Pete's Percussion Podcast: Episode 24 - Marvin Sparks, Jr.

Lone Star College – Kingwood Percussion Professor Marvin Sparks Jr. gives a brief overview of his class schedule (01:55) before talking about the PASIC panel on diversity and race relations and issues of diversity and economics in music (05:20), growing up in Chicago in the 1960s (23:50), a brief Chicago baseball discussion (39:45), going to Illinois-Champaign-Urbana for undergrad (42:40), being a professional musician back in Chicago (55:35), attending Eastern Illinois for grad school (01:04:00), his path after grad school (01:08:30), living in St. Louis (01:15:00), dealing with Houston traffic (01:16:05), and teaching at an HBCU vs. other institutions (01:19:50).  I then ask Marvin some Random Questions (01:24:55).

Finishing with a rave on The Warmth of Other Suns (01:34:15). 


Marvin Sparks, Jr.'s Evans page

Marvin Sparks, Jr.'s Humes & Berg page

Matt Henry

Michael Taylor

Andres Espinoza

Third Rail/Maxx Traxx

Ruben Alvarez

Pedro Orey

John Santos

Tom Siwe

Johnny Lee Lane

Robin Engleman

Beverly Hills (Chicago)

Morgan Park (Chicago)

James Dutton

Blackstone Rangers

Gangster Disciples

Terreon Gully

The Bartman play

The Black Chorus (University of Illinois)

Shirley Caesar

Nikki Giovanni

Max Roach

Elvin Jones

"Skin Tight" - Ohio Players

Tom Tom 84

Charles Stepney

Louis Satterfield

Ralph Hardimon

Andre Hayward

Darryl Singleton

Jazz Education Network

Kirk Whalum

John Biggers

Deneice Williams

Nancy Duarte's Five Rules for Presentations

Slideology - Nancy Duarte


The Warmth of Other Suns - Isabel Wilkerson