The First Art Farmer and Addison Farmer Memorial Jazz Festival, Council Bluffs, Iowa August 16 – 17, 2002

This Memorial Festival was produced by Jazz Arts Midwest, Inc. Printed Program: August 16: live music, two panel discussions and a presentation of A Great Day in Harlem film in which Art was interviewed. August 17: live music including The Bluffs Big Band, the Bobby Watson Quartet with Guitarist Dave Stryker; Ashanti; and the grand… Read more…


Silent Hills Speak – a History of Council Bluffs, Iowa

Pages from the Book by William E. Ramsey and Betty Dineen Shrier, Barnhart Press 2002 ISBN 0-9720608-0-4. Art and Addison Farmer were born in Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1928. Pages include information about Art and Addison and the first Art Farmer and Addison Farmer Memorial Jazz Festival held in 2002 in Council Bluffs.  


National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) American Jazz Master Award Presented to Art Farmer — at International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) 26th Annual Conference, Anaheim, California – January 9, 1999

Several items are shown:  Art Farmer presented with the NEA Jazz Masters Award by Bill Ivey, NEA Chairman and Dr. Billy Taylor, Master of Ceremonies.  Art Farmer and Dave Brubeck (both Jazz Masters) sitting on their designated seats. Terence Blanchard, Herbie Hancock, The Gerald Wilson Orchestra performed, among others.   Invitations sent to Art Farmer to… Read more…


The 16th New York Brass Conference for Scholarships – Salute to Art Farmer — Roosevelt Hotel, New York City (NYC) March 31 – April 2, 1989

The Brass Conference was an annual event formed in 1973 by Dr. Charles Colin, trumpet educator and publisher (1913 – 1999). Brass groups performed every genre of brass music during the 3 days as the schedule shown indicates. Art Farmer was the honoree at this Conference. Front and back covers of the printed program are… Read more…