Jazz experts agree: Eddie Durham is essential
Phil Schaap, Dan Morgenstern, Ken McCarthy
Deep from the heart of Texas
“The quantum musician most responsible for rearranging the rhythmic nucleus of jazz.”
Scott Joplin – Texan
Ornette Coleman – Texan
Eddie Durham – Texan
See a hidden pattern forming?
Eddie was a least as important as Ornette and Joplin, but he is unfairly unknown.
An annual festival in his birthplace, San Marcos, Texas is changing that.
The most important jazz story never told.
The Annual San Marcos Texas, Eddie Durham Tribute Sponsored by the Calaboose African American History Museum
The secret creative “spark plug” behind the success of the Blue Devils, Jimmy Lunceford, Lester Young, Freddie Green, Charlie Christian and Count Basie. Arranger of Glen Miller’s “In the Mood” too!
2020: Saturday, August 22, at 8 PM EDT