WPI’s Jazz History Database: AN ACTIVE AND GROWING LIBRARY
BY CHAIM BURSTEIN
ulling up to Worcester Polytechnic Institute, I wasn’t quite sure what a small tech school had to offer in terms of jazz education. Two days ago I wasn’t even aware that WPI had a jazz program at all. It might not be the biggest jazz program – there is only one professor – but in terms of passion for the music, the students and faculty at WPI have it going on. Within the first five minutes of meeting Richard Falco, the director of Jazz Studies and his students, I realized that they had something extraordinary happening.
44 JAZZed March 2011