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Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies

Academic journal article Notes

Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies

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The Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies (IJS) is pleased to announce the availability of the Andrew Hill papers, music and audiovisual recordings, 1956-2011. Hill (1931-2007) was an influential jazz pianist, composer, band leader, educator, and winner of numerous prestigious jazz accolades, including the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Award (2008), one of the highest jazz honors in the United States. The extensive collection, generously donated in 2015 by Hill's widow, Joanne Robinson Hill, includes materials ranging from his musical compositions, sound recordings, correspondence, and awards, to press kits and even one of his favorite hats.

The collection was processed as part of the 2016 Jazz Archives Fellows residency, with IJS archivists Angela Lawrence, Tad Hershorn, and Elizabeth Surles working in tandem with jazz fellows Veronica Johnson, Brad San Martin, and Treshani Perera, and intern Max Dienemann to arrange, describe, and rehouse the collection and create an EAD finding aid for the materials. The Institute of Jazz Studies started the Jazz Archives Fellows program in 2012, intending to improve diversity in the archives profession, and provide meaningful professional development opportunities for early career archivists, as well as students in graduate programs who intend to become archivists. …

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