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jazz musician

John Francis Mehegan, jazz musician.

Background

Mehegan, John Francis was born on June 6, 1920 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of John James and Margaret (Egan) Mehegan.

Education

Student, Hartford Fed.

Career

Assistant to Teddy Wilson Metropolitan Museum School, New York City, 1945-1946, head jazz department, 1946-1956. Instructor jazz Juilliard School Music, 1947-1964, Columbia Teachers College, 1958-1962, U. Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1968-1977. Lecturer jazz Brandeis U. Art Festival, 1952, Union South Africa, 1959, Music Educators National Conference, Atlantic City, 1960, Yale University, 1974-1984.

Jazz critic New York Herald Tribune, 1957-1960. Founder School Jazz, 1963. Conducted Jazz Seminar Syracuse University, summer 1964.

Jazz clinics in, Denmark, Sweden and Norway, 1974, 75. European jazz tour sponsored by, State Department, 1961, recordings for, Savoy, Perspective, Victor, T.J., Epic records. Author: Jazz Improvisation, 1959, volunteer II, 1960, volunteer III, 1963, volunteer IV, 1964, jazz study books for children, 1962.

Contributor: articles to Saturday Review.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Jazz Improvisation, 1959, volunteer II, 1960, volunteer III, 1963, volunteer IV, 1964, jazz study books for children, 1962. Contributor: articles to Saturday Review.

Connections

Married Doris Crowley, December 3, 1940 (divorced July 1956).; married Terry Adelstein, February 17, 1957 (divorced 1961). Children: Carey, Gretchen.

father:
John James Mehegan

mother:
Margaret (Egan) Mehegan

spouses:
Terry Adelstein

Doris Crowley

children:
Carey Mehegan

Gretchen Mehegan