[JPL] Clem DeRosa, R.I.P.

Lois Gilbert jazz at jazzcorner.com
Thu Dec 22 14:38:07 EST 2011


Ed
I know how close you were with Clem and Im so sorry for your loss
Lois


On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 8:09 AM, Carol Sudhalter <carolsudhalter at hotmail.com
> wrote:

>
>
> Thank you! A very lovely and accomplished man indeed. I was also under the
> impression that he was also the dad of baritone saxophonist Dianne DeRosa,
> whom he once mentioned to me.
>
> > From: EdBride at aol.com
> > Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 16:09:22 -0500
> > To: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
> > Subject: [JPL] Clem DeRosa, R.I.P.
> >
> >
> >
> > This may be a little off-topic  for JPL, but those who are educators or
> who
> > collaborate with educators will be  saddened by the news of the passing
> of
> > jazz education pioneer and  one-time leader and drummer Clem DeRosa.
> Clem's
> > son Rich reports  that Clem passed away in his sleep last night.
> >
> > The world of jazz education  owes much to Clem, as do all followers of
> big
> > band jazz. Besides his work  as a composer, performer, educator and
> author,
> > he was a co-founder and past  president of IAJE, having served on the
> > initial faculty of the Kenton Stage Band  Camps.
> >
> > Clem's latest endeavor is  American Jazz Venues, a non-profit
> organization
> > that he established about  10 years ago, with the goal of presenting this
> > music to new, younger audiences,  and thereby grow a new generation of
> jazz
> > fans. The musical voice of AJV is the  American Jazz Repertory Orchestra,
> > which appeared at the 2010 Pittsfield  CityJazz Festival (among other
> places).
> > The band also appeared at Villanova  University earlier this year, to
> > commemorate the 50th anniversary of the  Villanova Jazz Festival, which
> Clem had
> > supported many times and in many  capacities over the generations.
> >
> > At the time of his  passing, Clem had moved from New Jersey to Texas,
> where
> > he and his wife could be  near to his son Richard, who is chair of the
> Jazz
> > Composition Department at the  University of North Texas (I may have
> > botched the title, but not by  much). Clem had announced that he was
> stepping down
> > from the  presidency of AJV, and at the next Board meeting a transition
> > plan was (and  is) to be put into place
> >
> > R.I.P., Clem. God bless you and  your good work,
> > Ed
> >
> >
> >
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