FORA.tv Speaker - Gary Giddins

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Biography

Gary Giddins is a jazz critic, author, and director, best known for his longtime work with The Village Voice. Giddins has received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award, and the Bell Atlantic Award for Visions of Jazz: The First Century in 1998. His other books include Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams—The Early Years, 1903–1940, which won the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award and the ARSC Award for Excellence in Historical Sound Research; Weatherbird: Jazz at the Dawn of Its Second Century; Faces in the Crowd; Natural Selection; and biographies of Louis Armstrong and Charlie Parker. He has won an unparalleled six ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Peabody Award in Broadcasting.

5 Programs

David Nasaw on Joseph P. Kennedy: The Patriarch

11.19.12 | 01:19:17 min | 0 comments

Jazz Legacies: A Conversation with Ron Carter

10.18.10 | 01:18:36 min | 1 comment

Jazz: A Conversation with Manfred Eicher

11.19.09 | 01:17:44 min | 2 comments

Blue Note at 70: Behind an Iconic Label

05.07.09 | 01:15:35 min | 4 comments

Joshua Redman and Gary Giddins in Conversation

01.16.09 | 01:21:22 min | 1 comment