[members-announce] Ron Carter Biography Talk by Dan Ouellette

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March 3,  2008 
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APRIL 10TH AT  1:00 

Ron Carter Biography is Subject of Multimedia  Talk 

New York City: Baruch College (The City University of New  York): In 
celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) The Milt Hinton Jazz  Perspectives Series 
presents jazz journalist Dan  Ouellette who will give a talk and multimedia 
presentation on his biography of  renowned bassist Ron Carter. The presentation 
will take place at the Baruch  Performing Arts Center (55 Lexington Avenue, 
entrance on 25th Street, between Lexington  and 3rd Avenue).   

The presentation will take place in Engleman  Recital Hall, in Baruch’s 
Vertical Campus at 55 Lexington Avenue. The talk is  free to Baruch students, 
faculty and administration, and non-Baruch  community individuals.  
This presentation--organized by the Milt  Hinton Jazz Perspectives 
Committee--is funded by the Baruch College Performing  Arts Center and The Baruch 
College Fund.   
In addition to Dan Ouellette,  Grammy-nominated vocalist Carla Cook performed 
October 25 to open the  Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives concert series’ 16th 
season. Cook’s  concert was followed by a performance by clarinetist Andy 
Statman in  early December, and then a rousing performance by the McCollough Sons of 
 Thunder Gospel Brass Band on February 20, 2008 in celebration of Black  
History Month.    
About Dan Ouellette 
Since the mid-1980s, _Dan Ouellette_ (http://danouellette.org/)  has been  
writing about music for a variety of publications--reviewing/critiquing albums  
and shows, profiling artists ranging from Dizzy Gillespie to Astor Piazzolla 
to  Frank Zappa, and commenting on the evolving world of the recording  
industry. Currently, Dan writes for DownBeat and is the "Jazz Notes"  columnist for 
Billboard where he also contributes features and reviews.  

Ouellette is a contributing editor at Stereophile, a regular  contributor to 
Acoustic Guitar and Strings magazines, and is the  jazz consultant for 
Napster. Dan served as the music editor of several Schwann  publications, including 
Schwann Spectrum and Schwann Inside, the  monthly jazz and classical magazine. 
Dan has traveled the world to report on  jazz and popular music.   
The Hinton Jazz  Series
The  Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Series  has made its home at Baruch 
Performing Arts Center since 2003, although the Series has been a part of Baruch  
culture since 1992. 
The inaugural  Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives concert in 1992 starred jazz 
bassist Milt Hinton  himself together with his picks for an "All-Star" ensemble: 
Seldon Powell  (saxophonist), Bob Rosengarden (Drums), Mike Walters (saxophone 
and woodwinds),  Derek Smith (piano), Jay D'Amico (piano), Mike Grey 
(trombone), and John "Bucky"  Pizzarelli (guitar). This magical first concert saw 
famed trumpeter Wynton  Marsalis join the group during the second half.  
The following year Tito Puente and his big  band also played to a full house 
with some students and faculty dancing in the  aisles. In 1994 the concert was 
billed as a "Tribute to Women in Jazz" and  featured a performance by singer 
Ruth Brown and Friends and the group Straight  Ahead. In 1995 trombonist 
extraordinaire Slide Hampton and the Big Band Bird  filled the bill for the fourth 
annual  concert. 
In 1996 America's jazz statesman Dr. Billy  Taylor and the Billy Taylor Trio 
graced the Baruch College stage. In 1997 Jerry  Gonzalez and the Fort Apache 
Band gave a performance that offered a unique blend  of Latin and jazz 
traditions. The 1998 concert presented virtuoso drummer  Sherrie Maricle and the Diva 
Big Band.   
The world famous Mingus Big Band played at  the 8th annual concert in 1999. 
The Bronx Horns, consisting of Tito  Puente’s brass section, together with Dave 
Valentin (flute) and Randy Brecker  (trumpet), performed at the 9th annual 
concert in 2000. In 2001, The  Heath Brothers (“Percy, Jimmy, and Tootie”) with 
special guest Jimmy  Owens, performed at the 10th annual concert.   
In 2002 (season #11) the Hinton Committee  expanded its offerings with a 
series of concerts, including a November 6,  2002 concert featuring “The 
Latin-Jazz All Stars” with several world-renown  Latin-jazz musicians: trumpeter/leader 
Michael Mossman, tenor saxophonist David  Sanchez, trombonist Steve Turre, 
pianist Arturo O’Farrill, alto saxophonist  Antonio Hart, bassist Andy Gonzalez, 
and percussionist Phoenix Rivera. The  2002-2003 season also featured the 
Marty Sheller Big Band, Chris Washburne’s  SYOTOS Latin-Jazz ensemble, and “
Rumbamerica,” an Afro-Cuban ensemble made up of  some of New York's top Afro-Cuban 
drummers, singers, and  dancers. 
The 2003-2004 season featured the  Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the “Sax in the 
City” quartet, the Ted Piltzecker  Septet, and the Roberta Piket Trio.  
For the 2004-2005 season the Hinton  committee again organized a series of 
concerts starting with the November  4, 2004 performance of the Chico O’Farrill 
Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra under the  direction of virtuoso pianist Arturo O’
Farrill. Dikki Du and the Zydeco Crew  performed in the lobby of the vertical 
campus in early December 2004. On  February 10, 2005 Grammy-nominated vocalist 
Carla Cook appeared in Baruch’s  Engelman Recital Hall venue, as did the Andy 
LaVerne Piano-Organ Trio (with  drummer Danny Gottlieb and keyboardist Gary 
Versace) in March 2005.   
The  2005-2006 season saw “Drummer of the Year” Bobby Sanabria and Quarteto 
Ache  perform in October 2005, followed by the George Gee Swing Orchestra on 
December  1, and the 2006 Grammy-award winning Turtle Island String Quartet on 
February  15, 2006. The 2005-2006 season ended with a performance by the Andy 
Middleton  Octet. This performance marked the first time a Hinton jazz series  
concert was co-funded by Chamber Music America (CMA). Middleton garnered a  
prestigious jazz composition commission from CMA in 2004. 
The Hinton Jazz series’ 15th season  (2006-2007) opened with a spectacular 
performance by world-class bassist Rufus  Reid and his quintet on October 19, 
2006. In December 2006 the series continued  with “Drummer of the Year” Bobby 
Sanabria leading the 19-piece Manhattan School  of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz 
Orchestra. As part of Black History Month celebrations,  jazz/R&B/Funk bassist 
Lonnie Plaxico led a sextet at a February 15, 2007  concert. The 15th season ended 
with a lecture on legendary pianist  Art Tatum given by Arnold Laubich on 
February 27. 

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