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Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Kevin Hall, Ajay Heble, Andrew Hunter

Published: 2009-09-09

VIDEO: Brief comments by Dr. Heble and Dr. Hall provide an introduction and welcome to participants in the 2009 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium. Andrew Hunter also discusses University of Waterloo-based DodoLab's documentation of the colloquium. TEXT: Biographies for the speakers.VIDEO: Brief comments by Dr. Heble and Dr. Hall provide an introduction and welcome to participants in the 2009 Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium. Andrew Hunter also discusses University of Waterloo-based DodoLab's documentation of the colloquium. TEXT: Biographies for the speakers.

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