Becky Friend Resume

      Becky Friend
Detroit Michigan 1945
Jazz flute -
Singer/vocalist/composer
Teacher/educator

Women's Jazz Specialist - singer/composer, flutist, lecturer, writer/poet and educator.
Credits include: 13 Records/CDs and other film/communications. Book: Never Let Your Deal Go Down (c) 2011 (publish date: 2012)
See resume for more details on Becky Friend - one of the "major players" of flute in the Post Be-Bop era.

CMS - Guiding Artist - with founder Karl Berger
NYU - Humanities BA 1990
Columbia Teacher's College: 1990-92 MA credits
Arts Admin. and Music/Jazz Ed in the Classroom
Brooklyn college: Educator/ Seniors
Project Arts: Kids K-8 NYC
National Endowment: composer
NYS Grants: composer/instrumentalist
SGI National Pioneer Award: Peace Activist -
Harlem Arts Alliance - networking
Albums: (as sidemusician) 13
Films: 3 - U of Southern Calif
Italian Cinema with Tim Hardin
Toshiba/Japan - At the Satin Doll Tokyo
Stage: Arte Unido - International Hispanic theatre
composer in Residence
JCOA: Played all the big band concerts in nyc
various composers - Gil Evans, many others
Training: BMCC - Manhattan Jr. college
Yusef Lateef, Larry Wilson, George
Eskridge, Church/gospel, Mom, Detroit,
South Side Chicago, NYC,
Albums: Mexico, France, Germany, Japan, USA
CURRENT: OWN BAND JAHNRA (pron: genre)
Jimbe Drummers, Bass, Flute/voice



Updated:  March 9, 2011

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