Thad Jones, Clark Terry, and James Williams:Friends-Jazz Archive

The Living Jazz Archives in Word,
Performance, and Photographs

The Living Jazz Archives at William Paterson University houses the collections of three of the jazz world’s iconic peformers: Thad Jones, founding director of the University’s Jazz Studies Program; Clark Terry, legendary trumpeter and long-standing jazz faculty member; and James Williams, the late pianist, music educator, and director of the University’s Jazz Studies Program from 1999 until his untimely death in 2004. The collection features annotated scores of these and other composer-performers as well as recordings and a copious visual archive of photographs and posters.

Please plan to join us for this exploration of jazz history in word, performance, and photographs made available through the Living Jazz Archives.

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Date: Sunday, December 2, 2012
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Cheng Library Auditorium
Admission is free

Light Refreshments to follow.
Sponsored by Friends of the Cheng Library of William Paterson University

For additional information about this event, please call the Cheng Library at 973.720.2113.

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Friends of the Cheng Library guiding principles -

In 1998, a diverse group of Library supporters came together to form William Paterson University's first Friends in order to:

  • advocate the Library's importance as an integral resource of the University and the broader community
  • provide fellowship to help focus community support for special projects and programs
  • raise funds to purchase books, equipment, and other materials beyond the capabilities of the Library's budget
  • serve proactively to encourage gifts of materials for the Library's collections and programs.

For more information, please phone 973-720-2113 or email
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