• Author Tad Hershorn on New Norman Granz Biography

    April 12, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

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    Author Tad Hershorn talks with Gary Walker about his new book, Norman Granz: The Man Who Used Jazz For Justice (University of California, 2011), and Granz's legacy in music and civil rights.

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    Granz, who died in 2001, was the founder of Clef, Verve and Pablo Records, and the organizer of the Jazz at the Philharmonic concert tours and albums. A staunch supporter of racial equality, Granz made sure that his artists were well-paid and well-treated when they traveled and worked with him.

    HershornĀ  interviewed Granz and his close associates extensively over a decade while he was writing the book. Hershorn, an archivist at Rutgers University-Newark's Institute for Jazz Studies, hasĀ  organized an exhibit of Granz memorabilia which will be on display until April 25 at the Institute.

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