Monk Rowe

Monk Rowe, the Joe Williams Director of the Jazz Archive and lecturer in music performance, recently presented two programs at the International Society for Music Educators conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

“Motivation for a Life in Jazz” included video excerpts from the Fillius Jazz Archive to highlight the experiences that set young musicians on the jazz life path.

In “Using the Blues in the Classroom,” Rowe presented an approach for classroom music teachers for composing poetry and blues songs, employing the 12-bar blues form.

While at the conference, Rowe also conducted interviews with Swedish jazz pianist Hakan Rydin and British guitarist Laurence Juber to add to the Jazz Archive.

He said he was also able to promote his edX course “Jazz: The Music, The Stories, The Players” and his book Jazz Tales from Jazz Legends, published last fall by Couper Press.

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