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Folder 17 Elliot, Jerry interviewed by Charles E. Austin, July 25, 1997

Elliott, Jerry, a trombone player who began playing piano while in the service, played piano and wrote music in Pittsburgh.

[T1S1] Junior and high school musical career; time in the Army; Joe Westray’s Band; brass instrument mouthpiece technique; the Union and the Musicians’ Club; piano and trombone; writing music; difference between old and new Club; playing with other musicians.

[T1S2] Special gigs; Pittsburgh’s Musicians’ Club comparison; disparity between inner-city and suburban schools; lack of leadership in young generation; drug problems; daytime jobs; importance of upbringing; technique players; advice for younger musicians.