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Guide to the Johnny Wittwer Papers, 1959
MS 177  
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Description
Contains correspondence, performance guides and a photo documenting a Poetry and Jazz session performed by Kenneth Patchen and 'New Bed of Roses Chamber Jazz Group' by jazz musician Johnny Wittwer.
Background
Jazz pianist Johnny (John) Wittwer contributed to the music scene in the West Coast during 1940's-1960's. Not only an interpreter of blues and ragtime tunes, he was an accomplished jazz performer sharing stage along side with such legends as jazz trombonist Kid Ory and poet Kenneth Patchen. He assembled and recorded during 1940's under Johnny Wittwer Trio, consisting of Joe Darensbourg, clarinet; Keith Purvis, drums, and Johnny Wittwer, piano.
Extent
1 half document box
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.