Jack Berry was a reporter and reviewer for the The Oregonian and a reporter and producer at KATU Television in Portland. Currently, he is an archivist for Oregon Public Broadcasting and is working on a book about Jim Pepper.
Jim Pepper (1941-1992)
Tenor saxophonist Jim Pepper was an internationally recognized and influential jazz musician. He is best remembered for "Witchi-Tai-To," his elaboration of a Comanche peyote chant learned from his grandfather Ralph Pepper, a ceremonial leader of the Kaw Tribe in Oklahoma. "Witchi-Tai-To" may be the most recorded and performed Native American …
Oregon (music group)
Oregon is unusual. In 2009, the musical ensemble named Oregon is approaching its fortieth year of concertizing, primarily in Europe. When trying to account for the variety of musical elements the group deploys, it is more economical to list what it does not include (as many as fifty instruments have …