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Ten Questions: Terrance Patterson, Founder and Artistic Director of the Ritz Chamber Players

10 Questions courtesy of our friends at the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville: According to the League of American Orchestras, fewer than two percent (2%) of professional classical musicians in the United States are African-American.  The 2010 Census, which is the most recent Census survey, showed that individuals who identify as African-American represent roughly thirteen percent (13%) of the US population. The disheartening statistic related to the number of African-Americans professionally involved in classical music is one of the motivators that led to the founding of the Ritz Chamber Players. Founded in 2002 by , the stopped charging admission to their concerts …

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Calm Listening: Relax Radio

is filling the late night frequencies on with an eclectic hybrid of oldies, light jazz, and favorites from the Great American songbook. It’s a cool, Mad Men-esque mix, each hand-selected from a vast collection of albums and 45’s in the station library. As the architect of this unique listening experience, WJCT Music Director has crafted a format designed to attract a wide range of listeners, particularly among the Baby Boomer crowd. It covers the spectrum of time from Frank Sinatra to Michael Buble, and everything in between. “When you have 75 years of music to choose from, it really allows us to be …

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