Oral Histories

Interview of William Ernest Green

Jazz saxophone, clarinet, and flute player. Music educator at the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music and Arts and owner of a music education studio in Los Angeles.
Subtitle:
Central Avenue Sounds: William Ernest Green
Series:
Central Avenue Sounds Oral History Project
Topic:
African American History
Music
Interviewer:
Isoardi, Steven L.
Interviewee:
Green, William Ernest
Persons Present:
Green and Isoardi.
Place Conducted:
Green's studio in Los Angeles, California.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Steven L. Isoardi, UCLA Oral History Program; B.A., Government, University of San Francisco; M.A., Government, University of San Francisco; M.A., Political Science, UCLA; Ph.D., Political Science, UCLA. Isoardi prepared for the interview by consulting jazz histories, autobiographies, oral histories, relevant jazz periodicals, documentary films, and back issues of the California Eagle and the Los Angeles Sentinel.
Processing of Interview:
Alex Cline, editor, edited the interview. He checked the verbatim transcript of the interview against the original tape recordings, edited for punctuation, paragraphing, and spelling, and verified proper names. Whenever possible, Cline checked the proper names of nightclubs against articles and advertisements in back issues of the California Eagle. Words and phrases inserted by the editor have been bracketed. The edited transcript was sent to Green for review in July 1992. Green did not return the transcript. As a result, the transcript was completed without interviewee corrections or additions. Cline also prepared the biographical summary. Steven J. Novak, editor, prepared the table of contents and interview history. Lisa Magee, editorial assistant, compiled the index.
Length:
1.8 hrs.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
Interviews in this series preserve the spoken memories of individuals, mainly musicians, who were raised near and/or performed on Los Angeles's Central Avenue from the late 1920s to the mid-1950s.