Jazz Institute of Chicago Oral Histories

Institution: University of Chicago Library - Special Collections Research Center
1100 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637-1504
Phone: 773-702-8705
Fax: 773-702-3728
Date: 1977-1997
Extent: 3.5 Linear Feet
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Biographical/Historical Note:
Starting in the late 1970s, the Jazz Institute of Chicago began a series of interviews with musicians and other individuals involved in the jazz community. The objective was to "compile a thorough history of jazz music in Chicago."

Scope and Content Note:
The Jazz Institute of Chicago Oral Histories contains drafts, transcripts and audio recordings of interviews with Chicago jazz musicians. There is also an interview with jazz historian and collector John Steiner. Recordings are in compact disc format. Transcripts are not included for all audio recordings.

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