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.
In October 2014, we
William H. Taft Elementary -
Rothenberg Academy -
Roberts Academy -
Covington James E. Biggs Early
Childhood Education Center - $1,000
Covington Ninth District Elementary -
Newport Primary School -
are starting our high school program !!!
On Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 7pm,
please join us
for an evening of "Swingin' with Count Basie" at Deer Park High School. This is the premiere performance of the Big
Joe Duskin Foundation Orchestra !!!
All proceeds benefit the Deer Park High School music program.
Deer Park's jazz ensemble will perform the first few songs, then our orchestra will perform an evening of all Count
Basie favorites, including "All Of Me", "Fly Me To The Moon", "Blues In Hoss' Flat", "Shiny Stockings" and many
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. Tickets can also be purchased at Crawford
Auditorium at the school during their 69th annual performance of "Parkers" on Friday & Saturday, April 24 &
Click here for more details on
Our new orchestra is available to
perform high school fundraisers like this and community events throughout Greater Cincinnati and includes:
Philip Paul, drums - King Studio drummer and
toured with Woody Evans Trio for 25 years
Gore, drums - Toured with George Benson for five years and CCM professor
Marc Fields, trombone - Toured with Ray
Charles for six years and CCM professor
Scott Belck, trumpet - Director
of Jazz Studies at CCM and toured with Manhattan Transfer and the Woody Herman Orchestra
Scott Pazera, bass - Jazz Band
Director at Wabash College
Batchelor-Glader, piano - Xavier professor
Ty Sheets, trumpet
Kenneth L Traylor,
Josh Omatis, trombone
Garin Webb, alto sax
Ben Walkenhauer, alto
Villars, tenor sax
Landesberg, tenor sax
Batchelor-Glader, baritone sax
Jamie Taylor, vocals
Artistic Director, conductor and trumpet
And please remember, all of this is made possible through proceeds from the Cincy Winter Beerfest (mid-Feb) and the
Beerfest On Fountain Square (Sept 11 & 12).
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 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