An interview with timpanist, percussionist and teacher Elayne Jones, a Black woman with Barbadian parents who grew up in Harlem (New York City). She discusses her musical background and upbringing, her years with the New York City Opera, her move to San Francisco and her experiences as a Black woman in the world of opera. Sound quality is muddy for the first five minutes of the recording. Contains excerpts from recordings on which Jones played with the San Francisco Symphony: Prokofiev, excerpts from Romeo & Juliet and Bernstein, excerpts from West Side Story, with Seiji Ozawa conducting. Produced by Renee Roatcap. Master by Joan Medlin.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.