Fonds P177 - Ted Elfstrom fonds

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Ted Elfstrom fonds

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P177

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  • 1938, [195-?]-1962, [199-?] (Creation)
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    Elfstrom, Ted

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1 cm of textual records
3 photographs
2 sound recordings

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([1916]-)

Biographical history

Ted Elfstrom was a Montreal-based musician and trombone player. He was born in 1916. In the 1930s and 40s, he went on tour with the Mart Kenney Orchestra. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Ted Elfstrom was active in Montréal, leading the Ted Elfstrom Octet, including Marcel Baillargeon, Jo Christie, Gerry Danovitch, Nick Ayoub, Gilles Moisan, Armand Maiste, Don Habib and Ronny Page. During the same period, Ted Elfstrom organized the Ted Elfstrom Orchestra and the Montreal Woodwind Chamber Group, which played jazz as well as classic music. Ted Elfstrom often worked with Al Baculis. In the early 1970s, he was part of the Johnny Holmes orchestra.

Custodial history

The fonds was transferred from Concordia University's Records Management and Archives Department to Concordia University Libraries' Special Collections March 16, 2016, April 6, 2016, April 20, 2016.

Scope and content

The fonds illustrates the career of the jazz musician Ted Elfstrom.
It gives information on the Mart Kenney Orchestra, the Ted Elfstrom Octet,
the Montreal Woodwind Chamber Group, Oscar Peterson, and the Montreal Jazz Festival.

The fonds includes programs, newspaper articles, invitations, audio recordings, and photographs.

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The documents were given to the Concordia University Archives by Ted Elfstrom through Concordia University music teacher Dave Clark in August 2002.

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  • English

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Sound recordings are restricted until digitized.

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Reproduction for research or private study may be permitted.
Use of material in publications cannot be done without permission of the copyright holder(s).

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