John Francis Mehegan Edit Profile
Student, Hartford Fed.
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.
Married Doris Crowley, December 3, 1940 (divorced July 1956).; married Terry Adelstein, February 17, 1957 (divorced 1961). Children: Carey, Gretchen.