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April 1, 1999

Gerry Mulligan Celebration at Library of Congress

Life and Work of Jazz Artist to Be Honored

The Library of Congress celebrates the life and work of composer and jazz artist Gerry Mulligan with a special event to mark the acquisition of the Mulligan Collection and the opening of a permanent exhibition honoring his stellar career.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 6, at 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Madison Memorial Hall, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E.

WHO: Franca Rota Mulligan, widow of Gerry Mulligan; James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress; Scott Robinson, baritone saxophone, and other members of the "Gerry Mulligan Tribute Band"; also, special guest, the Venerable Lama Thamthog Rinpoche, abbot of three monasteries in Lithang, Tibet, and Director and Master of the Center for Tibetan Studies, Milan, Italy

WHAT: On the 72nd anniversary of Gerry Mulligan's birth, the Library will dedicate a new permanent exhibition, consisting of photographs, musical scores and music manuscripts drawn from the recently acquired Gerry Mulligan Collection in the Music Division, documenting Mulligan's career of nearly half a century. Scott Robinson will play Mulligan's favorite gold-plated baritone saxophone, the centerpiece of the exhibition. A tribute concert will be performed in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium at 8 p.m.

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PR 99-040
ISSN 0731-3527

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