Rowe's Jazz Backstory Serves as Primary Source
July 19, 2011
Hamilton’s Jazz Archive was the source for a story about Duke Ellington that appeared on NPR’s A Blog Supreme on July 18. “Duke Ellington Has His Way” tells the story of how Ellington “poached” trumpeter Clark Terry from Count Basie. The article credits the jazz archive and Monk Rowe, the Joe Williams Director of the Jazz Archive and Lecturer in Music Performance.
Hamilton Jazz Archive Offers Audio Recordings and Transcripts
March 14, 2011
A collection of 300 audio interviews with jazz musicians, arrangers, writers and critics, the jazz greats and the supporting cast from the 1930s to the present, is now available online and free to the public courtesy of the Hamilton College Jazz Archive. Listeners can click on a link and read the transcripts or listen to interviews with some of jazz’s most well-known musicians, including Dave Brubeck, Lionel Hampton, Oscar Peterson and George Shearing as well as former members of bands led by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton and the Dorsey Brothers.
February 10, 2010
Monk Rowe, the Joe Williams Director of the Jazz Archive and lecturer in music performance, was a guest lecturer on Jan. 28, on the SUNY Oneonta campus. Also that day, Rowe spoke informally about jazz and the photography of JoAnn Krivin at the Project Space Gallery. Rowe wrote the introduction to Krivin’s book Jazz Studies
, a collection of photographs of jazz performers taken during the late 1970s through the 1990s. More ...
June 26, 2009
Monk Rowe, the Joe Williams Director of the Jazz Archive, wrote the introduction to Jazz Studies
(2009, The Argian Press). The publisher is David Hayes '81. The book is a collection of photos of jazz musicians by Joann Krivin. In the introduction, Rowe refers to several of the featured musicians who received honorary degrees from Hamilton, including Milt Hinton, Joe Wilder, Joe Williams, Clark Terry and Kenny Davern. More ...