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Book Title: Who's Who of Jazz in Montreal: Ragtime to 1970|
The author of the book: John Gilmore
Edition: Véhicule Press
Date of issue: January 1st 1989
ISBN 13: 9780919890923
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Fact-filled biographies of more than 200 musicians who worked in Canada's jazz capital from the birth of jazz to 1970. The lives... the travels... the work... and the recordings of... Canada's biggest names in jazz: Oscar Peterson, Oliver Jones, Nelson Symonds, Paul Bley, Vic Vogel, Sonny Greenwich, Maynard Ferguson, and Guido Basso... Canada's jazz legends: Steep Wade, Lou Hooper, Willy Girard, Myron Sutton, Benny Winestone, Maury Kaye, and Brian Barley... Americans in Exile: Louis Metcalf, Millard Thomas, Sadik Hakim, Slap Rags White, Gil Coggins, Willie Wade, and Jimmy Jones...
From the pianists of the silent movie era, to Walter Boudreau and the young rebels of the 1960s counter-culture, the Who's Who of Jazz in Montreal is a rich compendium of lives and music from half a century of Canadian jazz-an essential handbook for jazz fans, record collectors, students, journalists, lovers of Canadiana, and an invaluable reference for libraries and schools.
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Read information about the authorJohn Gilmore was born and educated in Montreal, and trained as a journalist and later as an English language teacher in the UK. He has worked as a newsroom editor at The Montreal Gazette, The Canadian Press news agency, and Radio Canada International, and as an English language teacher in England, Canada and Brazil. He has also worked as a music programmer at CBC Radio, an editor at The Banff Centre for the Arts, and an instructor at Concordia University, Montreal. He now works as a freelance writer, translator, and editor.
John's ground-breaking research into Montreal jazz history was published in two critically-acclaimed books, Swinging in Paradise: The Story of Jazz in Montreal and Who’s Who of Jazz in Montreal: Ragtime to 1970. His research materials, including oral history recordings with musicians, are part of the jazz history research collections at Concordia University Archives.
John also writes and translates fiction and poetic narrative, and continues to explore new ways of telling story.
He is an affiliate of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Story-telling at Concordia University, Montreal.
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