Dr. Larry Ridley: The Roots that Have Produced the Fruits

June 7, 2011

An accomplished musical force with decades of experience as a sought-after accompanist, soloist, and bandleader, Dr. Larry Ridley is also one of the staunchest advocates for jazz education and the appreciation of the music’s roots in African-American culture. We recently spoke with Dr. Ridley to learn of his life as a student and teacher of the language and culture of jazz.

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Hot Wax: May 2011

New & Notable Music Releases for April, May and June 2011.

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Medeski Martin & Wood

A discussion about the group’s 20 years and their work at Camp MMW…

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Focus on Reverend Dr. Ronald Myers

Minister, physician and jazz musician, Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D., is the leader of the “Modern Juneteenth Movement” in America. Myers is working to make Juneteenth a national holiday observance, like Flag Day and Patriot Day. Now, thirty-six States, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Congress recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday or state holiday observance.

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