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Caption: Pee Wee Russell, Credit: William P. Gottlieb
Pee Wee Russell, who asserted a part-Cherokee background, stands as one of most innovative clarinet players in jazz.

Bought by KUMD, WTJU, and KUMD


  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Max Roach, Credit: Albert Kok
Best known as a bebop player, Max Roach (of Tuscarora ancestry) was named a National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master in 1984.

Bought by KUMD and WTJU


  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Oscar Pettiford, Credit: William P. Gottlieb
Oscar Pettiford (whose mother was full-blooded Choctaw and father, half Cherokee) was one of the top bassists during the 1940's and 50's.

Bought by KUMD, WTJU, and WTJU


  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Jim Pepper
The son of a Creek mother and Kaw father, saxophonist Jim Pepper grew up surrounded by the songs and dances of inter-tribal powwows. Pepper was a ...

Bought by KUMD and WTJU


  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Charlie Parker, Credit: William P. Gottlieb
A leading figure in the development of bebop, Charlie Parker (of Choctaw ancestry), is regarded as the greatest saxophonist of all time.

Bought by KUMD and WTJU


  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Thelonius Monk, Credit: William P. Gottlieb
Of Tuscarora ancestry, Thelonious Monk was one of the most inventive pianists of any musical genre. Dubbed the “High Priest of Bebop”, Monk introd...

Bought by KUMD, WDNA, and WTJU


  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Charles Lloyd, Credit: Dorothy Darr
Program notes for the 2015 National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master Awards Ceremony describe Charles Lloyd as “one of the key figures in the expa...

Bought by KUMD and WTJU


  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: John Lewis, Credit: Bert Verhoeff
John Lewis was of Cherokee and Comanche lineage and is best known as the musical director and leader of the Modern Jazz Quartet.

Bought by KUMD and WTJU


  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Illinois Jacquet, Credit: William Paul Gottlieb
Jean Baptiste Jacquet is better known by his nickname, Illinois, which was given to him by his Sioux mother and comes from the Indian word “Illiniw...

Bought by KUMD and WTJU


  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dizzy Gillespie, Credit: Roland Godefroy
Dizzy Gillespie (of Cheraw descent), was one of the most influential players in the history of jazz. He was named a National Endowment of the Arts ...

Bought by KAZU, KUMD, and WTJU


  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington (whose maternal grandmother was Cherokee) is regarded by many as the most influential composer in the history of jazz. And, as head ...

Bought by KUMD, WTJU, and WTJU


  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Miles Davis, Credit: All About Jazz
Widely considered one of the most influential and consistently innovative musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis (of Cherokee ancestry) pointed...

Bought by KUMD and WTJU


  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Don Cherry, Credit: All About Jazz
Don Cherry, of Choctaw ancestry, was one of the most lyrical and unique voices in jazz. Emphasizing expression and musical communication over speed...

Bought by KUMD and WTJU


  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ornette Coleman
Ornette Coleman, whose family ties reach back to the Occaneechee Tribe of North Carolina, was largely self-taught. His music has weathered the test...

Bought by KUMD and WTJU


  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dave Brubeck, Credit: Associated Press
Dave Brubeck, whose father was of Medoc descent, was one of the most active and popular jazz musicians in the world. His experiments with odd time ...

Bought by KUMD and WTJU


  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Anacita Agustinez
Shirley Sneve (Lakota), Executive Director, talks with producers Jack Kohler and Anacita Agustinez about their show On Native Ground.

  • Added: Dec 11, 2012
  • Length: 16:19
Caption: Gina Abatemarco
After graduating with a BFA from Tisch School of the Arts’ Film & TV Program, Abatemarco was moved by a sensational article in the LA Times reporti...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2012
  • Length: 14:54
Caption: Eli Cane
Cane's new documentary, The Dull Knifes, tells the coming-of-age story of 16-year-old George Dull Knife. He is the newest generation of a family th...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2012
  • Length: 16:11
Caption: Sophie Rousmaniere
Reporter Ben Kreimer speaks with filmmakers Sophie Rousmaniere and Jay Minton about their documentary, Yellow Fever.

  • Added: Oct 09, 2012
  • Length: 16:44
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Reporter Ben Kreimer speaks with filmmakers Maya Stark and Adi Lavy about their documentary, Sun Kissed.

  • Added: Aug 21, 2012
  • Length: 17:24
Caption: Doug Hawes-Davis, Credit: Courtesy of Doug Hawes-Davis and ITVS
Reporter Ben Kreimer speaks with filmmaker Doug Hawes-Davis about his documentary entitled Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison.

Bought by KVMR


  • Added: Jul 20, 2012
  • Length: 19:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cathleen O'Connell
Reporter Ben Kreimer speaks with filmmaker Cathleen O'Connell about her new documentary entitled Sousa on the Rez.

  • Added: May 18, 2012
  • Length: 16:13
Caption: Monique Verdin and Sharon Linezo Hong
Reporter Ben Kreimer speaks with filmmakers Monique Verdin (Houma) and Sharon Linezo Hong about their new film, My Louisiana Love.

  • Added: Apr 16, 2012
  • Length: 18:03
Caption: Billy Luther
Reporter Ben Kreimer speaks with award winning filmmaker Billy Luther.

  • Added: Feb 20, 2012
  • Length: 21:06
Caption: Jonathan Skurnik and Randy Vasquez
Reporter Ben Kreimer speaks with filmmakers Randy Vasquez and Jonathan Skurnik.

  • Added: Jan 18, 2012
  • Length: 17:55