The Jazz Legacy of Jim Pepper: An American Original

NEW! ! ! Jim Pepper Arts Festival 2010

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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:

JIM PEPPER ARTS FESTIVAL

C/O SEAN CRUZ (Executive Director)
10809 NE FREMONT ST.
PORTLAND OR 97220-2765

For more information, please visit the Festival Web site regularly at http://jim-pepper-arts-festival.tripod.com/



Written by Bill Siegel

January 23, 2010 at 4:34 pm

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  1. Dear Bill,
    THANK YOU so very much for posting our announcement of the Jim Pepper Arts Festival on your site! We greatly appreciate the support! Best to you!

    Anne Morin

    January 24, 2010 at 2:11 pm

  2. Actually, 1000Nations is NOT collecting donations for the Pepper Festival.

    All contributions should be sent to Portland State University, Department of Native American Studies, and should be made out to either: (1) The Jim Pepper Remembrance Scholarship Fund, or (2) The Jim Pepper Flying Eagle Chair. Either way, you will feel better….

    sean cruz

    May 29, 2010 at 10:55 pm

  3. The main event for the 2010 Jim Pepper Arts Festival will be “Gunther Schuller’s Witchi-Tai-To: The Music of Jim Pepper”, featuring the Jim Pepper Remembrance Band, The Portland Chamber Orchestra, Gunther Schuller conducting, the Intertribal Veterans Powwow Drum from Ft. Defiance, AZ and Ed Edmo.

    These performances will take place at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Oct 7, 8 and 9.

    Tickets will go on sale midsummer.

    1000Nations is the event producer, in partnership with Portland State University, Department of Native American Studies and other partners.

    sean cruz

    May 29, 2010 at 11:02 pm


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