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Jazz at Drew

Annual Music Festival

Jazz at Drew Founders

1991: From The First Annual Jazz at Drew souvenir program booklet, Roland Betts offers some comments.


From the 2006 Jazz at Drew program, Roland Betts recalls the festival's early days.




2007: An interview with Roland Betts was included in the festival's program booklet.




Roland Betts retired from CDU in 2008. Below are his reflections and comments in the 2008 Jazz at Drew program booklet.


On March 19, 2917, Roland Betts passed away. Below is a remembrance of him in the 2017 Jazz at Drew program booklet.



 Co-Founder, Gilda Green Hagood was the official Jazz at Drew photographer from 1991-2008. Below is a page from the 1996 Jazz at Drew program booklet where she reflects upon the highlight of that year's festival, a tribute to her friend, Dizzy Gillespie.


From the pages of the 2008 Jazz at Drew program booklet, below is a photographic retrospective of 17 years of Gilda Green Hagood's Jazz at Drew work.



From the 1991 Jazz at Drew program booklet, a brief biography of Jazz at Drew co-founder, Aman Kufahamu.


Dr. Artis Woodward was a co-founder of Jazz at Drew and president of the university's Alumni Association. Below are his comments from the 1991 Jazz at Drew program booklet.