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Jazz Association of Montreal Inc. Fonds
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- Jazz Association of Montreal Inc.
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The Jazz Association of Montreal Inc. was founded in 1988 as a member-based, non-profit organization to aid and benefit jazz music in the city of Montreal. Its objectives were:
(1) To foster appreciation of jazz as an art form by making known jazz activities presented in the Montreal region and by producing educational and cultural programs;
(2) To encourage the development of young talent; to promote education in the field of jazz music; and
(3) To promote awareness of the aesthetics of jazz and its uniqueness in our culture.
The association, also known as Jazz Montreal, became inactive after 1997.
The fonds was transferred from Concordia University's Records Management and Archives Department to Concordia University Libraries' Special Collections March 17, 2016.
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Fonds consists of a manuscript of the musical score The Upper Neighbours Suitewhich. The Upper Neighbours Suitewhich was commissioned by the Association, composed and arranged by Jimmy Heath, and performed by Jimmy Heath and Richard Parris at its world premiere on October 6, 1990, at the Concordia University Concert Hall.
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