Please give my best to your folks! April will mark the 9th national Jazz Appreciation Month. Lots of ideas on how to celebrate JAM are at www.smithsonianjazz.org. JAM is now being run by Joann Stevens, whom you can contact at:…"
John Rouse here. I'm sitting here in Brooklyn with my parents Don and Sandi who say hello. Please let us know how we can help get the word out about Jazz Appreciation Month and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. We would…"
Pianist since age 5; have presented lecture-concerts of American blues, ragtime, and jazz since 1976. Author or (co-)editor of six books, for children and adults. Contributor to "The Wall Street Journal," seven encylcopedias, and other publications. Blogger at www.johnedwardhasse.blogspot.com.
Art Forms And Cultures I Would Like To Engage With
To interview Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Jelly Roll Morton.
My Creative Influences & Favorite Artists
Jazz: Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Jelly Roll Morton, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Art Hodes, Ella Fitzgerald.
Music: Chopin, Beethoven, Bach, Gershwin; Hoagy Carmichael, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Hank Williams, Bill Monroe.
My Artistic Affiliations
Smithsonian Institution curator, Americans for the Arts, MENC, Society for American Music, Society for Ethnomusicology
John Rouse here. I'm sitting here in Brooklyn with my parents Don and Sandi who say hello. Please let us know how we can help get the word out about Jazz Appreciation Month and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. We would love to have Create Culture involved and spreading the good word.