Portraits in Jazz: 80 Profiles of Jazz Legends, Renegades and Revolutionaries

Portraits in Jazz: 80 Profiles of Jazz Legends, Renegades and Revolutionaries

by Howard Reich

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ISBN-13: 9781572844865
Publisher: Agate Digital
Publication date: 08/26/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 460
File size: 900 KB

About the Author

Howard Reich has been covering music and the arts for the Chicago Tribune since 1977 and joined the staff in 1983. He’s producer-writer-narrator of the feature documentary film "Prisoner of Her Past," which has aired on PBS more than 510 times in 140 markets and continues to tour the world.

Reich has written several books: Prisoner of Her Past (2011), which inspired the documentary film and originally was published in hard cover as The First and Final Nightmare of Sonia Reich (2006); Let Freedom Swing: Collected Writings on Jazz, Blues and Gospel (2010); Jelly’s Blues (2003, with William Gaines); and Van Cliburn (1993).

He has won two Deems Taylor Awards from ASCAP (2002 and 1999); the Alumni Merit Award from Northwestern University's Alumni Association (2007); seven Peter Lisagor Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (2010, 2008, 2005, 2003, two in 1999 and 1998); three Jones-Beck Awards from the Chicago Tribune (2001, 1999 and 1990); and the Excellence in Journalism Award from the Chicago Association of Black Journalists (1996). He was named Chicago Journalist of the Year (2011) by the Chicago Journalists Association, which also has presented him with three Sarah Brown Boyden Awards (2012, 2010 and 2004).

He has served on the jury for the Pulitzer Prize in Music four times, including the year the award was given to a jazz composition for the first time: 1997, for Wynton Marsalis’ "Blood on the Fields.” Reich graduated as a piano performance major from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, where he also did graduate studies in music theory and history; he attended the school on an Illinois State Scholarship. He is married to Pam Becker, an editor at the Tribune.

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