Billy Strayhorn: The Man and His Music, presented at Litchfield virtual jazz camp

On July 23rd, Jazz Education Coordinator Galen Demus gave a presentation titled Billy Strayhorn: the Man and His Music, to the virtual camp participants at the Litchfiueld Jazz Camp in Connecticut. The one hour power point presentation gave the camp participants a glimpse into the courageous life and incredible artistic output of Billy Strayhorn. Thanks to camp founder Vita Muir, music director Don Braden, and director of operations Albert Rivera for the collaboration with the Billy Strayhorn Foundation to make this presentation possible in spite of Covid-19 challenges.

In addition to the Strayhorn presentation, the Litchfield Jazz Camp hosted a virtual tribute concert that evening (a solo piano performance) dedicated to Billy Strayhorn by the super talented Mr. Orrin Evans.