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An Evening of Rare Jazz Films
June 7 @ 6:00 pm
WORT-FM’s Gary Alderman, a world-class jazz collector, shares an in-depth jazz video presentation of historically significant, innovative and entertaining jazz performances from the 1940s through mid-century and beyond. The program will include seldom-seen performances from primarily American and European sources. A Q&A will follow.
Bio: Gary Alderman is a master-archivist of jazz music, jazz literature and jazz video. He has hosted his own jazz show on Madison community radio, WORT 89.9 FM, for over 37 years. He was selected as “2008 Jazz Personality of the Year” by mayoral proclamation. In 2003, he received the “Jazz Ambassador Award” in appreciation of his dedication, support, promotion and love of jazz by Jazz @ 5. He has been an MC for regional festivals, including Jazz @ 5 and the Isthmus Jazz Festival for over 15 years. He has contributed to many discographies over the years (including greats Chet Baker, Art Tatum, Erroll Garner, Bud Powell, Sonny Criss, Women in Jazz and others), and he has also contributed to national TV and radio shows. He was the agent for the well known jazz artist David Stone Martin (vintage record covers of Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Billie Holiday, Oscar Peterson, JATP, etc.). Alderman runs his own business selling and marketing rare jazz records and literature, which he has done for over 40 years.