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JAZZforum: A Family Celebrates the Life and Music of Rufus Harley “the world’s first jazz bagpiper”:

University Of The District Of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm | FREE!

Multi-instrumentalist, Rufus Harley (1936-2006) started studying the bagpipes after watching the Black Watch at John F. Kennedy’s funeral procession in 1963. In addition to several recordings as a leader, he recorded with Herbie Mann, Sonny Stitt and Sonny Rollinsand in later years, the Roots and Laurie Anderson. In 2007 Pipes Of Peace, a documentary by George Manney, was released. Several of his childrensons and trumpeters, Messiah and America Patton Harley, who frequently performed with their father, as well as daughters, Noah Harmony and Egypt will join us for this special evening. Recital Hall (Performing Arts Bldg. 46-West).

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  • Just listened to this cat on spotify. Jazz bagpipe sounded like hell to me but then I listened and he was awesome! The bag pipe allows him to hold notes way longer than other instruments and he actually gets some dynamics out of them. Thanks for the tip.

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