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Focus on Reverend Dr. Ronald Myers

June 7, 2011

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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Focus on Reverend Dr. Ronald Myers

March 23, 2011

Dr. Larry Ridley, AAJC Executive Director Bassist Extraordinaire: Focus on Reverend Dr. Ronald Myers, www.juneteenthjazz.com 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, […]

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Dr. Larry Ridley, AAJC Executive Director Bassist Extraordinaire

November 19, 2010

Since the late 1970s Dr. Ridley has been working in an advisory role with the Honorable Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) on numerous jazz projects, E.G., the NEA Jazz-Artists-In Schools Program (1978-1982), the drafting of House Concurrent Resolution 57 (1987) and the Jazz Issues Panels presented annually at the Congressional Black Caucus Conferences in Washington, DC. […]

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The 2010 JEN Conference Virtual Outreach

September 24, 2010

Dr. Larry Ridley, AAJC Executive Director Bassist Extraordinaire: “The AAJC and the NAJJP (National Association of Juneteenth Jazz Presenters, directed by Dr. Ronald Myers) are pleased to announce a new collaboration with “The ALIVE Project”. Two outstanding educators and artists, Mr. Allan Molnar and Mr. Stewart Smith, direct the ALIVE Project. The collaboration will focus […]

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Jazz Forum

June 9, 2009

By now most of you are aware that the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) ceased to exist as of April of 2008. To many this may represent an end to having a place where educators, students, performers and jazz fans alike could meet at the annual IAJE Conference to exchange ideas, learn about the […]

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Remembering Freddie!

Indianapolis, Indiana is one of the many cities in the United States with a vibrant and fertile 20th Century jazz legacy. It has produced some of the finest and leading historic progenitors of Jazz as an art form. The musical talent that has emerged from “Naptown” includes the likes of Noble Sissle, Wes, Monk and […]

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Jazz And Its South Carolina Roots

A Jazz History and Education Model of the Charleston Jazz Initiative “Corner Pocket,” “Whirly Bird,” “Trouble in Mind,” “Ballin’ the Jack,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “Since I Fell for You,” and “Brother Blake.” What does each of these musical compositions have in common? Each is connected in some way to South Carolina and Charleston, in particular. Written […]

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