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Thara Memory

Thara Memory is a trumpeter, vocalist, and jazz educator who has been on the Portland jazz scene for over 40 years. He has mentored students who include Hailey Niswanger and Esperanza Spalding and founded the American Music Program. He tells of time legendary saxophonist, Eddie Harris, instructed him to play a well-known song, sending Memory into a nervous sweat.

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