Welcome to BigJoeDuskin.org !!!
Music education for young
children seems to be considered a luxury in America. Absolutely not. It is more of
a requirement than Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. Click
here to learn how music education increases children's intelligence
and "learning to play a musical instrument changes the brain, leading to a slew of potential
benefits, including improved learning and understanding of language."
"To provide educational music experiences and
encouragement to participate in school band for as many public school students as possible, primarily
using local professional
In the panel on the left, you'll find
pages with all the info on the great things we've been doing. Since 2010, over 20,000 students have
seen our 70 performances in Greater Cincinnati elementary schools. We changed gears a bit in fall 2014 and
started writing checks to elementary schools for their music programs. We choose schools based on their state
exam scores, starting at the bottom of the list. Music education for young children improves their language,
math and science skills and these are the children who need help the most.
Click on Cincinnati in the left
panel for all the details.
We are dedicating our memorial plaque
for Big Joe Duskin on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 1pm at Sonny's All Blues Lounge. It is being
installed in a nice flowerbed on the north side of the building.
Click here for our Facebook event.
are continuing our high school program !!!
On Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at
join us for an evening of the greatest hits by Cincinnati native Frank Foster at Deer Park High School. This
is the second performance of the Big Joe Duskin Foundation Orchestra !!!
This is a fundraiser to help pay expenses for the Deer Park High School marching band to study and
perform at Disneyworld !!!
Deer Park's jazz ensemble will perform the first few songs, then our orchestra will perform an evening of
all Frank Foster compositions and arrangements, including "Blues In Hoss' Flat", "Shiny Stockings", "Four Five
Six", "Easin It" and many more.
With 21 musicians all together, you can't help but have a great time !!!
Tickets are available at the school office or call 513-891-0010.
Click here for our Facebook event with a
complete list of all the great Frank Foster songs we're performing and the amazing musicians who agreed to
Our orchestra is available to
perform high school fundraisers like this and community events throughout Greater
And please remember, all of this is
made possible through proceeds from the Cincy Winter Beerfest (Feb 12 & 13, 2016) and the Cincy Beerfest On
Fountain Square (Sept 9 & 10, 2016).
www.CincyBeerfest.com has all the great
We couldn't do this without your support
legend Philip Paul will perform drums on "Shiny Stockings", which Frank Foster wrote about a childhood friend who
later became Philip's first wife, Juanita Paul.
Of course, you'll also find some
great history about boogie-woogie pianist Big Joe Duskin. Enjoy your visit and let us know if you have any questions or info we
could add to the website.
Lonely Instruments for Needy KidS
(LINKS) could really use some help
supplying school requests for instruments. Alto saxes and flutes in
particular, but everything helps. They can be donated at any Buddy Roger's Music
Store. Click here for full details on
here to join the LINKS Facebook