Hello all,

In this break between summer and fall terms, the Mastersounds project is keeping things simple. The team is continuing to help with transcribing interviews for the author’s research. This not only provides more opportunities for the author to conduct research, but also provides the team members with more knowledge about the jazz community. This will play into directing the research in the future when the team begins to develop the marketing plan.

Last week, I met with Marc Moscato of Know Your City about developing a tour that works with the jazz book. A small team will be created at Ooligan that will develop, test, and present the final tour to Know Your City. Not only will it take people through the jazz history or Portland, but will also, hopefully, show people the community around the culture.

That is it for this update. Next time, I will talk a little more about how the manuscript is developing.

Also, if you are interested in the jazz community, Oregon Humanities is offering a free lecture, titled The Art of the Possible: Jazz and Community Building, by Tim DuRoche. It will be held at the Belmont Branch of the Multnomah County Libraries at 3pm on Saturday, September 6th.

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