Dave Burrell

Creatively Speaking
5:54 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Civil War Jazz?

Dave Burrell talks with Susan Lewis about his jazz composition; how he got started composing, and how he approaches his commissions for the Rosenbach Museum and Library.

Internationally known jazz musician Dave Burrell is composer-in-residence at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia, where he’s working on a multi-year project focused on the Rosenbach’s collection of civil war artifacts.  

Each year has a theme: the first was Civil War Heroes, the second, Civilian Life. This year, Burrell’s compositions interpret turning points in the war. WRTI’s Susan Lewis explores Dave Burrell's  journey in jazz composition.

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