Gary Giddins

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Giddins speaking at an American Library Association conference in Chicago, 2009.

Gary Giddins is an American jazz critic and author. [1] He wrote for The Village Voice from 1973; [1] his "Weather Bird" column ended in 2003. [2] In 1986 Gary Giddins and John Lewis created the American Jazz Orchestra which presented concerts using a jazz repertory with musicians such as Tony Bennett. [2]


For five years, Giddins was the Executive Director of the Leon Levy Center for Biography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. [2]

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