, Spirituals, Blues, Traditional Gospel, and Rag Time, etc. For registration information, Contact: 404-880-8208 or 770-744-6626.
Associate Professor Patterson with Jazz Camp Clinicians and a student.
Wayman A. Carver
The Wayman A. Carver Scholarship Fund is created in the honor of a great humanitarian, musician, composer, arranger, pioneer, and educator. The scholarship fund will support the Duke Pearson/James Hardy Patterson Foundation, Inc. Summer Jazz Camp. Wayman A. Carver was the First Band Director of Clark Atlanta University and Associate Professor James H. Patterson was his first assistant.
We offer a Scholarship Fund after you submit an Application that includes:
1) Your narrative about musical Instrument Experience;
2) Writing/Researching six (four sentences per paragraph) paragraphs of narrative about the life and history of The Great Musician and Educator of Wayman A. Carver.
Call for an application first week each May and must submit deadline by Third Thursday each May.