Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Milt Hinton festival (Thur. June 12)

The inaugural Milt Hinton Institute for Studio Bass will feature a daylong festival on Thursday, June 12, called "Celebrating Milt Hinton.”  A highlight of the day will be a guided tour of the Oberlin Conservatory Library's special collection of Hinton’s papers and photographs, which document a 70-year career during the golden age of American jazz.  The tour, which begins at 2:30 pm in the Conservatory main lounge, will be led by Conservatory Special Collections Librarian Jeremy Smith.  More details and a full schedule of festival events, which include a film screening, talks, and musical performances, are available online.  The day's events are also covered in an interesting article with interviews and background information at ClevelandClassical.com.
Milt Hinton (left) performs with Cab Calloway, Havana, 1951.  (The Milton J. Hinton Photographic Collection)

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