Category Archives: Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival

Jim Pepper’s Powwow documentary in Portland May 22

Pepper’s Powwow Sandra Osawa’s award-winning documentary on the life and music of Jim Pepper (Kaw/Creek) 1941-1992 and video highlights of Jim PepperFest 2013  Thursday May 22 at Rosewood Initiative Community Center “A captivating look at the life of Native American … Continue reading

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Mayimba Music is new Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival sponsor  

New York City-based Mayimba Music, a music publishing company with an international reach, has become the Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival’s first out-of-Oregon partner with a generous $ 2,000 contribution to support our work.  Marti Cuevas, Mayimba Music’s President, became … Continue reading

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Jim PepperFest 2014: The Rosewood Initiative Series

The Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival will produce a series of monthly events at The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark Street in Portland, beginning the evening of April 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Admission will be free to … Continue reading

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Jim PepperFest fires OCHC fiscal sponsor!

We have fired the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission, for these reasons: RE: Notice of termination of 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor February 5, 2014 To: David Milholland, President Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission (OCHC) POB 3588 Portland, OR 97208 CC by email RE: notice … Continue reading

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John Betsch remembers Jim Pepper

“We met the summer of 1966 at a jam session in NYC with Chris Hills and a couple of others whose names escape me, and I was stunned by his sound and spirit. He was complaining about his chops and … Continue reading

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Winona LaDuke Remembers Jim Pepper

Winona LaDuke and Sean Aaron Cruz had an impromptu conversation about Jim Pepper in the KBOO 90.7 FM studios in May, 2010: Winona remembers Jim Pepper as “one of the great indigenous musicians of all time.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-Soll5Su18

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Remembering Jim Pepper, Oscar Pettiford, Floyd Red Crow Westerman…a note from David Amram

A Note from David Amram David Amram on the right From 1956-1959 when I was a member of the great bassist Oscar Pettiford’s big band, we would often go to his house after playing at Birdland and he would show … Continue reading

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