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Everett Longstreth Interview, March 30, 2011

Oral history interview with Everett Longstreth, Director of the MIT Concert Jazz Band, 1968 – 1995, jazz trumpet player, arranger, band leader. Interviewed by Forrest Larson and Frederick Harris, MIT Lewis Music Library. Topics include: musical upbringing childhood and high school, learning trumpet, playing in father’s orchestra, jazz in Columbus, Ohio, US Army 1st Armored Division band, studying at Berklee, Lawrence Berk (music educator), Fred Berman, the Leo Peeper Orchestra, experiences as part of a touring big band, John Coffey (trombone), Herb Pomeroy (trumpet, bandleader, educator), Joseph Schillinger’s music theory, the Woody Herman Band, big band arranging and direction, teaching at Berklee, Ted Herbert (bandleader), Myron Floren (accordion), Birdland jazz club, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Boston Conservatory, Fred Harris as a student, MIT Concert Jazz Band, teaching MIT students, Jamshied Sharifi, Jim O’Dell, Samuel Jay Keyser, freelance musician, rehearsal band, return to MIT.

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