Welcome to BigJoeDuskin.org !!!
Music education for young
children seems to be considered a luxury in America. Absolutely not. It is more of
a requirement than Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. Click
here to learn how music education increases children's intelligence and
to play a musical instrument changes the brain, leading to a slew of potential benefits, including improved
learning and understanding of language."
"To provide educational music experiences and
encouragement to participate in school band for as many public elementary students as possible, primarily
using local professional
In the panel on the left, you'll find
pages with all the info on the great things we've been doing. Since 2010, over 20,000 students have
seen our 70 performances in Greater Cincinnati elementary schools. We changed gears a bit in fall 2014 and
started writing checks to elementary schools for their music programs. We choose schools based on their state
exam scores, starting at the bottom of the list. Music education for young children improves their language,
math and science skills and these are the children who need help the most.
In October 2014, we
William H. Taft Elementary -
Rothenberg Academy -
Roberts Academy -
Covington James E. Biggs Early
Childhood Education Center - $1,000
Covington Ninth District Elementary -
Newport Primary School -
are starting our high school program !!!
On Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 7pm, the
first performance of the Big Joe Duskin Foundation Orchestra will be a fundraiser at Deer Park High School for
their music program !!!
We can't announce the members of
the orchestra just yet, but if you know anything about Cincinnati Jazz, you will recognize a lot of names.
The Deer Park High School Jazz Ensemble will perform the first few songs, then our orchestra wil perform an
evening of Count Basie favorites, featuring songs and arrangements by Cincinnati native and Count Basie bandleader
The one musician we can name right
now is King Studio legend Philip Paul. He will perform drums on "Shiny Stockings", which Frank Foster wrote
about a childhood friend who later became Philip's wife, Juanita Paul. Although we can't name names just yet,
we can tell you we have a five year veteran of touring with George Benson and a six year veteran of touring with
Ray Charles joining us. Deer Park High School music students and adult boosters are selling tickets to this
Of course, you'll also find some
great history about boogie-woogie pianist Big Joe Duskin. Enjoy your visit and let us know if you have any questions or info we
could add to the website.
Lonely Instruments for Needy KidS
(LINKS) could really use some help
supplying school requests for instruments. Alto saxes and flutes in
particular, but everything helps. They can be donated at any Buddy Roger's Music
Store. Click here for full details on
here to join the LINKS Facebook