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Jazz and People’s Movementlocked

  • Val Wilmer


A short-lived organization, formed after the vision of Roland Kirk and active in the early 1970s. Its aim was to obtain recognition for jazz and to promote African-American music and performers on radio and television. Following a series of meetings held in New York at the Village Vanguard, Kirk led 60 demonstrators in an interruption of “The Merv Griffin Show” at the CBS television studios in ...

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