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Hamilton College Jazz Archives
Established in 1995, and dedicated in 2013 in honor of Milton F. Fillius, Jr. ’44 and Nelma “Nikki” Nenneau Fillius, the Fillius Jazz Archive holds a collection of videotaped interviews with jazz musicians, arrangers, writers and critics. The collection generally focuses on artists associated with mainstream jazz and the swing era. Former members of bands led by Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton and the Dorsey brothers are well represented. Significant soloists and arrangers from small ensembles dating from the 1930s have also been interviewed.
Transcripts and Audio Files
The interviews were conducted by either Monk Rowe or Professor Michael Woods, both of Hamilton College.
The transcripts are searchable by keyword.
Each of the more than 1200 photograph was digitized front and back and the identity of every person and venue has been recorded in the description.
The photographs are not searchable by keyword.
Interviews to Date
Alphabetical list of interviews done to date.
Interviews by Instrument
arrangers, composers, authors
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