The integration of Houston jazz audiences followed a route of unexpected twists and turns that included the Catholic Church and the arrest of two jazz legends—singer Ella Fitzgerald and jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. The man behind this mayhem was Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet, a tenor saxophonist from Houston, Texas.
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Confronting Jim Crow Vol. 8, No. 1 (Fall 2010) Download PDF Letter from Editor 2 Guardians Against Change: The Ku Klux Klan in Houston and Harris County, 1920-1925 by Casey Greene 6 Illinois Jacquet: Integrating Houston Jazz Audiences . . . Lands Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie in Jail by Aimee L’Heureux 9 […]