The University of Massachusetts Amherst wil be presenting a day long tribute to Max Roach. It will take place on March 25th. You can read more about it here.
The NYT has in it's todays edition a Peeter Keepnews article on the funeral of Max Roach. Have a nice weekend with Bird and Max !
Don't think that the passing of Max Roach left me cold. I want to write about him the coming days, week or so with some memories about the concerts i attended, some music i listened at recently but that takes time...
Max Roach's public viewing will be held on Friday, August 24 at
Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive in Manhattan, from 9:00 a.m. to
10:30 a.m. with a public funeral service from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The legendary drummer will subsequently be buried in a private
ceremony at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.
The family issued the following statement: "We are deeply saddened by
our beloved father's passing. We wish to convey our sincere thanks and
appreciation for all the blessings and condolences we have received at
this time. As his family we are fortunate to have been a part of his
life and we will continue to share his legacy as a musician, educator
and social activist with the world."
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the
Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL
60601-7633, www.alz.org or Veritas Therapeutic Community, Inc. (which
provides substance abuse services), 912 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
10025, 212-865-9182, ext. 205, http://www.veritas-
was a Veritas Foundation trustee and founder.