Schaaf, Elizabeth M.
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This is an artificially assembled collection of oral histories recorded with administration, faculty, staff, alumni, students, and other Johns Hopkins University affiliates, 1999-2004 and 2014-present. The early oral history interviews were faciliated by Mame Warren starting 1999, and as of 2014 by Hopkins Retrospective.
Justin Thomas is a vibraphonist and percussionist born in 1987. He won second place at Showtime at the Apollo in February 2000 and was a finalist on Star Search. He has studied at the Baltimore School of the Arts and performed with Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Larkins, and Cyrus Chestnut. In this interview with Elizabeth Schaaf, Thomas discusses his musical education with Wendell Hairston, his recent performances, and his development as a jazz musician and composer.
Lucille M/ Brooks (1912-2014) was an organist, music educator, and choral conductor. She was educated at Dunbar High School, Morgan State University, and the Peabody Conservatory. She studied with organist John Dungee, who was for many years an organist at Bethel Church. Brooks organized the boys' choir at Dunbar High School and taught music at Carver High School.
Montell Poulson (1924-2007) was a jazz bassist based in Baltimore. He studied at Dunbar High School and Morgan State University and served in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a member of the Rivers Chambers Orchestra and performed regularly at the Royal Theatre and the Gayety in Baltimore and the Howard Theater in Washington. Poulson toured with Ethel Ennis, Fats Domino, and Billie Holiday. Interview by Elizabeth Schaaf.