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  Walter Dyett: Music Educator
Known as Captain Dyett for his service in the Illinois National Guard, Walter Henri Dyett fostered the growth of jazz and fl musicians in Chicago.
In 1922, putting aside medical school and violin, Dyett focused on teaching, arranging, and conducting orchestras.
From 1931 to 1961, Dyett taught classical, military, and jazz music to more than 20,000 students at Wendell Phillips and DuSable High Schools.
www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org /pages/2456.html   (131 words)

  
 Dyett Schoool (Web Pages First Created November 1, 1995-by RMR)
The Walter H. Dyett Academic Center school community will provide the essential resources for students to successfully emerge with a sense of wholeness, purpose, and commitment.
The Walter H. Academic Center is a Chicago Public School built in 1972 in the middle of Washington Park.
This is a student at Dyett School and a classroom.
www.dyett.cps.k12.il.us   (148 words)

  
 Chicago Public Schools: OSHP High School Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Walter H. Dyett Academic Center opened as an elementary school in 1972 and is located in the economically and culturally diverse neighborhood of Washington Park on the city's South Side.
Walter H. Dyett Academic Center serves students in 7th-12th grades.
Dyett works to involve all constituencies within the community in helping students learn.
www.cps.k12.il.us /schools/hsdirectory/dyett.shtml   (188 words)

  
 Walter Dyett at AllExperts
Walter Henri Dyett (1901–1969) was an American violinist and music educator.
After studying music at University of California, Berkeley Dyett moved to Chicago, where he worked in vaudeville orchestras and directed an Army band, after which he was known as Captain Dyett.
He is commemorated by Walter H. Dyett Academic Center, a Chicago public school (grades eight through twelve).
en.allexperts.com /e/w/wa/walter_dyett.htm   (269 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Walter Dyett
Walter Henri Dyett (1901–1969) was an American violinist and music educator.
After studying music at University of California, Berkeley Dyett moved to Chicago, where he worked in vaudeville orchestras and directed an Army band, after which he was known as Captain Dyett.
He is commemorated by Walter H. Dyett Middle School in Chicago.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Walter_Dyett   (321 words)

  
 The Sankofa Bird: Is it relevant to the new millennium
Walter Henri Dyett was born in 1901, though I cannot tell you where; as his father was a minister, the family moved around quite a bit.
Dyett wrote and arranged most of the music featuring the singing, dancing, and theatrical talents of the student body, with the booster orchestra in the pit.
Dyett is certainly remembered in Chicago — there is even a middle school named after him, producing a bit of trivia: So far as I know, he is the only jazz educator in the history of the endeavor to have a school named after him.
www.marvinstamm.com /thesandkofatradition.html   (4318 words)

  
 CATALYST, February 1999: More schools go year-round to boost achievement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Dyett is the latest addition to a growing number of Chicago public schools to adopt or maintain a year-round schedule solely for academic reasons.
Dyett’s goal is to boost the number of its students at or above national norms to 35 percent by the end of this school year.
Dyett tried year-round scheduling in the 1970s but returned to a traditional school day in 1980.
www.catalyst-chicago.org /arch/02-99/029upd82.htm   (1358 words)

  
 Mwata Bowden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Dyett was about much more than just music, though maybe I didn't realize it at the time.
Dyett was teaching you music, but he also was teaching you ways of dealing with life.
Dyett put it on you that you had to drink it in, even though you didn't know why, or what it was going to mean."
aacmchicago.org /members/Mwata.html   (906 words)

  
 Walter H. Dyett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Walter began studying the violin, becoming concertmaster of his high school orchestra in Pasadena.
By the mid-20's Dyett, was playing with Erskine Tate and conducting orchestras at the Pickford Vaudeville theaters.
He also spent time as director of an Army band thereby acquiring the lifelong moniker, "Captain." In 1931, Walter Dyett became band director at Wendell Phillips High School in Chicago and later moved to DuSable High School when it opened in 1935.
www.dyett.cps.k12.il.us /whdyett/index.html   (372 words)

  
 Jazz Institute of Chicago > Jazz Institute of Chicago - Jazz Articles > Captain Walter Henri Dyett (1901-69)
Richard Wang, a past president and current board member of the JIC, is Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Ensembles at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Chairman of the executive committee of the Chicago Jazz Archives of The University of Chicago.
Because i have the same family name and i was interested in the origins of Dyett, also i am a musician also.with origins in the carribean and i have very little knowledge about Captain Walter Henri Dyett.
I remember Captain Dyett as a child; he instructed several of my brothers and sister with lessons to play their musical instruments while they attended high school at DuSable during the early to late 1960's.
jazzinstituteofchicago.org /Internal/Articles/tabid/43/ctl/ArticleView/mid/522/articleId/369/CaptainWalterHenriDyett190169.aspx   (768 words)

  
 Palm Tavern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
CAPTAIN WALTER H. Teaching at Du Sable High School, Captain Walter Dyett was one of the most revered figures in Chicago Black Music.
Interview with Walter Dyett, bandmaster for the Eighth Regiment and at DuSable High School.
Of the many musical causes championed by the Jazz Institute of Chicago, one of the most endearing has to be its concerts in memory of Capt. Walter Dyett.
palmtavern.bizland.com /palmtavern/Walter_Dyett.htm   (348 words)

  
 Jerome Cooper - Free Music Downloads, Videos, Lyrics, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
An excellent accompanist, Cooper's solos are noted for their form and pace; he starts slowly, then steadily develops short phrases into powerful, intricate lines and explosive rhythms.
He studied drumming with Oliver Coleman and Walter Dyett in the late..
He studied drumming with Oliver Coleman and Walter Dyett in the late '50s and early '60s.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/music/artist/bio/0,,417318,00.html   (395 words)

  
 Johnny Griffin Interview
Walter Dyett was a big influence on you, then.
But while I had Dyett as my teacher, I never sounded like Gene Ammons or John Gilmore or Clifford Jordan or whoever.
They were honoring my late bandmaster, Dyett, and I had one wish to see the band room where I had studied.
www.melmartin.com /html_pages/Interviews/griffin.html   (3270 words)

  
 Von Freeman Musician Show
That was another high school in Chicago, and Captain Walter Dyett was teaching there, where he taught such guys as Nat "King" Cole and that line, who were a little bit older than I was.
I heard Captain Walter Dyett mention Major Smith, but I was so young at the time.
Actually, I never saw Captain Walter Dyett play an instrument, but I heard he was a very good violinist and pianist.
www.jazzhouse.org /files/panken12.php3?read   (7692 words)

  
 DYETT family history and genealogy information .. Dyett ancestry links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
OVERVIEW -- As this genealogical help and research area is a new part of our website, and is currently under development..
genealogy software and family history research database for the Dyett name will likely be included in the updates along with an automated form to submit data for Dyett family history..
posting surname and ancestry data for Dyett items as well as allowing the public to search for Dyett details will remain free of charge.
www.museumstuff.com /zg.cgi?w=dyett   (193 words)

  
 Jazz Institute of Chicago > Jazz Institute of Chicago - Jazz Articles > Captain Walter Henri Dyett (1901-69)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Because i have the same family name and i was interested in the origins of Dyett, also i am a musician also.with origins in the carribean and i have very little knowledge about Captain Walter Henri Dyett.
I remember Captain Dyett as a child; he instructed several of my brothers and sister with lessons to play their musical instruments while they attended high school at DuSable during the early to late 1960's.
Listening to my siblings practice and master their instruments could be heard on a daily basis; along with a family friend and another student of Captian Dyett's Reuben Wise, that played the keyboards (piano and organ).
www.jazzinchicago.org /Internal/Articles/tabid/43/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/369/CaptainWalterHenriDyett190169.aspx   (718 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This has been a benefit to me because it enhances any and all music endeavors I have sought no matter what the primary focus is.My high school music director Walter Henri Dyett taught with such a global attitude that his fame reached a high international level.
Not so long ago former Chicago Mayor Byrnes, in honor of him, held a citywide Walter Dyett day fifteen years after his death.
I spent 23 years of my career in new york where all of my music exposures and experiences were demanded within a twenty four hour period of time.
www.richarddavis.org /bio/global.htm   (421 words)

  
 Captain Walter Dyett - AOL Music
Teaching at Du Sable High School, Captain Walter Dyett was one of the most revered figures in...
Jazz Institute of Chicago article on Capt. Walter Dyett...
Download, listen and watch Captain Walter Dyett music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
music.aol.com /artist/captain-walter-dyett/526366/main   (140 words)

  
 Jazz in Chicago Podcast
Edwin Daugherty was a student of Walter Dyett's at DuSable High School in the mid-1960s.
His tenure with Dyett lead to a position with Red Saunders playing at the Regal Theater right out of high school.
As one of the city’s top on call musicians, he was tapped for gigs with Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, Nancy Wilson, BB King, Natalie Cole, Quincy Jones and whoever else was in town and needed that top sax.
jazzinchicago-podcasts.org   (1139 words)

  
 Walter Perkins
Drummer Walter Perkins' long career included work with Ahmad Jamal, Art Farmer, Carmen McRae and Charles Mingus.
A Chicago native, Perkins was one of beloved Captain Walter Dyett's music students at DuSable High School in the late 1940s.
Walter Perkins is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters Rochelle Mask of Baldwin, N.Y., Denise Perkins of Brooklyn, and Marilyn Turns of Queens; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
www.go2ccj.org /jams/perkins.html   (260 words)

  
 The DuPont Show Of The Month: Crescendo Episode Cast Members - TV.com
As she was growing up in Chicago, she learned to play the piano and began directing her church choir.
Later, she studied in Walter Dyett's renowned music program at DuSable High School.
Benjamin David ("Benny") Goodman (1909-1986) Born and raised in Chicago, Benny Goodman was well situated for exposure to both classical music and the evolving American music form "jazz", spreading north to Chicago from New Orleans.
www.tv.com /the-dupont-show-of-the-month/crescendo/episode/197694/cast.html   (283 words)

  
 musicpage.html
It is said, however, that a one-man "institution" was probably responsible for the early development of as many musicians of the Chicago Renaissance as any ten clubs.
Captain Walter Dyett, bandleader and music teacher at Wendell Phillips and DuSable high schools, trained such stars as Nat King Cole, Dorothy Donegan, Von Freeman and Eugene Ammons.
When "swing era" jazz was revolutionized by bebop, Chicago was at the center of the new developments.
www.chipublib.org /digital/chiren/musicpage.html   (531 words)

  
 Barnes & Noble.com - Artist Bio
Born in 1932 in Arkansas, Garrett was raised in Chicago, IL.
While still in high school, he first studied clarinet, and then also bass, under the influential Chicago great Captain Walter Dyett.
Garrett began working closely with Muhal Richard Abrams in the late '50s, and continued into the early '60s as a member of Abrams' Experimental Band.
music.barnesandnoble.com /search/artistbio.asp?CTR=127599   (355 words)

  
 Music professor makes involvement a priority (Mar 21, 2000)
This, after all, is the man named the world's best jazz bassist by Down Beat Magazine for six consecutive years (1967-72).
The springboard for much of his success was DuSable High School, where the music director was the legendary Walter Dyett.
Many of Dyett's students went on to become outstanding musicians, including Davis and a man named Nat King Cole.
www.news.wisc.edu /3818.html   (922 words)

  
 HotHouse - The Center for International Performance and Exhibition
Born in Chicago, composer and violinist Leroy Jenkins was one of the most important musicians to emerge from the AACM (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians), the legendary collective of which he’s still a member.
Like many of the Association's members, Jenkins studied under the legendary Walter Dyett at DuSable High School, where he learned the alto saxophone.
He received a music degree (in violin) from Florida A&M University, where he studied composition and the classical masters of the violin.
www.hothouse.net /programs/date.jsp?date=2005-09-04   (405 words)

  
 Chicago Jazz
His warm empathy for the plight of jazz musicians is traceable to his student days at DuSable High School during the 1930s.
During that decade and the next, DuSable produced more good jazz musicians than any other institution in the world, thanks to DuSable’s band teacher, Capt. Walter Dyett, a strict disciplinarian who wanted his students to develop to their fullest potential.
Dyett is mentioned often in the most priceless sections of Travis’s book: his interviews with 26 musicians, singers, dancers, comedians and a deejay, including Johnny Board, Daddy O-Daylie, Barrett Deems, George Dixon, Billy Eckstine, Bud Freeman, Dick Gregory, Art Hodes, Franz Jackson, Eddie Johnson, Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Nancy Wilson and John Young.
www.tuxjunction.net /chicagojazz.htm   (1500 words)

  
 The Claude McLin Discography
It appears that the Levi Sayles band was one of several aggregations tutored by Walter Dyett.
On June 21, 1947, "Claude McLin and his 2 Kings and a Queen" [Walter Spratley, bass; James King, drums; and Wanda Chevonry, piano] were appearing at Ciro's Lounge (aka Ciro's Theatre Bar).
In suggesting a lineup of Wanda Chevonry, Rudy Mason (guitar), Walter Spratley (bass), and James King (drums), Chess CHV 414 assumed that Claude McLin was still using his 1948 lineup two years later.
hubcap.clemson.edu /~campber/mclin.html   (11180 words)

  
 Walter Perkins: 1932-2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Born: February 10, 1932 in Chicago, IL Died: February 14, 2004 in Jamaica, NY Drummer, leader of MJT+3
Drummer Walter Perkins, whose long career included work with Ahmad Jamal, Art Farmer, Carmen McRae and Charles Mingus, died of lung cancer on February 14, 2004 at age 72.
Todd S. Jenkins is a member of the JJA, author of Free Jazz and Free Improvisation: An Encyclopedia (Greenwood Press, 2004) and I Know What I Know: The Music of Charles Mingus (Praeger, 2006), and a contributor to Down Beat, All About Jazz, American Songwriter and Route 66 Magazine.
www.jazzhouse.org /gone/lastpost2.php3?edit=1078248141   (347 words)

  
 Nat King Cole biography - 8notes.com
Nat would sneak out of the house and hang outside the clubs, listening to artists like Louis Armstrong, Earl Hines, and Jimmie Noone.
He participated in Walter Dyett's renowned music program at DuSable High School.
Inspired by the playing of Earl 'Fatha' Hines, he began his performing career in the mid-1930s while he was still a teenager, and adopted the name Nat Cole.
www.8notes.com /biographies/cole2.asp   (1171 words)

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