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Wallace Roney Visited Camp and Lifted the Spirits of 91-year-old Clark Terry.

Wallace Roney Visited Camp and Lifted the Spirits of 91-year-old Clark Terry.
Date Posted: Aug 4, 2012
The noted trumpeter Wallace Roney and his Ensemble visited Litchfield Jazz Camp on Friday, August 3 at Kent School. He gave a workshop and performance for more than a hundred jazz campers and the public. But the underlying purpose of his visit was a spirit-lifting campaign to support the iconic 91-year-old trumpeter Clark Terry.
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Posted by: lturner

Wallace Roney's visit was supported by a partnership between the Jazz Foundation of America and Litchfield Jazz Festival

An NEA Jazz Master and recipient of one of only three ever Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards, Clark Terry is the most prolific jazz musician in history, having appeared on 905 known recordings, making him the most recorded trumpet player of all time. He mentored Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie who called him “the greatest trumpet player on earth.”

Clark has had serious health problems in recent years, including the recent amputation of both of his legs. The Jazz Foundation of America has been helping with financial support for his physical and nursing needs and has now launched The Clark Letter Writing Campaign in conjunction with the Miles Davis Stamp Release on June 12, 2012 with La Poste in France and the United States Postal Service. Wallace Roney and his group distributed post cards for all attendees who wrote brief notes to the ailing living legend of jazz. We thank Wallace Roney, who was another Terry mentee, for donating his services.

Photo by Dale Rothenberg.

Date Posted: Aug 4, 2012

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