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Edward S. Gray
New York Foundation for the Arts (Brooklyn, NY 11201-8301)

Films Study of Afro-American Music

To produce a half-hour 16 mm. color documentary film about the contribution of the jazz drummer Elvin Jones to American culture. To inform a general audience about Elvin's place in the history of Afro-American music. To explore the process of jazz improvisation through the visual analysis of complex rhythms.

Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

Younger Scholars, 2/76 - 2/85

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$10,203 (approved)
$10,203 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1976 – 10/31/1976