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BOX 50 Biographical Materials, 1950-1997
Dominic Roccisano, Joe Roccisano’s father, compiled the items in this series following his son's death in 1997. The materials include programs from the celebration of life event, clippings, the Grammy Nomination certificate Roccisano received in 1978, photographs, performance ephemera from around the world, and more.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
BOX-FOLDER 50/1 Celebration of life, 1997
BOX-FOLDER 50/2 Clippings, 1953-1963, 1978-1996
Includes: Album and performance reviews and information regarding accomplishments as a young boy
BOX-FOLDER 50/3 Correspondence, 1996 and undated
BOX-FOLDER 50/4 Grammy nomination, 1978
BOX-FOLDER 50/5 Photographs, 1950-1963, 1970-1980, 1988-1997
BOX-FOLDER 50/6 Programs and fliers, 1980, 1989-1996
BOX-FOLDER 50/7 Resume and short biography, undated
BOX 50 Business Papers, 1984-1997
This series largely contains material Roccisano compiled while managing his two New York City-based bands, the Nonet and the Joe Roccisano Orchestra. Most notable among them are the original inventories of the Nonet and Big Band performance libraries, membership rosters for the Nonet Sunday Jazz Brunch performances at the Blue Note, and manuals for his electronic instruments.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Electronic instrument manuals and articles
BOX-FOLDER 50/8 Alesis Microverb, 1987
BOX-FOLDER 50/9 Proteus 2/ Orchestral, undated
BOX-FOLDER 50/10 Rhythm Composer TR-707, 1984
BOX-FOLDER 50/11 Yamaha TX812, 1988-1989
BOX-FOLDER 50/12 Yamaha WXII Wind Controller, 1989
BOX-FOLDER 50/13 Miscellaneous, 1986-1987
BOX-FOLDER 50/14 Joe Roccisano Nonet, 1996-1997 and undated
Contents: Nonet library inventory; recording release requests; Steve Getz correspondence; band member roster and contact information; set/performance planners; flier
BOX-FOLDER 36/5 Joe Roccisano Orchestra Big Band, undated
Big Band library inventory
BOX-FOLDER 50/15 Library of Congress correspondence and gift agreement, 1995
BOX-FOLDER 50/16 Music preparation services pricing and invoices, 1997

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