From the Jim Pepper Arts Festival Web Site:
“We are excited about the prospect of sharing the background of this project, a festival celebrating the life of its namesake, Jim Pepper, world renowned jazz musician and former resident of Portland, Oregon. We want to tell you how the festival plans are progressing, where and when events will occur, and how you can help!
“The festival’s main event of this festival will be the October 2010 American premiere performance of Gunther Schuller’s “Witchi-Tai-To, the Music of Jim Pepper” — with the Portland Chamber Orchestra, Jim Pepper Remembrance Band, Cornel Pewawardy and Drum, and the Painted Sky Dancers.
“Other events will include the kick-off powwow in Warm Springs, other summer and fall events that will feature the work and performances of Native artists, Portland Art Museum tours, and lectures and film presentations of poets and other writers, storytellers, artists, and musicians noted on the right of this page.”
PLEASE HELP MAKE THIS IMPORTANT AND HISTORIC FESTIVAL A HUGE SUCCESS. THE ORGANIZERS NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. PLEASE CONSIDER CONTRIBUTING WHATEVER YOU CAN, AS SOON AS YOU CAN. THEY ARE IN NEED OF SEED MONEY AND WILL DEEPLY APPRECIATE YOUR PARTICIPATION.
CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE OUT TO 1000 NATIONS, and sent to: